Harris Farm Markets West Village – Opening Soon
Renowned family-owned-and-operated Harris Farm Markets is returning home to Brisbane, set to open not one, but two stores in the coming months. The acclaimed New South Wales-based business, well known for its premium quality fresh local produce, is expanding back into Queensland, beginning with a Clayfield store in November, followed by its flagship store at West Village in West End in May next year. Harris Farm Markets will take over the current site of the Clayfield Markets on Sandgate Road in a full-circle homecoming – Harris Farm previously owned that site 30 years ago before handing it over to longtime operators Carlo and Susan Lorenti. It won’t be farewell for Carlo and Susan, thankfully – the couple will be staying on as managers, along with as many staff as possible. The Clayfield store will be a one-stop shop to source Queensland’s best fruit and vegetables, housing a tomato shed, organic produce section and a leaderboard of Queensland strawberries and mangoes. There will also be a boutique gourmet grocer featuring local products, baked goods, a butcher and an impressive deli offering more than 200 cheeses. Two. Hundred. Cheeses. From May next year, Harris Farm Markets will establish its flagship and headquarters at West Village’s Peters Ice Cream Factory. The vast warehouse space will also showcase local fruit, vegetables and a gourmet grocer, as well as allow partnerships with some local concessions. Across the two stores, Harris Farm Markets will employ more than 200 staff (as many staff as cheeses!) offer produce from more than 300 Queensland growers, producers and creators, including Roza’s Gourmet, Barambah Organics, Hobbs Family Farms organic free-range chicken, My Berries and more.