- Caitlin Hogan
We explore the Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets
Open every Saturday 6.00am to 12.00 noon, Carseldine Farmer’s and Artisan Markets offers market goers a haven of street food delights, fresh and locally sourced fruit and vegetables, fresh seafood and meats, dairy products, artisan baked breads, sweet and savoury pastries and beverage stalls.
While we were at the markets we were treated to a BBQ cooking demonstration and fresh Summer breakfast prepared by ex Esquire chef, Ben Devlin. While Ben whipped up a couple breakfast dishes to showcase the many ways you can make use of the fresh ingredients and seasonal produce that’s available from the market stallholders, we sampled pastries, cakes and artisan breads.
Our first breakfast sample was a Muesli pot served with freshly sliced peaches and yoghurt. The next dish delivered to our plates was Ben’s rendition of the classic ‘toad in a hole’, a single slice of Beerkary rye toast filled with a quail egg, topped with a layer of Maleny vintage cheese. This was a crowd pleaser amongst us all and proved to be an easy brekkie dish that you can whip up in a matter of minutes.
There is plenty of space to meander about as you make your way from one stall to the next, sampling as you go. And there is plenty of seating available to sit back and take in all the sights of the amazing food on offer. Because these markets are located on the old QUT campus, you won’t have a problem finding a park, which I might add is free! So if you’re a regular market goer or just love spending your weekends out and about exploring Brisbane’s foodie realm, visiting the Carseldine Farmers’ and Artisan Markets is an ideal way to spend your lazy Saturday morning.
Foodramblings Rating: 8/10
532 Beams Road, Carseldine 4034
Open every Saturday 6am – 12noon