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Grab Your Basket, These Are The Best Gold Coast Markets Open This Weekend

By Urban List Writers
21st May 2020

Small cardboard boxes filled with fresh pears.

If there was ever a time to shop local, it's now. While there might be empty shelves at the supermarkets, plenty of the Gold Coast’s local growers, producers and makers are still at the markets, ready to fill your fridge and pantry with the freshest produce you can buy. 

So give up on ever finding toilet paper already and head to one of the Gold Coast’s best markets this weekend. We've updated our list to keep you posted on any lifestyle and food truck markets that have closed temporarily, and we'll continue checking for updates. 

Twilight Markets

MIAMI MARKETTA

Get ready to binge on all your favourite street food this weekend, because Miami Marketta is back in action. Reopening to the public this Friday and Saturday night, it’ll be a little different to what you’re used to but the nosh will be deliciously the same. Instead of wandering through stalls and lining up on your feet, Miami Marketta have created a smaller street food market that you’ll actually be able to drive through. Pass under the neon-lit sign to the friendly faces of stallholders who will take your order. Then, you’ll get to hang in your car, pumping the tunes until they bring out the food and booze straight to your window. We could get used to this!

When: Friday 22 May and Saturday 23 May, 5pm to 8pm 
Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 
For more information, click here.

Produce Market

CURRUMBIN COMMUNITY MARKETS

Strategically located at the entrance to Currumbin’s fertile valley—meaning a shorter distance from source to market—Currumbin Community Market is certain to become your mid-week ritual. Fill your basket with organic fruits and vege, meats, jams and baked goods, then stay for the breezy live music, picnic blanket hangs and activities for the little tots.

When: Every Thursday; 7am to 11am
Where: Opposite Currumbin RSL, Currumbin Creek Road
For more information, click here.

PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN FARMERS MARKET

A weekly must-do on any Palm Beach or Currumbin dwellers’ weekend social calendar, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is one of the best farmers markets on the Gold Coast. This well-patronised market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here. This is also a plastic bag-free market, so BYO reusable vessel to carry your goodies. 

When: Saturday 16 May; 6am to 11:30am
Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
For more information, click here.

NEW HELENSVALE FARMERS MARKET

This northern Gold Coast market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to flowers and, of course, street food stalls; you’ll love the leafy surrounds, cruisy live music and no-frills local vibe of the weekly gathering at the New Helensvale Farmers Market.

When: Saturday 23 May; 6am to 10.30am 
Where: Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale
For more information, click here.

BURLEIGH FARMERS MARKET

If community vibes and homemade chutneys are your weekend jam, then trot along to the Burleigh Farmers Markets on any given Saturday from 7am until noon, where an abundance of farm fresh produce sits amongst flower pop-ups, collectables and international street food stalls. Clear your afternoon post visit, you’ll be in the stay-at-home-and-bake-apple-strudel kind of mood.

When: Saturday 23 May; 7am to 12pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
For more information, click here.

Marina Mirage Farmers Market

On a Saturday morning, check out the quaint Marina Mirage Farmers Market. From traditional Portuguese tarts to French savoury crepes, there’s a treat for every taste bud. While you sip coffee and inhale a freshly-baked croissant, mosey on down to the marina for the real show—rows and rows of million-dollar boats.

When: Saturday 23 May; 7am to 12pm
Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach
For more information, click here

ORGANIC GOLD COAST FARMERS MARKET

Do you get depressed when picking through the tiny all-organic veggie offerings at the local Woolies? Well, you’ll find mindful foodie nirvana at the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market. Popping up at Miami State High School every Sunday morning, this super chill market stocks, you guessed it, nothing but sustainably sourced, spray and chemical-free produce. 

When: Sunday 24 May; 6am to 11:30am
Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
For more information, click here.

Hamper loaded with fresh goodies from the best Gold Coast markets and nowhere to go? Check out these six beautiful picnicking spots and your weekend = sorted.  

Image credit: Jonathan Mast

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