Jan's markets are back for 2018
THE iconic Jan Powers Farmers Markets return on January 20, ready to celebrate local flavour and faces in their four signature locations across Brisbane - Brisbane Powerhouse, Manly Harbour, Brisbane City and Mitchelton.
Manly and the Powerhouse Markets both resume on Saturday January 20, with the first City markets on Wednesday January 31. Mitchelton markets recommence on Sunday February 4.
"Summer is the perfect time to embrace the outdoors, it is also important to look after your body, rehydrate and refuel with local and in-season fruits and vegetables - their nutrients are at their peak, allowing your body to absorb all the beneficial vitamins and minerals,” said Sammy Power. "We are blessed to live in one of the most plentiful places on earth in terms of local produce, and the farmers markets are the natural place to meet the growers, and buy direct from the hands that planted the seeds.”
Jan Powers Farmers Markets Summer Flavour UPDATE:
Tropical fruits are in abundance: mangoes, grapes, watermelon, pineapples and lychees - these are a summer flavour favourite, and perfect to keep the kids interested. Farmers tip: Watermelon's high water content keeps you cool and hydrated, and is exactly what you need when the heat is on.
Mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries - in great supply - shiny and plump, they're great as a snack on the go, or the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cup of sorbet!
It's the season for stone fruit - plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots and dates. Insider tip: The most flavorful apricots neither travel nor keep well, so pick them up at your local market to experience them at their best!
Grapes are the perfect summer fruit for the kids and adults - ripening towards the end of summer where they grow best, enjoy these botanical berries right through to Autumn.
Tomatoes, long considered a major draw to farmers markets and local eating, tomatoes are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C. Perfect atop fresh bread, in salads or simply on their own. Farmers tip: sample before you buy - even beautiful, heavy, and unblemished tomatoes can lack the flavour you're after.
Crunchy apples come into season mid to late summer. Farmers tip: Keep the skin on apples and pears for the maximum nutritional impact, and be sure to wash thoroughly before eating, or opt for organic apples.
Celery and fennel - diuretic veggies! Celery and fennel act as diuretics, helping you lose excess water weight without causing dehydration.
Fresh farm beef, lamb, pork, plump organic chickens and turkeys, juicy steaks, sausages and chops - if you don't feel like firing up the oven or BBQ in the QLD heat, try slow cooking your meat and adding to a fresh summer salad!
And of course, local Queensland seafood!
Fresh local and international cheeses and cured meats - pair with a glass of local wine for the perfect afternoon treat while enjoying the sunset.
Crispy lettuce, Noosa tomatoes, avocadoes, spices, fresh herbs and Mick's Mangoes - none better!
Great new stalls at Manly - Falafel World, The Greek Truck, Lytchett Living, The Himalayan Connection, Lamb Marinade, Tally Fresh, Tatty's Superfoods and Gwydir Olives.
At Mitchelton Markets visit Just Aus Garlic & Tenterfield Cherries as well as Princess Charlotte Seafood.
SUMMER MARKETS IN 2018:
Saturday 20 January: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets AND Manly Markets
Saturday 27 January: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets
Wednesday 31 January: Brisbane City Markets
Saturday 3 February: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets AND Manly Markets
Sunday 4 February: Mitchelton Markets
Wednesday 7 February: Brisbane City Markets
Saturday 10 February: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets
Wednesday 14 February: Brisbane City Markets
Saturday 17 February: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets AND Manly Markets
Wednesday 21 February: Brisbane City Markets
Saturday 24 February: Brisbane Powerhouse Markets
Wednesday 28 February: Brisbane City Markets
An icon of Brisbane's food scene, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets are synonymous with championing local produce and with putting farmers markets firmly on the map.
Now run by her equally as passionate daughter Sammy Power, there is Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Brisbane City, at the Powerhouse in New Farm, at Manly and in Mitchelton; giving more than 300 growers a voice and a pedestal every week, and thousands the opportunity to enjoy their flavours. Every Jan Powers Market is a big, bustling open air market selling fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan designers, meat, fish, fowl, plants, organics, olives, spices, oils, honey, ginger beers, bagels, fresh pastas, curry powders, delicious smoothies, French delicacies, coffee and food combinations that are beyond compare!