After last week’s disappointing trip to the Organic Farmers Markets, we decided to try the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets. So glad that we did!
The Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets were a breath of fresh air, with lots of stall variety and competitive pricing. The markets are a hub of activity and had a relaxed vibe – the perfect way to start your weekend!
Great news is, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets had everything that you’d expect of your farmers markets. On offer were:
- ATM, busking and live music
- Bread, bakery and sweets
- Coffee, multi-cultural food, popcorn and organic donuts
- Olives, cheeses, oils, dressings and pickles
- Fresh fruit and veg with organic options
- Free range eggs, butcher and fresh seafood
- Herbs, juices (inc cold pressed) and smoothies
- Plants and fresh flowers
- Fashion, wax melts and natural skin care
- Proteins, natural spreads & healthy snacks
- Gluten free food
- Pet food
Pretty much the only thing this market didn’t have, were dogs. There are no pets allowed inside the market.
So what does your $ buy at the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets? We picked up the veggies and fruits below for $50.90. That’s about twice as much, for less the price, that we got at the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market.
In comparison to the Organic Farmers Market, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets didn’t give me any Anne of Green Gables moments, but then, the whole market vibe was more enjoyable.
I worked out that the cost of shopping at the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is slightly cheaper that Woolworths, saving $1.70 for the same items (market cost =$50.90 & Woolworths online cost = $52.60).
Whilst at the market I also picked up a Rosemary & Garlic infused Olive Oil from local Gold Coast business Willow Vale Gourmet Food Co., and it is DIVINE! Technically this oil is to be used for stir-frys, drizzled on veggies and for marinating meat, but The Big J just loves rosemary so I think we’ll be using this for quite a few things. Yep, even on salads… Last night I added some to my homemade Tortilla mix, and it really took the flavour to the next level – so yummy… Priced at $14.95 for 250ml, we’ll be slowly growing our at-home-range of these fabulous oils over the next few months.
Will we be going to the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets again? You betcha! We both really enjoyed our stroll around the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets and loved the selection on offer.
The Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets are held every Saturday morning, between 6am and 11am, at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School. More information about the market is available on the City of Gold Coast’s website.