Brisbane’s Saturday Fresh Market will be CLOSED for Christmas 2021 as the organisers prepare to move to their new location on Sherwood Road in Rocklea in February 2022.
Starting 12 February 2022, Brisbane Markets will be permanently located on the Covered Unloading Area of the Brisbane Produce Market at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea. It’s located just across the road from the market’s current location.
The last Saturday Fresh Market at the existing location will be on 18 December 2021 whilst the last Sunday Fresh Market will be on 19 December 2021.
The new location will be spacious and can operate regardless of the weather. Besides being weatherproof, the new venue comes with an adjacent multi-level car park that offers free covered parking spaces.
Compared to the existing site, the new venue is more accessible for stallholders because of the multiple vehicle entry points to the Market footprint for faster and smoother set-up and pack down.
According to the organisers, the relocation of the markets would allow for the future development of Brisbane Markets’ expanding wholesale operations, which supply fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers right across Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern New South Wales, and contribute billions of dollars to Queensland’s economy annually.
“This expansion is great news for Queensland’s horticulture industry, strengthening the supply chain for Market wholesalers, growers, logistics operators, retail small businesses, the fresh produce stallholders at the Saturday Fresh Market and, in turn, consumers,” Brisbane Markets stated on the website.
Meanwhile, Brisbane Markets is currently investigating options for a site to host the Sunday Discovery Market and will announce the new location and opening date in due course.