Scratch the surface of any city or town around the world and it doesn't take long to find a food market simmering with shopping residents and hard-working local farmers making a living. A good food market will cover all of your needs and it's a really good way to gather ingredients that may be ethically produced, grown locally, seasonal and are at their utmost freshness.
This is a collection of indoor and outdoor markets I've visited in my travels and previously featured on this website; many are farmers'-style markets and a few are indoor providores that have their own specialties.
What's my strategy when I go to one of my local farmers' markets? I take my own reusable carry bags and do a quick circuit of the market to check out what's looking good and has the best price. When's the best time to go? The earlier the better, I say, before the crowds descend and swipe all the good stuff.
- Beenleigh Craft & Farmers Market - Beenleigh
- Fernvale Country Market - Fernvale
- South Melbourne Market - Melbourne
- Eveleigh Farmer's Market - Sydney
- Fiji Market - Sydney
- Orange Grove Market - Sydney
- Simon Johnson - Sydney
- Sydney Fish Market - Sydney
- Sydney Morning Herald Growers' Market - Sydney
- Warwick Farm Trackside Markets - Sydney
- La Boqueria (Mercat de Sant Josep) - Barcelona
- Borough Market - London
- Chelsea Market - New York City
- Union Square Green Market - New York City
- Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market - San Francisco