Colours of Queensland Produce | Jan Power's Farmers Market 2015

Popular Brisbane market - Jan Power's Farmers Market - has officially kicked off for 2015 so back away from your Cole's trolley...

This season the market is calling for Queenslander's to "Make Your Plate A Canvas" by using the beautiful, local, fresh produce South East Queensland has to offer as your colour.

“January is the perfect time to begin new habits, and buying locally grown produce could potentially be the best habit you could ever adopt,” said Sammy Power. “We want people to have fun with fresh food; we want them to see the colours of the rainbow and taste the flavours within each and every bite.” 

Blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, melons, oranges, peaches, raspberries and strawberries and for the veges, there’s asparagus, beans, capsicum, carrots, celery, chilies, cucumbers, lettuce, pumpkins, sweetcorn, tomatoes and zucchini are all in season and can be found at the Jan Power's Farmer's Market. The market has BIG plans for 2015 with numerous local growers and producers on board. 

They recently announced that the Powerhouse Markets will take place EVERY Saturday and the Manly Markets will take place on the first and third Saturdays of each month. 

Fresh seasonal produce isn't the only thing that can be found at the Jan Power's Famers Market. Many food stalls frequent the markets serving up their delicious, hot fare. So you can tuck into a fresh smoked salmon, or a foot long German sausage while you do your weekly shop! Can't do that at one of those big supermarket chains, can you?! Check out a few of our favourite stalls below:  

The team behind Fresh Hot Smoked believe in the traditional, old school smoking methods. This will become apparent once you take a gander at their rustic, much loved beast of a smoker! She may be a bit worn and rusted... but she gets the job done (and extremely well).

Fresh Hot Smoked have been smoking salmon for 6 years. They use New Zealand Ora King Salmon which is much oilier than Tasmanian salmon and therefore creates a better final product. The Fresh Hot Smoked team go through about 15 kilos of fresh salmon a week. They only purchase fresh, whole salmon, which they fillet themselves.

Their fillets are smoked for 30 minutes using real saw dust. Their best sellers are the Italian-herb blend and Chilli. DELICIOUS. This is one market stall you must visit.

Brat Haus

If I was about to be stranded on an island and I could only bring one meal with would be a foot long Cheese Kransky from Brat Haus.

Brat Haus was established way back in 1969. They serve up - arguably - the most authentic, mouthwatering German sausages in Brisbane! The Brat Haus crew are Jan Power's Famers Market veterans having frequented the market for the last 8 years. On a typical day they will serve up a couple hundred of their juicy, pure meat, wood smoked sausages to hungry market shoppers. No MSG is used in their sausages, and they are all 100% Gluten free.

Their big sellers are the Grilled Bratwurst, Cheese Kransky, and the Double Smoked Brat. Owner Steve's says his favourite is the Spicy Knackwurst! You can find Brat Haus at the Powerhouse markets every 2nd and 4th Saturday. The sausage of your dreams is waiting for you...

Riverland Markets

Riverland Markets is a take home BBQ and mobile butcher. They are one of the newest additions to the Jan Power's family and we think it's a match made in heaven. Riverland is owned by a farming family who believe in the 'Paddock to Plate' food philosophy.

This is your GO TO place for delicious braised and smoked meats (not to mention the kick ass potato salad...) The man behind the smoker is Brendan Langfield who you may remember from Masterchef!

Their 16 hour smoked beef ribs are VERY popular at the markets. When you hear the bell ring, start running because the Riverland team believe in quality not quantity. They only cook up around 60 hot meals on a typical day at the markets.

Furry Gourmet

Last but not least, you can't forget your furry companions. Yes, the Jan Power's Famer's Market is dog friendly! So while you're stuffing your face with that Foot Long Cheese Kransky...or that Hot Smoked Fillet of Salmon, remember:

A dog's gotta eat too! 

Luckily, Furry Gourmet is there to satisfy your pet's cravings and met their nutritional requirements. Milli, Sancho, and Jaffa (pictured above) would love some of  Furry Gourmet's fun, healthy treats.

Furry Gourmet whole food treats are made from ingredients packed full of the nutrients your pet needs like chicken, chia, sweet potato, brown rice, broccoli and more. They do not use salt, sugar, wheat, artificial sweeteners, artificial colours, emulsifiers, preservatives or any other nasties in their products!

The  Jan Power's Farmers Market has so much to offer this year. Help support South East Queensland produce and snap up some great deals at the markets this weekend. For more info on the Jan Power's Farmers Market check out the website below:

Jan Power's Farmers Market Website

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*AmeriAus was the guest of the Jan Power's Farmers Market.