About the Farmers’ Market

About the Farmers’ Market

The Big Top Farmers’ Market is set to open during Easter 2015.

Located in the heart of Maroochydore on the corner of the bustling Ocean Street, Horton Parade and Duporth Avenue, these markets present an exciting opportunity for locals as well as visitors to enjoy the freshest local produce direct from some of the finest producers in the region.

The Big Top Farmers’ Market will be operated by Shane Stanley who has an enviable reputation as one of the nation’s leading operators after commencing the iconic and award winning Noosa Farmers’ Market in November 2002.

Over the years Shane has become a passionate advocate for local farmers and the Sunshine Coast in general and in 2014 he was nominated as a Restaurant Australia Ambassador to help promote Queensland produce nationally and internationally.

Shane jumped at the opportunity to become the operator of the Big Top Farmers’ Market as he saw a fantastic opportunity for local farmers and producers to interact and sell direct to consumers in an undercover central location with abundant parking.

There are so many different types of market stalls including fruit and vegetables, freshly squeezed juices, sumptuous marinades and sauces, nuts and seeds, olives and tasty tapenades, herbs, fresh seafood, organic meat, freshly baked bread and creamy cheeses.

Markets to open every Wednesday and Saturday from 8am to 3pm and for the Friday night markets which includes artisan products and gifts from 4pm until 9pm.

By Craig Smith

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