The Market Co. GC
Our team may be a bunch of dreamers, caffeine addicts, workaholics, insomniacs and idealists but one thing’s for sure, we’re damn good major event managers. Established in 2000, our farmers’ markets have been a thriving hub of food and local culture for almost 24 years.
With between 75 and 80 stallholders attending each week, our farmers’ markets offer a huge range of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, dairy products, fresh pasta and sauces, baked goods, artisan breads, smallgoods and health foods, with plenty of options to take away or enjoy fresh at the markets. With large visitors each year, these are the Gold Coast’s premier markets for farm fresh produce and multicultural cuisine.
Our South East Queensland farmers’ markets operate every weekend, rain hail or shine, and they buzz with life and colour all year round. We welcome local farmers, gourmet food producers and artisan food creators from South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, with an ever-changing array of freshly picked seasonal produce available. Many of our stallholders are certified organic, biodynamic and spray free producers, while vegan, dairy free and gluten free foods are available to cater to different dietary needs.
We prioritise organic, spray-free and bio-dynamic products
Stallholders come from around South East Queensland and Northern NSW
We promote the use of recycled and environmentally sustainable materials and processes
Our passion is fresh produce and artisan products that taste better and last longer
- Building connections. Our markets bring together farmers, producers, artisans and the local Gold Coast community to connect over fresh food.
- The environment. We take action to minimise our impact on the planet, including banning the use of single-use plastic, epi, degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags in 2017.
- Supporting the community. The Big Issue is a not-for-profit that creates work opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage, and we have a Big Issue seller at our Palm Beach Farmers' Market every Saturday.
- Local music. We are proud to be able to support local musicians by booking live acts at both of our markets each week, while also providing space for buskers.
- The Slow Food Movement. The Market Co. GC supports the Slow Food Movement's principles that food should be good, clean and fair.