I have a particular love of Farmers markets that are attached to community gardens.

I love Northey St City Farm for its unusual nursery items, and the general feel of welcome you get from the stall holders. It's on Sundays from 6am-12pm ish The chai at the farm's community cafe is the best...you get cardamom sediment in the bottom of the cup, that's how real it is! It's on Northey St (off Lutwyche Rd, behind the Royal Brisbane Hospital) and it's usually easy to get parking nearby. There's also a dog park next door if you're taking your pooch on a market outing.

Davies Park Markets are a wonderful place to meet people under the fig trees, and share food from the multicultural stalls, have a spiced hot chocolate or spiced mocha from the gypsy caravan (which I want to live in), talk to stallholders about their produce (they're very friendly and keen to help out. The people who work at the butchers are always offering cooking advice!), or pick up some handmade trinkets or clothes from the many stalls that reappear week after week. There's even a CD and Record guy most weeks! Davies Park markets are in West End on Montague Rd, and run on a Saturday from 6am-12pm ish

Rocklea Market is overflowing with fresh fruit and veg, spiced meat, Greek cuisine, olives, fantastic local honey, spices, bakery goods, and some really great cheap herbs in lovely pots! It's on Saturdays from 6am-12 and can be found at 250 Sherwood Road, Rocklea. Sundays market is full of antiques and second hand stuff - great for recycling!

Boggo Road Market is on Sundays from 7-1pm. It has all these things! Hot food selection from a wide range of international cuisine.Fresh fruit and veg. Meat and Poultry.Organic produce including fruit and veg, meats and poultry. Wine tasting from local regional vineyards. A variety of coffee vendors. Clothes.

Kelvin Grove Market is held from 6-1pm every Saturday in the Kelvin Grove Precinct, Blamey St (QUT campus grounds). It's a very nice little space in a closed off road, and the vendors are very friendly! It's full of a lot of fresh fruit and veg, herbs and spices, baked foods, honey, coffee, tea, cheeses and meats,  and a few of the Creative Industries fashion students sell their designs there. Organic coffee and phenomenal hot chocolate can also be found there.

Queen St Mall markets sell fresh produce to city dwellers on Wednesdays from 10am -6pm at the bridge end of the mall.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets have a great range of potted plants, cut flowers, multicultural foods, bakeries, coffee and produce. They run every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 6am -12pm ish at the Powerhouse in Newfarm (119 Lamington St, New Farm)

Earth and Sun Farmer's Markets are held Sundays 7am--12pm at the Balmoral High Football Field. The providers there supply organic hot food, skin care products and fresh fruit and veg. Cheese and other dairy products, Meat, Poultry and Sausages, Spices, Ready made international cuisine including Turkish, German, Japanese and Middle Eastern & a variety of coffee vendors.

Who doesn't love getting their hands dirty in a Community Garden while getting to know the people in your neighbourhood?

These are a few of my faves, but you can find a comprehensive list here

Paradise St Community Garden, Highgate Hill
33 Paradise St, Highgate Hill

Jane St Community Garden,
Davies Park West End

Morningside Beelarong Community Farm (York Street Park)
Corner York Street and Beverley Street

Northey St Community Garden, Windsor
Corner of Northey and Victoria Streets, Windsor

Graceville Community Garden, Graceville
corner of Waratah ave & Cordalba St