Townsville's Largest Farmers Market - Fruit and Veg Shop Near You

It’s a great time to be shopping for fresh produce. With the cooler months setting in we’re seeing changing produce lines coming through the Brisbane Market and on the shelves. Find out what seasons are ending, exciting new lines starting, and what’s in full swing. 

 

Figs from Lockyer Valley and Bundaberg are pick of the week as there is great quality fruit available at affordable prices. Figs are known for their unique texture and are perfect for both sweet and savoury dishes. Look for figs that are plump and have a rich colour, indicating ripeness. 

 

We’re in the height of the Imperial Mandarin season, with sweet, juicy fruit coming in from regions throughout Queensland. Mandarins are easy to peel and a great source of vitamin C, making them a healthy snack. Afourer Mandarins are also very good eating and being seedless is a bonus and the Victorian Pear season is now underway with juicy fruit readily available. Pears can be enjoyed on their own, with deserts, or for school.. 

 

Lemons and Limes from North Queensland continue to be abundant in the markets, making for low prices in your local fruit and veg shop. These citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and are great for adding a burst of freshness to both sweet and savoury recipes. 

 

Persimmons from Stanthorpe are now in season and are fantastic value. Even low-priced fruit with a slightly imperfect exterior has incredibly flavoursome seeds within. Enjoy Persimmons by eating 

them fresh or added to desserts or salads. 

 

NQ Eggplant has finally begun to arrive and we are seeing stable prices on leafy greens like Bok Choy, grown throughout South East Queensland, and Baby Cos Lettuce grown in Stanthorpe is fresh and great eating.

 

The price of Broccoli has also come down with good quality local produce coming from Stanthorpe and Gatton.All apple varieties are now new season and are eating exceptionally well and perfect for snacks and lunch boxes. The compact missile apples are perfect for the kids.

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Your local Lamberts Fresh Produce Market hand picks their produce from “Gunny” at the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea, which comes from thousands of Australian farms. He searches for the best quality, choice, freshness, and price available!