Mulgowie Market September 2nd
Mulgowie is corn country. It’s located in Queensland’s major food bowl, the Lockyer Valley, renowned for its vegetable production. One of the local farms, Mulgowie Farming has fresh corn that’s so good people buy it by the box. They sell hot corn on the cob smothered with butter as well. Their green beans also come highly recommended. Ghost Gully Produce from Gatton sells spinach, basil, herbs and salad greens. Want to dial up the heat in the kitchen? Head to The Chilli Patch for the super hotties: habanero, scorpion, and ghost chillies. A homemade cake from Baked by Brooke, bread by Big Ben’s Bakery, gelato from Emmo’s Fine Foods and the shopping is done. This month, they are celebrating Fathers’ Day with a foot race. Mulgowie Hall, Mulgowie Road. 8am–11am, on the fifirst Saturday of each month. 0498 716 102.
Wirrabara Producers Market September 17th
Wirrabara is a unique geographic pocket in the Southern Flinders Ranges. While the main agricultural businesses around here are livestock and cropping, there are also small orchards — some that were planted in the late 1800s — and farms. At this time of year you’ll fifind apples, pears and, if you’re lucky, the tail end of the quinces at Taralee Orchard’s stall. It’s mostly vegetables at Kangara Produce, but they also do hay and grain feed for chooks. Evelyn Bertrand at Old Ev’s does mean pies and pasties. Don’t miss the OOBY stall, short for Out of Our Backyard, for everything from live chicks to pumpkins. Stallholders generally come from within a 50-kilometre radius and everyone grows, produces or makes their goods.