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NSW New Brighton Farmers’ Market, Every Tuesday The weekly market on the river at New Brighton has become an informal meeting place for chefs and cooks from around the area. They come because it’s their day off, they’ll likely bump into industry mates, and they know they’ll be well fed at The Nomadic Kitchen. Chef Rob Costanzo, who runs the stall with his sister Michelle (she makes the cakes and sweet things), has worked at London’s River Café and recently spent time cooking at Alice Waters’s Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, so, you’re in safe culinary hands. For a great range of vegetables, head to Summit Organics and for something sweet, Picone Exotics. John Picone grows about 240 different exotic fruit trees, including many different types of mango, as well as jackfruit, which is in season now. Go for a dip in the ocean after brekky; you can hear the waves in the distance. River Street, New Brighton. 8am to 11am. (02) 6677 1345; newbrighto­nfarmersma­


Hinterland Harvest Market, Every Saturday If you arrive at Mick Dan’s Good Harvest Organic Farm stall just as the last of the zucchinis of the day have been sold, don’t despair. Mike has been known to nip back to his farm, not far down the road, to replenish stock and is back before you’ve had time to enjoy a coffee — or one of his delicious smoothies. The focus at this Sunshine Coast hinterland market is on food that’s been grown organicall­y or with minimum chemical inputs. The display of beautiful fruit and vegetables at Eco-tasty Organics, Noosa Leafy Greens and Suncoast Harvest, says it all. Those in the know, know to get to Buderim Cookie Company’s stall early if they want a chance at a gluten-free blondie or brownie. Kiel Mountain Road, Woombye. 6am to 11am. 0416 217 093; hinterland­harvestmar­

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