New Brighton Farmers’ Market @ New Brighton Oval - New Brighton
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The New Brighton Farmers’ Market is a bountiful fresh food market held in the New Brighton Oval, across the road from the New Brighton shop and playground, every Tuesday morning, rain or shine, from 8am until 11am. New Brighton is a small, beachside area located between Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach, about a 20-minute drive north from Byron Bay. To get there, exit the Pacific Highway at Brunswick Heads, and follow the signs to New Brighton.
A not-for-profit organisation runs the New Brighton Farmers Market, ensuring affordable prices and quality produce. The market supports the idea of local people eating local produce, as it makes farm-fresh produce available directly from the farmers to the public. The food does not travel far, which decreases the cost of transport as well as the carbon footprint. To ensure this, the market is supported by and managed by local farmers and local residents.
Most of the produce is organic, and the market sells more than just fresh fruit and veggies: meats, nuts, baked goods, olives, bread, eggs, and dairy. There are also a few breakfast options, and hot, local coffee.
The atmosphere of the New Brighton Farmers Market cannot be beat. It is very popular among local people. There is usually some live entertainment performed by local musicians, which adds to the atmosphere of the market.
On the first New Brighton Farmers Market of the month, a market hamper is given away in a raffle – tickets are available for purchase at every stall at the market. The prize is drawn at 8:30am and 10am, and the winner must be there to collect their delicious produce!