A while ago I wrote about our families Sunday afternoon ritual, our other main ritual most weekends is to visit the Brisbane Markets at Rocklea to get our fresh fruit and vegetable for the week. There is something special with buying your fruit and vege at the markets, it is not just that the produce is fresher, it is the atmosphere, the energy of the place.
After a short while you start to get to know some of the stall holders and before you know it they start to become friends that you look forward to seeing each week.
In a short space of time you start to find which stalls have the produce that you want and like. You may buy your potato from one stall and your greens from another, and yet another is where you go for your fruit.
There is one particular stall which specialises in Asian vegetables which we frequent each week, the produce is always fresh, and we know that it will usually keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator, meaning that there is rarely any spoilage or wastage.
One of my highlights is catching up with either Paul or Liam from Saintsational Sausages. They have gluten, preservative & MSG free gourmet sausages, and some of the flavours that Paul has come up with, hmmm delicious. If you are in the Rocklea area, I high recommend getting a pack from them, you will not be disappointed. (also check out their facebook page for other markets that they are at around Brisbane and the Sunshine coast)
Finally if you have bought all this wonderful produce and your wondering what to do with it all, check out Geoff’s Kitchen for some wonderful ideas. (Disclaimer Geoff happens to be my little brother, but even with that handicap the food he produces is wonderful)
The burger pictured above is the “Saintsational” Gourmet Lamb Rissole, Fresh Basil, Tomato, Sautéed Mushroom, Cheddar, Cos, Hot Sauce, Toasted Brioche and is not for the faint hearted. For some wonderful gormet reciepes, explained in easy to follow steps go check out Geoff’s Kitchen.
I can hear the family stirring, so it is time to get ready and head off to the markets. Hope you have a wonderful day, because I know my day is going to start off with some wonderful fresh produce and an enjoyable stroll through the markets. Have a great weekend.
All of the photos used in this post where sourced from the respective facebook pages of the Brisbane Markets, Saintsational Saugages or Geoff’s Kitchen.