Thursday, November 23, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Your Midweek Freshness Fix

Get Your Tastebuds Tingling At Mackay Farmers Market

Every Wednesday morning from 6:30am to 10:30am, Mackay comes alive with the Mackay Farmers' Market Inc. at the picturesque Bluewater Quay.

Two years ago, stall holders started the incorporation to continue offering Mackay locals a chance to experience the midweek market. This is your go-to destination for all things fresh and locally sourced, with an abundant array of quality produce and products.

Start your morning right, with a cup of coffee in hand and a choice of delicious foods including dumplings, pies and sausage rolls.

You can explore stalls boasting a wide variety of goods, from fresh milk to artisan sourdough bread, eggs, pure honey, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, tea and rich coffee blends, a selection of premium meats, pet treats, smoked smallgoods, olive oils, vibrant tropical flowers and plants and eco-friendly beeswax wraps– the Mackay Farmers Market has got it all!

What makes the Mackay Farmers' Market special is their commitment to sustainable living and supporting local growers. By choosing to shop local, you're not only getting the freshest produce but also contributing to the growth of the Mackay community.

Available products are advertised on social media leading up to the event, with produce sourced within a two-hundred kilometre radius of Mackay. Offerings straight from the grower assists in cutting out the big corporations.  

Marketing Manager Loren Vanzella is passionate about her community and local produce, stating: “We are very grateful to our loyal customers for their ongoing support.

“The response to our challenges has been overwhelmingly positive and it’s wonderful to know that what we do makes a difference to so many.”

Some of the stalls welcomed by the market include but are not limited to the Mount Jukes Family Farm, Shore Fresh Seafoods, Venton’s Tropical Blooms, Zelenka Farms and many more.

Don't forget to bring your reusable bags – the market strives for an eco-conscious shopping experience.

Join the flourishing community every Wednesday at the Mackay Farmers Market, to indulge in the joy of shopping fresh, local, and midweek with quality and variety nestled against a beautiful backdrop at Bluewater Quay.

Visit Mackay Farmers’ Market on Facebook or Instagram for the latest information.

Pure n' Natural Honey

Eungelladale Milk

Zelenka Farms

Vintage Farmhouse Kitchen

Photo credit: Sinead Porter

In other news