Ultimate Guide To Byron Bay Farmers Markets
The weekly Byron Farmers Market is a great place to pick up locally-grown fresh produce.
Every Thursday, farmers from across the Northern Rivers head to the Butler Street Reserve in Byron Bay from 8 – 11am. There you’ll find stalls packed with organic meats, breads, veggies, other kitchen staples and some surprising options too.
Bring all those delicious ingredients back to Byron Holiday Park and cook up a feast on one of the BBQs dotted around the park. With plenty of space to sit undercover with friends and family, it’s a great way to taste this region’s finest produce.
Here’s our brief guide to what you can pick up at the market and barbecue at our park during your next visit.
Fire Up the Barbie!
A wide variety of barbecue-ready meat is sold at the Byron Farmers Market.
Head to the Brooklet Springs Farm stall to pick up your chicken, chicken sausages and rilettes. For all things pork, visit Byron Bay Pork and Pigs Run Wild. You’ll be able to pick up a wide range of pork, goat, lamb and duck options from these two local stallholders.
If your time on the beach has given you a taste for seafood, head over to JJ’s Fresh Seafood from Ballina. There you’ll find fish, crustaceans, prawns and more – all fresh off the trawler.
And for something a bit different, check out The Bay Smokehouse for some locally-caught and locally-smoked fish. Or pick up some Sydney Rock Oysters from Brunswick Seed Oysters to really impress your fellow holiday park guests.
Some Veggies for the Skewer
Beyond the meat, you’ll find all your staple vegetables. Taking advantage of the subtropical climate, the Byron Farmers Market keeps a great range of fresh veggies year-round. And seasonal harvests offering rich diversity options week-to-week.
There’s plentiful eggplant and asparagus from Byron Spring Hill Organics and Cecil Farms from Uki covers most of your root vegetable needs. Gourmet potatoes are a speciality of Bangalow’s Sumo Farm, as well as their more unusual offering of edamame beans.
Whether you’re cooking on a barbecue or a campstove, get your skewers ready to make some truly tasty veggie kebabs.
Dish up a delicious salad
For the perfect accompaniment to the quintessential Aussie barbie, dish up a salad made with produce grown just up the road from Byron Farmers Market.
Avocado Valley in Upper Burringbar sell one thing – avocados! And these are beautifully complemented by the range of tomato products grown and made in Bangalow by Coopers Shoot Tomatoes.
To lift your salad game a notch, head over to Grumpy Grandma’s Olives & Oils for some award-winning olive-based products. Or give your barbecue a European edge with sauerkraut and other fermented goods from Mullum’s Alive Foods.
Finally, every barbecue needs great bread and cheese. Head to Heart Breads for a wood-fired sourdough then across to Nimbin Valley Dairy to satisfy your every cheese need. Just try not to fill up on them (and the irresistible pastries from Scratch Patisserie) before you’ve started up the barbie!