The last of the season figs. We bought them all!
Saturday morning, up bright and early to travel the hour and a half to the site of the North Queensland Farmers Markets. Located at the North Shore in Townsville, farmers from all corners of North Queensland gather every Saturday morning to showcase their produce. From the Southern towns of Bowen and Ayr with their vegetable and rice to the Northern areas of the Atherton Tablelands and coastal towns of Ingham, Tully, Innisfail and everywhere in between come the fruits, vegetables, pepper, vanilla peanuts, organic pork, goat and lamb to the western cattle stations who bring in their beef, this is truly feast for the eyes and taste buds. Three Loaves Bakehouse local to Townsville brings in their prize loaves. You must be early as their fabulous bread sells quickly. If you need a coffee fix, that’s catered for as well. And as mid morning approaches and the tummy is growling, head for the gozleme stall – seriously good!
So, join me as I stroll around the market place.
Peanuts, avocados and “ding-dong bell” pumpkins.

Shallots, Lebanese eggplant and snake beans.

Aussie Pepper, vanilla, tea and coffee.

Corn and avocado – Mexican tonight?

Mandarins, mangosteens (a tropical taste sensationand) and paw paw.

Ladyfinger bananas, custard apple and mandarins.

Pineapple, anyone?

 

Fresh apple juice

Capsicums at 50c each are a steal!

Local rice. Can’t get fresher than that.

Chinese greens. Great for a stir-fry.

Delicious locally made granola. Not just for breakfast!

Ahhhh, breakfast!

A good range from the dairys of the Atherton Tablelands

Gozleme cook

Speed rolling

How good is this?

Spinach, cheese and mince gozleme
So if you are holidaying in my part of the world remember it is not just about reef, rainforest and tropical heat we have good food, too!

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