David Bostock, Manager of the Boundary Street Markets on the ABSOE site in West End, has been involved with markets for over 30 years, and has focused on Food, Wine and Lifestyle.

He was previously involved in many of Jan Power’s Farmers Markets, and so is delighted to present the new ‘Boundary Street Farmers Market’ to the people of Brisbane.

The Farmers Market will open on the Sunday 19th of April.

David says this Farmers Market is an amazing opportunity to celebrate and promote the quality and diversity of the produce found on our doorstep and the wonderful lifestyle Brisbane brings to this Farmers Market, and he hopes it will quickly become a must-see event that will be enjoyed by the residents of Brisbane, business visitors and tourists every day that it’s opened.

“We are engaging with the regions servicing our City for this new market,” says David. “This brings together growers, producers, creators and artisans from the Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, The Granite Belt, Grantham, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (Seasons of the Sun) and the Northern Rivers as a cooperative, in order to create an authentic Farmers Market at Boundary Street Markets.

“We envision a Farmers Market that offers more to our community. More diversity in produce, greater options in prepared foods, higher quality artisans, and a focus on the people and businesses of Brisbane and its surrounding regions.

“We envision new programs that include local chef demos, diverse musical offerings with greater community involvement, and educational presentations on farming and sustainability practices.

“We want to be the place “where Chefs shop” and where you can come to gain the inspiration and ingredients to create an amazing dinner for family or friends.”

A year long study conducted by the New Economics Foundation in collaboration with Northumberland County Council in the UK revealed that every dollar spent locally produces twice as much income for the local community.