The Mount Gravatt Showgrounds have seen many markets come and go over the last 20 years. Kim Tzvetkoff, hailed as the father of Brisbane markets, manages the Sunday morning Showgrounds market where grocer stalls line the long aisles, selling fresh produce.
“People… want to know where their produce is coming from,” Mr. Tzvetkoff said. “People are also more food and health conscious, so they want produce fresher than in the supermarket.”
Mr. Tzvetkoff began the first Rocklea market in the 1980s, then continued to open markets in Western Australia and South Australia, as well as locally in Cannon Hill, Stafford, and Logan Central. His market on the Showgrounds has withstood the test of time.
“It is as popular as ever with a new younger group coming out to breakfast with young kids to meet their friends. They make it a morning stop before going on to do something else.”
“A lot of our stall holders are still with us after 30 years,” he recalls. “It is a big family. And it is a meeting place as well for locals, now more than ever.”
The market is open from 6 AM to 12 PM every Sunday, selling fruit, vegetables, and plants in the farmers’ market section, as well as secondhand and vintage goods in the flea market section. There is a large range of products both mainstream and multicultural, ranging from farm fresh eggs to persimmons, durian to freshly baked banana bread. Hungry customers have the option to dine at the undercover food court which sells coffee, curry puffs, and cupcakes, as well as poffertjes (Dutch pancakes), Turkish bread pizzas, and your staple bacon and eggs.
You may visit the Mt Gravatt Markets website here.