Fresh, local and organic produce is never far away in Byron Bay and the lush hinterland.
As the sun rises, you'll find local farmers and food producers standing behind stalls laden with delicious produce at one of the region's numerous farmers' markets.
From Kingscliff to Lennox Head, Byron to the Channon, these markets give you the opportunity to meet the people who grew, nurtured or made the produce you take home. Some markets happen once a month, others are regular fixtures of locals' weekly schedules.
At the end of this blog, you'll find a list of all the local weekly farmers' markets held near Byron, along with a link for more information on monthly markets and those located further afield.
Discover the culinary riches, grown right here in Byron Bay.
The goodness flourishing in Byron's earth
Located in the south of Australia's Green Cauldron, the Byron hinterland is part of a rich expanse of lush farmland that stretches north to the Gold Coast and inland to Kyogle. Formerly the site of the Tweed shield volcano, this land is now home to the farmers and food producers that have helped make Byron Bay and its hinterland a premier destination for foodies.
In these fields, abundant fruits and vegetables grow year-round, with crops rotating their abundance to reflect the change of seasons. Most farms around the area are small-scale with many promoting sustainable methods and growing organic produce.
And much of this goodness ends up on the stall tables at markets around Byron Bay.
You'll find avocados from Upper Burringbar, coffee grown in Bangalow and blueberries from Brooklet. From elsewhere come pasture-raised chicken and organic lamb alongside Sydney Rock Oysters, grown in the Brunswick River.
Where to find your local Byron Bay Farmers’ Market
There are four weekly farmer's markets that take place near Byron Bay.
All are easily accessible from Cape Byron Retreat, with Thursday's Byron Bay market located right at the end of our road!
Byron Bay Farmers' Markets
There's a strong focus on locally-produced food at the Byron Farmers' Markets, hosted weekly in both Byron Bay and Bangalow. Find fresh fruit and veg, organic meats, coffee, spices and other tasty treats
Every Thursday from 8-11am at Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay
Every Saturday from 8-11am behind Bangalow Hotel, Bangalow
New Brighton Farmers' Market
More than 30 local farmers and food producers gather at New Brighton Farmers' Market with fresh sourdough bread, cheeses and honey alongside locally-grown fruit and veg.
Every Tuesday from 8-11am on near Yum Yum Tree Cafe, New Brighton
Mullumbimby Farmers' Market
With live music and over 50 stalls run by local farmers and bakers, Mullumbimby Farmers Market is a hive of activity at the end of each week.
Every Friday from 7-11am at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds
The Northern Rivers region also hosts monthly markets, with focuses that range from artisan crafts to clothing, food to skincare. Find information on these monthly markets here.