Monday, September 15, 2008

Brisbane Markets

I've blogged about the markets I visit in Malaysia and Indonesia so, its now Australia's turn. Usually, we shop at the supermarkets or at a Sunday Farmer's Market for organic stuff. Occasionally, we also go to the wholesalers market in Brisbane.

It is opened to the public from Wednesdays to Fridays from 9.30am. This is after the retailers have been in to buy their stuff so by the time the public gets in there, its just the leftovers. And from what I saw, all the leftovers are sold by 11am. There is a fee of AUD$5 per vehicle.

The problem with shopping there is that you have to buy everything by the boxes. Last Friday, we decided to drink more fresh juice and perhaps make some purees to freeze for Aaron. So, off we went.

The produce was definitely fresh and cheap. Take a look at some of these prices. They are for each of those boxes!

We ended up with oranges, carrots, avocados and bananas. You can see that Aaron has already broken into the banana box here.

I think we were a little greedy with that bag of carrots. It was only AUD$12 but I'm worried that we're all going to start looking a little orange soon! :)


Mike said...

The latest exchange rate I could find for the USD to AUD was .817. Amazing. With the USD in the tank the AUD is even cheaper. So Amanda, next time you go, all the USA'ers are going to have you fexex us TRUCK loads of fresh fruit!

Bilbo said...

Australia is starting to look better and better...and the prices for fruit and vegetables are amazing. And don't worry about looking a little orange from the carrots - at least you'll have great night vision!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Those carrots will keep you going for a while.

Nap Warden said...

Wow, that is a lot of food!

Kellan said...

That is a lot of carrots - WOW! I do love avacados and could buy and eat a whole box myself!

Take care, Amanda - see you soon - Kellan