Local’s Guide to Farmers Markets in Byron Bay

Byron Farmers Markets

Byron Bay – Thursdays 7am – 11am | Cavanbah Centre (temporary)

Bangalow – Saturdays 7am – 11am  | Behind Bangalow Hotel


Real farmers, real food! That’s their aim, and you’ll find locals a plenty turning up every week for just that. The farmer’s markets have been around in Byron since 2002, surging in popularity and eventually expanding to Bangalow in 2004 where you’ll find an abundance of fresh produce, just on a smaller scale. The farmers markets provide the perfect sustainable stage connecting producers, growers and farmer directly to the customer.

The location of farmers range from 2 minutes to 40 minutes away from both markets. The markets organisers conduct an auditory program to ensure all members produce and products supplied to the markets are grown on their farm.

Being local, freshness is ensured and you’ll find an a sensational selection of local organic fruit and vegetables, Brunswick Oysters, artisan cheese, wild caught smoked fish from Bay Smokehouse, Byron Bay Pork, freshly baked bread, fresh juices and Bangalow coffee. All offered by passionate producers, farmers, willing to share their story and recipe tips, in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere. At Byron Bay Adventure Tours we source all our salad ingredients weekly from the market that are provided on our delicious bbq lunches, included with every tour.

A school program operates, whereby schools supply a list of items their school garden needs and they fill it – including seedlings, equipment, farmer talks, excursions, fundraising at the markets and a school stall. What started as a vision, is now two very successful farmers markets in Byron Bay + Bangalow, inspired by local farmers, growers, environmentalists and families who all wanted the positive effects of a growers market in the area.

Note– Byron Bay markets now have ‘Byron Magic Bus’ running round trips from Jonson St bus shelter to Cavanbah centre every hour from 7.30am.

Want to know what you should be eating in Spring? Check out what’s in season.

Spring Produce 

Courtesy Byron Farmers Markets


Spring Vegies

beans, beetroot, boc choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, chillies, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, leek, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, snow peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini

Spring Fruit

bananas, blueberries, grapefruit, jaboticaba, nectarines, limes, watermelon, rockmelon, oranges, pineapple, strawberries

New Brighton Farmers Market

Every Tuesday, 8 – 11am

New Brighton Oval, River Street, New Brighton 2483


Courtesy New Brighton Farmers Market

Combining a picturesque riverside location with over 30 farms and food producers was always going to provide the perfect meeting place for produce lovers. Live music, cooking demonstrations, regular workshops and a children’s activity area amongst the farmers + growers all add to the community vibe every Tuesday.

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Every Friday 7 – 11am

51 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby 2482

Courtesy Mullumbimby Farmers Markets

Nestled under the foot of Mount Chincogan is the colourful Mullumbimby’s Farmers Markets. Worth the short drive to experience the vibrant community spirit and assortment of organic produce on offer. Special events, music, workshops, entertainers, activities for the kids and so many tastes of the hinterland region all come together to provide an eclectic experience.


MONTHLY Markets in the Byron region

Byron Bay Market

1st Sunday of the month, 8am – 3pm

9-minute drive from Elements

Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay 2481


Brunswick Heads Markets

1st Saturday of the month, 7am – 1pm

18-minute drive from Elements

Fawcett St, Brunswick Heads  2483


Byron Flea Market

2nd Saturday of the month, 9am – 2pm

12-minute drive from Elements

Youth Activity Centre, 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay 2481


Lennox Head Community Market

2nd Sunday of the month, 8am – 2pm

28-minute drive from Elements

Mackney Lane, Lennox Head 2478


Mullumbimby Market

3rd Saturday of the month, 9am– 2pm

20-minute drive from Elements

Summers Park, cnr Stuart & Myocum St, Mullumbimby 2482


Bangalow Markets

4th Sunday of the month, 8 – 11am

18-minute drive from Elements

Bangalow Showground, 1 Market St, Bangalow 2479

All the markets in the region provide a perfect way to experience some of the unique offerings within the Northern Rivers ‘food bowl’. The richness of the soil, the region’s sub-tropical climate, the passionate producers and farmers all combine to offer an exceptional array of products and produce. Whether you’re spending a weekend, a week, a couple of days, there’s something on offer for all.

Why not tie it in with a Byron Bay Adventure Tour! It’s suffice to say all adventuring requires the appropriate refuelling!