Harris Farm Markets’ West End Store Shines A Spotlight On Queensland Produce

Fresh fruit and veg from Harris Farm Markets.
Fresh fruit and veg from Harris Farm Markets.

We’ve been enjoying shopping at Harris Farm Markets’ Clayfield store since it opened late last year, so it’s great to see an even bigger and better Harris Farm now open in Brisbane’s West End. The store occupies the ground floor of the historic 1920’s Peters Ice Cream factory at West Village and will be a mecca for food lovers with a particular emphasis on Queensland products.

Harris Farm Markets’ West End store boasts four lines of locally made Pour Your Own honey, three direct pour milk offerings, more than 500 cheeses in a dedicated Cheese Alley, more than 150 plant-based and vegan products, the popular Imperfect Picks range, and more than 500 lines of fruit and veg, including organics.

The Cheese Lane in Harris Farm Markets' West End store.
The Cheese Lane in Harris Farm Markets’ West End store. (J&A Photography.)

In season now are Queensland strawberries, Hass avocadoes, apples, pears, mandarins and lemons, Brussels sprouts, spinach and celery. From the Locke farm in Stanthorpe comes baby beets, parsley, watermelon radish, baby turnip and French breakfast radish; from 3D farms at Bundaberg, sweet potatoes; and from Timmaz farms in Caboolture, zucchinis and numerous lettuce varieties.

From just around the corner in West End comes Little Acre Gourmet Mushrooms and grow-your-own kits. Just as the Clayfield store has Maleny Dairy milk on tap, so too does the West Village store but the offering has been expanded to include Barambah Organics milk from the Qld/NSW border region, and Oat Milk from Inside Out.

Harris Farm Markets' West End store.
(J&A Photography.)

The honey on tap comes from Gold Coast producer BioSota. Local producers Barambah, Woombye and Casa Motta are among the more than 500 cheeses in the Cheese Lane. Kialla Pure Foods from Greenmount and Farm Jo from Mullumbimby are represented in the nuts and health food section. There are eight coffee bean options from Lund Coffee of Bowen Hills, a counter with Teneriffe’s famous Danny’s Bread, and another counter with Salumi smallgoods from the Northern Rivers.

Add a specialist seafood market, butcher shop, fresh donut deli, and gorgeous fresh flowers to the mix, and there are plenty of reasons why we’ll be heading to West End to do our shopping.

Harris Farm Markets is a family-owned business with a 40-year history and strong presence in Sydney and regional NSW. Planning is underway for a third Queensland store, at the Gold Coast’s Isle of Capri, due to open later this year.

If you enjoyed this story, you might also like this recipe for a stunning watermelon cake that we ran when the Clayfield store opened.

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