Do yourself and our local farmers a favour this Christmas and eat local.

There is everything you need to fill your Christmas table at the farmers markets, and every dollar you spend will help support our local growers who’ve facing some of the toughest conditions in years due to the drought.

At New Brighton Farmers Markets you’ll find locally and ethically produced meat and seafood including Local Dorper lamb from Bexhill, locally raised oysters from Brunswick Seed Oysters, JJ Seafood’s fresh fish, and The Bay Smokehouse’s delicious smoked local fish.

For nibbles and entertaining there are fresh dips, including Baraka Byron Bay’s award winning hummus and babaganoush, The Spice Palace’s fresh seasonal dips (including vegan options) and The Bay Smokehouse’s award-winning Fish Rillettes; local macadamias from Rainforest Foods; farmhouse cheeses from Nimbin Valley Dairy and and fresh and dried olives from the famous Grumpy Grandma’s.

There are a huge amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in season including potatoes, beetroot, pumpkin, green beans, carrots, corn, lettuce, radish, tomato, eggplant, capsicum and cucumber; and blueberries, bananas, papaya and passionfruit.

The farmers markets are also a great place to pick up some unique local handmade gifts. Why not put together a hamper for a foodie friend, filled with local goodies like Myocum Coffee, Rainforest Foods macadamias, Nimbin Valley Pecans oli,ves and olive oils from Grumpy Grandma’s, curry pastes from Church Farm, handmade cordials from local citrus grower Rancho Limes, bush food jams and spices from Playing With Fire or some of the many local pickles, preserves, jams and sauces on offer.

*New Brighton Farmers Market will be open as usual throughout the festive season, including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve