Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane.
Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods. The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site, with the Manly location following; and today, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.
Jan is now joined by daughter Sammy Power in running the markets. It’s in their blood – Great Grandfather T C Beirne had market stalls in Fortitude Valley more than a century ago.
Boasting some of the best marketeers in Brisbane, the Jan Powers Markets hosts a variety of stall holders that have become an institution within “the” institution, one of these greats is Zesty Herbs!
Hailing from the rich and luscious green hills of the Tweed Valley, Zesty Herbs are a famed stall at Jan Powers Farmers Markets – for their stunning range of fresh, green goodness in pots, and their incredibly friendly and approachable staff – plus every now and then there’s a guest appearance from their adorable blue cattle dog Bowie. Family owned and gown since 1995, they are the perfect poster faces (and flavours) for Jan Powers Farmers Markets at Manly!