Not only an opportunity to search for that illusive bargain or to pick up farm-fresh produce, Launceston’s markets are your opportunity to immerse yourself in the City, shopping where the locals do.
Every Saturday morning, the Cimitiere St car park comes alive when Harvest Market, Tasmania’s Community Farmers’ Market, takes over. ABC delicious. magazine awarded Harvest 2013 Outstanding Farmers’ Market, a strong accolade indeed! “A beacon of authenticity… integrity, passion and bountiful local produce are the hallmarks of Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market”.
Got the eye for value and love the haggle for a deal? Roll along to Boardmills Market held in Avalon Estate, originally built in 1976, Avalon Estate was a centre for both timber and fine craftsmanship, housing and also embedded with endemic Tasmanian timber species, as a showcase of our finest Tasmanian natural assets. Spend a Sunday morning at Evandale and Esk markets, where you will enjoy a selection of local food and produce, and can while away the hours browsing trestles and car boots piled high with an fascinating array of goods.
The rise of handmade hasn’t passed Launceston by – in fact we have enthusiastically embraced the artisan culture making a resurgence worldwide. A number of semi-regular markets provide a platform for local makers to reach a wider audience – Niche Market is probably the largest. And for fashionistas? Keep an eye out for My Closet Market – new and used clothing stalls offer the latest looks and vintage finds.