If you’re a fan of fresh flowers, it’s well worth the drive to Rocklea for a visit to the Brisbane Flower Markets. The markets are open to the public 6 days a week and sell a vast variety of blooms in arrangements and by the bunch. Step into the cold rooms and be dazzled by the stunning array of colour and shapes. With 4 different wholesale outlets to explore, you’re sure to find a bloomin’ good bargain.
At the front of the flower markets, you’ll find the Brisbane Markets Commercial Centre – a strip of stores that offer some unusual products to the public.
Rocklea Meat Market has been operating for 40 years – and beyond the usual range of beef, pork and lamb, you’ll find exotic cuts of camel, crocodile, venison and water buffalo, along with unusual items like chicken feet and sheep’s heads.
Just up from the butchery is a store called Statpack. It’s a family-owned and run business that sells just about every kind of packaging you can possibly imagine. Schools, community groups, charities, restaurants and cafes are all customers – along with individual members of the public looking for baskets, boxes, plates, cups, napkins. Statpack also stock a broad range of compostable and sustainable packaging products.
The green theme continues just up the road at Market Organics – one of Queensland’s biggest organic retailers. This supermarket of organic products is popular for its extensive array of quality, fresh organic produce. Market organics also sells grocery lines, skincare, pet products and bulk food. Stay after your shopping for a delicious meal or coffee at Evolve Café situated in the market.