Every Thursday morning, rain or shine, farmers drift down from the lush, volcanic hills and converge on Byron Bay.
But the weekly produce market is not just for locals bearing baskets and cloth shopping bags. There are plenty of home-grown delights for visitors too, from honey and avocados, to macadamias and blueberries (which always sell out fast, by the way), and there’s always beautiful music by local solo artists and small bands.
Treat yourself to a locally grown and roasted coffee and a freshly baked pastry then sit in the shade of a Moreton Bay fig tree at the plastic tables covered in hand-embroidered linen tablecloths – it’s all so very Byron.
Byron Farmers’ Markets are on 8-11am every Thursday. Other local markets worth going to are in Bangalow, 13km south of Byron (8-11am Saturdays), and at Mullumbimby, 19km north-west of Byron (7-11am Fridays).