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Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

The Entertainment Quarter Village Markets are back. There are some new, ambitious operators at the helm and they're creating the eastern suburbs' fresh outdoor shopping centre — under a canvas and without a chain shop or fluoro light in sight.

So, get to the EQ on a Wednesday or Saturday between 9am and 2pm, ready for more fresh produce, meat, fruit, vegetables, artisanal products and gourmet goodies than ever before, and prepped with questions for local makers and growers. There's also an entirely new section dedicated to health and wellbeing, showcasing the latest and tastiest wellness products, from raw nuts and kombucha tea to gluten-free bakery treats and Egganic eggs.

The EQ provides two hours' free parking, allowing you to stick around for leisurely coffee, brunch or morning tea. Plus, there's live music. “We’re bringing country to the city in the most direct and exciting way,” said Lindsay Frazer, who's taken over the market alongside business partner Phillip Taylor. The duo has won awards for The Beaches Market.

Published on October 30, 2015 by Jasmine Crittenden

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