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Po Box 2055
Ascot, Brisbane, 4007

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About Jan Power

Jan Power

Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power founded 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; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.

Jan Powers Farmers Markets changed the shopping and purchase behaviours of Brisbane residents slowly, but surely. Jan singularly campaigned, and pushed City regulations again to establish more Farmers Markets, and now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, plus there is a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place – a haven for city workers and residents.

Jan is a true legend. She grew up on a farm in Stanthorpe, was educated in Brisbane, trained as a cook in London, and forged a name as Brisbane’s first true foodie. She is a former food editor with The Courier-Mail, appeared on TV for years and sometimes still will do the off radio interview, preferring to leave this side of the business to her daughter, Sammy.

Delivering on Jan’s vision, there’s more than just fresh produce at the Jan Power Farmers Markets – each is a place to connect with farmers, and there’s something for the kids to with the group’s Ground Force program showcasing where our produces comes from (and it’s not a milk carton or a grocery store shelf). With a feel good, grass roots experience with a real sense of community on offer, Jan Powers Farmers Market is Brisbane’s go-to for fresh farm produce, flowers, breads, artisan products, meat, fish, poultry, plants and organics. “Markets were the heart and soul of cities of old,” said Jan. “They were where families connected, where the city met and mingled, argued and loved; and the farmers markets are the modem day incarnation of this, therefore, they are at the heart and soul of Brisbane.”

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.