The ‘We Hate Gluten Festival’ is hitting Bowen Hills this weekend!

Has gluten become your foe? Or have you simply conformed to the dictation of Australian café culture preaching gluten is naughty?

Well! Whether you’re gluten intolerant, a gluten hater, or you just love food (hands up!), this festival is for you.

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Photo – Welcome to Bowen Hills

This weekend, food truck park and bar ‘Welcome to Bowen Hills’ are hosting an entire foodie festival of gluten free food. Strictly no gluten allowed – they’re simply not invited. This is a free event, even your fur babies are welcome to come along.

Don’t miss out on gluten free donuts, tacos and even booze! We will definitely be there.

Food trucks and stalls attending the ‘We Hate Gluten Festival’

SATURDAY:                         SUNDAY:
Neshama                             Mr Burger Brisbane
Tibetan Momo                  Tibetan Momo
Rolls Pho Mi                       Spud The Food Truck
Wing Fix                               Curry in a Cone
London Spuds                    Paco’s Tacos
Gluten Free Donuts         Gluten Free Donuts
The Wurst Dogs

When: April 21-22

Where: Welcome to Bowen Hills (631 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills 4006)

A note from Welcome to Bowen Hills* Due to the nature of food trucks, we encourage any coeliac to speak directly with the trader about their food options to ensure their food preparation is in line with diet requirements.

For more information click here. 

Fremantle Markets Fluffy Lamb selected among leading overseas restaurants to boast Indonesian culinary

18486160_426095364418302_1668574677843359068_n Fremantle Markets Fluffy Lamb selected among leading overseas restaurants to boast Indonesian culinaryFremantle Market’s beloved food stall ‘Fluffy Lamb’ has been selected as one of 10 Indonesian overseas restaurants to be an official partner of Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry’s new campaign ‘Wonderful Indonesia’.

The criteria saw Fluffy Lamb befit the title of an overseas Indonesian restaurant whose cooking and service has been tested and trusted by the Indonesian Gastronomic team that promotes Indonesian culinary.

Fluffy Lamb’s food has made quite the mark in Perth – and rightly so.

Indonesian born foodie, Tony Darwinto, has taken the dishes he grew up with, and deliciously delivered them to Australian market goers.

“Indonesian food is very diverse from one location to another, in my early childhood I was blessed to be born and raised in Sumatra, where most dishes have strong, spicy and colourful flavours,” said Mr Darwinto.

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Having lived in both Jakarta and Sumatra during his childhood, Mr Darwinto was lucky enough to be exposed to many of the thousands of different recipes that Indonesia has to offer.

As a child, he begun memorising the different dishes he tasted while dining with his family.

By year one in primary school, Mr Darwinto was in the kitchen experimenting with his traditional cultural cuisine.

“For years, my parents have always been supportive of my effort no matter how many chickens and fish I burnt, or how much oil and spices I wasted,” said Mr Darwinto.

“I would sit and watch cooking shows with my mum, I would ask the waiters at restaurants or street stalls about the dishes that I ate.”

After coming to Australia, Mr Darwinto recognised that even though Indonesia is Australia’s closest neighbour, there is a lack of Indonesian culinary presence.

“Indonesia has many dishes that people still do not know, my wife and I wanted to be the culinary bridge for these two cultures to meet.”

Mr Darwinto and his wife began this foodie venture at pop up markets.

They noted that the process of choosing their business’s name was a long one.

While wanting to acknowledge the cuisine they were serving up, they also wanted to differ from those already in the market, which were familiar names like Jakarta and Bali.

They finally came up with the name ‘Fluffy Goat’, however resolved to changing it to ‘Fluffy Lamb’ to align with Australian culture.

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“During my initial investigation, I found that goat meat is not the most popular protein in Australia unlike Indonesia, so I switched to the best alternative, lamb,” said Mr Darwinto.

During Fluffy Lamb’s early days, a selection team member from the ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ campaign tried Mr Darwinto’s cooking.

Though at the time, they were unaware that this team member was searching for potential candidates.

“That was the beginning of our journey,” said Mr Darwinto.

If you would like to indulge in some of Fluffy Lamb’s fine cooking, you can visit their stall at Fremantle Market (The Yard) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (on public holidays only).

The Darwinto’s value their customers and encourage all market goers to try their food, calling them ‘fluffy friends’.

From the source itself – don’t miss out on the BMW (Bone MarroW Rice) with grilled lamb, or the KamaSuTra Charcoal Grilled Fish. They’re a fave!

Check out Fluffy Lamb at
https://www.facebook.com/fluffylamb.perth1/
https://www.instagram.com/fluffylamb.perth

Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets

Eagle Farm Markets – Every Sunday 7am – 12:30pm

Eagle- Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets
Photo – Eagle Farm Markets

These guys play host to stalls that know how to take breakfast to a whole new level. Fruit salad in a pineapple? Mushroom eggs benny? Flaky golden pastries? They’ve got it all covered!

This market is located at the beautiful heritage listed Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot. The fresh food hub boasts over 100 stalls each week, serving up a foodie dream. Head on down and start your morning with a good brew, enjoy a plethora of breakfast options and be entertained by local artists.

Jan Power’s Farmers Market – See their website for full times and dates
http://www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au/

longest Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets
Photo – The Longest Mile Coffee

Jan Power’s Farmers Markets pride themselves as an icon of Brisbane’s food scene. The markets place an emphasis on quality local produce. Every week, over 300 growers are present, showcasing their flavours. For an open-air market that houses artisan goods, fresh farm produce, and French delicacies, Jan’s your girl! Did I mention there is vegan, gluten free cooking dough? That’s a breakfast food, right?

Hinterland Harvest Market – Every Saturday 7am – 12am Woombye

hinterland Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets
Photo – The Hinterland Harvest

The Hinterland Harvest Market are on a mission to showcase the array of chemical free and organic produce from both the local and the wider farming community. The market nurtures the connection between farmers, consumers and local food systems. This impressive community event has been running for over 15 years, providing a space for foodies to enjoy the best creations of the hinterland region.

Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Market – Every Saturday 6am – 11:30am

palm-beach Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets
Photo – Palm Beach Currumbin Market

Rain, hail or shine, this market serves up one for all with gluten free, sugar free and vegan options galore. Head to Currumbin State High School every Saturday for a breakfast that may include but is not limited to ice cream – it’s healthy, we promise! If you’re not yet convinced, there is also smoothie and acai bowls that look too good to eat. Got you yet?

MiO’s Buckwheat Wraps – Follow their Instagram at @mio_wrap for times and locations

mio Rise and shine for the best breakfast at these South East Queensland markets
Photo – MiO Wraps

You’re right, this is not a market, but it is one marketstall that has raised the bar for healthy market bites. We won’t be surprised if you have already found yourself lining up for a MiO wrap at your local market, because how good are they?! This team roll a Buckwheat wrap crisped to perfection, filled to the brim with your favourite salads, sauces and other fillings. Don’t miss out on breakfast with these guys at the weekend markets!

Heavenly Baci

What’s your name?
Rosey Kotevski
What is the name of your business?
Heavenly Baci
How long have you been trading?
2years
What products do you sell?
Candles
What sells the best?
Watermelon
What markets do you trade at?
Just starting. Schools mostly
How did it all begin?
Hobbie
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
Fun
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Long days
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Not sure
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Organise yourself
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/HeavenlyBaci
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SWEET

What’s your name?
Liz Battersby
What is the name of your business?
SWEET
How long have you been trading?
Over 10 years
What products do you sell?
Fairy floss, snow cones, pop corn, soft drinks
What sells the best?
Fairy floss except on very hot days when the snow cones ‘rock’
What markets do you trade at?
Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, South East suburbs of Melbourne. Trade more at events than markets
How did it all begin?
I spent many years on Scout committees. We often hired a floss machine for fund raising. It always brought in quite a bit of money, so when the children grew up I decided I would buy one for myself and just do local fetes etc. I used only a market umbrella at first, then a gazebo and now a van. Some of my friends call me Flossy and some new friends don’t even know my real name lol
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
I love interacting with kids, and with adults who are just out to have a pleasant time. I love being part of the event – enjoying the entertainment, and getting in to the spirit of the event. For example when attending a Highland event, there were tents for the competitors each with their name on eg TEAM McDONALD etc so I quickly made up a sign for the van that said TEAM McFLOSS lol Fun Fun Fun
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
My aching back at the end of a long day lol
Worrying about what can go wrong – everything from a flat tyre, traffic jam etc to a storm or power outage at the event.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Still doing fairy floss but being able to spend more time on the road going to events further afield and making a holiday of it. (Oh – with no debt lol)
Any funny stories to share about your time as a stallholder?
Most stories are not funny at the time lol
Wheel fell off the van on the freeway and rolled past me.
Wasps nest was disturbed near my van and they quickly moved in. I was bitten about 20 times, I was standing on them there were so many, and my customers had to shout their order at me from a safe distance and then run to the van to collect and run away again FAST. It didn’t stop me serving and it didn’t stop them buying lol.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
You must be passionate about what you do. That energy will come across to your audience. You are selling yourself as well as your product.
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/sweet.floss/
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Sin4mE

What’s your name?
Kelli
What is the name of your business?
Sin4mE
How long have you been trading?
Under a year
What products do you sell?
Jewellery, led party equipment and the Vintage/ Unusual
What sells the best?
Jewellery and led
What markets do you trade at?
Mad hatters
How did it all begin?
Chinese import laws
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
People
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Trying to get a stall
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
In a helicopter
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Research
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German Hut

What’s your name?
Bianca Wilms
What is the name of your business?
German Hut
How long have you been trading?
12 Years
What products do you sell?
German Gourmet Foods and Sausages
What sells the best?
Nürnberger Bratwurst,Berliner Curry Wurst
What markets do you trade at?
Davies Park Markets,West End-all mayor Festivals and Evebts
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
My Costumers and plenty of cash
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Physically hart work
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Retired and traveling the world
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
never take your Costumers for granted
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/GermanHutBrisbane/
Plus any other social media links like Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn?
https://www.instagram.com/german_hut_brisbane_/
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Sniffy Scents

What’s your name?
Bianca Zarafa
What is the name of your business?
Sniffy Scents
How long have you been trading?
8 months
What products do you sell?
A vegan skincare company specialising in natural, cruelty free & handmade bath & body products in divine Sniffs to pamper you.
What sells the best?
The bath soak range and Soy Wax Melts
What markets do you trade at?
Monbulk Produce Market, Emerald Community Market, St Andrews Community Market
How did it all begin?
Ever since I was a child I’ d make a bee-line to the candle section of all the hippy stores and sniff the candles. Coming home I was disappointed that I’ d have to get my nose up close and personal to the wax to cop a whiff. This didn’t seem like the best way to scent a home.

Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with different waxes and oils and I’ve come up with a formula that allows you to walk into a house and smell whatever delectable scent is wafting out of the burner at the other end of the home. Sniffy Scents soy wax melts hold their scents for days, so they last so much longer too. If you’ re feeling fancy, you can even pop a couple in tissue paper and keep them in your car, handbag, clothing drawers, etc. to surround yourself with your favourite sniffs all day long. Everyone answers to someone, and for me, it’ s the management felines.

Mani and Freya are my Bengal overlords who live with me in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria and ensure the products I send out are of top quality. They supervise as I hand-pour the melts and nap whenever they see fit. One day I hope to get promoted to their job.

Sniffy Scents pride ourselves on our ethics. All our wax melts are cruelty-free, hand poured, vegan and made from ethically sourced material. We ensure that we conduct ourselves in a way that is sustainable and respectful to the earth. We gift our used wax to local businesses and donate both time and money to an organisation that supports survivors of sexual violence of all genders. Our wax is both kosher and biodegradable with absolutely no genetically modified material. The Management Felines insist upon it.

What do you like most about being a stallholder?
The interaction with the local community. I love it! The same people come back and you get to know their lives. I have laughed with people and cried with people. I love to be a part of it all.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
It’s a toss up between windy days and super hot days, so I’m going to say hot windy days. On days like that, I’d rather be in my lab brewing up something that smells delicious and pampers the skin,
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I see the company growing and growing, and hiring a few local Aussies to help me with sales and distribution. However I still see myself in the local markets, being a part of the fun and mayhem as I am now. I don’t think I could ever give that up.
Any funny stories to share about your time as a stallholder?
My first time as a stallholder I turned up in heels and a dress, make up to the nines and completely unprepared for a day hard at it. I learned my lessons hard and fast and I owe it to the ladies beside me that day who are beside me at the same market still. They taught me how to rig my marquee, place my stock out of the sun, spruik my wares and to wear COMFY CLOTHES! And the most important tool in a stallholder’s collection? A chair!
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Have fun with the people around you. I’ve seen a couple of people try to come in to markets trying to be all hard nosed and competitive and it’s just not the environment for it. They are miserable and it doesn’t breed good-will. It’s a friendly, community atmosphere. We all share bags, change, we watch each others stalls, we pass the quiet times by having a laugh together. Without each other the day would be dreary. And the customers enjoy the banter that goes back and forward too.
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/SniffyScents/a>
Plus any other social media links like Twitter, Pinterest or LinkedIn?
https://www.SniffyScents.com.au/
https://www.instagram.com/sniffyscents/
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Global Gems & Fine Jewellery Kinglake

What’s your name?
ILONA
What is the name of your business?
Global Gems & Fine Jewellery Kinglake
How long have you been trading?
4 years
What products do you sell?
Handmade Silver Gemstone Jewellery
What sells the best?
Everything
What markets do you trade at?
Bollygum Community Market, Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market, Festivals, etc
How did it all begin?
Walking through a market one day I met a lady who had gemstone jewellery & knew that’s what I needed to do as my relaxation time
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
Meeting new people & making new friends
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
The inclement weather
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Expanding my business
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Find regular markets to build your client base. Make a Facebook page separate to your personal page. Make sure you have business cards & offer specials to draw in more customers
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
https://www.facebook.com/globalgemskinglake/
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Boot ‘n’ Mini’s Country Creations

What’s your name?
Craig and Leisa (aka Boot n Mini)
What is the name of your business?
Boot ‘n’ Mini’s Country Creations
How long have you been trading?
2years
What products do you sell?
Hand Pyrographed /hand routered wooden art, racks and signs
What sells the best?
Birthday calendars, key racks, signage and commissions
What markets do you trade at?
Singleton, mortels, De Bortoli and any that may suit our style.
How did it all begin?
It all began by Leisa being a beginner artist in pyrography and craig being a handy man with the router and we simply decided to combine the 2 forms of work.
Leisa saw potential with the results and gave the markets a try. We were amazed at how many sales we made.. Our hobby then took us to the monthly markets at mortels (the Sunday muster) we then decided to stretch our wings a bit and had a good run at Singleton John Street markets. (it has just recently moved to Townhead park Singleton)
From there our hobby has grown to now adding De Bortoli (hunter wine country markets)

Every now and then we will travel to further destinations and we do the occasional fairs that our work will be suited to.

We love what we do.. The places we go and for certain, the folk we meet.

We have come such a long way from when we first started… And we have so much further to go.

What do you like most about being a stallholder?
Meeting new stall holders, the atmosphere and fun that can be had trading. We meet so many wonderful folk.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Unexpected rain and Wind would have to be the worst factor. Losing work to damage. As well as Rushing to pack up, it can be very frustrating… And we both get a bit of a short fuse.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Very much so doing more markets, travelling far and wide with our work.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Don’t feel put off if you don’t make a profit.
We all have a few bad days here and there..
Think of the day more so being, spent promoting yourself and your beautiful handmade work.
Do you have a Facebook page you would like us to feature?
HTTPS://www.FACEBOOK.COM/BOOTNMINISCOUNTRYCREATIONS
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