Brisbane Produce Market is the most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables in Queensland.
The Brisbane Produce Market is the most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables in Queensland.
It is the centrepiece for the selling and distribution of produce that is trucked, railed, shipped and flown from throughout Australia and overseas to the Rocklea site.
Brisbane Markets’ 54 primary fruit and vegetable and flower wholesalers and an additional 90 support businesses act as a clearinghouse for about 7,000 growers who supply produce.
Its wholesalers compete with each other in one location, each trying to get the best price for the produce they sell. Prices change on a daily basis, influenced by supply and demand, with factors such as size and quality also playing a part.
A further 1,000 buyers, including fruit and vegetable retailers, secondary wholesalers, provedores, restaurants, cafes, food service businesses and exporters, source their fresh produce requirements from the Brisbane Produce Market. These buyers inspect the wide variety and range of products available and compare various grades and prices to ensure they are getting the best produce available at a fair market price on the day.
Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) is the owner of the Brisbane Markets site, and is responsible for its ongoing management and development.
Brisbane Markets incorporates the: