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Eco Markets

The next Eco Market is Saturday 1 April 2023

8.00am to 12.00 midday, in the native botanic gardens at IndigiScapes

Enjoy open-air Eco friendly markets in the beautiful native botanic garden surrounds at IndigiScapes!

Spend the morning wandering through the Botanic garden market lane to explore the range of unique stalls and sustainable products and fresh produce available from our creative market community.

Grab a coffee or a bite to eat at the IndigiCafé or try the fantastic fare from the food vans, while children are engaged in free craft and nature activities.

Spend the rest of the morning relaxing in the shade of the trees, listening to beautiful live and local music on the outdoor stage, introduced by Ranger Stacey.  We are pleased to welcome emerging Quandamooka artist Maibre Grenfell - inspired by an eclectic mix of musical genres including rhythm and blues, rock and neo soul. Maibre’s deep expressive vocals have led her to appear on stage with the Beddy Rays. Since her debut at the Quandamooka Festival in 2022,  Maibre has gone on to play at the Stradbroke Island markets, Festival of Small Halls Festival, Blak Lives Matter Music Festival and gigs around Brisbane. Both her original and cover sets are shaped by her family and experience as a young Quandamooka woman, her connections to Country and deep love for her culture.

Accomplice Collective will open the markets with their instrumental magic underneath the trees, returning later in the day with a lively trio performance of jazz music and vocals.

Come and show your support for local boy Jake Murdoch.  Barely a teenager, Jakeycakes as he is affectionately known, has released a self-titled EP, won awards and competitions for his original music and performed on radio, stage and television.  Jake is also an ambassador for Wildlife Warriors. Jake will perform his Bee-side song, raising awareness about the importance of the survival of bees.

Local drumming group Bay Samba return, bringing their energetic drum beat to the markets.

There is so much to see and do at our Eco Markets. Don’t forget the nursery will be open during the market from 8.00 am to midday for all your native plant needs.

The April Eco Market will be all about 'Making a difference' . You will be inspired by the range of local stalls and Eco friendly products available within our creative market community and enjoy browsing the Suitcase Rummage and Rack Sale.

There is plenty for the children to enjoy including a range of free outdoor nature based activities and play with Sparky Do Dah and Gumtreekids messy play, Weed and natural fibre weaving with Coochiemudlo weaver and artist Wanda Dobe,face-painting with Fairy Raine,  WildFlowKids Yoga and nature craft,

S´╗┐ave the date and see you there!
 

Dogs at IndigiScapes Eco Market

We love meeting your furry friends at IndigiScapes. However, to maintain the integrity of our Native Botanic Gardens, we kindly request that dogs do not accompany their owners into the Botanic Gardens at any time, including our Eco Market events. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

You are welcome to enjoy a leisurely walk on our designated walking tracks, with your dog on a lead.
 

Who will you find at the market?

Fresh Produce and Food Stalls

Local handmade fudge available in a choice selection of decadent flavours, delish!

Visit talented duo Maxene and Gary Morganson from Fable Ladle. Located on the picturesque Coochiemudlo Island, Maxene and Gary create healthy and wholesome foods – from quality bread including gluten free, seed and nut breads, to a range of bush tucker inspired jams, pickles and chutneys.

 

Spice up your life with 46 varieties of locally grown Chilli plants grown from true seed under a pest and disease free, food safe program. . From ornamentals through to superhots, with some rare varieties available. Carolina Reaper is one of the most popular.

Incredibly delicious sweet treat bliss ball mixes (vegan, gluten-free, preservative free) and dehydrated fruit to dress up your cocktails, add colour to grazing boards, as well as making a beautiful table centrepiece inside glassware.

Dave and Shahn from Ruby Creek Mushrooms are your local mushroom farmers on the Redlands Coast. They bring gourmet goodness to all with their range of 'Mushroom Exotica and Medicinals'.

Beautiful botanical gin that is craft distilled on the Redlands Coast.  Visit Redlands Coast Distillery to try hand-crafted and bottled, small batch gin and ask about the local native botanicals.

Plant based baked goods focusing on showcasing Australian native bush foods with plenty on gluten free and nut free options. Super Baked is a vegan business that focuses closely on elements of sustainability, working with high quality, ethically sourced, Australian native food produce.

Artisan Market Stalls

Handmade cork leather bags, totes, backpacks, purses, wallets and accessories.  Artisan Cork products are made from sustainable cork sourced from the forests of Portugal. The bark is harvested from the tree, which regenerates it's bark within 10 years and can be harvested again

Art prints and originals, pottery art pieces, earrings, pendants and pins.

Handmade hats and bags, headbands, dog bandana/bows and headwraps.  

Unique insect and fungi inspired 'pets' and products, including greeting cards made of recycled paper, insect journals, colouring books, tea towels, jewellery and more, packaged sustainably in decorative burlap bags or cardboard boxes.

Meet Sandy from Busy Bees Hampers & Gifts. She loves bees and the important role they play in our gardens, Sandy has a range of bees products from local honey, beeswax and honey skin products to bee inspired homewares.

Local ceramicist Carys Martin is committed to making beautiful handmade ceramic pieces that are all unique and made with love. Each piece will bring you joy!  

 Doggy Eco Accessories (collars, leashes, harnesses, toys) made from recycled plastic. Dog coats made from hemp/organic cotton and natural dog treats.

Handmade and eco friendly vegan skincare products by Earth & Scout

ELISARA creates small batch herbal and natural skin care including perfumes, herbal bath soaks, beauty and lip balm, face masks and body oil.  This nurturing range is created using no fuss, natural products.

Supporting worldwide artisans with a unique range of certified 'Fair Trade' arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, homeware and fashion accessories.

From a love of plants and nature Firefly Gully Creations have produced beautiful statement pieces using low maintenance, living plants. These decorative settings will certainly brighten up your world with each unique piece handcrafted here on Redlands Coast.

Designed and created on our Redlands Coast, beautiful artisan soap made using the cold processed method, soy wax candles and melts, room mists and reed diffusers.

Based on locally sourced organic botanical extracts, butters and aromatherapy oils.  Small batch handcrafted skincare that is completely natural and free from a long list of chemical nasties.

Children love the freedom to move around  messy play stations, using all of their senses while investigating, exploring, creating, observing.  Experience all the fun of Gumtreekids messy mud play station and stall.

Good riddance natural insect repellent, lotions, candles and oil bite relief. Natural and made from sustainable sources in recycled or biodegradable packaging.  Naturals to you proudly donate a percentage of profit to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

 

Perfectly pure deoderant butters handmade in small batches using all natural and certified organic ingredients, without the addition of preservatives, nasty chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Packaged in BPA free, recyclable jars, Nectar Botanicals butters include French Lavendar and Bergamot, Geranium and Patchouli, Lemon Myrtle and Clary Sage (Vegan and Bicarb free).

Butterfly and bee attracting plants as well as hard to find shrubs, bulbs and trees propogated using mibrobe and mineral fertilizers sourced locally.

Come and wonder at Pam's creations. One of a kind handmade jewellery using natural gemstones, Swarovski crystals, lampwork beads, oyster shell and freshwater pearls all created using non allergenic sterling silver and stainless steel fittings.

Ploys accessories are made from punctured pool inflatables, repurposed into practical water resistant products with the aim to reuse and reduce plastic waste of PVC, a product that is not recyclable through any other means. 

Purdy Grateful Designs create beautiful handmade eco-friendly pyramid boxes called BenBens. Inside each BenBen you will find a thought provoking question and a beautiful crystal set with its intention. Each BenBen is made with the environment, mental wellbeing and community in mind.The BenBen stone signifies strength and renewal, and the pyramid shape signifies the generation of energy - pyramids are known to bring enlightenment, create mystical power in intention, and harmonise their environment.

A family owned artisan craft distillery right here on Redlands Coast!  Redlands Coast Distillery is the first legal distillery in Redland City and offer a signature dry gin that is full flavoured and refreshing, centred around the bold herbal and piney flavours of juniper, citrus notes from coriander seed and sweet orange peel all enchanced by the sweet flavours of organic liquorice roots. 

Custom hand painted wearable art, eco friendly cotton and jute totes and terracotta pots by Brisbane based artist Sharma Deanne Design 

With a desire to slow down and live more mindfully. Jodie uses ethically sourced fibres to crochet a range of bags, reusable face wipes, wash cloths, dish scrubbies and keep cup cozies, You will also find soy candles and essential oil incense sticks, dried flower arrangements in hand turned timber vases made by Jodie's husband at Slow Intentions.

Soothe those aches and pains away with Spotpack's beautiful Lupin filled heat packs. Christina from Spotpack also creates beautiful handmade beeswax food wraps.

Angela from Sweet Bees 'n' Things is passionate about our environment, living sustainably and encouraging others to introduce ecofriendly habits at home.  Angela makes beeswax wraps, sleeves and snack pouches, beehive candles, tea lights and lip balms from her home base in Mt Cotton.

Brighten up your home and garden with these colourful, handmade mosaic art pieces, using recycled crockery and other treasures.

Talana Trading support sustainable fair trade hand-painted and hand-printed textiles, featuring quality designs inspired by nature and crafted by talented individuals working alone, or as part of a community structure.

Unit-Tee sells ethical, sustainable, eco friendly, cruelty free, fair trade apparel with difference.

Untamed Gypsy Apothecary - where ceremony intertwines with healing to honour your body, soul and spirit. Visit Untamed Gypsy - Apothecary and Elisha will help find the right herbal smoke cleansing wands infused with crystal energy. 

You will need time to browse the wide range of fair trade and ethically sourced goods including organic T.Shirts, hats, socks,  under garments and accessories. Packaged consumables including fairtrade ground coffee, beans, loose leaf tea, organic drinking chocolate and bars including vegan and GF confectionary, native Austalian jams and sauces, herbs and spices. Eco themed books, cook books, terracotta lanterns and planters, stationery and Christmas decorations and  a range of personal wellbeing items.  Wombat Brain believe the way we shop and select products can make a real difference for people and the planet.

Pop Up Food Vans

What better way to start the day then a coffee from Lesa at Anaiis Cafe.

100% vegan food including loaded fries, burgers, nachos, arancini, tacos and slushies and soft drinks.

OMG Donuts make really delicious donuts, dusted in handcrafted bespoke sugars made from fresh fruit and vegetables. Vegan and free from wheat, yeast, gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts, sulphites and preservatives.  Be quick -  they sell out at every Eco Market! 

Schmoffee is a family owned and operated vintage styled mobile coffee trailer with locally roasted Chiasso coffee made and served by Jess and Cohen.

Smoke 'n' Fire bring their low and slow BBQ menu, including their carnivore box, pulled beef, pork and brisket burgers, kransky rolls and loaded fries.  You will need to work up an appetite first!

 

Thank you Emma for all the deliciousness that you create. With French origins and farmers market beginnings, The Little French Bakery offers a large choice of pastries and bread made with French flour and butter. Baked fresh for you to enjoy or ready to take home and bake.

Environment and Community Groups

The amazing team of volunteers from Boomerang Bags Redland Cityare talented makers with a passion for sustainable creation. They have a range of products created from unwanted fabirc and textiles.  Champions of the circular economy their work keeps textiles out of landfill. You'll find everything from shopping bags to eco cleaning cloths and beautifully covered books, eco-on-the-go cutlery sets and more.

Your local community garden bring potted plants to purchase, herbs and vegetable seedlings, plus sustainable and fun gardening ideas.

Local bee club committed to promoting safe beekeeping practices for beekeepers as well as promoting the role of bees to pollinate. Enjoy the taste of delicious honey from a Redlands apriary from Bayside Beekeepers Association.

 
 

Engage with Council Teams

 
  • Environmental education
  • Pest Management
  • Waste education

Never miss an Eco Market in 2023:

  • Saturday 1 April 2023
  • Saturday 3 June 2023 - Environment and Community Fair to celebrate World Environment Day 
  • Saturday 2 September 2023
  • Saturday 2 December 2023

Would you like to become a stallholder?

To apply to be a stallholder, please complete and return the Market Stallholder Application and we will contact you when space becomes available. 

Please note: Stallholder fees apply and Public Liability Certificate of Currency ($20,000,000) is essential. 

If you are an artists or performers and would like to be part of this market or other events offered here at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre please email our Event Coordinator