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NEW: Superbao’s super bao save the day

Superbao at the Capital Region Farmers Market


Our new stallholder, Superbao, are the Market’s newest heroes. Their super fresh, super delicious, super authentic bao are the perfect treat for your Saturday morning shop.

Angel and Paul are Superbao’s creators. The pair both grew up in China with full hearts and a passion for delicious food. Their vision? That every bite of their bao can be a super moment.

‘We have faith in our food. Good food not only fill the stomach but also light up the day. That’s why we are persistent in hand making all steam buns to ensure the soft and fluffy texture,’ says Angel. ‘Our fillings are inspired by authentic local recipes from different countries and regions.’

So what flavours of bao do Superbao sell?

Pork Belly Bao, which is the most traditional and signature Bao EVER! Superbao’s pork belly is cooked in traditional Taiwan style and served with crushed peanuts, pickled cabbage and coriander leaves. The pork belly has been slow cooked for hours and is so soft that it melts in the mouth. The light sour flavour of traditionally pickled cabbage plays up the perfect balance in taste.

Shanghai Duck Bao. Their duck recipe comes from memories of mum’s home cooking. Stewed in soy sauce and Chinese spices, the duck absorbs all the flavours and retains the juicy moisture. When eating, squeezing a slice of orange on the duck will amplify the rich and decadent taste.

Crispy Fried Chicken Bao. Chicken thigh marinated overnight, coated with their secret flour recipe and deep fried. The outside is so crispy yet the chicken inside is juicy, tender, full of flavours. Drizzled with their saffron mayo sauce, this bao is gorgeous looking as well as tasting.

Panko Tofu Bao. Crumbed with panko flour, white and black sesame seeds, the fried tofu bao are popular choices for vegetarians.

The team aims to use as many local ingredients as possible, including pork belly from Boxgum and mushrooms from Gooda Creek.

Superbao will be at the Capital Region Farmers Market every Saturday. Get in early as they’ve been selling out quickly!

Take the road to supporting local

Take the road to supporting local


Each and every Saturday, thousands of Canberrans visit the Capital Region Farmers Market to buy the best and freshest produce in the region. We want to ensure that the introduction of the road works around EPIC and the Market don’t deter our Market customers from supporting local. Farmers, bakers, fishermen, beekeepers, cattle growers, food creators and many more come to the Market each week to share their produce with Canberra, and they truly appreciate Market-goers continued patronage and support during this time. Not only does the Market support local food growers, but funds raised from the Market go straight back into the community with our Produce for Purpose initiative.

We appreciate your continued support over the coming months.

Find out more about information on road closures, and what the best route for getting to the Market is for you.

Meet the stallholder: Mitch and Carmen from Honey Delight and Canberra Urban Honey


Want to put a face to the business where you get your produce at the Market each week? Or a name to the face of the guy who sells you your fruit and veg? Or simply find out a little more about your food and where it comes from? Then check out our ‘meet the stallholder’ video series on our Market YouTube channel.

This month –  meet Mitch and Carmen from Honey Delight and Canberra Urban Honey. Honey Delight is a boutique brand that celebrates four generations of beekeepers, which is based in Inveral, New South Wales. Mitch and Carmen have over 40 hives in Canberra, and 3000 hives in the region.  Mitch says Canberra Urban Honey does things a little bit differently – there’s a strong focus on sustainability with hives in backyards around Canberra to increase bees and pollination within the city.

Make sure to pop by and say hi to these two extraordinarily passionate beekeepers, and pick up some of their popular stringybark or yellow box flavours of honey next time you visit the Market.

Find out more about our Market stallholders in our stallholder video series here.

NEW: Holy moly! Love Street Bagels arrive at CRFM

Love Street Bagels at the Capital Region Farmers Market


We have some fabulous news for bagel lovers to fill the bagel-shaped hole in their heart: Canberra-based Love Street Bagels (affectionately known as LSB) will soon be calling the Capital Region Farmers Market home.

Aaron Fain, head chef of LSB, and Katie Fain are the owners, operators and heart of LSB. Their focus is on providing Canberra with authentic New York bagels – dense and chewy on the inside, golden and crunchy on the outside. Their bagels are made fresh daily with a recipe that has been developed and honed over several years.

Aaron and Katie will be serving up several traditional bagel flavours, including plain, everything and blueberry, along with schmears to bring it all together. But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there – they’ll have gourmet twists on the classics, such as avo and poached eggs on plain bagels and Nutella and strawberries on blueberry.

Ingredients are locally sourced where possible, and even include eggs, produce and bacon from Pialligo Estate, Ainslie Urban Farms and Hilltop’s Free Range eggs.

Love Street Bagels will be attending the Market this Saturday 5 May.

What’s in season? Happy days as honey brightens up the month of May

Honey from Canberra Urban Honey at the Capital Region Farmer's Market


While we’ve got our sights set on winter’s delicious and wholesome foods, we’re thinking about other goodness that keeps us going as the months get colder. Honey is a sweet tooth’s dream, but did you know that it’s good for lots of other reasons too – it’s known to be a wonder food, with lots of health benefits.

Honey features many antibacterial healing properties for wounds and burns by acting as a disinfectant when applied externally. Its antibacterial powers also make it perfect for mixing into a hot lemon drink for when you’re feeling under the weather (it also makes the lemon a little more bearable!). 

Honey is also good for much needed energy boosts – you can’t go wrong with a little bit of extra natural sugar! And did you know it can also make your memory better? That’s right – studies have shown that eating a spoonful of honey each day can help boost short-term memory.

With World Bee Day just around the corner, now is one of the best times of the year to support the local bee community. Canberra Urban Honey, Win’s Creek Meadery and Melissa’s Pure Fresh Honey are some of the Market stalls where you can get your hands on the sweet golden liquid.

Happy days are ahead as honey brightens up our month!

Diary Date: Market closed on 24 February

The Capital Region Farmers Market in Canberra


The Canberra Show is coming up fast, which means the Market will be closed on 24 February before returning on 3 March. We recommend getting in nice and early to stock up on Market produce! Visit our events calendar to keep up-to-date with all other Market dates and closures.

Minto Galloways prove to be champions once more

Minto Galloways at Capital Region Farmers MarketWe like to give credit where credit is due. And this time around, Minto Galloways have proven to be champions once again at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. With four awards, including Grand Champion Female Galloway, we couldn’t be more proud. Other awards included Junior & Senior female Champion Galloway; Reserve Champion Junior Galloway Bull; and Reserve Champion Belted Female Galloway. Minto Galloways was established close to thirty years ago just north of Canberra off the Barton Highway. They sell pure, full-blood Galloway. Recognised as one of the fullest flavoured, juiciest and most tender meats, Galloway is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. As consistent winners of awards at Regional and Royal Shows, we’re very proud to have them as a regular stallholder at the Market. We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to Minto Galloways for their tremendous win.