Australia’s best dog-friendly organic markets

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Dog owners want to share their love of fresh, wholesome food with their pets, like the real meat, fish and poultry found in Purina Beyond® Recipes.

But not all markets welcome pets, which can be a concern for dog lovers who want their four-legged friends to join in the fun.

So here are three of the best dog-friendly markets in Australia, where pets aren't just allowed, they are encouraged.

More dogs at markets? Yes, please!

Jan Powers Farmers Market, Brisbane
Waving the slogan “Bringing the farm to Brisbane”, these markets have become a south-east Queensland icon.

What began as an organic bonanza at New Farm's Powerhouse—nestled on the banks of the Brisbane River—these markets have now spread their wings to Manly, Mitchelton and Brisbane City.

The original remains the best, and is also the perfect place to bring the discerning pooch for a Sunday morning of fun, food and frollicking.

As the name suggests, the markets are primarily based on farm produce, but you can also get your fill of breads, fish, meat, poultry as well as artisan products and flowers. These markets are 100 per cent puppy friendly, and stand head and shoulders above other markets for location and things to do for both you and your furry friend.

That includes the enclosed dog play area which sits directly beside the Powerhouse—a bustling hive of social fun for four-legged pals, while their owners can sit back and enjoy a fresh coffee and maybe a biscuit, or two.

All the cool dogs will be seen here.

Marrickville Organic Market, Sydney

Located at the Addison Road Centre in Sydney's inner west, these markets present a lovely blend of traditional and Bohemian stall holders.

Dogs are more than welcome here, but other pets are encouraged as well—with a friendly resident Shetland pony wandering the markets a trademark of the event.

Here you can enjoy traditional market fare, organic produce, food to die for (the corn fritters come highly recommended), the usual array of baked goods and the mandatory sausage sizzle.

But there is also the modern twist, with items on sale including gluten-free soda bread, cold-pressed smoothies and artisan bread.

This is a market big on food, so bring an empty belly and a full wallet to ensure both you and pooch can make the most of one of the finest pet-friendly markets Sydney has to offer.

No better way to spend the weekend with your furry friend.

HankMarvin Markets, Melbourne
We have saved the best for last, with this market in St Kilda's Alma Park the only one of its kind to dish out free picnic blankets for humans and dogs to relax on.

This truly is puppy heaven, with the pets the focus of the market, rather than the stalls. Here you will find some of the best dressed pooches in Melbourne, as many owners craft their own denim, leather and suede creations for their pets.

The Canine Wellness Kitchen ensures no dog leaves hungry, with pre made raw meals and stacks of dried treats on offer. There is even bone broth flavoured dog beer, so you can both crack a coldie on a warm summer morning.

There is live music—human food as well, of course—and dogs, dogs, dogs of every shape and size, all just waiting to socialise with your best mate.

And after a lovely day in the park with your best mate, what better way for them to refuel than with a bowl of Purina Beyond® Simply 9—a delicious range of nutritionally complete and balanced dog food made up of 9 recognisable natural ingredients, with no added colours, flavours or preservatives.

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