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Published January 24th 2015
Think fresh, eat fresh with these farmers markets
Nothing says fresh like grower to consumer, organic and 'freshly picked that morning' produce.
Below are some Farmers Markets that are filled with fresh, organic and homemade produce around Sydney & NSW
1. The Bondi Farmers Market
When: Every Saturday: 9am-1pm Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach Details: The markets are filled with fresh seasonal fruit & vegetables, organically grown meat & poultry, just picked flowers, artisan breads, homemade jams, farmstead cheeses, seafood, olive oils, herbs, spices and much more...
2. Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market When: 2nd & 4th Saturday of the Month : 8am-12 noon Where: Castle Hill Showground, Carrington Rd, Castle Hill Details: With over 60 stalls of seasonal local and regional fresh produce, these markets are certainly worth a check out. Produce include lamb, beef, duck, cheese, honey, cakes, health snacks, gluten free foods, bread, fish, wines, salad leaves, fruit & vegetables, flowers, jams & pastes, and many more value added products.
3. Warwick Farm Trackside Market
When: Every Saturday: 8am-12 noon (except for race days) Where: Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm Details: Producers come from all over NSW to bring beef, lamb, pork, chicken, seasonal fruit & vegetables, eggs, honey, artisan breads, coffee and plenty more produce. There are food stalls to purchase a snack or two... check website for race days closure.
4. Camden Produce Market
When: Every Saturday: 7am-12 noon
Where: Lower John St, Camden
Details: Established to regain the traditional link between farmers, growers, producers and consumers. The market provides fresh, local and healthy produce. You can grab a coffee and some breakfast before you start your shopping. Produce includes fruit & vegetables, flowers, meats, eggs, artisan products, homemade goodies and plenty more...
5. Chatswood Organic Food Markets
When: Every Saturday: 8am-1pm
Where: Chatswood Public School, Pacific Hwy & Centennial Ave, Chatswood
Details: Situated in Sydney's North Shore region this is the perfect place to find fresh produce for the week. There is a collection of organic produce to conventional fresh food, gourmet treats, flowers and fashion.
6. Marrickville Market
When: Every Sunday: 7:30am-3pm
Where: Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Details: Fresh produce, homemade goodies, fashion, seasonal fruit & vegetables, pickles, jams, cookies and other baked goods, artisan woodworks, fresh flowers, fabrics and plenty more...
7. Double Bay Organic Markets
When: Every Thursday: 8am-2pm
Where: Guilfoyle Park, Guilfoyle Ave, Double Bay
Details: You can enjoy lunch in the park, pick up yummy treats for dinner and of course your weekly fresh supplies can all be done here. There is everything from certified organic produce, fresh foods, gourmet treats, flowers and fashion.
8. Bulli Foragers Farmers Market
When: Every Sunday: 9am-2pm
Where: Bulli Showground, Grevillea Park Rd, Bulli
Details: Fresh seasonal produce, gourmet treats, flowers, fashions, artisan breads, homewares, homemade products and plenty more as well as live music to keep you entertained.
9. Kiama Farmers Market
When: Every Wednesday: 3pm-6pm
Where: Black Beach, Kiama Harbour Foreshore, Kiama
Details: This is more than a farmers market! The kids can play on the beach, or take a stroll across the harbour, play in the rock pools, enjoy an afternoon snack or early dinner and of course shop! The markets are all about seasonal produce that are sold directly to you by the farmer or maker. Produce includes fruit & vegetables, seafood, beef, honey, eggs, milk, gelato, fresh cut flowers, cider, wines, mushrooms, cakes & tarts, preserves, sourdough breads, Wagyu beef, spices, coffee, plants & seedlings, olives & olive oils, rice & dahl, yoghurt, cheeses, street foods and ready- made meals...
10. EQ Village Markets
When: Every Wednesday & Saturday: early until 3pm
Where: Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Details: Sydney's finest producers market, offering a wide range of fruit & vegetables, tasty gourmet treats, international hot foods, and coffee. And for entertainment there is an animal farm for the little ones! There is free two hour parking.
11. The Beaches Markets
When: Every Friday: 8am-1pm
Where: Pittwater Rugby Park, 1472 Pittwater Rd, Warriewood
Details: Located in the Northern Beaches, this market boasts 100 quality stalls featuring a wide selection of organic and conventional produce, a large range of foods including smoked fish, deli items, sauces, hot ready to eat foods, sweet treats and plenty more. There are also quality jewellery, clothing, collectibles and homewares.
12. Penrith Organic & Fine Food Market
When: 1st Saturday of the Month: 8am-1pm
Where: Civic Centre, 597 High St, Penrith
Details: With 30 stalls of seasonal local and regional fresh produce such as lamb, beef, duck, cheese, honey, cakes, health snacks, gluten free foods, breads, fish, wines, fruit & vegetables, cherry pies and much more...
13. Kings Cross Organic Food Markets
When: Every Saturday: 8am-2pm
Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay St, Potts Point
Details: Grab a coffee, bacon & egg roll and start loading up on fresh produce and of course take a break and settle into a game of chess with friends! The markets include certified organic produce, conventional fresh food, gourmet treats, flowers, fashion and plenty more...
14. Eveleigh Farmers' Market
When: Every Saturday: 8am-1pm
Where: 243 Wilson St, Darlington (adjacent to Carriageworks)
Details: This award-winning market is certainly one market to visit, with fresh and seasonal produce including over 70 stallholders selling wide range of seasonal fruit & vegetables, organic produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, dairy, artisan bread, smoked fish, olive oil, boutique wine, chutneys and plenty more. For entertainment do check out the celebrity chefs making breakfast!