I'm a Freelance Writer - MPG Communications and Author - Maria P Frino (pen name).
Published June 29th 2020
Support local producers at these markets in the Inner West
The inner west of Sydney has an array of eclectic styles, cultures and people. This is reflected in the markets throughout the area. Why not visit one of these markets this weekend and enjoy their fresh and homemade wares? This is my list of five inner west markets I've attended over the years and some are ready to reopen.
SYDNEY FLOWER MARKETS One of the more iconic markets is this one in Homebush. As part of the Sydney Markets, make sure you go early to buy your flowers, they sell out quickly. The market opens at 5 am until 11 am. This is where florists buy their stock, but if you go early, you'll find exactly what you need. Fill your home with beautiful flowers from this market and know they are as fresh as you can get.
If you haven't been before, check out the website for more information. Parking is available but it does fill up, so again, go early. This market is covered so doesn't close due to bad weather, but check the website if you wish to confirm they are open.
GLEBE MARKETS Glebe Market is temporarily closed but will be back soon. With stalls from vintage fashion, jewellery, shoes and food.
There is more information about reopening on the website. Keep an eye on the site because they may announce more stall varieties and other exciting news about reopening.
Parking is available along Parramatta Road on Saturdays. The market is close to Central Station, so you can catch buses and trains. This is an all-weather market, but check the website if rain is heavy or stormy weather is forecast.
ROZELLE COLLECTORS MARKETS This market is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. With second hand, pre-loved goods and antiques, there is a surprise for everyone. Set in the playground of Rozelle Public School, this outdoor market has been running for over 20 years. Operating on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm, there is always something to find, or visit to catch up with friends. Browse the lovely food stores where local producers sell their fresh produce.
The market is reopening on Saturday July 25, there is information about it on the website. You will find the market at 663 Darling Street and there is limited parking. Public parking is available behind the Commonwealth Bank, but it is limited to two hours.
Public transport is the best way to arrive, so check bus timetables, here.
ORANGE GROVE MARKET For fresh, organic produce you can't go past this market. Situated at Perry Street, Lilyfield, this is where you will find artisan bread, organic vegetables and fruit and all your fresh, organic needs. The last time I visited (before Coronavirus) I found great sourdough bread and fresh flowers that lasted for weeks. There is also entertainment for kids like pony rides. For more information visit the Facebook page.
Parking around this area on a Saturday is limited but there is parking near Leichhardt Aquatic Centre and within Callan Park. There are buses, check the 470 Lilyfield route.
This market is open on Sundays 8 am to 3 pm and sells organic goods as well as grocery items and some specialised goods. Check times and opening on the Facebook page. With a great vibe, delicious food and coffee, visiting this market is a good way to spend a Sunday.
There is street parking available and the Addison Road Community Centre has parking. If you prefer public transport, use the 418, 423 and 426 bus routes or the T3, T4 and T7 trains.
The markets in this article are aware of government COVID safe guidelines. Please call or check individual websites for more information before visiting.
Note: Images are my own but not all markets mentioned sell these items. Check their websites for more information.