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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the Fishing Monthly Group and Australian Fishing Network. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Published June 13th 2016
Markets, Markets, Markets, which one to go to?
For many years now I have been going to markets all over Australia and overseas. Some have been so big that it would not only take hours to go through and see everything; sometimes you have to come back the next day.

When overseas I have been to markets in Fiji, Vanuatu and Canada. While in Australia it has been places like Salamanca Market in Hobart, Broome, Melbourne and Adelaide. Having been to so many markets over the years it has led me to writing about a number of markets that I have been to in NSW and beyond.

The local markets in downtown Vanuatu. Image by Gary Brown.


The Borough Markets in London. Image by Gary Brown.


Salamanca Market in Hobart are great. Image by Gary Brown.


Places like: Cronulla, Harbourside, Indian Fashion, Lakemba Community , Marina Mirage Farmers Market in Qld, The Creative Markets and the Wadambuk Makers Market in Victoria.

So this has led me to putting together a list of some of the other markets that I have been to over the years and other markets that I would like to visit over the coming years.

After going through the list that I have compiled, you might have some markets that you would like to add to this list. If so all you need to do is leave a comment at the end of the article of where, when, time, what's for sale and a web site if they have one.

A

Where: Albury-Wodonga Wilson Street Carpark
When: Every Sunday
Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm
What's for sale: Almost anything can be purchased at the market from worm farms to woollen socks, from flowers to fishing tackle, from pottery to fresh produce.
Web Site: alburywodongacommunitymarket.com.au/

Where: Armidale - Beardy Street, Armidale.
When: Last Sunday of the month.
Time: 8am to 1pm.
What's for sale: Stalls include a huge range of quality handmade and handcrafted items, cupcakes, candles, bath and body products, skincare and makeup, handmade clothing, bags, shoes, linen, pottery, woodwork, plants, art, homewares, toys, puppets, stamping and scrap booking plus so much more.
Web Site: www.armidalemarket.com/

B

Where: Blaxland Monthly Markets - Blaxland Station Street Mall
When: every second Saturday
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Just about everything you can think of.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/Blaxlandmarkets/timeline

Where: Blackheath - Blackheath Public School Hall.
When: First Sunday.
Time: 9am to 1pm.
What's for sale: Artisan, Sustainable, Community, encouraging sustainability, recycling, upcycling and creative artisans.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/BlackheathCommunityMarket

Where: Blackheath Growers Markets, Community Centre Blackheath.
When: Every second Sunday.
Time: 8am to 12 noon.
What's for sale: Delicious, fresh food, fresh produce, locally-sourced meats & handmade crafts.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/katoombagrowers

Where: Blackheath Craft Markets, RSL Hall Blackheath.
When: Every third, fourth and fifth Sunday.
Time: 10am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Delicious, fresh food, fresh produce, locally-sourced meats & handmade crafts.
Web Site: N/A

C

Where: Coffs Harbour - Marina Drive, Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour.
When: Every Sunday
Time: 8am to 2pm.
What's for sale: A great range of local produce, tasty foods, delicious coffee and amazing handmade art and craft, locally made, locally grown foods, free live music, workshops, chess, games and local events for you and the kids.
Web Site: harboursidemarkets.com.au/

Where: Coffs Harbour - under the Castle Street car park.
When: Every Sunday
Time: 8am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Fresh produce, plants, jewellery, books, coins and stamps bought and sold, sunglasses, clothing, retro gaming, tools, baby items and nappy cakes, liquorice, soap, and hot food.
Web Site: coffsjettymarkets.com.au/

D

Where: Double Bay - Guilfoyle Park, Guilfoyle Avenue
When: Thursday
Time: 10am to 2pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Dudley Dudley Public School.
When: 2nd Saturday of each month
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Fresh Produce, Clothing to Candles, Gifts, Natural body products to Alternative Therapists offering mini treatments & free advice.
Web Site: www.healinghavenmarkets.com/

E

Where: Erina 19 Chetwynd Road Erina.
When: Fourth Saturday of the Month.
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Arts and crafts, homewares, baby items, toys, jewellery, confectionery and more. With two great cafes, a fitness centre and play centre
Web Site: www.facebook.com/ImpactCentre

Where: Eveleigh Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh.
When: Every Saturday.
Time: 8am to 1pm.
What's for sale: This renowned market features seasonal produce including organic and bio-dynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales
Web Site: www.carriageworks.com.au/events/carriageworks-farmers-market/

F

Where: Frenchs Forest - 5 Frenchs Forest Road East
When: Sunday
Time: 10.00 am to 1 pm
What's for sale: ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS create open air Market places that supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Faulconbridge Public School, Corner Great Western Highway and Grose Road, Faulconbridge
When: 4th Saturday of every month (except Jan & Dec)
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Wander around the markets where you will find a range of craft, plants, food and coffee stalls and lots for your home and garden.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Gum-Rotary-Markets/314784501935245

G

Where: Gladesville - Riverside Girls High School, Cnr Victoria & Huntleys Point Road.
When: Saturday
Time: 10.00 am to 1 pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Grafton - Christ Church Cathedral Op Shop Car Park on the corner of Duke and Fitzroy Streets.
When: Thursday
Time: 7am to 12 noon.
What's for sale: seasonal fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs just harvested, much of it grown organically, chemical free and local, purchased directly from the grower. Enjoy the wonderful assortment of condiments in the way of fruity jams, pickles, olives, olive oils, honey, eggs, and home baked goods.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/GraftonFarmersMarkets/info/

Where: Glenbrook - Glenbrook Public (infants) School, 10 Ross St, Glenbrook
When: Fist & third Saturday of the month.
Time: 8am to 12 noon.
What's for sale: Coffee and cake, BBQ sausage, egg, bacon or steak rolls, Turkish Gozleme, organic fruit and veggies, sour dough bread, home baked cakes and biscuits, pickles, jams and honey and lots of other goodies, jewellery and crafts, flowers and plants and maybe find that old tool that is just right for the job.
Web Site: glenbrookrotarymarkets.com.au/

Where: Gloucester - Billabong Park, Gloucester.
When: 2nd Saturday each month.
Time: 8am to 12pm.
What's for sale: Locally grown fresh fruit and veg, baked goods, cheeses, eggs, honey, olive oils, wines, cut flowers, soaps and all manner of artisan-made local produce.
Web Site: gloucesterfarmersmarket.com.au/

H

Where: Hornsby - Hornsby Mall, Cnr Florence & Hunter Street.
When: Thursday.
Time: 10am to 4pm.
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Hartley Farmers Market, Hartley Historic Village.
When: Every third Sunday.
Time: 9am to 2pm
What's for sale: Food based with produce sourced from the local region, crafts, locally hand-made goods.
Web Site: www.hartleyvalley.org.au/farmers-market-at-the-hartley-historic-village-sunday-21st-september/

I

Where: Ingleburn - Ingleburn Public School, Cumberland Road & Oxford Road, Ingleburn
When: Second Sunday of the month.
Time: 8am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Art & Craft, Baby & Kids/Children, Farmers, Produce, Fashion, Handmade, Music, Food, Community, Outdoor market.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/marketsareus/

J

Where: Johns Hall Near Taree.
When: Every second Saturday of the month.
Time: 8am to 12noon.
What's for sale: They have a very wide and varied range of stalls at the markets ranging fresh local fruit and vegetables to beautifully created handmade arts and crafts.
Web Site: www.johnsriverhall.com.au/index.php/our-markets

K

Where: Kings Cross - Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street
When: Saturday
Time: 10.00 am to 2 pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Kiama Shoalhaven Street Kiama.
When: Fourth Saturday of the month.
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Fruit, vegetables and plants, this beautiful market features craft of all sorts, handmade children's and adult wear, leather goods, things for your pets, art painted while you watch, jewellery (both costume and fine) and live music.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/KiamaProduceMarket

L

Where: Leichhardt - Orange Grove Public School, Cnr Perry Street & Balmain Road.
When: Saturday
Time: 9.00 am to 1 pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Lawson, Lawson Public School, Great Western Highway.
When: Third Sunday of the month.
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Collectibles, second hand goods, local arts and crafts, books, jewellery, plants, food, coffee and more.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/magpiemarketslawson

Where: Leura - Leura Public School.
When: First Sunday of the month.
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: fresh produce, locally produced arts & crafts, plants, books, music, vintage & collectables, homewares, giftware, fashion & accessories, hot food, fresh coffee and baked goods.
Web Site: www.leurafirstsundaymarkets.com/

Where: Lithgow Regional Markets, Cooerwull Primary School, Lithgow.
When: Fourth Sunday of the month.
Time: 9am to 1pm.
What's for sale: Home grown and handmade produce and crafts.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/lithgowmarkets

Where: Lismore - 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock.
When: Every Saturday.
Time: 8.30am to 1pm.
What's for sale: A fabulous range of fruit, veggies, seedlings, wood-fired breads and delicious pastries, as well as local home-made produce. The grain mill is also available to grind your own grains or buy them from the market.
Web Site: www.blueknobgallery.com/farmers_market.html

M

Where: Marrickville - 142 Addison Road, Addison Road Centre
When: Sunday
Time: 10.00 am to 3 pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Maclean Centenary Drive, Maclean.
When: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 7.30am to 12.30pm
What's for sale: jewellery, clothing, plants, craft items, freshly baked cookies and cakes and a great range of fresh produce.
Web Site: www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/clarence-coast/maclean/events/maclean-community-monthly-markets

N

Where: Newcastle - Hunter Street Mall, Hunter Street
When: Wednesday & Saturday
Time: 10.00 am to 3 pm
What's for sale: ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS create open air Market places that supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Nimbin 39 Cullen Street Nimbin.
When: Every fourth & fifth Sunday.
Time: 8am to 3pm.
What's for sale: Fresh produce with very limited food miles, including bread, meat, vegetables, tofu, cheeses, and other seasonal fruit and veges.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/NimbinMarkets

O

Where: Oberon Tablelands Way Farmers Markets, St Barnabas Park, Oberon.
When: First Saturday of the month.
Time: 8am to 12noon.
What's for sale: Fine local produce, arts and craft. Meet the farmers and local producers over a great coffee.
Web Site: www.oberonaustralia.com.au/living-working-in-oberon/oberon-farmers-market/

Where: Orange -
When: Second Saturday of the month
Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm
What's for sale: Fresh seasonal produce, flowers and plants, fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, cheeses, smoked trout, olives and olive oil, venison, mustards, gourmet preserves, free range chickens and eggs, hot food stalls and coffee available.
Web Site: www.orangefarmersmarket.org.au/orange/default.htm

P

Where: Paterson - in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office
When: first Sunday of the month
Time: 10am to 4pm.
What's for sale: Original paintings, craft, and collectables, a great variety of produce, beautiful handmade treasures, homemade craft and cooking. Buskers will entertain.
Web Site: www.apvt.com.au/paterson-gallery/

Where: De Bortoli Wines in Pokolbin.
When: Every Saturday.
Time: No hours available.
What's for sale: Boutique handmade market showcasing local artisans. Stalls include fashion, food, jewellery, local produce, handmade soaps, candles, woodwork, pottery and much more.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/Hunterwinecountrymarkets

Q

Where: Queanbeyan Queanbeyan Park, Lowe Street.
When: Third Sunday of the month.
Time: 9am to 1pm.
What's for sale: A mixed market for the community of Queanbeyan, bringing together fresh food, local crafts and quality handmade goods.
Web site: www.facebook.com/QueanbeyanMarket/timeline

R

Where: Rouse Hill - Market Sq, Cnr Market Ln and Tempus St.
When: Saturday
Time: 10am to 2pm
What's for sale: Organic Food Markets supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Redfern
When: First Friday of the month.
Time: 4.30pm to 9.30pm.
What's for sale: Arts and crafts, fashion, lifestyle products, homewares and jewellery whilst listening to exciting live music and tasting delicious food.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/fernmarkets/

S

Where: Sussex Inlet Flea Markets Jacobs Drive, Sussex Inlet.
When: Second Saturday of each month.
Time: 9am to 1pm.
What's for sale: A bargain hunter's delight with bric-a-brac, plants, tools, clothing, homemade goodies, art and crafts and so much more for the whole family.
Web Site: N/A.

Where: Shellharbour Shellharbour Village.
When: Fourth Sunday of the Month.
Time: 8am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Handmade arts and crafts, circus toys, children's wear, gourmet food, handmade jewellery, bags, pet accessories, sweets and honey. The fresh produce at the market is excellent, Musicians and performers
Web Site: www.shellharbourcityrotary.org.au/

T

Where: The Entrance - Waterfront Plaza.
When: Every Saturday.
Time: 9am and 4pm
What's for sale: Hand-made goods are sold at the weekly art and craft markets
Web Site: www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on/markets/12-waterfront-markets

Where: The Entrance in the car park behind The Entrance Majestic Cinema.
When: every Sunday
Time: 8.30am and 12.30pm
What's for sale: Second-hand goods and specialty items.
Web Site: www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on/markets/25-lions-club-markets

U

Where: Uki 1454 Kyogle Road, Uki.
When: Every third Sunday of the month.
Time: 8am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Featuring free entertainment, local food, and handcrafts, pre-loved clothes, antiques and much more.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/UkiButteryBazaarMarkets/timeline

V

Where: Vaucluse Vaucluse Public School, Cambridge Ave.
When: Every Sunday.
Time: 9am to 3pm.
What's for sale: Fresh produce, up and coming designer fashions, accessories, kids rides and international food stalls.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/cambridgemarketsvaucluse


W

Where: Wagga Wagga Cnr Shaw and Albury Streets
When: Every Saturday
Time: 9am to 12 noon.
What's for sale: Open days and food swap. Come along and bring in your excess produce and swap for some delicious local food!
Web Site: www.demogardens.org.au/

Where: Wentworth Falls - Grand View Markets, Grand View Hotel.
When: Every Sunday
Time: 9am to 2pm.
What's for sale: Vintage, fashion, handmade, artisan market supporting local small businesses and community.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/GrandViewMarkets/timeline

Where: Wahroonga - Abbotsleigh Senior Sch, 1666 Pacific Highway, Wahroonga (Gate 8).
When: Every Saturday
Time: 9am to 2pm
What's for sale: ORGANIC FOOD MARKETS create open air Market places that supply Certified Organic food, artisan gourmet produce and conventional fresh fruit & veg*, freshly baked bread and patisserie, seasonal produce from the farmer, salami, local and French cheese, smoked salmon and other delicacies.
Web Site: www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets.php

Where: Wyong - in the grounds of Wyee Community Hall
When: Second Saturday of each month
Time: 8.30am to 1pm.
What's for sale: Fresh produce, plants, bric a brac, homemade soaps, candles, greeting cards, conserves, fresh eggs, new and used clothing, food, pony rides, jumping castle, face painting, ice creams, arts, crafts, musical instruments, new and second hand tools, home wares, jewelry, toys, handmade furniture, entertainment and much more.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/WyeeMarkets

Where: Wingham - at the Wingham Skate Park.
When: Every second Saturday of each month
Time: 8am to 12noon.
What's for sale: Local grown fruit and vegetables, home baked goods, plants, wine, sauces, jams and pickles.
Web Site: www.winghamfarmersmarket.org.au/

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Y

Where: Yamba Carpark between Turners and Whiting Beaches.
When: Every Wednesday.
Time: 7am to 11am.
What's for sale: Free-range eggs, honey, chillies and chilli products, rosella jam and organic vegies, gluten-free sweets, pecans, jams, relishes, bread, pork and beef.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/YambaFarmersMarkets/timeline

Z

Where: Zetland - Joynton Park, Gadigal Ave, Zetland.
When: Every Saturday.
Time: 9am to 3pm
What's for sale: Fresh local food, fresh and organic produce, delicious cakes and pastries and shop till you drop opportunities with inviting products, delicious cooked dishes, amazing sweets and exciting gifts and fashion, live music, kids club, and pet competitions.
Web Site: www.facebook.com/GreenSquareMarketsZetland

As you see I don't have a market for 'X', maybe you have somewhere?

So, if you are looking for something to do during the week or on the weekend, then go and visit a market near you and let me know what you think.
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Your Comment
Gary, I thought I was market mad, but you are a far more dedicated market junkie than I. Great way to tie lots of markets together, as I have thought about ways to write a market collective, but there are so many!
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|3754) 547 days ago
Hope this could go into List competition :)
by J.D.Wen (score: 2|368) 505 days ago
Great work compiling your list. Is the Sydney Morning Herald growers market at pyrmont still around? There's also one organic food market at Ramsgate
by 1nerd (score: 2|109) 547 days ago
Yamba & Nimbin markets are two of my absolute favourite! Thanks for writing this article, still pretty new to Sydney and always enjoy the market vibe :)
by Chloe Doyle (score: 3|1326) 547 days ago
Warringah Community Markets are a friendly craft, food and mixed market held in the grounds of Warringah Christian Church, 244 Warringah Road, Beacon Hill - on the second Saturday of each month 10am -3pm. Free parking available. For more info seewww.facebook.com/warringahcommunitymarket
by hjcos (score: 0|2) 546 days ago
Great list! Now, I need to get an itenary happening 😀
by Priya C A (score: 0|7) 544 days ago
Wow you are dedicated! Good job!
by Lucinda Rofe (score: 2|339) 376 days ago
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