I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics.
I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
Published May 29th 2021
All your favourites are here, plus some new ones
Shire Farmers Markets at Sutherland - Revisited.
Back on the 9th of July 2016, I had the great pleasure of visiting the Shire Farmers Markets at Sutherland for the first time and back then I was very impressed at the number of stalls and the quality of the produce being sold.
Check them out every Saturday. Image courtesy of the Shire Farmers Markets.
Since then, I have been back several times to pick up some meat from Farmgate to Plate, berries from Camilleri Berries, doughnuts from Bake My Day and a pie and coffee from Sheperd's Artisan Bakehouse. Just to name a few.
The Shire Farmers Markets is not only popular with people who come from miles around to stock up on fresh produce for the week, but with vendors who are displaying the goods. This is why you may go one week and find your bagels at Babushkas Bagels and the next week you may find them at Brooklyn Boy Bagels. The choice is up to you.
When I visited them on the 15th of May you could find the following vendors: Alexander Roastery, Apollo Fresh Produce, Babushkas Bagels, Bake My Day Donuts & Scrolls, Camilleri Berries, Cheese on Wheels, Chinese Sim Sum King, Chopa Chop's Gourmet Pet Bakery, Classic Squeeze, Colombian Coffee, Crepe de France, Cura Healing Food, D&D Wholesale Flowers, A Decent Cup of Tea, Enchanted Delight, Farmgate to Plate, Fleured Up Florals, The Fruiterer's Son (previously known as Lou's Produce), Great Southern Mead & Honey, High Class Nuts, La Boulangerie, Le Saucier, Leaning Oak, Loquacious Kombucha, Lou's Produce (now called Fruiterer's Son), Loyal K9, Mar & Par's Unique Kitchen Boards, Matty's Healthy Pizza Bases, Meat & Eat, Mister Egg, Mrs Fish, Noble Organics, Oktoberfest Bratwurst Hut, On Ya Gnocchi, Puppie Chews, Paddy the Baker, Sev's Turkish Gozleme, Shepherd's Artisan Bakehouse, Shire Succulents, Southern Highlands Smokery, Sonoma Bakery, Sutton Forest Meat, The Soulful Pantry, South Coast Distillery, Sydney Chai/Breakfast Time, Tasmania Red Devil, Universal Fine Foods, Valley Falls Dips, Vital Organics Certified Organic Fruit & Veg, War on Waste, Wendy's Crafts, Western Sharpening, Whimsy & Co and The Wine Traveller.
The next time that you are in the Shire on a Saturday come down and check out the Shire Farmers Market. Image by Gary Brown.
The following Saturday I found many of the same vendors plus Bake It By Giovannellis, Bath Bomb & Beauty, Brooklyn Boy Bagels, FORA Studios, Margins Mushrooms (new) and THICC Cookies (new). So, as you will see the Shire Farmers Markets are an ever-changing market. So, if intend on only going once in a blue moon, you may miss out on something new.
To keep up-to-date you should always check out their Facebook page on the Friday night before as you may spot something new that may interest you. As for me, I have a few favourites that I like to visit each time that I go there. They are as follows:
The next time that you are looking to get hold of some fresh produce, you need to check out the Friday before so you can see which stalls are going to be there. As you may, like me, find something that may enlighten your taste buds.
Also, make sure that you pay a visit on Saturday the 10th of July 2021 as it will be their 5th birthday and I am sure there will much more going on.