This small Farmers Market may not compare in size to other Farmers Market located throughout Sydney, but the quality most certainly does. Fresh fruit and vegetables, farm fresh eggs, honey, home made sweet treats, preserves, nuts, wine and beef straight from the farm make up a few of the stalls that sell their produce to north west locals.
Even though the Turkish Gozleme ladies were missing in action as was the usual bacon and egg roll stand, visitors can still pick up a delicious morning snack from the Brasserie Bread stall. It is fantastic to see their beautiful sourdough bread and luscious tarts being available so far north of the bridge.
A unique offering at the market was Brazen Raisin. This local pudding company won 2nd place at the Royal Easter Show this year with their 'Royal Plum Pudding'. They sell 7 different varieties of puddings as well as a range of premium sauces and syrups - all available to be tasted at their market stall. They sell puddings such as "Morning Coffee" and "Citrus and Coconut" - nearer to Christmas time it will certainly be worth the trek to Thornleigh to purchase one.
A Jazz band belts out some tunes for you to listen to whilst perusing the market stalls and all the stall holders are more than happy to have a chat with you about their produce and where it has come from.
Held on the third Sunday of each month the Thornleigh Farmers Market is run by the Rotary Club of Thornleigh. Entry is via a gold coin donation to the club. McDonalds donate the use of their over flow car park as the site for the market and there is plenty of free parking close by.