Going to a farmers market has now become a very trendy thing to do. Most Saturday mornings urbanites arise from their slumber and head off in search of fresh produce, freshly baked breads and all sorts of other gourmet goodies.
As a result farmers markets (especially those located near the city) have become hipster hang outs and therefore charge prices that will do some serious damage to your hip pocket.
However if you dare to travel out of the hipster belt and into Western Sydney you will find a fantastic farmers market at Warwick Farm - under cover near the race track. You can catch a train to Warwick Farm or if you drive there is plenty of parking.
The produce at the market is bright, beautiful and bountiful. You can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, all sorts of meats, flowers, olive oil, soap, bread, tarts, cakes, juice and milk - all direct from the producer. If you need any help deciding on what's best in season just ask the bloke or the lady behind the table as they are the person who either grew or made the product.
If you need something to eat immediately, try a bacon and egg roll made by the local Rotary group. It is your typical old fashioned bacon and egg roll with sauce - nothing fancy pants, but oh so tasty. If you prefer something along the pastry line check out the Shepherd's Bakehouse stall. If you need a sweet treat to take home like a pistachio macaron or decadent caramel slice stop by Coco and Bean.
Warwick Farm is famous for its racecourse and the mini Harbour Bridge in front of a local car dealer, so there is not much else to see and do here. But if you coincide your visit with a weekend away down south you can stock up on supplies for your weekend and fill your bellies with decent coffee, bacon and egg rolls and other baked delights.
Warwick Farm Trackside Markets are held every Saturday from 8.00am. However when there is a race day on the markets starts at 7.00am in order to have the grounds vacated in time for the start of the meet. Check the website for further details of event dates.