Sydneysiders are renowned ‘foodies’, and the burgeoning farmer and organic food market scene in various locales is testament to the city’s strong appreciation for freshly grown and harvested food products. For many Sydneysiders, a trip to a local fresh food, famers’ or organic food market is a weekend ritual, and the source of weekend spreads.
Sydney’s farmers’ markets are more than food markets, with many of them offering some form of entertainment, coffee and other products. So where can you find the best Sydney farmers’ markets? Here’s a few of the city’s most popular.
- EQ Village Markets. Held every Saturday and Wednesday, the Entertainment Quarter Village Markets in Moore Park showcase quality produce from rural NSW. Over 100 stalls feature premium produce from flowers to gourmet fine fare. Whether you’re doing your weekly shop or just browsing, the EQ Village Markets offers one of Sydney’s largest selections of fresh food.
- Eveleigh Market. One of the inner west’s best fresh food markets, the Eveleigh Markets, are held adjacent to Carriageworks in Darlington every Saturday morning from 8am – 1pm. Eveleigh Markets happen rain, hail or shine under the cover of the renovated railway workshop, and are known for the diversity and quality of produce they offer. Over 80 stalls offer seasonal and fresh produce and other baked goods and local wines. The Eveleigh Markets attract shoppers from as far as the Central Coast, so if you’re looking to make a trip down to experience them for yourself, Redfern and Surry Hills, accommodation is available nearby.
- The Rocks Farmers’ Markets – If you can’t get to a food market on the weekend, the Rocks Farmers’ Markets has your answer. Held every Friday from 9am – 4pm, these markets in one of Sydney’s most stunning locations and most popular tourist destinations offers farm fresh produce as well as a variety of freshly prepared lunch options. Pick up a gozleme or fresh salad on your lunch break, or get a head start on your weekend food shopping.
- Sydney Sustainable Markets – Held every Saturday in Surry Hills’ Taylor Square, Sydney Sustainable Markets bring a taste of the country into the heart of the city. These markets differ a little from the others in that they are committed to being part of a sustainable food revolution, and as such, supply much organic and sustainably produced produce. It’s a plastic bag-free market, so BYO reusable bags! Easy access to the farm-fresh goods and just a stone’s throw away from your hotel.
Sydney’s farmers’ market scene is world-class, so take time out of your weekend to sample and enjoy the fresh food revolution.
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