Ditch the over-airconditioned aisles for a Farmers' Market, where you'll grab fresh, local, ethically-traded produce straight from the farmers and growers themselves. Excellent coffee, long-lasting, technicolour veggies, organic wine and not a hay bale in sight.
Nimbin Farmers' Market (Nimbin, NSW) on Wednesdays
Bondi Farmers' Markets (Bondi, NSW) on Saturdays
Visit with sandy toes and leave with happy tummies! Stallholders and local farmers set up every Saturday morning from 9am-1pm in the grounds of Bondi Beach Public School, trading fresh seasonal fruits and veggies, organically grown meat, just-picked flowers, artisanal breads and jams, hundreds of delicious cheeses, olive oils; oh my!
Carriageworks Farmers' Market (Eveleigh, Sydney) on Saturdays
We could tell you about it, or leave it to Mike McEnearney, Carrigeworks’ Creative Director, to tantalize your senses; “This market is a meeting place. You stop and chat to the suppliers, you find yourselves asking questions about food. Hopefully you are inspired. With a list and a few suggestions, the market could be your weekly shopping destination. Grab a fresh coffee, sit in the sun with friends or cuddle a warm bowl of steaming freshly made porridge on those Winter mornings. Listen to live music, feast your eyes on the abundance of colour and variety, taste, touch and smell all the glorious produce”. Damn, damn, damn!
Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market (Sydney, NSW) on Sundays
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, Aussie truffles.....in fact all the goodies you love to eat are at the markets, every week, rain or shine.
Hastings Farmers' Market (Macquarie-Hastings region, NSW) on Saturdays
Bathe in the rural charm and lush local produce at the Wauchope Showground; where you can fill your basket to the brim with all the nuts, breads, jams, veggies, fruits, primary produce and market-stall goodies you could possibly imagine! Starting at 8am, this one's for the earlybirds, but a comfy night at Port Macquarie YHA beforehand will leave you bright eyed for the day ahead!
Southside Farmers' Market (Canberra, ACT) on Sundays
In this Capital treasure trove, you'll find local veggies, the free-est-range eggs, organic meat, award-winning olive oils, fresh fruits and citrus, lovingly-made breads and Fair Trade coffee roasted right on site. The sweet-tooths among us are totally catered for with freshly baked tarts, cakes and doughnuts. Here you'll find a wide range of certified organic and biodynamic produce to supercharge your stay in the ACT; and beyond!