Leave the car at home and take the nana trolley…
Eveleigh Farmers Market is an award-winning authentic farmers’ market held every Saturday from 8am to 1pm that provides local NSW farmers and producers space to supply their products and sell it direct to the community. When you buy straight from the makers, you can be assured you are getting fresh produce and supporting our Australian farmers.
You will find the markets at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh and its only a short walk from either Redfern or Newtown Station. Shuttle buses are also available and more information can be found on their website.
If you are a local, or even a visitor, you will know that we can get some pretty hot days. With Sydney being the worlds #2 melanoma hot spots in the world, you will be relieved to know that Eveleigh is undercover.
My friend and I joined a free tour run by Jane Grover (it was the 6th birthday for the market) and I thought it was a great overview of the different stalls that were on display. As Jane has a relationship with a few of the stall producers, I felt like we got a little bit of extra attention and they got to speak to us about their products and how they all got started. I was surprised to know how many of them get up at the crack of dawn to drive to Sydney on a Saturday!
After our tour we then did a couple of loops on our own to fill our shopping bags. We were both pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices were!
The stalls that stood out to me were:
The dairy stall that does all the amazing cheeses (Small Cow Farm) and – the best butter.
Jonima Flowers – Beautiful natives and really amazing colourful poppies
La Tartine – The sourdough king!!! So many amazing flavours…
The shop that does Chorizo – and boy was it good!
Good ol Farmer Greg from Wingham
You could almost skip lunch and rely on all the delicious samples that are available. But make sure you bring a bag or a trolley as once you taste the food you will want to share it with your friends.
One stall definitely worthy to note is No Kill Pet Rescue. They bring a couple of dogs there for adoption who were a big hit with the kids.
My friend wrote a great article on our experience at the markets. Check it out here!
And here is a picture of the spread I put on from the food I bought that day.