Orange Grove Farmers Markets

During my recent trip to Sydney, our friends Linda, Ian and Stacey took us to one of the best farmer’s markets I’ve had the good fortune to visit.  It was Orange Grove Markets held every Saturday at Orange Grove Public School in the Sydney inner city suburb of Leichhardt.  The produce here is organic and so good that Linda does all her weekly fruit and veg shopping here every Saturday morning.

These lovely ladies are from Mayan Deli which is run by a group of people with Latin American backgrounds.  Their mission is to provide the best coffee and xocolatl from the most exotic places in the world.  Their stand was one of the first we headed to, their coffee and fudgy chocolate brownies were outstanding!

Another popular food stall at the Orange Grove Markets is Bowen’s Bacon and Egg Rolls, known as the best in Sydney.  There was a long queue of people who I imagine were salivating at the thought of a perfectly cooked egg and charred marinated bacon sandwiched inside a fresh white bread roll.

Another interesting stallholder we chatted to was Jean Marc Amar of La Bastide French Food and Wine.  Jean Marc makes some of the best french charcuterie you’ll see here in Australia, get chatting to him and his passion for french food and wine truly shines through.  He also imports wine, fois grais, cassoulet and cheeses and he has an online shop.  The quality of his produce is so good, he supplies to France Soir here in Melbourne, a french restaurant institution for over twenty years.

Upon arriving at the market, Ian proclaimed the Pork Rolls from The Butcher’s Lunch was one of the best things he’s ever eaten.  Having not had breakfast and feeling hungry, we headed straight there and yes it was GOOD!  Tasty, tender pork with the crunch of coleslaw and creaminess of aioli made it indeed one of the best things I’d ever eaten.

Lots of colourful fresh organic produce to stock up on for the week.

and organic meat.

Lovely flowers for sale.

If you live in Sydney, I highly recommend a visit, the atmosphere is buzzing, lots of stalls and the food on sale is fresh and organic.  Don’t hesitate to chat to the stallholders about their food, they are all very passionate and so willing to share.

Afterwards Nick and I strolled up the street to Rozelle and visited the vintage market there, which sells lots of old cutlery, plates, silver and other things for your home, it was fun scouring the stalls for food photography props.  We then caught a bus back to the city, it was a very pleasant way to spend a Saturday morning.  Hope you all have a good weekend.  Love and blessings to all.

Orange Grove Markets are open Saturday morning 8am -1pm
Orange Grove Public School
Cnr Perry Street & Balmain Road, Leichhardt

Talk next week.

Catherine x


7 Comments

  1. noreen

    hello catherine! this market looks lovely. it's spring there – so you have fresh strawberries! we have them here at the farmers' markets only a few weeks a year. now we have apples, which ripen in the fall. it's funny to see that at your market, you have both at the same time! (the coffee/brownie place looks delicious, too)

    joy to you, n

  2. tina @ colourliving

    How nice to see a Farmers Market on the other side of the World.. you know how much I like them:-) and you know I shop in one every week.

    Isn't it nice to speak to stall holders and find out everything about the produce we're buying. I love the atmosphere, the produce and all the passion that goes with it.

    Lovely storytelling. Thank you x

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