Top 10 Organic Farmers Markets in SydneyFoodBy Estelle FallonNovember 30, 2017 Share Growing your own fruit and veggies is the dream of many here at Green Goodness Co. However, the reality is, that many of us don’t have the time, space or green thumbs to plant, nurture, wait and pick our own fresh produce. If I want my organic smashed avo on artisan sourdough, I’d like it for breakfast today, not in 5 years’ time when the tree starts to fruit. Lucky for us in Sydney, we have a great number of organic food markets available and not all of them are held on a weekend. As more people become tired of overseas imports and farmers getting a raw deal from the major supermarket chains, hopefully more markets will pop up to continue to meet demand. Here we’ve put together a list of some of Sydney’s more popular spots. Listed in alphabetical order so there’s no favouritism, we’re sure you’ll find somewhere nearby to stock up and meal prep for the week. Carriageworks Farmers Market Open every Saturday from 8am – 1pm, there are big plans to put Carriageworks on the world map after making it the leading produce market in Australia. With a great range of seasonal produce, including organic and bio-dynamic foods, this progressive hub in a vintage setting has something for everyone – including a celebrity chef or two. Open all year round, the market is close to public transport, wheelchair accessible and a must visit for anyone who loves great food, amazing coffee and a chat with the people behind the produce. Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Markets are held at the Castle Hill Showgrounds, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 8am – 12 noon. The markets are a firm favourite with locals who will tell you to get there early so you don’t miss out. Must visits include Paddock to Plate for free range and grassfed beef, pork, lamb and goat and Warrah Biodynamic Farm and Farm Shop for their freshly picked seasonal produce. Double Bay Market Located at Guilfoyle Park on Knox Street, this weekly market specialises in Certified Organic and fresh produce, eco and fair-trade products. The markets are held every Thursday from 9am to 2pm and include a great array of fresh fruit and vegetables, wild caught and sustainable seafood and a host of food stalls to curb those cravings. Frenchs Forest Market Held each Sunday from 9am – 1pm, this market at the Parkway Hotel runs rain, hail or shine. A lively, organic market with everything you need for the week. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables, olives, cakes and treats, soaps, clothing and jewellery. A great place to catch up, have a browse and stock up. Marrickville Market Rise and shine early on a Sunday morning and head to this Inner West indoor/outdoor market. Plenty of seasonal produce, vegan treats, flowers, and food to satisfy the senses. Pick up some home-grown herbs for the balcony garden, real honey (from real bees!) and a great selection of organic nuts, fruits, herbs and spices. Markets are open from 8am – 3pm. Hornsby Market Another mid-week market, Thursday is the day to mosey to Hornsby Mall, near the fountain, and check out the week’s offerings. Open from 8am to 3pm, the market boasts a great range of certified fruit and vegetables, chutneys, nuts, grass fed beef, plants, eco- and fair-trade products. Make sure you try a well-deserved Pho or fabulous gozleme, or bag some authentic New York style bagels for breakfast. Kings Cross Market If you’re needing inspiration to head out to a market this weekend, check out the socials for Kings Cross Market. With an abundance of colour and creativity, the photos will have you heading to the iconic fountain on Saturday before you can say “Where’s my string bag?”. Man’s best friend is definitely welcome here as you can pick up a dog-friendly beer from the McPets stall. You’ll have to contend yourself with the freshest of fish, meat and eggs as well as flowers, fruits and vegetables for your weekly shopping needs. Don’t forget the coffee! Orange Grove Market Reviews for this market continue to sing the praises of this popular weekend destination. Be prepared to start early if you’re coming by car to get a parking spot. Plenty of fresh organic produce, delicious pastries, potted plants and other gift ideas including kids clothes, jewellery and artisan crafts. A kids play area means you can enjoy your breakfast in peace before strolling the stalls. Held in the grounds of Orange Grove Public School, get there before 9 as it does get busy. Manly Fresh Produce Markets Stroll down Manly Plaza on a Wednesday or Sunday and you’ll find this market in full swing from 8am – 2pm. North Shore locals like to head out for a walk along the beach, swing by for some breakfast and then shop for their organic fruit and vegetables for the week. Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market You’ll find this family and pet friendly treasure in the grounds of Ramsgate Public School on Florence Street. With a great range of products for celiacs or those with a gluten intolerance (including donuts!), it has a great array of raw and paleo treats as well. With face painting and a jumping castle for the kids, there’s music and merriment to be had. Mark off a Saturday in your diary and head down from 8am to 2pm and see what all the locals are talking about. Where’s your favourite Sydney farmers market? We love hearing your thoughts on the best places to visit in Sydney and farmers markets are no different. Tell us your favourite location and your must-visit stall. Image: Carriageworks POPULAR TAGS | goodness pick, Main, discover, trending Estelle Fallon Estelle is freelance copywriter and serial re-locator who currently resides in Sydney after long stints in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide. When she’s not out and about discovering the best of Sydney she is most likely researching all things health and fitness or trying new foods and new ways to keep up with two very energetic boys.