Fresh produce in Sydney
New South Wales is famous for its produce, from plump Pacific oysters to sweet summer cherries, golden Hunter Semillon and flowery native honey. You’ll find farmers markets all across Sydney where you can fill your basket and meet passionate local producers. Or head out to the farms and pick some yourself.
At Carriageworks Farmers Market on Saturdays you’ll find vegetables, flowers, organic meat and eggs, cheese, bread, wines and more. There are also lots of food stalls, so it’s a great place for breakfast. Also on Saturday, the Orange Grove Organic Food Market is a local favourite with a community feel.
Do something good for yourself and the environment at the Sydney Sustainable Market in Darlinghurst every Saturday. The Pyrmont Growers Market on the fourth Saturday of the month is the place for organic meat, fresh pasta, smoked fish, pastries and gourmet dog treats.
Start your Sunday with coffee and live music at the eclectic Marrickville Organic Market or take a workshop at the Tramsheds Growers Market. Across the bridge, the Palm Beach Market held on the fourth Sunday of the month has a laid-back vibe and beautiful beach views.
During the week, you can visit the Rose Bay Farmers Market on Tuesday, Cambridge Markets at the Entertainment Quarter on Wednesday, the Double Bay Organic Market on Thursday and the Parramatta Farmers Market on Friday. The Sydney Vegan Market is held on the third Sunday of every month.
The Sydney Fish Market is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and trades about 14,500 tonnes of seafood each year. There are restaurants and a sushi bar on-site, or you can pick up fresh oysters, fish and chips, prawns and more to take away.
Many restaurants in Sydney champion local produce from around the State. Some take it even further with on-site gardens for the ultimate farm-to-table experience. At Chiswick in Woollahra and acre eatery in Camperdown, chefs pull vegetables and herbs from their gardens every morning to incorporate into the day’s menu.
There’s nothing fresher than picking it yourself. In the Hawkesbury region, on the edge of Sydney, you can pick apples, pears, mandarins, oranges, nuts, stonefruit and more (depending on the season). Follow the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail to find all the best local producers.