MAR­VEL­LOUS MAR­KETS

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NOTH­ING BEATS STROLLING through a mar­ket on a sunny Syd­ney day—soak­ing up the rays and pe­rus­ing stalls. Dis­cover unique artisan goods or try lo­cally grown pro­duce at lo­ca­tions all over town. Syd­ney of­fers an ar­ray of qual­ity mar­kets, here are some of our favourites: CAR­RIAGE­WORKS FARM­ERS MAR­KET. Lo­cated just a 10-minute walk from Red­fern Sta­tion, this busy farm­ers mar­ket is very pop­u­lar with lo­cals, fam­i­lies and dogs! It’s a dog-friendly mar­ket—just re­mem­ber to keep them on a leash—so you can bring your pooch for a Satur­day morn­ing walk.

Meet lo­cal and re­gional food pro­duc­ers in an old rail yard work­shop in the his­toric sur­rounds of Car­riage­works. Buy qual­ity fruit and veg­eta­bles, meat, poul­try, eggs, cheese and milk as well as bread (see the Sonoma stall), baked goods, cakes (don’t miss Flour and Stone), pas­tries and desserts. There’s also a range of food stalls that of­fer sweet and savoury crepes (try The Crepe & Cof­fee Co), pho, Asian (the Billy Kwong stall is a must-taste), pies, burg­ers and sausage rolls. Quench your thirst with or­ganic cold pressed juices at Parker’s Or­ganic Juices, or wake up with some hot cof­fee. You can even try some cold brew cof­fee.

Mike Mcen­ear­ney, Cre­ative Di­rec­tor of Car­riage­works Farm­ers Mar­ket, has put to­gether the best of the best in terms of lo­cal food pro­duc­ers, and has in turn created a mar­ket that is buzzing and over­flow­ing with beau­ti­ful pro­duce—a must-visit for any self­pro­claimed foodie.

8am–1pm, Ev­ery Satur­day, Car­riage­works, 245 Wil­son Street, Eveleigh. car­riage­works.com.au

GLEBE MAR­KETS. Fol­low your nose down Glebe’s bustling main street, Glebe Point Road, and wind your way past the round-the­world eat­ing op­tions till you get to Glebe Pub­lic School. Ev­ery Satur­day within the school grounds you’ll find the vi­brant and funky Glebe Mar­kets.

Stay­ing true to the area’s artis­tic aes­thetic, the mar­kets have a big fo­cus on sec­ond-hand goods and lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Browse around and you’ll find plenty of vin­tage cloth­ing stalls, hand­made resin jew­ellery, ster­ling sil­ver jew­ellery, leather hand­bags, ac­ces­sories, can­dles, soaps and pre-owned DVDS and books. Your in­ner hip­pie will love the crys­tals and dream catch­ers on of­fer.

It’s of­ten a rite of pas­sage for up-and­com­ing de­sign­ers to sell their wares here. With plenty of stalls to browse, make sure you turn this way and that, and loop around so you don’t miss any.

10am–4pm, ev­ery Satur­day, Glebe Pub­lic School, cor­ner Derby Place and Glebe Point Road, Glebe. glebe­mar­kets.com.au MAR­RICKVILLE OR­GANIC FOOD MAR­KET. Upon en­ter­ing Mar­rickville Or­ganic Food Mar­ket, within the Ad­di­son Road Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, you’ll want to im­me­di­ately join the queues at the pop­u­lar Stir­rup Cafe for a caf­feine fix.

This mar­ket is very pop­u­lar amongst lo­cals, and of­fers all kinds of pro­duce, with an em­pha­sis on or­ganic fruit and veg­eta­bles. Start off by mak­ing your way through the fresh food sec­tion, then past the hot food stalls, sell­ing ev­ery­thing from dumplings and bagels, to go­zleme and gourmet meat­balls.

Try the Smoky Ban­dit from Frit­ter House, con­sist­ing of two de­li­cious corn frit­ters, chipo­tle sausages, spiced pota­toes, BBQ sauce and aioli.

Work your way around to the hand­i­crafts sec­tion, with wooden goods, sec­ond-hand books, jew­ellery, crys­tals and a wide range of plants, flow­ers and suc­cu­lents.

The mar­ket gets quite busy by 11am, with plenty of fam­i­lies do­ing their weekly pro­duce shop. So if you want to beat the crowds, be sure to head there early!

As a bonus, take a quick look around Re­verse Garbage while you are here. This re­use and re­cy­cling stal­wart has plenty on of­fer from in­dus­trial scraps to dis­carded fabric and fur­ni­ture. You never know what you might find! 9am–3pm, ev­ery Sun­day, Ad­di­son Road Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 142 Ad­di­son Road, Mar­rickville. or­gan­ic­food­mar­kets.com.au

THE ROCKS MAR­KETS. Th­ese mar­kets are great for vis­i­tors to Syd­ney with lots of unique lo­cally de­signed prod­ucts, ar­ti­sanal goods and sou­venirs. Meet the mak­ers and dis­cover art, paint­ings, glass­works, wood­works, stationery, leather bags, jew­ellery, cloth­ing, scarves, boomerangs, lights, ce­ram­ics, beeswax, can­dles, soaps and so much more!

The mar­ket takes over Ge­orge Street, con­tin­ues up Play­fair Street and around to Jack Mundey Place.

There are food stalls sell­ing corn on the cob, fresh lemon­ade, meat on skew­ers, Ja­panese pan­cakes, steak sand­wiches, burg­ers and more. Join the queue for the pop­u­lar mar­ket-sta­ple go­zleme, or try a Ger­man hot dog from the Mu­nich Brauhaus stall. Fin­ish off with a Mini Monet cup­cake. Yum!

10am–5pm, Ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day; Play­fair Street, Ge­orge Street and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks. the­rocks.com

Car­riage­works Farm­ers Mar­ket. Photo: Roshan Sukhla.

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