One of my favourite ways to spend a relaxed Sunday morning is to head to a local farmers market and immerse myself a beautiful community vibe along with good coffee, cheap eats and free music. Marrickville Organic Food Market provides just that.
As one of the nine organic food markets that are held every week across Sydney (and extending to a location in Newcastle), Marrickville Organic Food Market provides a range of local produce including certified organic food, artisan gourmet produce, freshly baked bread and pastries, meats and cheeses, wine and ciders, grains and nuts, as well as flowers, plants, clothing and other products.
Being only a 10 minute bike ride (or 25 minute walk) away from my apartment, I love heading there to catch up with friends for a quick brunch or have a solo saunter and taste the produce that is on offer.
While I don’t always buy organic produce (it can be so expensive), it is great to see that the Marrickville Organic Food Market provides a more affordable range of organic or spray-free produce- which helps to supporting local producers and a more sustainable form of farming.
One of my favourite stalls (although not organic), offers a great range of bulk grains, fruits, nuts, legumes, seeds and spices. Being cheaper than the pre-packaged versions that you find in supermarkets (and with much more variety), I use this as a way to make dukkah, za’atar and other foods that require a range of ingredients and/or spices.
You can find my recipe for my Apricot and Almond Toasted Muesli here, which used a lot of the bulk ingredients from this store.
Today at the market, I picked up the following for the very affordable sum of $37 (but also splurged on a punnet of prickly pears for $10):
- 6 bananas
- 6 peaches
- 6 nectarines
- 2 zucchini
- 1 capsicum
- 1 bag snow peas
- 1 bag of spinach
- 1 punnet figs
- 1/2 cauliflower
- 100g sundried apricots
- 100g almonds
- 100g pinenuts
- 100g sunflower seeds
- 100g desiccated coconut
- 200g sesame seeds
- 200g sultanas
For more on Marrickville Organic Food Market click here.
A great morning to have a delicious brunch, strong coffee and stock up on some fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds for the week ahead.
I hope to catch you there soon.