Our fabulous gourmet and fresh produce market has been delighting young and old for two decades – and is marking the milestone with a September market not to be missed!
Twice monthly on Saturday mornings, the usually weekend-sleepy North Sydney CBD comes alive with the Northside Produce Market. It has been delighting customers for two decades with wonderful fresh produce, delicious tastings and a bustling atmosphere. And on the 21st September you can celebrate our wonderful market for the unmissable 20th anniversary.
Founded in 1999, the Northside Produce Market was based on a vision by a local mum to create a family morning out, similar to those that she’d experienced in the US. From its humble beginnings, the market has grown to a twice-monthly event. There are now around 70 regular stallholders with produce running from organic vegetables to delicious small batch cheeses, and beeswax wraps to the highest quality free range meat. “Our customers love connecting to the growers and makers,” says Lisa MacDonald, Market Coordinator.
On the 21st September birthday bash there’ll be fun for the whole family with juggling being taught, a treasure hunt for the kids, and the very popular Kids Spot area will be providing entertainment for the younger market goers too.
In honour of this special occasion, stallholders are busily creating commemorative culinary delights and special edition brews. Food By Holly Davis are perfectly pickling Zavaglias Gourmet Produce’s pink watermelon daikon, Australian Honey Cellars will bring out their Mountain Ash honey with a strong earthy flavour, Maria River Distillery will launch their Limoncello in celebration of this milestone, and Flat Rock Brew Café will be wishing the markets a happy birthday with a specially created ale.
You can also pick up a copy of the first ever Northside Produce Market calendar for 2020. Featuring beautifully captured images of the market’s seasonal produce and handcrafted artisanal food delights with stallholders sharing recipes, facts, tips and insights.
So clear your diary, pray for perfect spring weather (although the markets are just as fun in the rain!) and celebrate one of North Sydney’s favourite treasures.