Carriageworks Farmers Markets
Eveleigh arts and culture precinct Carriageworks went into voluntary administration earlier on in 2020. Thankfully, though, it’s been saved – with a mix of government grants and philanthropic donations. And that means its popular weekly Farmers Markets is back too.
The market stocks fresh produce from a community of more than 70 NSW producers, who gather every Saturday, together with Sydneysiders.
It has also established a strict safety plan due to the pandemic, operating as a shop-and-go service (meaning no hanging around to munch on your Flour and Stone croissant), with entry limited to 350 shoppers at a time, more space between stalls, and and face masks encouraged.
There's no time to dawdle between stalls, so it's worth making a shopping list before you go (find our recommendations here).
At Alto Olives, you'll find table olives and vibrant, flavoured extra-virgin olive oils (a particular favourite of former Icebergs chef Monty Koludrovic). Australia’s first social-enterprise bakery, Bread & Butter Project, has freshly-baked loaves of bread and pastries. Pick up a free-range bird to roast and eggs at Thirlmere Poultry Supply; seeds and plants at Wormticklers Nursery; and award-winning French saucisson (cured sausage usually made with pork, wine, salt and pepper) at La Bastide.
Then finish up at Pepe Saya, where you'll find the Sydney's best hand-churned butter, plus crème fraîche, buttermilk and mascarpone.
Carriageworks Farmers Markets runs every Saturday from 8am to 1pm.