The Urban Farmacy
Marrickville Road isn’t typically associated with country life. And next door to a Mitre 10, Urban Farmacy does seem a little out of place. Though this location makes its bountiful fresh produce all the more appealing.
Cath and Hapi Fiefa started Urban Farmacy to bring the essence of a farmers’ market to the area. Their efforts give the local community the opportunity to shop when they can rather than hunting down weekend farmers’ markets. The store stocks produce from the couple’s farm, Field to Feast, in Catherine Field, 51 kilometres from Marrickville. Urban Farmacy’s mission is also to engage the general public in buying local, seasonal food with authentic service.
Besides selling to the public, the Fiefa’s farm supplies cafes and restaurants around town such as About Life, Fratelli Paradiso and Icebergs. Cath’s mission with Urban Farmacy is to engage the general public in buying local, seasonal food with authentic service.
The majority of products sold at Urban Farmacy are Australian, labeled with the number of kilometers they have travelled – some less than one. Shelf items include Blue Mountains ginger honey and Bitton Gourmet passata. Homemade snacks such as organic almond and tofu rice paper rolls, or figs filled with Pepe Saya mascarpone, are displayed beneath the glass counter.