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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Pyrmont Growers' Market

Pink Lady apples
Pink Lady apples

First Saturday of the month = Pyrmont Growers Market.

The combination of Good Food Month endorsement, as well as the start of a sun-kissed long weekend, saw unprecedented crowds flock to the Markets this month. I've never seen it so busy before!

Joanna Savill was on stage chatting to various vendors but we headed straight for the stalls instead.

Joanna Savill with a market vendor

Had to stock up on my monthly allotment of fruit sourdough from La Tartine (two please) and I couldn't resist a smile when I spotted these mini bread rolls labelled as "One of those little ones".

One Of Those Little Ones bread rolls

Whilst I hacked off a slice or two of fruitbread for a makeshift breakfast (so soft, fluffy and packed with figs), Saffron was more interested in a fry-up breakfast of the bacon variety.

Sizzing bacon, eggs and tomato on the barbie

Both munching on our breakfast of choice we mingled amidst the crowds, the dogs (there's always an extreme of giant dogs and tiny pooches to point at) and the wicker baskets filled with bunches of rhubarb and trays of organic free-range eggs.

Simon Johnson cheeses, olives and deli goods
Simon Johnson stall

Simon Johnson panforte
Simon Johnson panforte

After a lap or two of goats cheese samples, rosy red orange segments and spoonfuls of heat from the Chilli Factory, we had a spell watching Joanna still interviewing stallholders.

watching Joanna Savill

After scoring a sample of macadamia nuts (heh! are you spotting a theme here?) we did another half-lap, particularly as Saffron was trying to work out where exactly those plates of pancakes were coming from (we found them at the organic coffee stall which sells the luscious-looking banana bread).

I added a whole smoked trout ($8.00) to the shopping bag and we noticed many of the stalls were completely sold out by 10.00am. Thank goodness we got there early.

smoked trout
Good Living Growers' Market
7.00am - 11.00am on the first Saturday of every month
Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont (opposite Star City Casino)


Related GrabYourFork posts:
Good Living Growers' Market 2006: May ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February
Good Living Growers' Market 2005: November ¦ October ¦ September ¦ August ¦ July ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February


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GFM 2005: Good Living Growers' Markets
GFM 2005: Night Noodle Markets
GFM 2005: Spring Picnic
GFM 2005: Sydney Farmers' Market
GFM 2005: Sydney Food & Wine Fair

GFM 2004: Twilight Trail: Cocktails and Sugar Hits

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 10/04/2005 09:40:00 pm


7 Comments:

  • At 10/05/2005 10:11 am, Blogger deborah said…

    How was the smoked trout? If it was any good I might grab one next month. Well worth it for $8 considering the freshness

     
  • At 10/05/2005 9:47 pm, Blogger Fanny said…

    Hi, i've seen Charlie and the chocolate factory actually and really loved it, but truth to be told i still think it's funny - augustus gloop is such a gluton and i am a chocolate glutton as well. I didn't mean to hurt you and hope i didn't.
    Love
    Fanny alias Veruca (daddy i want a trained squirrel - that's so me!!!)

     
  • At 10/06/2005 12:07 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Saffron - Smoked trout was dee-lish. Very tasty and so fresh too. It features in my EoMEoTE entry for this month too! =)

    Hi Fanny - Oh I didn't take offence! I just thought you weren't aware of where the name came from. It happens more often than I expect!

    I don't think falling into a chocolate river would be so bad...

     
  • At 10/06/2005 5:21 am, Anonymous BIg BoK said…

    Totally.. totally .. smashing..! i would have gone for the bacon and eggs too..! hahah!!

     
  • At 10/06/2005 9:06 pm, Blogger boo_licious said…

    I love markets and I would have also gone for the bacon and cheese. Yum.

     
  • At 10/06/2005 11:18 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Big BoK - Bacon smelt good (doesn't it always). But I was more than happy with my fresh slab of fruit sourdough.

    Hi boo_licious - Markets are great (as you know!).

     
  • At 5/13/2007 10:07 am, Anonymous The Chilli Factory said…

    The Chilli Factory chillies, sauces and chutneys are now available from http://www.thechillifactory.us

    SETTING THE WORLD ON FIRE

     

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