Saturday mornings are best spent in bed, I say, but if there's one thing I'll dutifully agree to set my alarm clock for, it'd be gourmet markets.
Last Saturday we headed to the Sydney Flower Market in Flemington at some ungodly hour. By the time we piled back into the car, we were wide awake, so we continued our market martyrdom by heading to the farmers markets in Castle Hill.
Castle Hill is about 30km north west of Sydney CBD. This is real suburbia and the markets here have a distinctly laidback Aussie feel. There are plenty of market browsers, dressed in jeans and casuals, but there's a dearth of chihuahuas, hip retro granny trolleys and not one decaf skim latte to be seen.
As we browsed the circle of outdoor market stalls, I had a sense it wasn't very big... until I realised the markets continued inside a nearby building. Jostling inside the cosy shed were a whole host of familiar faces--all the stalls we've come to know and love from the Good Living Growers Market and Northside, like La Tartine, Formaggi Ocello and the Grima Brothers.
Free range eggs
Hunter River Olive Grove caramelised balsamic vinegar
Hunter River Olive Grove sundried tomato mustard
and black olive mustard
Jams from The Farmers Wife
The perfect invitation
Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market
8am-12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
Castle Hill Showground, Harvey Lowe Pavilion
Showground Road, Castle Hill, Sydney
Entry via Show ground Rd
Related GrabYourFork posts:
Sydney Flower Market, Flemington
Good Living Growers Market
Northside Produce Market
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