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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Good Living Growers Markets

Rowie cupcake
Last cupcake from Rowies

"So do you always vist these markets, or is it just coincedence I keep bumping into you here?"

Last Saturday I was sprung. Not by one, but two colleagues I separately bumped into.

I didn't tell either of them that so far I've been to every Good Living Growers Market in 2006. Is that obsessive? Or excessive? Who cares... like all good things in life it's always too good to resist.

This month I traipsed the markets with Deborah. We also bumped into Emily--well actually she spotted us, or rather me, specifically. Otherwise all the regular stallholders seemed to be back in action and despite the hundreds of snaps I've taken, there's always something new that screams for camera attention.

apples
Shiny red apples

oranges
Rosey reds

Rosey reds are a new breed of navel orange with red tinted flesh. Sweet and juicy, they have low levels of acid and are particularly tasty.

lime butter
Lime butter from Blue M Food Co.

chutneys
Roasted tomato and apple chutney from Blue M Food Co.

Fontina cheese
Fontina cheese from Formaggi Ocello

Cultured butter
Cultured butter from Gympie Farm

As always, it was the Gympie Farm stall that stopped us in our tracks in dairy-induced reverie. Deborah finally succumbed to a medium tub of butter (it freezes beautifully, and the flavour only improves with time).

Buttermilk
Fresh buttermilk and goat's milk yoghurt

Creme fraiche
Creme fraiche

Creme fraiche sample
Creme fraiche on fresh crusty baguette

Eager pointing delivered a sample of their creme fraiche, a smooth creamy mouthful with a hint of mild sourness. Like sour cream but thicker, and tasting like it had been whipped to a light and fluffy consistency.

lemon meringue cupcakes
Lemon meringue cupcakes

And then on our way out, a leaflet was spotted on a car windshield which made my heart skip a beat: the Italian Forum Markets are back. Hurrah! Another market to stalk!

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

Italian Forum Market
10am-2pm every Sunday, commencing 23 July 2006
Forum Galleria, Fashion and Lifestyle shopping level
(above the restaurants and piazza).
23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney

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

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posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 7/04/2006 11:13:00 pm


7 Comments:

  • At 7/05/2006 9:07 am, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    I love your dedication, I just can't get up that early in winter =P how do you stop yourself from spending heaps of $$ every time?

    Organic markets? Awwww crap it's on Sundays! I can't go because I work.

     
  • At 7/05/2006 12:47 pm, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    good work spooting the flyer for Forum markets.

     
  • At 7/05/2006 10:57 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Pickles - I don't often get there that early. As long as you're there by 9.30-10am, you can usually get a good look-in.

    We're really looking forward to the Italian Forum markets. We tried previously but they were temporarily closed.

    Hi Veruca - I know. I was so excited!

     
  • At 7/06/2006 4:37 pm, Blogger deborah said…

    oh it was nice to return to the markets on saturday.

    i love your swift action "procuring" that flyer for the forum markets...

    looking forward to going... it wont be too hard to get to either!

    i wonder if the butter lady will be there ...

     
  • At 7/07/2006 12:32 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Saffron - It was nice to have a photographing buddy at the markets too. And I'm looking forward to the Forum Markets as well. It'll certainly make for a nice change of scenery!

     
  • At 7/10/2006 12:17 pm, Blogger jenjen said…

    Oh I missed the markets this month as I was away. But It's great that you are reliably there and I feel that I never miss out! Thanks! I will definitely make my way to the IF Markets this sat!

     
  • At 7/11/2006 9:31 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi jenjen - Glad to be of assistance. That's the great thing about fellow foodbloggers eh? Enjoy the markets this Sat.

     

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