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.
Shiny red apples
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 from Blue M Food Co.
Roasted tomato and apple chutney from Blue M Food Co.
Fontina cheese from Formaggi Ocello
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).
Fresh buttermilk and goat's milk yoghurt
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
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!
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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