Farm fresh asparagus
A dreary grey morning greeted the second-last Good Living Growers' Markets of the year. The rhythmic collision of fat fleeing raindrops against my bedroom window only encouraged me to snuggle back under the covers, but after hitting the snooze button half-a-dozen times the bedcovers were slowly and reluctantly thrown off for another markets foray.
Peaches from Glenwood Orchard
Though the morning was plagued by a constant miserable drizzle, there was still a healthy crowd of shoppers stocking up on their monthly treats. The stallholders, protected by the shelter of their white canopied tents, were sympathetic to the sogginess of determined shoppers, and the produce, some splattered with droplets of rain, just looked even fresher.
The new harvest of peaches from Glenwood Orchard were positively glowing, nestled cosily in wooden crates covered in rustic hessian. In-season asparagus was also popular, picked fresh from local farms the day before, still with brushings of soil on their stems.
Cooking demonstration with Justin North of Becasse
hosted by Joanna Savill
Justin North from Becasse was in attendance again, cooking and serving up a number of dishes with Joanna Savill hosting the proceedings.
Breakfast was an impromptu slathering of Willowbrae sundried tomato-rolled goat cheese on a thick slice of sourdough baguette from Consummate--the trusty pocket knife always comes in handy :) I did spot a table of organised shoppers who had packed their own chopping board, knife and plates for a leisurely picnic brunch. A great idea. Now here's hoping that next time the sun remembers to come out as well.
Cookies, shortbread and rocky road from Whisk & Pin
Tarago River Jens Red cheese
Pink roses at the Pink Lady apple stall
Perfectly formed baby cos lettuce
Snail pate from Snails Bon Appetite
Blood orange butter from Blue M Food
Good Living Growers' Market
7.00am - 11.00am on the first Saturday of every month
Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont
(opposite Star City Casino), Sydney
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