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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Good Living Growers Market, Pyrmont

asparagus
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
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.

Justin North
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
Cookies, shortbread and rocky road from Whisk & Pin

cheese
Tarago River Jens Red cheese

roses
Pink roses at the Pink Lady apple stall

lettuce
Perfectly formed baby cos lettuce

snail pate
Snail pate from Snails Bon Appetite

blood orange butter
Blood orange butter from Blue M Food

dogs

Good Living Growers' Market
7.00am - 11.00am on the first Saturday of every month
Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont

(opposite Star City Casino), Sydney

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Good Living Growers' Market 2006:
October ¦ September ¦ July ¦ 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 11/05/2006 10:31:00 pm


8 Comments:

  • At 11/06/2006 8:42 am, Blogger PiCkLeS said…

    how was the snail pate?

     
  • At 11/06/2006 12:56 pm, Blogger jenjen said…

    We did take some similar photos!

    It was such a grey day, but its always worth it afterwards.

    beautiful photos Helen!

     
  • At 11/06/2006 2:46 pm, Anonymous J said…

    After several inopportune months, I finally managed to pay a maiden visit to the renowned GLGM and it did not disappoint one bit (despite the sappy conditions).

    A fantastic smorgasboard of the finest and freshest produce on display. The cheeses and deli meats stole the show but I found the range on sweets a tad disappointing.

    Wagyu beef found its way home with me and I'm certain that plenty out there will instantaneously vouch along with me to convene these brilliant producers on a more customary basis (a month of anticipation is akin to an eternal wait!)

     
  • At 11/06/2006 11:14 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Pickles - It's, um, snaily? lol. I sampled it ages ago (I didn't bother this time) but I remember you could definitely taste snail. I tend to prefer my escargots drenched in plenty of garlic butter :)

    Hi jenjen - Yeah I have photos I didn't upload that are even more similar. Good thing about grey light is no overexposure or annoying reflections off perspex :)

    Thanks. Yours are great too. You always remember to include people in yours. lol.

    Hi J - The markets are great - they're a regular ritual for me (er, um, obviously).

     
  • At 11/09/2006 8:14 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Great photos. The peaches look like they below in an european market.

     
  • At 11/10/2006 4:30 am, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Blood orange butter?? Jealous, jealous, jealous.

     
  • At 11/10/2006 2:06 pm, Blogger CW said…

    I'm sure it's just me, but the idea of mushed up snails - euuuughh!

    All the other food sounded and looked delish, though!

     
  • At 11/12/2006 11:04 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Veruca Salt - Presentation is everything isn't it? I agree, the peaches looked fantastic.

    Hi Jeanne - lol. I know. So much goodness... so little time.

    Hi CW - That's why you call it pate :)

     

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