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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Pyrmont Growers' Market

Olive oils from Pukara Estate

After a week of heavy rain (which yes, we did need), it was nice to see the sun again today. With clear blue skies as far as the eye could see, Sydney foodies made their monthly pilgrimage to the ever-popular Pyrmont Growers' Markets, soaking up the sun with a lizard-like affection.

And each time we're at Pyrmont, I will--without fail--bump into someone I know. Hardly surprising given the foodie company I keep, but a welcome reprise, as I juggle canvas bags, wallet and, yes, camera, during snatched conversation. Today it was Pinkcocoa with Shin, and, three minutes later, R with A. A quick appraisal is done of each other's shopping booty, notes are compared and then we part company again and dive back into the crowds and the goodies...

Pink Lady apples $5/ bag.
I love pink ladies. Their crisp tangy sweetness is irresistable.

La Tartine loaves... sitting on the dock of the bay.
Yes, their sourdough fruit loaf is a Pyrmont must-have. I came home with not one, but two!

Rhubarb, $3 per bunch or $5 for two
Crisp, shiny and a deep crimson red, rhubarb announced its seasonal arrival to all and sundry.

Apple pie from Mirrabooka Farms, $2.00 per slice
Hello breakfast! Chock-full of sweet apple and a sweet start to my Saturday morning.

Pastries from Shepherds Bakehouse

Real farmhouse butter churned from Guernsey cow cream at the Gympie Farm Butter stall

I'd been keeping an eye out for this stall after reading Pinkcocoa's post on the June Growers' Market. Whilst I was busy eating my way around the Campsie Food Festival, Pinkcocoa's diligent post enabled me to see all the new Grower Market activity, so I didn't miss out on all the action.

But butter sampling is definitely action I have to get in on. And Pinkcoca was right, the crowds were huge around this stall.

Fresh churned dairy goodness

The intense colour of this butter was immediately obvious and the tastebuds and stomach sighed with content. This was real butter alright. Creamy, smooth, intensely-flavoured and oh-so-good.

Chocolate ganache-covered cupcakes from Rowie's Cakes.
All their cakes are wheat, yeast and gluten-free. Thankfully I'm not allergic to any of these, so I've yet to try them.

Blood orange juice from Parkers Organics, $4.00
Can you hear the chorus of angels?

Wagyu steaks sizzle on the barbie
Our sampling of wagyu melted on the tongue and burst forth an explosion of flavour and juiciness. At $59.95/kg though, we might have to wait for a special occasion.

Cheese-vendor's licence plate
How cool is that?

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

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Good Living Growers' Market 2006: May ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February
Good Living Growers' Market 2005: November ¦ October ¦ September ¦ August ¦ July ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February
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posted by Anonymous on 7/02/2005 10:59:00 pm


  • At 7/03/2005 3:33 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    whoaa AG you visit the pyrmont market every month without fail! ive been trying to wake up early for it these past few months but never managed to. thanks for sharing this month's visit with us again!

  • At 7/03/2005 4:56 am, Blogger eat stuff said…

    Oh it looks so good!
    I missed it again... but this time I did not forget, cause I traveled for 6 long hours so that I could go to another market! Which is on in a few hours! yay!
    will take photos... look after Sydney whilst I'm away :)

  • At 7/03/2005 8:19 am, Blogger Nic said…

    Sounds like it was a great day. I particularly like the look of those sourdough loaves. I'm going to have to bake myself some this week. If only they'd turn out looking like those loaves...

  • At 7/03/2005 9:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Everything looks so good.. AG..! i would have love to try some of the wagyu steak.. :) I'm really so envious.. to be honest..!

  • At 7/03/2005 12:12 pm, Blogger pinkcocoa said…

    oh my, you are so quick with your post!!! i shall post mine up a bit later :) I had wanted to take the same pics of the wagyu steak but managed to! I am so glad you did!

  • At 7/03/2005 1:50 pm, Blogger deborah said…

    Mmmmm. I will have to convince my body clock to make it to the market next month. If only for the a sour dough loaf.

  • At 7/03/2005 4:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    you gotta remind me about the next one.. i always forget :( i'd love to go!

  • At 7/03/2005 10:58 pm, Blogger Reid said…

    Hi AG,

    You always seem to pick the right things to photograph at these outdoor markets. For example, I was just thinking of rhubarb, when you showed that picture of the beautiful stems of rhubarb. Why can't I get some of those here. *sigh*

  • At 7/05/2005 1:03 pm, Blogger Niki said…

    I adore the taste of butter, but for me it must be salted. Yummy!
    Did you know Australia doesn't have a rhubarb 'season'? I thought we did, and it was over winter, but Stephanie Alexander writes that rhubarb is available in Australia all year 'round, and it is always pink, tender and non-stringy. Yay us!

  • At 7/06/2005 10:37 am, Blogger Kelly said…

    Wow! A specialist butter stall! With samples! My friends think it is disgusting that I eat butter off the knife every time I make a sandwich, but I get the feeling you would understand :)


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