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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Good Living Growers' Markets, Pyrmont

Welcome back! Welcome back!

The cheery yellow message on the Eumundi Smokehouse chalkboard seemed directed straight at me. It's been quite a while since I last made it to the Pyrmont Good Living Growers' Markets, but it was good to see all my favourite stalls still there, to recognise the stall owners, and to spend a lovely morning browsing, taste-testing and yes, of course, snapping plenty of delicious photos.

Zucchini flowers

Shiso leaves from Darling Mills Farm

Italian woodfire breads

Preserves, relishes and chutneys from Lynwood
(I'm still reminiscing about their fabulous cafe)

Lynwood roasted red pepper relish

Marinated fetta from Binnorie Dairy

White peaches


Blackberry lattice tart from Rowan Farm

Sourdough breads from La Tartine

Multigrain sourdough from La Tartine

Chicken and mango sausages on offer at the breakfast barbecue

Sheeps milk cheese from Formaggi Ocello

Saint Agur from Formaggi Ocello

Spiced pears, pickled garlic and golden verjus from Pariva Produce

Russian garlic

Giant wheel of French brie from Simon Johnson

Sapphire potatoes


The heavens opened at about 10.00am, but even the light rain shower didn't stop the happy masses from buying out several stalls of their fresh produce.

Sold out of new season Galaxy apples from Mirrabooka Farms

Kipfler potatoes

Cultured butter from Gympie Farm
The bestest butter you could hope for - so good you could almost eat it with a spoon

Over The Moon A2 milk from Johnson's Farmgate

I was interested to try A2 milk, which is said to relieve various health conditions including type 1 diabetes, eczema, asthma and even autism. According to their website, Over The Moon milk has 15% more calcium and 17% more protein than most other milks.

Taste-wise, the milk did seem to have a stronger flavour, a decandent richness with a very faint hint of sourness. I do like the fact that the gold-tops are unhomogenised, meaning you get the stopper of thick cream at the top, just like in the old days of milk bottles and the delivering milkman.



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: November ¦ 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 (Grab Your Fork) on 2/03/2008 11:59:00 pm


  • At 2/04/2008 4:29 pm, Blogger Andrew Scott said…

    was good to catch up with you ever so briefly AG..

    we are slowly working our way through our bounty, with the parkers juice and the fancy mushrooms already gone :)

    the ladysmith lamb patties are wonderful, and the sold out apples were nice and crispy.

    we tried the white garlic this time, its different to the purple stuff we got late last year.

    if only we had a bigger fridge :))

  • At 2/05/2008 11:43 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Have you tried the Eumundi Smokehouse sausages? They're brilliant, the best sausages I've had. I didn't realise they sold there, which is great, might have to pay the markets a visit methinks! ;)

  • At 2/05/2008 9:37 pm, Blogger Y said…

    Great photos! That lattice tart looks positively mouthwatering. I haven't been to the growers markets in so so long. It's definitely something to do with it being open on the wrong side of the morning (the sleep-in side).

  • At 2/06/2008 12:29 am, Blogger Jen said…

    Great shots Helen! I missed the return of the markets but I'm glad to know that it's back, I kind of missed it during the break.

    The Russian garlic looks very interesting and I know what you mean about the Gympie farm butter, I always go for a sample every time.

  • At 2/06/2008 1:05 am, Blogger Par said…

    I love going to those farmer/street markets. Those bread looks so good!

  • At 2/06/2008 6:34 pm, Blogger Y said…

    Oh and by the way, Happy Chinese New Year!

  • At 2/07/2008 1:03 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Andrew Scott - I watched people go crazy at the mushroom stall - it was quite a sight to see the buzz and excitement :) If only I had a bigger budget :)

    Hi Lorraine E - Eumundi Smokehouse make great sausages. I liked your recent lentil and snag dish - looked so easy and tasty. The markets are a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning - apart from curled up in bed of course!

    Hi Y - I was tempted to have a small fruit pie for breakfast but resisted :) I actually didn't get to the markets at all in 2007. Yep, sleep-ins won out for most of the year methinks.

    Hi jenjen - I was keeping an eye out for fellow foodbloggers at the markets - it seems like a prime location for spotting one or two :) The Russian garlic did look intriguing.

    I was out and about all day on Saturday but next time I am definitely bringing home a tub full of that glorious yellow sunshine butter.

    Hi ilovepearly - Farmers markets are always fun. And bread... oh... crusty fresh bread is always a weakness of mine!

    Hi Y - Happy New Year to you! May it be filled with plenty of good luck and good fortune :)

  • At 2/07/2008 7:09 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Awesome..!! they are back.. :)

  • At 6/06/2008 8:56 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    do you know if they are on for tomorrow?

  • At 6/07/2008 12:17 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Mama Bok - They've always been there - I've just been sleeping in for too many Saturdays.

    Hi Anon - The markets are on the 1st Saturday of every month except for January. Happy shopping.

  • At 6/10/2008 11:37 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I went there last weekend - I was staying in Darling Harbour for the weekend so took a walk across.

    Some really great producers - Eumundi, the saltbush lamb guys, SA goats cheeses - and the slightly bizarre - jersey chocolate milk, German wheely trolleys. But a great market overall.

    I have a question though: in Victoria, there are rules about farmers markets and only producers are 'allowed'. Is this the same in Sydney? - I don't think you could have Ocello or SJ down here.

  • At 6/10/2008 11:06 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Mr_Gimlet - You seem to have quite the fooding weekend (the best kind, I find!). Pyrmont is a "growers' market" so I'm guessing the "farmer-only" exclusivity doesn't apply. I do know that the Markets organiser does make a concerted effort to ensure all stallholders are food-oriented with an emphasis/preference for those that have a direct producer/grower connection.


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