Northside Produce Market – Saturday January 16
3 weeks of consistent rain makes one appreciate this sunnier weather and it has definitely brought a smile to our farmers faces. The sunshine arrived just in time to ripen the Summer fruit and veg for this Saturday’s Northside Produce Market and made digging up through soil a lot easier.
We look forward to seeing you at our first market of 2021 and we wish everyone a happy and healthy year. In light of the recent Covid-19 outbreaks, we advise that face masks be worn. As always during this time, hand sanitiser is provided at all the stalls, social distancing is to be maintained and of course, do not attend the market if you are unwell.
Gebran Azzi returns with his seasonal Black Genoa figs and with the heat over the next few days, these enclosed flowers heads will be Figlicious. Did you know that figs won’t ripen if picked prematurely?
Gebran’s cousin took over his family farm in 2014 which has been running for 30 years, also in Glenorie. Alfred joins us with his gourmet tomatoes and fingers crossed also with cucumbers and eggplant.
It will be great to see David Dawes again and his Owl Farm produce. David and his partner Sarah have moved full time to the farm in Braidwood and we value their commitment to sustainable and regenerative farming practices and using organic and biodynamic inputs.
Mead, also known as honey wine is the oldest fermented drink in the world and we’re chuffed to welcome Honey Wines Australia this Saturday. Martin Jackson is a beekeeper as well as a mead maker and his hard working bees visited around 1 million flowers to produce the honey in each bottle of wine and flew 44,000km.
We met Savannah Peterson, daughter of the renowned wine making family at the Petersons Wine stall at our December 19 market. At this market, Savannah will be holding her own stall showcasing her Savannah Estate wines boasting their own distinct personality.
The Baked Box began with two Sydney mums who were famous amongst their kids for their crispy edged, chewy centred cookies. Veronica and her sister now deliver their cookies to Sydney and beyond and to their stall at Northside this Saturday.
Cheese On Wheels make a star appearance with fresh Burraduc mozzarella, cheese and yoghurt from the Pines Kiama and Pecora Dairy and sadly the very last wheel of cheese from Marrook Farm.
We’ve missed Stephane Pois’ French accent and we’re pleased to have his fine range of French gourmet food once again at the market. From Steph’s well known saucisson, terrine to pork rillettes, it will be great to taste and hear the ooh la la!
We believe that what you put on your body is as important what you put into your body and so we introduce Ocean Breeze Organics. Wendy Bryan’s all natural and organic body products help support Australian bee keepers and Fair Trade producers .
We love supporting the Country Womens Association and it’s always fabulous to have the Sydney city branch selling their jars of preserves for such a great cause.
The Sydney Edible Garden Trail is on again come Feb and March and if your keen to have your garden on show or visit one, then head to the stall and speak with Bridget.
See you this Saturday. Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator.