Mother’s Day Markets: Five spots to shop this weekend

This weekend brings you the best of the year’s markets, just in time for Mother’s Day! Take mum out on the town in Chinatown, buy yourself something indulgent at the fresh produce market, or just send the kids off to raid the stalls while you relax. Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!

1. World Fair Trade Day, Chatswood

Stuck for a gift for Mother’s Day? Choose to spend your money where it can make a real difference this World Fair Trade Day, by supporting opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans, farmers and producers.

The popular Fair Trade Markets are the place to find your ethically sourced handcrafted gifts with an inspirational story.

Fair Trade goodies you can find at the Markets include fashion, accessories, toys, homewares, jewellery, beauty products and more!

Why buy fair trade products?

Fair Trade empowers disadvantaged artisans, workers and farmers, especially in developing countries to create their own sustainable livelihoods through employment, regular income, improved working conditions and more direct access to markets. And it’s your opportunity to connect with the people who grow the produce that we all depend on.

The aim of World Fair Trade Day on 11 May is to celebrate Fair Trade and encourage the public to, where possible, #choosefairtrade products, becoming fair and ethical consumers.

Fair Trade empowers disadvantaged artisans, workers and farmers in developing countries

2. Blak Markets at Bare Island

Join Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisans at the iconic Blak Markets at Bare Island La Perouse.

The Blak Markets are a great chance to buy authentic unique gifts  knowing that 100% of the profits go back into Aboriginal communities. The Blak Markets feature authentic, original and affordable Aboriginal artworks,  beauty products and one-of-a-kind homewares and jewellery as well as Indigenous inspired food and refreshments.

This market will also feature Native plants including bushfoods, which are being developed by Indigigrow, the other social enterprise arm of the charity who runs the Blak Markets.

The Blak Markets takes place at Bare Island within the Kamay-Botany Bay National Park with the support of the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service and Randwick City Council.

The Blak Markets takes place at Bare Island within the Kamay-Botany Bay National Park

3. North Ryde Community Market

The North Ryde Community Markets provide a place where the community can meet, shop and socialise while supporting stall holders selling high quality produce and products. You will find hand-made and bespoke arts and crafts, apparel, accessories, soft furnishings and much more!

Set in the beautiful grounds of North Ryde Community Church, the market provides an opportunity to sit and relax with a coffee and refreshments or be tempted by the wafting aroma of sausages on the BBQ or vegetarian options as you take in the atmosphere.

Come and browse among the stalls, enjoy the delicious refreshments on offer, purchase those special gift items or just find a treat for yourself from our friendly and talented stallholders. Bring your family and friends for a time of fun and surprises and discover that the monthly Community Market is fast becoming a community meeting point for the residents of North Ryde and beyond!

From April to September Markets are from 9am to 2pm and October to December the markets are Twilight Markets and held from 4pm to 8pm

  • When: Saturday 11 May
  • Location: North Ryde Community Church Grounds, Cutler Parade, North Ryde
  • Cost: Free
  • More details: North Ryde Community Market

4. Chinatown Night Market, Haymarket

The Chinatown Night Market is on Friday nights from 4pm to 11pm.

It is a multicultural community market that is very popular with the city locals and is now rapidly becoming a major tourist attraction in Sydney.

Food stalls and lanterns along Little Eat Street beckon food lovers on a journey with tastes from Hong Kong to Hanoi, with yum cha, tepanyaki, takoyaki, sushi, Sichuan, pho and more!


Food stalls and lanterns beckon food lovers on a journey with from Hong Kong to Hanoi

5. Frenchs Forest Organic Food Markets

The Frenchs Forest Organic Food Markets are held every Sunday morning from 9am to 1pm.

The markets are a weekly gourmet food and produce market specialising in Certified Organic and fresh produce. A full range of delicious gourmet produce is available as well as crafts plants flowers environment and eco products fair trade and delightfully unique individual and personally produced goods.

Come early and enjoy the famous bacon and egg rolls and a coffee on the green grassy playground, watching the pony rides or the kids playing on the bouncy castle.

The markets are on rain, hail or shine.

The markets are a weekly gourmet food and produce market specialising in Certified Organic



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