Dairy Day @ Northside Produce Market

This Saturday is ‘Dairy Day’ at Northside Produce Market and we are are thrilled to be showcasing some of New South Wales top dairy producers in a fabulous line up of free events throughout the morning. We thank the featured Dairy Day stallholders for their support of this special market. If you haven’t booked a seat yet for these dairy delights, the links are below and you butter book now! The events will take place in the Top and Lower paddocks of Civic Park and in case of inclement weather the show will go on in our North Sydney Community Centre.

You Fetta Believe it - Dairy Day
at 8:30-9:15 Sydney cheesemaker Kristen Allan kicks off Dairy Day with her Fetta making demonstration. Kristen will be joined by 7th generation dairy farmer and owner of Country Valley, John Fairley as she explains the importance of using good quality milk, how to prepare, make and marinate this cheese. Leave with the confidence to make it yourself at home.

The Butter Boys - Dairy Day
at 9:30-10:00am Oli and Seb Saya make their debut as they challenge all kids 5 years and over to churn Country Valley cream into better butter than them using the beautiful Kilner Butter Churners. They have provided. You may be able to butter up Mrs and Mrs Saya for some assistance! Children must be accompanied by an adult at this fun and informative school holiday workshop.

We’re Not Kidding Around - Dairy Day
at 10:15-10:45am Willowbrae Chevre Cheeses’s Karen Borg will seduce your tastebuds as she reveals there is so much you can do with goat’s milk such as the infamous Goat Curd Cheese Cake and Goat Yoghurt & Coconut Pannecotta flavoured with Rose Water served with rhubarb on the side that you’ll be tasting. Then there are all of the Willowbrae dairy goodies!

The Cheeseboard Queen - Dairy Day
at 11:00-11:30am Rose Lambert of the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory Co will guide you through THE cheese board leaving you with a whole new appreciation for the fresh to the aged and the mild to the strong as you taste Bries, Blues, Washed Rinds, Fromage Blancs and Cheddars. You’ll leave wanting to visit Pokolbin to find the matching wines!

Thanks to our market goers who recently donated funds to the Country Valley dairy farmers drought relief fund. We have adopted one of their cows and we are asking for everybody’s help in choosing her name. Put in a suggested name for our cow at the North Sydney Community Centre Info stall (cow naming coupons will be available there to fill in) by 10am on Saturday morning and be in the running for a free tour (for up to 5 people) of the Fairley dairy farm in Picton where you will meet our cow and others!

John Fairley, 7th generation dairy farmer and owner of Country Valley will draw the winning name at the conclusion of the Butter Boys event. If you would like to adopt your own cow, then have a yarn with John on the morning and you can find out how this scheme has helped his farm survive this drought.

We welcome new stallholder Lunch Lady Lou who is right on this market’s theme serving Kristen Allan Cheesemakers’ addictive Buttermilk Ricotta with her moreish corn fritters. Make up your own combo of seasonal toppings and sides such as egg and crispy prosciutto for breaky, brunch and lunch. Lou’s recipes are regularly featured online at Vogue and she will be selling jars of her home made dressings and a selection of raw treats.

Sadly this will be Black Star Pastry’s last stall with us. Chris The having recently sold the majority of his business has a new role allowing him to explore his creativity in other ways. Chris will be at this Saturday’s market as he would like to personally thank the Northside Produce Market customers for their patronage and he will have a ‘Thank you’ cake. All money raised from the sales of this special farewell treat will be donated to the Country Valley dairy farmers drought relief fund. We wish Chris all the best in his new role.