Northside Produce Market - Saturday 16 March

It is a thrill to announce that Flour and Stone join Northside Produce Market this Saturday. This bakery in Woolloomooloo may be small in size but it is big in excellence, passion and love of their craft. The dedicated team is headed by owner and master baker Nadine Ingram whose recently published book ‘Flour and Stone -Baked for love, life and happiness’ captures her ethos. The stall will be filled with their cakes (and of course that includes their infamous lamingtons), pastries, gingerbread, nougat, rocky road and a stack of Nadine's beautiful cookbooks, which she is very happy to sign for you.

We are also thrilled to welcome Enokido Miso. Shinji Hiraoka uses the unique traditional Japanese method of making miso by slowly fermenting soybeans and a grain with salt and aspergillus oryzae for 6-12 months. Shinji’s famous brown rice miso is gluten free, vegan, probiotic, non GMO, unpasteurized, hand made in Sydney using 100% organic Australian grown ingredients and contains millions of beneficial bacteria for good gut health. You can BYO container for the miso and a keep cup for some soup. Don’t miss their Miso dressing and Teriyaki and Soy sauces!

Currong Comestibles return with their shrubs and chutneys starring native Australian ingredients. Shrubs or vinegar cordials as they are also known, became popular in colonial America, considered to be the ideal, refreshing non – alcoholic drink. For farmers, Shrubs were seen as the ‘extra benefit’ of preserving their fruit. Make sure you pull in at Denyse’s stall to try one and to find out more.

David Dawes from Owl Farm near Braidwood will be loaded up with more that just his popular spuds. This Saturday he’ll have two garlic varieties - Australian White and Dunganski. The Dunganski has a hot peppery taste and is great roasted and the Australian White is milder and a good all round garlic. There’ll also be three radicchio varieties which can be cooked. The Castelfranco variety is hard to find outside of Italy (or Haberfield!!).

At the Banana Bar, stallholder Michael Fanning will have pistachios from Gunnedah. Have you tried a freshly picked pistachio? Don’t miss out on this seasonal opportunity and Michael says “get them before the cockatoos do!”.

We love our stallholder pin up of Grima’s Farm Fresh Produce - Stephen Grima in the Autumn edition of ‘northsider’! The talented creators of this gorgeous, local free magazine will be at the market with copies and can point out stallholder Jordan Sly of Wormticklers Nursery seasonal gardening column. Maeve O’Mara gives the market a lovely wrap in her feature too and we are chuffed.

Put April 6th ‘A Sustainable Future’ in your diary to discover invited dedicated stallholders showcasing their planet-saving practices and environmentally friendly products. Be inspired and go home with fresh, healthy produce and easily implementable tips to help our planet’s future.

We were truly saddened to hear that Ian and Sandra Nuss of Adelong Fresh will not be returning to the market. Ian is unwell and received an unfavourable diagnosis. They will be dearly missed and we send them our prayers and best wishes for Ian and the family.

I look forward to seeing everybody at this Saturday’s market. Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator