It is looking like it will be another, wonderful Winter’s morning this Saturday at Northside Produce Market. With the latest easing of Government restrictions, the market will no longer be fenced in and entry/exit points are no longer limited.
Hand sanitiser is provided at all of the stalls and at the North Sydney Community Centre Info stall located on the path that cuts through the top section of the park.
It’s great to see customers having pre-ordered and pre-paid for their produce and using Tap ‘n Go and Shop ‘n Go to help make the market as safe as is possible during this Covid-19 time.
It’s truffle season and Joelle Dulac and Chris Lodi are bringing their fresh Black Truffles, sniffed out by their Border Collies at La Truffiere (French for truffle farm) situated in Bungendore, a 35 minute drive from Canberra. Their dogs are all made familiar with the truffle aroma as puppies. Then, as they grew older, they train them to find the black gold in the ground. Joell will of course have her array of truffled products - great inspriation for those who have never had a truffe before.
Despite the drought and the bushfires that Brother Mountain Macadamias experienced at the end of last year and going into 2020, miracuously this new harvest of nuts is looking mighty fine so far, which you will be able to taste for yourself on Saturday. From raw and flavoured Maccas to the popular range of Macadamia butters made from the 5-6 varieties that they have growing on the farm. Chat with Amanda and Alistair to find out more about the varieties and how they differ.
As we head into mid-Winter, David’s Larder knows how you can serve up a warming, delicious meal and one you may not have tried before. Originally from Dundee, Scotland and following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather as master butchers, David MacDonald’s recipes boast authenticity and quality with customers known to travel from afar just to get a taste. From square sausages to black sausage, tatties, haggis and Scottish pies, they’re guaranteed to keep your tummy filled and warm.
In better enabling the social distancing at the market, the top area of the Ted Mack Civic park has become a bustling, pocket full of goodies! The Little Coffee Co is now offering stallholder Mandole Orchard’s fresh Almond milk in their hot beverages. Sonoma will be piled high with all of their freshly baked breads and pastries. Perfectly situated next door, is Pepe Saya whose butter is lavished on top of Crumpets By Merna served at the stall on the other side.
I am so looking forward to breaky, brunch and lunch at this Northside Produce Market!
Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator.