Northside Produce Market - Saturday November 21

OMG Decadent Doughnuts join Northside Produce Market this Saturday. Jane Robinson and team will be making them fresh, fluffy and hot to order. Rolled in one of 10 handcrafted dustings such as Eve’s Undoing made from a combo of apples, nutmeg and Bundaberg sugar or Berry Sinful – raspberries, cacao, chilli, coconut milk, Himalayan salt and Bundaberg sugar. No one need miss out as they are gluten, nut, yeast, dairy, egg, sulphite, artificial flavour and preservative free. 

Our resident fruit detective, Michael Fanning has uncovered the Orange Candy Melon. An Australian variety of the Amarillo melon with an orange, crisp, sweet, juicy flesh. It’s ripe once you can smell the candy aroma and the smooth skin has turned a bright yellow. The Banana Bar will also have new season white and yellow nectarines, peaches and apricots just like you used to pick off Grandma’s tree - a hard find but the Fruit Detective nose knows! 

Brooklyn Boy Bagels celebrate Thanksgiving with their popular Pumpkin pies. Being a New Yorker, owner Michael Shafran knows the traditions of this annual American and Canadian holiday well, which began by giving thanks for the harvest and previous year. "It just would not be the same without a delicious pumpkin pie made with a Graham-cracker crust (an American biscuit). Ours is sooo good with our version of the cracker crust”.

With only 3 more markets till Christmas, we welcome artisan glassmaker, Dagmar Ackerman. Inspired by the Australian landscape, Dagmar’s plates, bowls and platters reflect the colours of the outback, reef and rainforest. Constantly discovering new techniques, Dagmar’s art are working, functional pieces that make for wonderful presents for others and yourself of course. 

John and Carmel Zavaglia’s raspberries, zucchini flowers, yellow beans and more are at this market despite the plants being pummelled in a savage hail storm that hit the farm in Glenorie only 4 weeks ago. I’m so relieved as having visited the farm afterwards, we thought that Zavaglias Gourmet Produce would not be returning until late December at best. 

Lauren Kafer was delighted that Avocados from Bobs Farm were able to attend our last market having thought that there would not be enough fruit on the trees. They are even more delighted to be attending this Saturday morning but sadly they think it will be their last stall this season. 

Whilst celebrating Naidoc week we were excited to discover the first of this season’s Australian native raspberries in our Native Edible Plant Garden. Check them out in the park by the front of our North Sydney Community Centre and be careful of the little spikes.

We thank you for practicing Covid -19 safety whilst shopping at Northside Produce Market and remind you that hand sanitiser is available for use at all of our stalls.

As always, I wish for great market weather and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, rain or shine as we support our hard working food producers. 

Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator