Northside Produce Market - Saturday April 3

This Saturday, our stallholders are sooo looking forward to seeing your smiling faces in sunshine having experienced the bucketing rain at our March 20 market. A massive thank you to all of you who came. Your support was so appreciated. All of the market’s growers have suffered damage of varying degrees to their produce and property in the havoc of this extreme weather and it will take some time to fully recover. 

We’re popping with excitement as pomegranates, papples and a plethora of pears appear at this market. Banana Bar’s Michael agrees that pomegranates are an underused fruit that pack a punch in colour, taste, texture and antioxidants. The Papple is a less known fruit with a juicy, crisp texture and sweetness waiting for you to discover. This cross of two European and Asian pear varieties, originated in New Zealand.

Pre-order so as not to miss out on this Saturday’s baked Easter treats. From Sonoma’s Not X Buns to Nonie’s gluten-free Hot Choc Buns and Flour and Stone’s Italian Easter tart. Not to mention what The Bread & Butter Project, Brooklyn Boy Bagels and Paddy the Baker have in stall.

For over 20 years Mishy Powell has been in the business of good food – working all over the world as a personal chef as well as in some of the best restaurants. Mishy prides herself on taking the stress out of healthy home cooking. We welcome Mishy and Naturally Sauced, her range of sauces, dressings and condiments that are nourishing, wholesome, eco-friendly and bring big, beautiful flavours to the table. 

Azteca bring Mexico to the market with their Margarita mixes and Salsas. Falling in love with this country after spending much time there, foodies Tom and Jess cold not help but put this passion into the Mexican food and drinks they made once home. Small batch brewed, infused with botanicals, lots of fresh lime juice and agave nectar, their margaritas with or without alcohol, go down so well with their salsas.

Our 4 legged patrons will be drooling at the Jollie Gourmet Dog treats stall. The dried meats and cookies are made from premium meat from NSW farms, contain no chemicals, preservatives, GMO’s and are all natural. All of the ingredients are human grade so keep an eye on your 2 legged friends when they’re giving out the goodies!

Luca Ciano’s new cookbook ‘Luca’s Culinary Journey’ highlights his adventure in becoming an international chef, filled with beautiful images and delicious and easy home style, Italian cooking recipes. At $10 less than the RRP, Luca can’t wait to sign a copy for you and is chuffed that his recent channel 10 cooking show, ‘Lucas Key Ingredients’ is being rerun of a Saturday at 12.30pm. You’ll be home just in time after the market to watch it.

Our free Easter Treasure Hunt for the kids connects them to the source of the food they eat and have perhaps yet to try. They’ll be hopping from stall to stall, gathering clues to find the bounty. The hunt begins at our Info stall from 8am till 11.30am – 30 mins before the market closes - where the kids need to collect their treasure map.

A long weekend gives more time for bike rides and bring yours along from 8am -12pm to receive a free Check In & Tune Up thanks to North Sydney Council. 

Here’s to having extra time to enjoy good food with family and friends.

Lisa MacDonald, Northside Produce Market Coordinator