Northside Produce Market - Saturday January 15

Northside Produce Market is back for 2022 as of this Saturday, January 15 and we wish everyone a healthy and safe year. 

What better way to be healthy than with the freshest of fruit, vegetables, salad greens and herbs that last, as they’ve been brought straight from the farm to the market by the grower.  

Figlicious return and for this first market of their season, they will also have their delicious yellow figs. They are very early this year due to liking the very cool temperatures we had at the beginning of Summer.

Watermelon is synonymous with Summer and Lauren Kafer will be bringing them from her Dad’s farm in Bobs Farm. This may be your last chance to get your hands on their avocados, so make the most of it.

Stone fruit is definitley in season at this time of the year at the market. Prickle Hill Produce from the Riverina are bringing their Amber Jewel plums and if we’re lucky, their Sugar plums too. 

Produce from Orange has its last crop of cherries as well as golden peaches and white nectarines. From their farm in Kemps Creek they have cucumbers, eggplants, tomatoes, zucchinis and herbs.

The Vegie King has an array of Asian greens including Choy Sum, baby Bok Choy and Kwang Moon which is a white stemmed variety of Pak Choy, similar to Bok Choy.

Zavaglia's Gourmet Produce have their adorable cucamelons. If you don’t know them, they look like a watermelon, are the size of a large grape, have the texture of a cucumber and taste like one too with a kick of lime.

Bunching onions will be piled up at the Moonacres Farm stall. Eat fresh to take advantage of them not having been cured. There’ll also be an array of cabbages from sugar loaves, savoy, coronet to small red cabbages.

If you love salads be sure to stop by the Darling Mills stall overflowing with Watercress, Purslane, micro greens, edible flowers, a variety of herbs including three types of basil – Sweet, Lemon and Thyme.

Even our 4-legged patrons can get healthy with new stallholder Doggy Detox! 8 years ago, chef Virginia’s Jones dog fell ill and this led Virginia to discovering a fresh approach to her dog’s diet which she shared with friends who had dogs. Once Virginia was able to find environmentally friendly packaging for her range of all natural, whole food meals, the business was born and has grown from there.

We’re so pleased to have Cheese on Wheels return to the market. We’ve so missed Burraduc Buffalo Dairy’s award winning Mozzarella and The Pines award winning Pearl. Tom and Aurore will also be offering their eclectic range of European cheeses from traditional to quirky.

This year, the North Sydney Community Centre (NSCC) turns 50 and we would love to hear from you regarding any stories and images that you are happy to share. Northside Produce Market is a fundraiser for the independent, not for profit NSCC which is the supportive foundation of the market. Email lisa@northsydneycentre.com.au with your anecdotes etc.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation in Sydney and in the interest of everyone’s safety, we encourage you to practice the following whilst at the market:

  • Pre-order where possible.
  • Do not attend the market if you are unwell.
  • QR check in and out of the market via the QR code posters situated around the market.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m.
  • Shop ’n Tap
  • Use hand sanitiser available at every stall.

The shelves will be full at 8am on Saturday at Northside Produce Market and I look forward to seeing all of our stallholders and customers this Saturday morning who are not away on holidays.

Lisa MacDonald - Northside Produce Market Coordinator