Northside Produce Market - Saturday June 18

The Truffle season has finally arrived at Northside Produce Market.  Joelle of La Trufiiere told me that the season is late this year and they have had to pay extra attention when the dogs are sniffing out the truffles. The ground is still wet after all of the recent rain and they don't want to damage the superficial roots bearing the young truffles. Hunt down their fresh truffles at their stall in front of the fountain. 

We’re very pleased to be welcoming back to the market, Kurrawong Organics with their sustainably and organically grown produce from Kirkconnell near Bathurst. Tobias’s great grandfather was one of the first to grow Brussel sprouts in Australia on the farm and they’ve been growing them ever since, having branched out with other members of the brassica family and beyond. You’ll find their vibrant caulis, cabbages, chard, kale, spinach, silverbeet, sorrel, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, potatoes and more at the southern end of Miller Street at the market.

Wicked Nutri Cookie joins us too, with cookies that taste great and are jam packed with healthy ingredients. Aniko grew up loving to bake with her Mother and grandmother in their home in Hungary. Having a son with a severe nut allergy and becoming a Food Engineer, Aniko now uses use her knowledge and passion to help adults and children who have food sensitivity or gut issues, to enjoy a safe, guilt-free dessert with all the nutritional benefits. Get some nutritional wickedness from Aniko’s stall towards the northern end of Miller Street, on the road side,

Opposite Aniko’s stall, pick up a Papple or two at the Banana Bar. Eating this fruit is like eating a pear and apple sorbet. The wonderful Lemonades - the name says it all - are in season but only for a short time. Michael tells me that in Winter time, well grown fruit from the Coffs Harbour Coast, has a more intense flavour because they stay on the tree longer before being harvested and that their Cavendish and Lady Finger bananas are exceptional at the moment.

Have you tried a Rolling Hill Organics' Black Garlic and Walnut scroll? The caramelised black garlic, that no longer has the strong garlic flavour, adds a delicious sweetness to the scroll which goes so well with the walnuts. Whilst you are at Tatyana and Michael’s stall up on the top grass area of the park, be sure to get yourself some of their freshly harvested ginger. It is picked just before the market rather than being stored in near freezing temperatures as is done elsewhere.

Whilst at the market, be sure to pop into the Student and Tutor Exhibition that is taking place at the North Sydney Community Centre. There are always some great works on display and it is great to see what the students have achieved. You may even find yourself a piece of art that is just perfect for your place. Opening hours are from 8am till 1pm.

The NSW Government’s Single-use Plastics Ban is now in place. Therefore, no lightweight single-use plastic bags are supplied at the market. If you forget your shopping bags, pick up free, reusable material bags from The Bag Depot at our Info stall.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the market this Saturday.

Lisa MacDonald - Northside Produce Market Coordinator

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.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5m.
  • Shop ’n Tap
  • Use hand sanitiser available at every stall.