Northside Produce Market - Saturday August 6

I love it when the stunning Broccoli Romanescos or Romanesque cauliflowers as they are also known, appear at the Grima Farm Fresh Produce stall. Originally grown in Lazio in west-central Italy, this brassica’s bright green pigment and Fibonacci fractals at their finest, make for an amazing, edible sculpture. Cook al dente and enjoy the slightly nutty flavour.

Shane Roberts has returned from catching up with family in England and The Vege Box stall will be filled with seasonal stars such as the Fioretto, a hybrid cross of broccoli and cauliflower, more delicate than cauli with stems that turn a vibrant green once cooked. Also the sweet and nutty Kalettes, a cross of Brussel sprouts and Kale.

Across the way at Northside Produce Market, The Taj Mahal is once more! We’ve missed Dhiren serving up his crispy vegie, beef and/or chicken samosas to munch on whilst deciding which Indian curries to take home with Dhiren’s organic and preservative free Roti. Don’t forget the relish!

Curiously Cauli are now located opposite the fountain. We’re loving Farren’s suggestion of crumbling their Super Seed Cauli Crispbread over soup to give it some crunch, extra flavour and goodness. Made from a base of cauliflower, five seeds and nothing else, this moreish crispbread goes perfectly with Farren and Bianca’s range of Cauli dips.

The Country Womens Association (CWA) Sydney City branch are back to help raise funds for Disaster Relief. Meet some of the makers of the Iron bark pumpkin chutney, old fashioned choko chutney, cumquat marmalade and fig jam for sale. Many of the preserves have been made from rescued fruit.

We are always appreciative when North Sydney Council Bushcare come to the market loaded up with free native seedlings to give aways and lots of information and knowledge to impart. You’ll find the stall located near our Info stall, up in the top area of Ted Mack Civic park. 

The next round of our free Behind the Scenes Market tours are happening on Saturday, August 20, at our next market. Led by chef and food advocate Tawnya Bahr, you’ll really enjoy discovering so much more to our growers and makers and the food they produce. We thank North Sydney Council for their support of the tours. Book here.

It’s great to see the forecast for another rain free market this Saturday. See you there!

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.