This little piggy went to market

If you’ve ever woken up early on a Sunday morning feeling fresh and wanting to get out into the beautiful day, you should consider making a visit to the Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets.

When you arrive at the Addison Road Centre in Marrickville on a Sunday morning, you just cannot help but be excited for what’s in store. There are rows of stalls filled with luscious organic fruits and vegetables, free range eggs and meats. Each stall has a different range of produce so have a look around and take your pick, you will be able to find almost everything that is in season.  If you’re looking for something in particular, just ask. The farmers are very friendly and are always up for a chat or any questions you might have about their produce.

The Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets is an amazing place to visit not only for the deliciously fresh, organic fruits and vegies. You can also find some incredible breakfasts and lunches made on the spot, a cup of coffee or a herbal tea, olive oils, breads and pastries, flowers and plants, and also beautiful natural and paraben free skin care. For those of you, like myself, who struggle a little bit in the restricted diet department, you’ll be thrilled to know that there are a plethora of options for those following vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free diets.

So why are the markets so good??
Not only is the produce fresh and organic, which we all know is the best kind of food for you, but also it’s cheap. A lot cheaper than heading down to your local Woolies. You can fill an entire green bag to the brim with fruits and vegetables for a mere $15. I don’t know about you, but I reckon that $15 for a week’s worth of food is money very well spent.

The parking here is relatively easy. You can park on site in the car park for free, or you can scout out the neighbouring side streets.

Also if you usually take your canine companion out for a walk of a morning, do not fret, as these markets are completely doggy friendly.

Tips on How to Shop the Markets

  • Cash and Bags: Make sure you come prepared. The majority of the stalls only accept cash, so fill up those wallets before you arrive. They also don’t provide plastic bags for your purchases (in keeping with the whole organic and sustainable vibe) so don’t forget to bring along some green bags.
  • Do a walk through: It’s easy to get a little overwhelmed by the amount of choices that stand before you. By doing a walk through you give yourself the chance to take in all the options and decide which ones you would like to hit up.
  • Ask questions: If you’re not sure about a specific product, or you’re looking for something in particular, the farmers and cooks are very friendly and will be more than happy to have a chat with you.

So where can you find these amazing markets –

Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets
142 Addison Rd,
Addison Road Centre,
Marrickville 2204

Open every Sunday, 8:30am – 3:00pm

If you’re interested in finding some Farmers Markets that are a little closer to you, take a look here for a list of markets running all over Sydney.

Has anyone visited the Farmer’s Markets before?
What did you think?
Do you have any other tips for shopping the markets?