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Eveleigh Markets

2008 December 13

marketsThe trend for markets in Sydney is growing.  The newest kid on the block is the Eveleigh Markets at the Carriageworks in Redfern. This huge space works perfectly for a market, with it’s vast undercover space, large outdoor space, cafes and station close by.

When I arrive just on 10am, on an extremely muggy Saturday, the market is already packed with families and cool urban dwellers checking out the tasty goodies on offer.

There are a lot of stalls you’ve seen at other markets before: Brilliant Food with their super smoked ocean trout rilettes (I buy this rarely because I gorge myself silly on it!), Pukara Estate, Salt Bush Lamb, Darling Mills Farm, Jannei Goats Cheese, Eumundi Smokehouse and many others, but there are also other I haven’t seen before.

One of these is Healthy Feast with their delicious range of cakes, pastries, biscuits and other goodies for those with food sensitivities like lactose intolerance and coeliacs etc

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This huge market also bought a little of the country to the city. Recently featured in Good Living in the SMH was Rent-a-Chook. This wonderful idea let’s you try before you buy and invite a little chicken into your yard. Apartment dwellers like me, can only dream of a yard and chooks!

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There was also a lovely cow, who was apparently being milked though I didn’t see this:

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Poor cow didn’t seem to be enjoying the heat, but the children loved her…

Other highlights included beautiful Christmas trees for sale

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The lovely ladies from Gumnut Chocolates with their sinful treats. The Jaffa Brandy chocolate sauce is to die for:

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However, the most spectacular treat for foodies other than me (as I don’t really eat pork) was Hugh Wennerbom’s suckling pigs…

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There was a huge queue for these little piggies and a lovely long table decorated with oranges (the markets trademark) for everyone to sit together to eat…A truly communal experience..

The other highlight for the little ones, was the arrival of “Farmer Christmas” ringing his bell and handing out oranges

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Being so close to Christmas there was a real festival spirit inhabiting proceedings. It was such a great atmosphere and I can’t wait until the markets kick off more regularly from February next year.


Eveleigh Farmers Market
243 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Opposite Carriage Works
Commences weekly from 28 February 2009

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  1. December 13, 2008

    OMG Reem you have honestly just made my day – I have been rambling on for some time that I want a whole suckling pig. Thank you!

  2. December 13, 2008

    @ Miss Honey No worries! Even though I don’t eat pork they looked and smelled beautiful!

  3. December 13, 2008

    Cute cow! The stuff from Healthy Feast looks great.

  4. December 13, 2008

    Oh wow niicee and the suckling pigs yumm!!

  5. December 14, 2008

    heh did you see my mum? i was supposed to man the stall but was heaps tired after baking yesterday

  6. December 14, 2008

    Yum that suckling pig looks great and I love the idea of rent a chook!

  7. December 14, 2008

    @ ChocolateSuze Yep she was there smiling away!

  8. December 14, 2008

    Ha, we must’ve kept on missing each other as I was there at 9.45am and wandered around til close. I was on the lookout for other foodbloggers too!

    I loved the sight of the spit roast pigs – so exciting!

  9. December 17, 2008

    you know how I love pork belly , well suckling pig is just as good.

    I’m heading here very soon!

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