Festivals, FOOD, Uncategorized TO MARKET, TO MARKET 8 April 2007

The Good Living Growers’ Market occurs only once a month and in the wee hours of a Saturday morning. Well, it’s actually 7-11am but it’s considered “wee hours” since it’s on a weekend 😉 I’ve only been there once, and the last time, I rocked up at around 11am so most were shut, to my disappointment.

Today, the 4 of us got up early and made our way there by 9am. The weather was horrid – dreary, cold and raining.. like it was London in winter! It didn’t deter us though, so we braved the weather with umbrellas but still got really wet walking around. Everything was soggy but there were still lots of people at the markets, I guess it was just too good to be missed! Lots of great fresh food and almost all of the stalls feature stuff that you wouldn’t normally get at a regular supermarket.. many farmers sell their produce directly from those stalls, which is cool. Anyway, took lots of photos!


The Good Living Growers’ Market

Wet wet wet

Fresh produce

Organic produce

Live mussels

Potatoes galore

Veg!

So pretty they looked fake

Gourmet sausages.. mmmmm..

Chris’ sausage & onions on a bun

The silly man cooking it, hee!!

Rain rain go away


Not yet satisfied with just ONE market, we headed onto ANOTHER market – The Rocks Markets. This one’s on every weekend and is super-touristy, but is still fun to wander through. The rain also cleared up and the sun came out, to our delight! We sticky-beaked everywhere but didn’t buy anything at all, very good self control 😉

The Rocks Markets

Pretty cloth stitchings

Gorgeous silver bangles

Australian paintings

Colourful jewellery

Candies

Booooomerangs

Didgeridoos

Pretty & colourful glasses

Old-style pubs


And, rather randomly, we then hit the David Jones food hall and it was bustling with people, so I took a sneaky video of it all whilst we shopped til we dropped.

And as if all that activity wasn’t enough for the day, went for dinner at Gilroy Hotel with some friends.

And it’s the next morning right now, woke up at 7am as we’re now off to the ROYAL EASTER SHOW!! Hurray!!!!! Spending the whole day there 😀

22 Comments

  • inkadusbrother posted on April 7, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    I know I am a stranger, but I saw your pictures, and totally recognized the Rocks Market! I was in Sydney for a few weeks back in Sept. and Oct., and I went to the Rocks Market the Sunday before I came home. That place is crazy! Thanks for bringing back the memory 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:14 am

      The Rocks Markets are so fun, I hope you enjoyed yourself in Sydney while you were here 🙂

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      • inkadusbrother posted on April 9, 2007 at 3:57 pm

        I really did! I can’t wait to go back.

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  • angelnotes posted on April 8, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Have a happy, happy Easter! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:14 am

      You too! Happy Easter and hope you have a great long weekend

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  • islegrl posted on April 8, 2007 at 4:40 am

    I love going to farmers markets but I never seem to get up early enough. Hmmm…why do they have them so early in the mornings?! 😛

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:19 am

      I knoooow, they should go for the whole day, or at least til 3pm! 11am ending time is just cruel :X

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  • inkadusbrother posted on April 7, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    I know I am a stranger, but I saw your pictures, and totally recognized the Rocks Market! I was in Sydney for a few weeks back in Sept. and Oct., and I went to the Rocks Market the Sunday before I came home. That place is crazy! Thanks for bringing back the memory 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:14 am

      The Rocks Markets are so fun, I hope you enjoyed yourself in Sydney while you were here 🙂

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      • inkadusbrother posted on April 9, 2007 at 3:57 pm

        I really did! I can’t wait to go back.

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on April 8, 2007 at 6:48 am

    Woah, Merv will go crazy in that Farmers market!!

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:19 am

      Hehhe i know, he’d go poking around at all the stalls.. they even had wagyu beef there, and wagyu sausages – YUM

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  • angelnotes posted on April 8, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Have a happy, happy Easter! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:14 am

      You too! Happy Easter and hope you have a great long weekend

      Reply
  • islegrl posted on April 8, 2007 at 4:40 am

    I love going to farmers markets but I never seem to get up early enough. Hmmm…why do they have them so early in the mornings?! 😛

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    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:19 am

      I knoooow, they should go for the whole day, or at least til 3pm! 11am ending time is just cruel :X

      Reply
  • madmoneymonkey posted on April 8, 2007 at 6:48 am

    Woah, Merv will go crazy in that Farmers market!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 8, 2007 at 8:19 am

      Hehhe i know, he’d go poking around at all the stalls.. they even had wagyu beef there, and wagyu sausages – YUM

      Reply
  • etherealprey posted on April 8, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    yay easter show! Didgeridoos! that’s what they’re called! I’ve always wanted one of those, are they heavy! boomarangs! sometimes i 4get ur in aussieland….

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    • beverly posted on April 9, 2007 at 12:13 am

      Ya those didgeridoos are really heavy cos they’re made of wood.. I’ve never played with one though 😛

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  • etherealprey posted on April 8, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    yay easter show! Didgeridoos! that’s what they’re called! I’ve always wanted one of those, are they heavy! boomarangs! sometimes i 4get ur in aussieland….

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    • beverly posted on April 9, 2007 at 12:13 am

      Ya those didgeridoos are really heavy cos they’re made of wood.. I’ve never played with one though 😛

      Reply

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