Monday, 6 July 2009

Pyrmont Growers' Market : 10 years strong


Pyrmont bustles under the very shadow of the city itself: settled early in the history of the colony,described by wharves and piers and deep anchorages. On the first Saturday of each month, a motley crew of wharves hosts one of the many incarnations of Grower's Markets that are spreading across the greater city. Compared with the previous day when a bitter wind tugged at the collar and whistled down the ear canal, on Saturday we were blessed with a glorious winter's day.


Arriving early and introducing myself to stall-holders, I felt like a long lost cousin. Strangers approached me to tell me of their favourite market "character" and how I really should meet them! Over the next few days I will introduce you to Uncle Andrew, Simon the BBQ whiz, Raewin who can't help it if she is a Kiwi and the indefatibible David who is smmmokin'.

What did I buy? A raspberry pie for $10. Two chunks of oozing cheese for a total of just under $20. A spinach and ricotta quiche for $6. A walnut, fig and raisin loaf for $7.50. Now that I know the extent and quality of the produce, next month I will ensure my crisper is bare and prepare me a list.


Prompted by Frances' comment, here are the location details. Parking is a bit of a hassle. There are some 2 hour meters but mostly 1 hour. I refuse to park in the Casino carpark for $18. Instead, I parked way over near the Fish Markets for free - and trudged up the ridge and over for about 15 minutes.

13 comments:

cara said...

My mouth is watering. This is my kind of place! Looking forward to these...

brattcat said...

Oh, heaven...both your choices in food and in photos.

Jacob said...

What great food and great fun! And that first photo is a winner!

Frances said...

Hi Julie,
Can you tell me the name of the street this market is held?

I'll remember to add this market to my diary.

Frances

J Bar said...

Thanks for sharing these images with us Julie. I wasn't aware of this farmer's market.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

Is this near the casino? Could you get there via tram from Central? Love the geometrics and light in the first shot.

Julie said...

Yep, right opposite the Casino/Lyric Theatre.

Yep could get there by tram from Central. But be warned: you will be loaded down like pack-horse on your way home!

The central lawn is full of chairs'n'tables and many people consumed their purchases on the spot!

Clueless in Boston said...

Looks like a great market. I really like the first photo of the peaks of the tents.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The weather WAS magic on the weekend. I love the middle collage. When I lived down that way I always intended to go to that market but typically came home to the mountains over the weekend so never made it. I can now see what I missed and am looking forward to the rest of the sequence.

DelBoy said...

I love market photos - they are always so colourful and full of life.

We were meant to go to the local farmers' market yesterday, but it was bucketing down with rain!

Lois said...

Oh I could spend all day there! Looking forward to more pictures.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Wow! Never been to Pyrmont Market yet. Is there no Sunday? That's the only time, we can go out. I want to take my daughter and her husband there. Oh I would love to experience that Market. Haven't been to one in a long, long time.

Thanks for the visit.

JM said...

The white tents shot is amazing! Love the repetition and lines too!