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.