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Find your favourite market on the North Shore and Northern Beaches

08-Apr-2020
Written by Matthew Bourn
In past centuries, villagers relied on their local market to source a fresh variety of vegetables, meat and other goods. In many countries around the world, this remains the case.

Here in Sydney, we of course have supermarkets and shops to turn to when we’re in need of something. However, with the push for a more sustainable way of living and people taking an interest in what’s known as the ‘100-mile diet’ (which recommends we buy and eat locally sourced, grown, farmed and created goods), markets are rising in popularity once more.

Wandering between stalls, choosing fresh loaves of bread and finding locally grown produce is a lovely way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning. These days, many local markets have live music, coffee stalls and takeaway food so you can really make the most of them.

Our Sydney market guide shares some of the most popular markets you’ll find on Sydney’s north shore and northern beaches.

MANLY FRESH PRODUCE MARKET

http://www.manlymarkets.com.au/farmers/

WHERE: Sydney Road & Short Street Plaza
WHEN: Sundays (8am to 2pm)

Open on Sunday mornings, this fresh produce market offers gourmet delights directly from farmers, makers and food providers from across NSW. Arriving early is a must due to the popularity of this beachside destination, especially in summer.

PALM BEACH MARKET

https://thebeachesmarket.com/

WHEN: 4th Sunday of the month
WHERE: Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach

The iconic Palm Beach Market has been operating since 2008 and is now held year-round. As with Manly, you should arrive early to find parking without having to drive in circles.

You can expect live music from local performers and a range of products including homewares, fashion, and jewellery. Food includes homemade cakes, freshly made olive oil and fresh bread. There is plenty of international cuisine on offer as well as the perennial favourites of a bacon and egg roll and coffee.

CASTLE HILL SHOWGROUND MARKETS

https://www.harvesttrailsandmarkets.com.au/markets/castle-hill-farmers-fine-food-market/

WHEN: February to May: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 8am to 12pm
WHERE: Castle Hill Showgrounds, 131 Showground Rd, Castle Hill

This market is family and pet-friendly so you will see plenty of doggy pals wandering between stalls. (If you have small children this might make you think of ABC favourite show Bluey and the charming episode with the $5 note.)

Shoppers find abundant fresh produce at this twice-monthly event.

TURRAMURRA FRESH PRODUCE & GOURMET MARKET

https://www.marketsandfairs.com.au/Market/Turramurra-Fresh-Produce-Gourmet-Market

WHERE: Karuah Park, 1 Karuah Road, Turramurra NSW 2074
WHEN: Every Wednesday, 8am to 1pm

This is the North Shore's only midweek fresh produce and gourmet market. Bring your reusable shopping bags and coffee cups and shop comfortably in the park from a wide variety of stalls.

The market organisers believe in the power of the small business owner. They have set up a market for what they term the "passionate stallholder", run their market with sustainability in mind and have been awarded for their sustainability mindset.

Karuah Park offers level access, with easy street parking, and popular Turramurra Memorial Park is just across the road.

CHATSWOOD MALL MARKET

http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/chatswood-mall-market/

WHEN: February to December: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 9pm
WHERE: Victoria Ave, Chatswood

Chatswood Mall Market invites us to ‘Taste the World’ with food from Taiwan, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico and beyond. You’ll also find an eclectic array of gift stalls with everything from floral tea to handbags.

Unlike many markets that finish up at noon, the Chatswood stalls stay open until 9 pm. You can enjoy an evening meal out and listen to the live music on offer.

WARRIEWOOD BEACHES MARKET

https://thebeachesmarket.com/

WHEN: Late February to December: Fridays, 8am to 1pm
WHERE: 1472 Pittwater Rd, Warriewood

The Beaches Market was founded in November 2011 to give locals a place to shop for local produce.

The difference with this market is it is held on a Friday, not the weekend. This means locals have their Saturday mornings free for sport and other activities in this beachside area.

The Beaches Market is popular with parents and grandparents who are looking after preschoolers and there are always lots of things for little ones to enjoy. You’ll find over 100 stalls and plenty of room to sit and enjoy the atmosphere.

MONA VALE ORGANIC MARKET

https://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets_solo.php?market=MONA%20VALE&id=50

WHEN: Sundays, 8:30am to 12:30pm
WHERE: Pittwater RSL car park, 82 Mona Vale Road, Mona Vale

This market, recently relocated from Frenchs Forest, is as popular as ever. Local organic farmers share produce and many of the handicrafts on offer are produced according to Fair Trade recommendations. You’ll also find speciality food like gluten-free bread at this relaxed and casual market. Bring your own reusable bags and feel good about helping the planet.

Which markets have we missed? Send us an email to let us know and if you see us out and about at one of the local markets on the north shore or northern beaches, don’t forget to say hello!

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