Rain, hail or shine, there’s one Sunday activity that’s always there for us in Newcastle – Newcastle City Farmers Markets! Admittedly more comfortable on a sunny Sunday, a trip to Newcastle Showgrounds on any given Sunday is still a great way to while away a couple of hours strolling through stalls filled with fresh, seasonal produce for you to nibble on while you wander around or throw together at your next dinner party.
Not only will you find the best local produce all in one place at Newcastle City Farmers Markets, but it’s the most sustainable way to support your local producers and get straight to the source with a unique opportunity to interact directly with farmers, producers and artisans.
Where else but at ‘The Farmers’ can you buy groceries direct from the farmer – from the person who grew, nurtured and made the product. At the weekly farmers market, you not only get to meet the maker and the farmer, but you can also ask about how and where it’s grown or made, how best to store or use it.
In season throughout the summer month’s, you’ll find apples, avocado, blackberries, oranges (Valencia), passion fruit, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries and strawberries to tempt your tastebuds with markets on 1, 8, 15 and 22 December and 12, 19, and 26 January 2020 (22 Dec is the last market for 2019; markets recommence 12 Jan 2020).
But it's not just fresh fruit and veggies on offer. Not only can you stock up the pantry with locally sourced fresh produce, but you can also indulge in a delicious market lunch from one of the many food trucks. Taste wines from boutique wineries, gourmet sauces, jams and chutneys, freshly baked organic bread, handmade pasta, organic eggs and beef and of course fresh seafood (an essential ingredient for summer!)
For more information about the markets, visit www.newcastlecityfarmersmarket.com.au. See you on Sunday!