Sydney, it’s that time of year again. The Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market is set to be loaded with all the food, produce, artisanal gifts and puddings to create the most magical Christmas ever, and there’ll be a sling of cherry pickling workshops too.
Hot on the line-up this time around is fresh seafood from superstar sustainable chef Josh Niland’s Fish Butchery, oysters from Mimosa Rock Oysters, Christmas hams from Linga Longa Farm and Melanda Park, and festive drinks by Freeman Vineyards, Wildflower Brewery, Hunter and the Harp and a heap more. You’ll also find botanicals from Mayfarm Flowers and Christmas puddings, mince tarts and gingerbread from Flour and Stone, Nonie’s Foods and Gumnut Chocolates.
Along with the epic feeds, you can also score big time on any last-minute Christmas shopping with ceramics, cookbooks, aprons and more from the likes of The Potter x The Clay, Profiterole Project, Provider Store, Continental Deli and Headlands Distilling Co.
As for the cherry pickling workshop, it’s a must-do. Despite the recent closure of Marrickville’s beloved Cornersmith Cafe, pickling master Alex Elliott-Howery is still Sydney’s number one pickle champion, and he’s ready to teach you everything you need to know about pickling your own cherries in two different styles. At the end, you’ll get to take home cherries in a boozy syrup to serve alongside your Christmas ham.
More than 4,000 people are set to flock to these markets, so you’ll want to make sure you head in early and nab as many goodies as you can. Head here for more details.
What: Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market
When: Saturday 21 December, 8am – 2pm
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Here's a bunch of other markets to hit before then.
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