Food & Drink

Sydney Market Calendar | July

By Sacha Barbour
29th Jun 2014

Winter has well and truly set in, and many are lamenting the loss of lazy days at the beach and warm nights downing cocktails. But we think there's a certain charm to chilly winter days spent out and about, hot chocolate in hand, and there's no better way to soak up the winter sun than a day at the markets in Sydney!

With excellent seasonal produce gracing market stalls and a plethora of winter warmers (knitted scarves, gloves, beanies, the list goes on…) and of course, scrumptious food, Sydney's market scene has all you need to shake your winter blues.
We've put together our picks for the best markets in Sydney to discover this July – get shopping!

Eastern Suburbs

EQ Village Markets | Moore Park

Located just 10 minutes from the CBD, Fox studios' Entertainment Quarter is the perfect location for one of Sydney's finest and largest produce markets. The EQ Village Markets showcase some of the best fresh produce from regional and local growers, plus heaps of other goodies with flowers, tasty takeaway food stalls, and gourmet treats scattered about. Definitely one for the foodies!
Where: Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
When: Every Wednesday and Saturday of the month, early – 3pm

Double Bay Market | Double Bay

Perched in the beautiful sun-drenched surrounds of Guilfoyle Park, Double Bay Market is an ideal spot to soak up those winter rays while picking up some organic goodies. There are heaps of yummy produce and gourmet food stalls, as well as flowers, plants, crafts, and eco products available. We'll be making a beeline for the delicious (warm) soups!
Where: Guilfoyle Park, Knox Street, Double Bay
When: Every Thursday 9am-2pm

Paddington Markets | Paddington

Offering fashion, art, jewelry design, homewares, and food—Paddington Market is a true gem. Pottering about the grounds of the church and public school, you'll be met by new traders every weekend and live music that amps up the already buzzing vibe of this Sydney market fave. There is plenty on offer that you won't find anywhere else.
Where: 395 Oxford Street, Paddington
When: Saturdays 10am – 4pm

Bondi Farmers Markets | Bondi Beach

If gourmet treats, fresh produce, and locally produced Bondi goodies are your thing—Bondi Farmers Market is the place for you. Home to some outstanding local treats (Bondi Yoghurts and Bondi Biltong to name a couple) and yummy gourmet food, make sure you head down with a big appetite!
Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
When: Every Saturday of the month, 9am – 1pm

Sydney Sustainable Markets | Darlinghurst

Eco- and community-conscious shoppers, unite! The Sydney Sustainable Markets Farmers Market has taken the sustainable food revolution and run with it. Providing direct-from-the-farmers seasonal fruit and vegetables, free-range poultry and eggs, rare-breed meats, fish, handmade pasta, artisan cheeses, organic bread, olive oil, honey, herbs, and beautiful fresh flowers, it's quickly making a name for itself as one of Sydney's best markets!
Where: Taylor Square, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
When: Every Saturday of the month, 8am – 1pm

Bondi Markets | Bondi

Invoke your inner tourist and make a day of it down at the Bondi Markets. Dabble in the delights the excellent stallholders have on offer—everything from leather goods and lace dresses to eyewear and unique art pieces. This iconic Sydney attraction is definitely one of the best markets in Sydney
Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach?
When: Every Sunday of the month, 10am – 4pm

Surry Hills Markets | Surry Hills

Feeling the need to do some bargain hunting? The Surry Hills Markets will deliver in rain, hail, or shine! They specialise in handmade, vintage, and recycled fashion along with homewares, furniture, and bric-a-brac. Get in early for all the best pieces and let your purchases contribute to important funding for the Surry Hills community.
Where: Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Surry Hills?
When: Tuesday, July 1st, 7am – 4pm

North Shore & Northern Beaches

Frenchs Forest Organic Market | Frenchs Forest

With stalls specialising in certified organic and local produce, the Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market is the place to go for fresh fruit and veg. Head down early (it gets pretty packed), and indulge in a perfectly brewed coffee and gourmet brekkie before browsing the stalls. Pony rides and a jumping castle will keep the kids happy, too!
Where: Parkway Hotel, 5 Frenchs Forest Road, East Frenchs Forest
When: Every Sunday of the month, 8am – 1pm

Manly West Organic Market | Manly

This Sydney market is the go-to destination for organic produce and goods in our Harbour city. Offering more than just food, you can also get your hands on organic skincare, haircare, and cosmetics and delicious organic teas and coffee. This market is pure heaven for the health and wellbeing conscious!
Where: Manly West Public School, Hill Street, Balgowlah?
When: Every Saturday of the month, 8am – 1pm

Hornsby Organic Food & Farmers Markets | Hornsby

If the idea of healthy, fresh, and delicious takeaway lunch options makes your mouth water, head to the Hornsby mall this Thursday for the Hornsby Organic Food and Farmers Markets. While devouring your delicious (and nutritious!) lunch, be sure to look at all the certified organic produce, crafts, plants, flowers, and eco and fair-trade goods they have on offer.
Where: Hornsby Mall, Florence Street and Hunter Street, Hornsby
When: Every Thursday of the month, 8am – 3pm

The Beaches Market | Warriewood

The Beaches Market is a bustling destination for northern beaches folk each week and definitely deserves its spot on our list of the best markets in Sydney. Offering the freshest local produce, much of it organic, The Beaches Market brings food directly from farm to fork, and buying it on Friday means its fresh for the weekend!
Where: Pittwater Rugby Park, 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
When: Every Friday of the month, 8am – 1pm

Northside Produce Market | North Sydney

With over 15 years of experience, the Northside Produce Market certainly knows what market-goers are after! This outdoor market is home to over 75 growers so there's plenty of choice, and heaps to enjoy.
Where: Civic Centre Park, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney?
When: July 12th and 26th,  8am – 12pm

Kirribilli Art & Design Market | Milsons Point

They had us at art and design! Kirribilli Markets are home to a unique mix of works from artists and designers selling their original paintings, glass ceramics fashion and accessories, home wares, millinery, and fresh flowers. It's a lively market with a great atmosphere, plenty of sunshine and one of the best views in Sydney- what's not to like?!
Where: Burton Street Tunnel, Milsons Point
When: Sunday, July 13th, 9am – 3pm

City & Inner Suburbs

Growers' Market | Pyrmont

Despite being over 15 years old, the Growers Market Pyrmont is still going strong! It's one of Sydney's original and best farmers markets and features monthly specialty displays and more than 70 fruit, vegetable, meat, seafood, and gourmet treat stalls.
Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Road, Pyrmont?
When: Saturday, July 5, 7am – 11am

Eveleigh Farmers' Market | Eveleigh

Located at the gorgeous Carriage Works, the Eveleigh Farmers Market is home to a massive selection of seasonal, organic and biodynamic produce, including fruit and veg, meat and poultry, dairy, sweet and savoury treats, oils, boutique wine, coffee and tea, and an abundance of vividly coloured fresh flowers. A definite gem in Sydney's market crown, Eveleigh shouldn't be missed!
Where: Carriageworks, 242 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
When: Every Saturday of the month, 8am – 1pm

The Rocks Foodies Markets | The Rocks

The name says it all and we can't think of a better way to welcome a weekend then devouring sublime goodies at The Rocks Foodies Market.  Are you a fan of gourmet burgers and wraps or perhaps a lamb kebab and Turkish gözleme? Whatever it is that gets your belly rumbling, you'll find it here. Afterwards, when shaking off your food-coma, shop for fresh produce like fruits, veggies, chocolates, and homewares!
Where: Playfair Street, George Street and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks
When: Every Friday of the month, 9am – 3pm

The Rocks Weekend Markets | The Rocks

The divine Rocks Weekend Markets can be found in one of Sydney's most historic locations, nestled between the old buildings. Engage with emerging designers and pick up some locally produced homewares, beauty products, photography, art, and jewellery. Let your working week worries float away while winding in and out of the undercover stalls and getting lost among all that this Sydney market has to offer.
Where: Playfair Street, George Street and Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks?
When: Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, 10am – 5pm

Inner West

Organic Food & Farmers Market | Marrickville

Part of Sydney's Organic Food Market network, the Marrickville chapter specialises in organic and fresh produce.
It's the perfect winter's day out for families, with a chilled vibe and heaps of stuff for the kids.
Where: 142 Addison Road, Marrickville?
When: Every Sunday of the month, 8.30am – 3pm

Glebe Markets | Glebe

One of the longest running and certainly the best markets in Sydney, the offerings at Glebe Markets are varied, with heaps of goodies to be discovered. Vintage clothes, books, bric-a-brac, and records are everywhere, as well as gourmet food and a spot of live music. This market is a busy one though, so get down early!
Where: Glebe Public School, corner of Derby Place and Glebe Pt. Road, Glebe?
When: Every Saturday of the month, 10am – 4pm

Newtown Community Market | Newtown

Newtown Community Market is the place for local artists and craftspeople to shine. Packed with goodies from local traders, you can feel good that whatever you come away with has been thought of and produced in your own backyard!  Spend a few hours browsing the stalls before refuelling at one of King Street's dynamic, restaurants, bars, or cafés. ?
Where: Newtown Square (opposite Newtown Railway Station), King Street, Newtown?
When: Every Saturday of the month, 10am – 4pm

Rozelle Markets | Rozelle

With over thirty years of history, Rozelle Markets have become well-renowned for vintage treasures. From fashion to antiques, bric-a-brac to books, you're sure to find a gem here (and a bargain!). The food isn't bad either—a sure-fire winner is the scrumptious gozleme.
Where: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle?
When: Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, 9am – 4pm.

Western Suburbs

Parramatta Farmers' Market | Parramatta

Fridays are everyone's favourite and there's no better way to ring in the weekend than with a spot of Sydney market shopping! The Parramatta Farmers' Market serves up delicious local and seasonal produce, from fruit, vegetables and meat, to nuts, bread, honey and cakes. It starts early, from 7.30am, so stop in for a fresh breakfast before work. Perfect!
Where: Church Street Mall, Parramatta?
When: Every Friday of the month, 7.30am – 2pm

Castle Hill Farmers' & Fine Food Market | Castle Hill

The Castle Hill market has a vast array of fresh produce from local and regional purveyors. The best of the best sell their wares here, including Willowbrae Cheese, Flowering Eucalyptus with beautiful, colourful blooms; and apple pies made from Bilpin-grown apples (um, yum), there is something for even the most discerning of foodies.
Where: Castle Hill Showground, Doran Drive (entry via Showground Road), Castle Hill?
When: July 12 & 26, 8am – 12pm

Penrith Farmers' & Fine Food Market | Penrith

Start the day the right way with a crispy bacon and egg roll and organic coffee, then spend your morning shopping for fresh, seasonal local and regional meats, fruit and vegetables, oils, bread and pasta. Live music and a jumping castle for the kiddies amp up the already buzzing atmosphere.
Where: Outside the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High Street, Penrith?
When: July 5, 8am – 1pm

Image credit: Le Cuisines de Garance

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