Since moving to the beaches and discovering the Frenchs Forest Organic Markets, Sunday just isn’t Sunday without a trip, rain hail or shine.
Even if I have no intention to buy, it’s just so nice taking a wonder amongst the community, and it’s somewhere I can let my little Miss 2 run amok, chase after dogs and taste test the many delicious samples on offer. That said, I’ve never returned home empty handed, my basket is full laden with fresh artisan breads, eggs, honey and of course the fabulous fruit and vegetables on offer.
The Parkway Hotel comes alive every Sunday from 8am to 1pm with fresh food produce, organic; some certified and some conventional (I hear getting certification is both costly and time consuming) but never the less fresh and chemical free. Most stall holders recognise the regulars, calling them by name and always up for a chat.
Aside from the obvious fruit and veg, there are a couple of butchers selling grass fed beef, organic free range chickens and wonderful sausage and rissole flavours, marinated olives, arts and crafts, hemp clothing, handmade soaps, a nursery section to buy your seedlings along with medicinal herbs and many other eco friendly items on offer.
As with most markets, there’s also a great variety of hot and cold food on offer for those brunch time tummy tingles. From Japanese Omelettes, to fabulous Indian Rotis, the larakin boys at Pizza Party’s woodfire pizza’s and to the always present and reliable Gozleme stand, it’s also a great place to grab a cuppa and catch up with friends on the grass while enjoying a casual meal.
Here is a small sample of the many delights on offer
John from The Mushroom Depot grows mushrooms through abandoned railway tunnels in Glenbrook, in the Blue Mountains. The tunnels are 700 metres long and he grows Namenko, King Brown Oyster, Portobello, Enoki, Shemiji to name a few. He can be found at both Flemington Markets as well as Frenchs Forest every Sunday.
Graeme Sanders a garlic grower has been selling his prized garlic, as well as Pariva Produce raw organic honey, jams and preserves. His garlic is grown on his property in Napoleon Reef, 20 north east of Bathurst. He makes the weekly trip to Frenchs Forest, a 5 hour return trip every week.
Bread, lots and lots of delicious sourdough breads! Gluten Free varities available too!
A little French flair, It’s Bastille Day and Frenchs Forest after all!
Organic Coconut Oil seems to be all the rage and the flavour of the moment!
Lots of beans and winter warmers with Pod Cuisine
The always present and delicious range of Pukara Estate olive oil and vinegar range from Muswellbrook
I regularly buy my Baby Green extra virgin olive oil from the markets and it never dissapoints. I can’t get enough of this tart goodness
The craze that is Kombucha, a fermetend green tea, said to have super cleansing powers. Here it is offered in a ginger tea brew, low GI and detoxing qualities assured.
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