Sydney’s newest Farmers’ Market launches

Launches Friday, 28 June from 7.30am

Parramatta Council has been in touch to let noodlies, Sydney food blog know that the revitalised Parramatta Farmers’ Market launches on Friday, 28 June 2013 in Church Street Mall, Parramatta. Below is from Council’s media release:

Trading every Friday from 7.30am to 2pm, the Market will have over 20 farmers and producers from the Sydney basin and regional NSW, selling fresh, seasonal, interesting local foods that reflect Parramatta’s cultural diversity.

Parramatta Farmers' Market

Stallholder, John Meredith of Thirlmere Poultry. Photo Amanda James.

The produce on offer will change frequently and includes native foods, fruit and vegetables, dairy foods, fresh bread, meats, tea and coffee, smoked fish, baked goods and flowers.

Parramatta Lord Mayor, Cr John Chedid said, “Food has always been a key part of the Parramatta community, even from our early colonial days and today, the City is a major food destination.

“It’s exciting to be able to offer fresh and healthy food direct from growers and artisan producers to our workers and residents.

“We’re also working to ensure the Market reflects Western Sydney’s cultural diversity – this is part of our commitment to celebrating who we are and activating the heart of the City,” Cr Chedid said.

Farmers are also excited. Inaugural Sydney Food Hall of Fame inductee, John Meredith of Thirlmere Poultry said he was thrilled to be part of the revitalised Parramatta Farmers’ Market.

“I’ve been a part of the farmers’ market movement for the past 12 years but I’ve been running my business for 38. It’s exciting to be a part of a City that’s well known as a food destination, at the heart of Sydney and its food basin,” John said.

The Markets will be held in the Church Street Mall, the site of the first growers market in Parramatta, established in 1791.

Parramatta City Council has been working with the Australia’s Farmers’ Market Association to secure producers from the Sydney Basin and from regional NSW and ACT.

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Parramatta Farmers’ Market
Trading every Friday from 28 June 2013
7.30am to 2pm
Church Street Mall, Parramatta