Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day in Marrickville

Happy Mothers Day!
Today we went into Sydney to the Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Market. We had a great morning browsing followed by lunch bought from the food stalls.  

Here are some of the tempting things we spotted along the way:

Marrickville has all of the good things I love about weekend markets. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed, kids ran about, and buskers kept everyone entertained.  Many of the locals knew each other and I saw lots of people stopping for a chat as they bought their vegetables or haggled over second hand goods.

Kids and I enjoying Roti and Curry
There is one thing that Marrickville has that other markets don't, and it's a goodie. In the middle of the market grounds is Reverse Garbage, a recycling warehouse full of ex theatre props, broken down film sets, art supplies, fabric remnants, and weird bits and pieces. It's all in a jumble, and it's cheap.

Entrance into Reverse Garbage

You can fill a large sack with any 'bag items' for $20 or buy individually. I was mainly on a scouting mission today but I did buy a New Zealand magazine from 1935.  I saw so many things that I plan to go back for - without the kids next time!

Marrickville is in a good spot for further adventures too - it's 5 mins from the cafes and restaurants in Leichhardt and the houses in the surrounding suburbs are worth the drive to see them.

The scoop:

Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Market is open  9am - 2pm on Sundays on Addison Road, Marrickville.

There is limited parking available in the grounds and free parking on the surrounding streets.

Map from: Googlemaps

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