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.
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|