The ground was more than a little damp but there is little that will keep these foodies away from a good marketplace, especially when it’s the monthly Good Living Pyrmont Grower’s Market. Most of the usual stands regular market-goers have become acquainted with were present and it was nice to see the popularity of these vendors continue. However, one new stall that caught my eye was the Rosy Reds Orange stand which was revelling in its newfound popularity. Many were attracted to this citrus’ juicy bright red appearance and equally fascinated by the sign that clearly stated they were "not blood oranges" but actually a variant of the navel orange. Being the citrus-fruit groupie that I was, I made haste for the stall to see what all the fuss was about and to of course, have a taste. The oranges were deceptively sweet and not as acidic as conventional navel oranges. They are a pleasant and agreeable fruit and upon tasting, I decided to buy a kilo bag.
Unfortunately not many photos were taken at the markets. My over-eagerness to shop and spot bargains hampered any plans for making things blogging-friendly. Carrying an SLR camera, a handbag and two full shopping bags was all too cumbersome and sadly I chose to forfeit photo-taking. Next time I shall bring my assistant G, to carry some of my purchases.
Here is some of the loot I came home with. I say 'some', because a few items were eaten on the traverse home.
Muesli cookie and a Maple and Pecan Shortbread from Whisk and Pin.
The remaining loot, which also includes a tub of ricotta from Formaggi Ocello.
The Plan: to make Bill Granger’s Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb sugar.
Good Living Pyrmont Growers' Market
(every first Saturday of the month, except January)
Location: Pyrmont Bay Park
From: 7am - 11am
Phone: (02) 9282 3606
Remaining Dates for 2006:
September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2
Previous posts: June 2006 Good Living Pyrmont Growers Market