Somehow the sight of grey clouds blanketing our usually blue sky gives me the permission to stay in bed and well under cover. A grey day just brings out the lazy in me and I have never been one to be sprightly first thing in the morning. It’s bad enough trying to get me out of bed on a fine day let alone a dreary one. So when the drab morning of the Pyrmont Grower’s Market rolled by yesterday, I reluctantly peered out from the covers, wisely deduced that it would be more favourable to stay indoors and resumed my snooze position. Outside it was wet, cold and miserable. Where did spring go? She came in with such a bang. And to add to my misery, I didn’t have the benefit of an “assistant” like I did last month.
So after a brief pep talk from G about how these markets only come around every month and that I would regret not going later, yada yada yada; I reluctantly got out of bed put on my comfy Chucks and made the trek to Pyrmont. The markets were no where near as crammed as last month, but there certainly was an ample turnout considering the weather. Aside from the usual stallholders, Justin North and Joanna Savill were also there doing cooking demonstrations, although I didn't stop long to watch. Aside from the bad weather, all the great things about the markets were still there; the atmosphere, although a little wetter was still thriving.
Shepherd's Bakehouse sourdoughs proudly on display
Simon Johnson fine cheeses
The season's first cherries!
Yes please!Free samples from Edmundi Smokehouse.
Certified organic sourdoughs from La Tartine. The ones on the right are their fruit loaves, they have huge chunks of whole dates and nuts!
Someone is buying this whole stack of Barrington Beef.
One of my favourite stalls, Consummate. Of course they sell breads, cakes and pastries, just my kind of thing. I cannot go to the markets without leaving with some of their gorgeous Olive Flatbead.
Delicious Wagyu beef pies
Heaven's Leaven assorted baked goods
A staple at these markets for our furry friends. A guide dog gets treated to whatever his puppy dog nose finds by his master at the Pet Food stall. Life doesn't get better for this helpful pooch.
Slicing up some Christmas ham. Is it that time of year already?
I love taking photos of the Gympie Farm stall. There is always a buzz about it with the never ending oohs and aahs from admiring taste testers. Their butter is to die for.
Aside from their cultured butter and assorted cheeses, Gympie Farm sell some exceptional creme fraiche. This I could eat by the spoonful.
Chorizos. I overheard an elderly man telling his other elderly friend that these were the sausages you were only to eat at breakfast. The other friend nodded, although was a little confused. It was very cute.
The last Pyrmont Grower's Market for the year will be on December 2 (my birthday)!! I probably won't be able to make it, but I sure hope you can.