I don’t normally go to the Northside Produce Markets, simply because I never wake up early enough to get to them. And besides the drive to get to these markets is the same route I take to get to work and it just pains me to go even remotely that way on my days off. I like to stay as far away as I can from the vicinity of my workplace whenever possible.
Anyway, I did happen to be at these markets as I was picking up some product for some photography work I am doing and managed to get some snaps of the place while I was at it. The sun was out and the morning was just starting to warm up. I quickly unravel the scarf around my neck, take off my jacket and eagerly snap away.
I have to say though, that these markets are a lot harder to manoeuvre around than the Pyrmont ones. The thoroughfares are a lot narrower and it seems that the newest accessory around is a stroller. I don’t mind prams at all, although I do mind mothers that feel they have the right to bulldoze anyone and anything in their way. Just a thought I had when I copped a few rammings to the back of my ankle with a stroller the size of a small car. Intent on getting past me, she just thought the most effective way of doing it was to run me over. But not to worry, there were prettier things to occupy yourself with at these markets than the occasional rouge pram pusher, and here they are.
La Tartine organic sourdough baguettes; fresh green olives
A colourful bouquet of Australian native flowers; a barista at work
Bunches of radishes at Grima Farms; native Blood Limes
Shepherd's Bakehouse sourdoughs; a stack of rhubarb
Unopened lilies, waiting for the sun
Herbal teas and aromatherapy
Fountain; I love red phone booths
Northside Produce Markets
Where: Miller St, North Sydney (between Ridge and McClaren Streets)
When: 8am-12noon; every 3rd Saturday of the month
Free Parking available in Ridge St Car Park
Next markets: 16th June, 2007