‘Tis the season to walk, talk, taste and shop!
It’s hard not to love online shopping (hello shopping in your PJ’s) but every now and then, nothing can replace the delight, surprise and joy of rocking up to a real live market and using the sense of smell, touch and sight to shop up a bargain.
We’re happy to report that after the rocky hibernation from COVID, slowly our local markets are starting to bloom once more.
Ryde Wharf Market
Anderson Park, Meadowbank
When: On the 2nd Sunday of every month
Time: 8am to 2pm
About: This market showcases a variety of delicious food, fresh produce, arts, craft and other popular offerings right on the Parramatta River foreshore (features up to 70 stalls).
Eastwood Night Markets
Eastwood Plaza, Rowe Street, Eastwood
When: Every Saturday evening until 20th March 2021
Time: 4pm to 10pm
About: Bustling market of food stalls that serve everything from noodles and pop cakes to Turkish delights and Japanese-style treats. There’s also a variety of different products every week, with a special mention to their big variety of pot plants!
Tip: Children can enjoy a jumping castle and fishing games every week too.
Lane Cove Markets
Lane Cove Plaza, 16 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove
When: On the 3rd Sunday of the month (except for January).
Time: 9am – 3pm
About: This market features products made by the Artists and Designers themselves, all handmade in Australia.
North Rocks Market
361 North Rocks Road, North Rocks
When: Every Sunday (except those which fall on Dec 25, Dec 26, Jan 01, Apr 25).
About: Public entry is by a cash donation collected at the gate by Rotary volunteer members for our charity projects. This market boasts many stalls from Brick’N’Brack, Books, Plants, Collectable’s, Watch Repairs and a wide range of food options.
Rozelle Collectors Market
Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle
When: Every Saturday
About: This market offers a huge range of pre-loved antiques, collectables, fashion, jewellery, art and music.
Getting there: Finding a park near these markets can be challenging on a Saturday (when the markets are held) however there are numerous bus routes that can drop you at Victoria Road before Darling Street. It’s here you get off there and walk 155 metres to Rozelle Public School where you’ll find the markets.
Parramatta Farmers Markets
Centenary Square, Parramatta
When: Every Friday
Time: 7:30am – 2:30pm
About: This market showcases a variety of fresh fruits, eggs, vegetables, nuts, bread, meat, honey, pastries and flowers, all sourced from the Sydney area and also from regional NSW.
Newington Pop Up Markets
1 Ave of Europe, Newington
When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 9am – 2pm
Getting There: Newington Market Place is a neighbourhood shopping centre and has 2 hours free, outdoor parking.
About: This pop-up market caters to fine foods, jewellery, homewares, kids-wear, kid’s activities and more.
Concord Farmers Markets
Crane St, Concord
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings of each month (except January).
About: The Concord Farmers Market offers fresh and gourmet food stalls in a safe outdoor environment.
Getting There: Located at Cintra Park car park, off Crane Street and near Concord High School. There is plenty of parking in the car park and surrounding area.
Note: Each local market researched, had clear hygienic plans in place. (Market stalls are to be adequately spaced out, enhanced cleaning of the sites will be undertaken, adherence to the two-square-metre rule will be monitored and hand sanitiser would be available for all members of the public to use).