Next Market 19th May 2013 - Newcastle Showground
Forward Date: Sunday 26th May 2013
A Brief History of
NSW Farmers Market Pty Ltd
NSW Farmers Market Pty Ltd has been operating Farmers and Makers Markets since 1999 where we trialed our very first farmers' market at the Historical River Port of Morpeth, NSW. In March 2000, along with other creative souls, we initiated the Original Fine Food Market at the Honeysuckle Railway Sheds which were, sadly, to last a fleeting 8 months. The site is now the new home for Newcastle Museum. Since those early trials and tribulations we have seen the establishment of other farmers markets right across Australia that have mushroomed into an important industry for food producers and the public wherever they operate. Our Company knows that the best way to promote, support and create strong food communities and centres of excellence, are through vibrant Farmers Markets operating every week for you the public. Over the many years we have introduced many new farmers and artisans to a supportive hungry crowd through our market initiatives. Many of these fine food and artisan creators are still attending the market after all these years of operation. We have said for many years that Farmers and Makers markets are good for product development, good for the local economy, good for sustainability, good for the environment, good for public well-being and good for tourism. We find it very hard to find an industry to work within that has so many positive outcomes all wrapped up in the one business model.
Newcastle City Farmers and Makers Market is one of our Companys' initiatives in the Hunter which commenced initially and briefly at the Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium late in 2004. Since early 2005 the market has called the Newcastle Showground and Entertainment Centre our public space for bringing together local farmers, producers and hand-made artisans to 6,500 customers per week. Our Company understands that to run a successful market management needs to have a high level of passion, imagination, perseverance and skill for the market to be successful. At the other end of the market is you the customer who help guide the success of the market through your ever attentive support. As well as the locals from the many Newcastle suburbs and adjoining Shire of Lake Macquarie, we know that many of you come from all over the Hunter Valley, Mid-North Coast and Sydney areas to attend. Quite a few even catch the train to Broadmeadow Station and then walk to the Showground to do their shopping. And like our customers, our Farmers and Artisans both local and greater NSW, come to attend a very special and vibrant Farmers, Food, Wine and Makers Market in the heart of Newcastle every Sunday.
Experience the passion
Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit and melt in your mouth products like Goat and Sheep Cheeses, Lebanese hummus and fresh baked breads, patisseries, meats, seafood and other gourmet delights are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail and shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm and products that exemplify a passion for local food, a commitment to farming and the environment and the fruits of a lot of hard work.
Where else can you find a showcase every Sunday of Hunter Valley local produce, wines and gourmet delights? Where else can you talk to the farmer, producer, artisan and find out where your food is made, how to cook it and even taste-test while you're shopping in the pavilions and around the village green atmosphere of the showground?
Newcastle.... a melting pot of cuisines
If you are feeling in need of food and would like to sit down, the market offers many traditional and International cuisines from hearty country breakfasts by Craig from Red Belly Gourmet, gourmet sausage rolls, quiches and pasties from the Winged Warriors, authentic Tibetan Food offering momos and steamed Tibetan bread from Phuntsak Gyatso, Turkish Gozleme from Hussien, Lebanese wraps from Jacques Kitchen, Max and Leigh with their Spanish inspired Quesadillas and risotto balls, Oma's German sausages on a crusty bread roll, lamb and gravy rolls from Saltbush Lamb, Thai food from Rustic Flair, the inimitable Baked Uprising with their patisserie items, Ceth Voight with his French patisserie offerings, Latin American empanadas from Spice and Snacks. These are but a few businesses that offer a melting pot of cuisines at Newcastle City Farmers and Makers Market. By any measure we believe Newcastle City is truly a cosmopolitan metropolis.
Along with food you will find artisan stalls selling the Hunter's best range of quality goods, from clothing made from vintage material, jewellery makers, hand-made wooden toys and painters. The Farmers and Makers Market also has a resident chef, Stephane Pois, on hand to demonstrate a range of different meals all made with ingredients sourced from our own farmers and producers. Everything you need to feed, clothe or surprise your family can be bought at the Newcastle City Farmers and Makers Market and you know it's all been made with passion.
Over time we will be adding content, including individual profiles of Farmers, Artisans, Gourmet Foods, and Health and Lifestyle who all provide their wares at the markets each Sunday. Newcastle City Farmers and Makers Market is now on most Sundays, regardless of the weather, at the Newcastle Showground.
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Newcastle City Farmers & Makers Market
Next Market: Sun, 19th May from
8am to 1pm
Griffiths Road, Broadmeadow - Newastle Showground
Griffiths Road, Broadmeadow - Newcastle Showground
Entry from Griffiths Rd, Broadmeadow. A $2 parking fee applies, which goes towards improvements to the Show Ground.
Bus routes to catch: 363 - get off at Lambton Rd near Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
323 - get off at Lambton Rd Nr Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
230 - get off at Lambton Rd Nr Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
226 - get off at Broadmeadow Rd Nr Curley Rd.
Train: Take any Newcastle-Sydney service and get off at Broadmeadow Station. Head to the north exit, leave the station, turn right and wander in through the Newcastle Entertainment Centre gates or Curley Street entrance and walk around the oval to the market.