Fresh produce in Sydney
Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail is about an hour’s drive north of Sydney in the rural Hawkesbury region. Join a tour and pick peaches, apples and nuts. As with farm gate trails in other parts of NSW, there is a range of accommodation options if you’re planning more than a day trip.
Visit Sydney’s neighbourhood farmers markets such as Carriageworks Farmers Market and EQ Village Markets and enjoy fresh produce and stalls selling cooked food. You can also buy fresh seafood at the Sydney Fish Market in Pyrmont. Reserve a spot on the behind-the-scenes tour, which starts at 6.40am.
Shopping for fresh produce in Sydney
Bite into a scrumptious apple plucked straight from the tree on a visit to an orchard in country NSW. You’ll learn all about the produce from the growers on a pick-your-own-fruit tour. Farmers in the Sydney area and regional NSW also sell fresh produce at regular neighbourhood markets.
Follow a designated food and wine trail, where you can visit farms and pay for the fruit, nuts and berries you pick. You’ll find these trails on Sydney’s fringes, in the Southern Highlands, on the south and north coasts and in country NSW.
In Sydney, take the light rail from Central Station and head for the Sydney Fish Market, one of the largest seafood markets in the world. Arrive early to join a behind-the-scenes tour and watch all the action at the wholesale fish auctions.
Visiting one of Sydney’s neighbourhood farmers markets is a great start to the day. Enjoy a range of fresh and cooked foods at Carriageworks Farmers Markets, in Eveleigh, on Saturday mornings; go by train Town Hall Station to Redfern Station.
EQ Village Markets are held on Saturdays and Wednesdays at Moore Park, a short bus ride from Museum Station. Near the spectacular El Alamein Memorial Fountain in Kings Cross and at Bondi Beach Public School are produce markets every Saturday.
You’ll also enjoy the Northside Produce Market, held in Miller Street, North Sydney, on the third Saturday of the month. From the city centre it’s 10 minutes by train to North Sydney station. Enjoy the views as you cross Sydney Harbour Bridge to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables.