It’s great to see that the appetite for local grown fresh seasonal produce is at an all time high as after just sixth months of trading, expansion is already on the horizon, with an application to host more stalls recently submitted to the council.
The markets provide locals with the opportunity to meet the people who produce their food and discover how it’s grown and processed. You know the food is fresh and can see the difference in taste, quality and longevity of the product. It’s also satisfying to know that your dollars will end up directly in the pockets of the people who produce the food. The community atmosphere that the farmers markets can build is quite unique.
Working in a busy Public Relations Sydney city environment, I love being able to go down to the beach and leisurely do all my week’s shopping outside. At the markets you’ll also find Sydney’s best breakfast role (in my opinion!) by ex-head Tetsuya’s chef Darren Robertson. His pulled pork rolls with kohlrabi slaw and hot sauce are to die for!
Although I am from the UK and only lived in Bondi for one year, I think it’s important to support the local community whether it is through farmers markets, or other local businesses to facilitate authentic connections between producers and consumers.
The Bondi Farmers Markets run every Saturday at Bondi Beach Public School from 9am-1pm.