Where real people and real food connect

sourdough, pullaparts, damperFarmers markets are on the rise. As Sydneysiders avoid the big supermarkets and seek out fresh, local food, western Sydney’s local growers are able to sell their produce direct to the public, cutting costs while still earning a decent return.

Richmond Good Food Market is a place for local Hawkesbury farmers and quality food producers to showcase their wares and interact with the community. The market is small compared to some, but the quality of produce means you will still go home with a basket full of great food for the week ahead.

Driving to Richmond from the city is easy with the M2 and M7 motorways, or via the A2 Windsor Road arterial. It’s a lovely drive in the early hours of the morning, watching the sun rise over misty paddocks, with no traffic and no stress on a Saturday morning.

Early Morning = Need Coffee

The Little Blue Bean Coffee CoIf you get there early, the first thing you will need is a coffee.  ‘The Little Blue Bean Coffee Co’ will get you started with a freshly made coffee, just how you like it, straight out of the back of their bright blue caravan. While their banana bread looks like a good breakfast option, your nose will lead you to the chorizo grilling nearby at ‘Steph’s Gourmet Foods’. There you’ll be tempted by all manner of cheese and charcuterie created by French Chef Stephane Pois. And for even more salami, along with jerky and jars of roasted garlic and stuffed olives, you’ll find these all at the ‘Goose on the Loose’ stall.

Condiments and Dressings

Bilpin’s ‘Jaggard’s Dressings’ are free to sample, but you’ll be hard pressed to decide between the Fresh Lime, Soy and Garlic or the Honey Moroccan and might just need to grab one of each. Their Caramelised Onion Oil is also on offer along with their very rich and salty, Caramel Mou which has a wickedly adult dessert flavour. Also from the Bilpin area, ‘Hillbilly Cider’ is on-site with their award winning apple, pear and non-alcoholic varieties along with the limited release of their Vintage Apple Cider.

Jaggards Bilpin

‘Porters Produce’ provide gourmet sauces that are healthier than those off the supermarket shelf as they are gluten free and contain no articial colours, flavours or preservatives.  Their Slow-Cooked method creates a richer, whole flavoured experience to the range including Barbecue, Tomato Basil and Garlic, Simply Tomato, Barbecue Chilli, and Grandfather’s Favourite.  I’ve used my Barbecue bottle on pizza and in bolognaise so far, and it’s still going strong.

Porters Produce

Honey, chutney, jam

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Of course markets are all about fresh food and the food grown and produced in and around the Richmond region is some of the finest in the country. The fruit and vegetables are fresh, tasty and great value for money, as is the freshly baked bread. You’ll find all your fresh food needs for the week, and be able to chat with the actual farmers at the various produce stalls at the Richmond Good Food Market.

Sweet Delights

For the sweet tooth, fresh baked goodies can be found at ‘Watch Your Fingers’ with everything from cinnamon scrolls and macarons, to jams, spreads and pickles. Your dietary needs are
covered by ‘Serena’s Finer Things’ offering a range of gluten free, dairy free and nut free treats so that no one misses out.

Watch Your Fingers

Not all stall holders are their every Saturday, but that’s a good reason to keep going back and enjoy the variety that awaits on any given week.

To support the local western Sydney community and agribusiness whilst grabbing yourself some great tasting food and value for money prices, then take a gorgeous drive to the Richmond Good Food Market next Saturday and enjoy all our region has to offer.

Richmond Good Food Market
Richmond Park
Corner March Street and Windsor Street
W: http://www.richmondmarket.com.au/
Open: Saturdays 7am to 1pm

As reviewed in Sydney Hills & Hawkesbury Living