Yesterday, Wendell, Léonore and I went to Ramsgate Foodie and Farmers Market in the South of Sydney. It takes place every Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the local school yard. It is the ideal weekend outing for families.
Not only you will find your fresh and organic fruits and veggies, beautiful meat and fish, top quality European cheeses, fresh Aussie and German bread, but also many things you can eat for lunch, on the spot. Our favourite is the Vietnamese pho soup which is delicious there.
The apple and fresh apple juice store offers many different sorts of apples which look so pretty and colourful.
This Saturday was so sunny even if quite cold. It was a perfect market day. It was like being in a sunny fridge…
St Malo Bakery was presenting its wonderful sourdough bread, freshly handmade with unbleached organic flours.
Some of these breads have won Silver medals at the Royal Sydney Easter Show. Try their multigrain, it’s delicious.
They sold gluten free muffins which looked delicious.
It was pretty busy this Saturday and it was pretty much as busy every time I went there.
Serious discussions about sheepskins are going on there! These skins are huge, very furry and beautiful.
You will find spices, rubs and dukkahs, some of them quite spicy.
You will be able to sharpen your kitchen knives and blades. I was fascinated by this amazing portable workshop the man in the hat carries around on his small trailer.
Look at those colours! A real rainbow of tomatoes. It’s the last local harvest in the depth of winter.
I didn’t try these dumplings but Jeez they smelled good and looked crispy and delicious.
Small coffee tables and bean bags are provided for the visitors to relax.
At Medilicious you will find labne balls rolled in herbs and spices and preserved in olive oil, pickled beans and excellent traditional Mediterranean dips.
This lady grows her veggies in New South Wales and was telling me that due to her organic methods, you can keep them for ages. They don’t get mouldy like supermarket ones. This reminded me of my parents and grand-parents veggie-patch tomatoes which will keep until they become very dark red and totally wrinkled. They’re even more delicious like that. I bought a big bucket of the multicoloured tomatoes below.
How pretty are they… I love the colours, the mini size and the various shapes. All I need now is to find a proper plump burrata to make a heavenly entrée. And just so you know, for burrata, my spelling check proposes: bureaucrat…
The Bella Ice Cream Truck was parked between the jumping castle, in which Léonore spent most of the time, and the little pony ride.
I couldn’t resist these crunchy radishes which are absolutely delicious with a spicy Sichuanese sauce: light soy sauce, sugar, black Chianyang vinegar, roasted and ground Sichuan peppers and a drop of sesame oil.
Another stall of the Ramsgate Foodies & Farmers Market you need to visit: freshly made Turkish street food, ideal by this crispy cold weather.
Rainbow carrots ready to be prepared Kepos street style (if you haven’t bought the FALAFEL cookbook from the Redfern restaurant, do it).
Gosh I enjoyed this soup… if only I’d ask for the sauces to be put on the side, it would have been the best! It was very flavoursome, hot and full of lovely herbs.
And if you want to make it spicier, just help yourself!!
Léonore went alone to buy 1 doughnut with her little handbag containing Nana Bev’s pocket money. She was very proud. But concluded after 20 mins. Next time I’ll buy something smaller…
It was a thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning at the Ramsgate Foodies & Farmers Market. We also bought some real Raclette de Savoie at the mythical cheese shop which sells one of my favourite cheeses too, the Italian La Tur which I couldn’t buy because we were broke!!
Oh and I made you a little film so you can really see how it’s like :)
NOTE: this post is not sponsored
Every Saturday from 8am to 2pm
33 Florence Ave, Ramsgate Beach – Ramsgate Public School – South of Sydney