Teach your kids where fruit and veggies come from and go to farmers markets. There’s a few to choose from in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland area. And it’s not just produce, at some of these markets you can also purchase meat, seafood and cheese, browse handcrafted goods and enjoy some breakfast.
Here’s some local markets to visit to get delicious in-season fruits and vegetables.
Newcastle City Farmers Market
The Newcastle Farmers Market holds weekly farmers markets at Newcastle Showground in Broadmeadow on most Sundays from 7am to 1pm. Visit the market for local fruits and vegetables, cheeses, pasta, dairy products, preserved goods, fresh seafood, wines, spices, handmade chocolates, organic sourdough, bread and pastries. If you’re looking a gift, choose from clothing, soaps and other handcrafted artisan products. There’s also food stalls so you can enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in between your shopping. Click here to find out more.
Lake Macquarie Farmers Market
The Lake Macquarie Farmers Market holds farmers markets at Speers Point Park on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 7:30am to 1pm. Visit this lakeside market and meet farmers and makers directly. At the Lake Macquarie Farmers Market, you’ll find local fruits and vegetables, meats, fresh seafood, dairy products, preserved goods, wines, spices, handmade chocolates, organic sourdough, bread and pastries. Browse through artisan stalls and choose from clothing, skin care products, soaps and other handcrafted artisan products. There’s also food stalls so you can enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in between your shopping. Click here to find out more.
Hunter Street Markets
Shop for fresh organic and farm grown produce, cakes, pastries and gourmet goodies at the Hunter Street Markets. They’re on every week from 9am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday. You’ll also find plants, herbs and beautiful roses straight from the farmer to you! Enjoy lunch or a snack there with delicious food stalls. Click here to find out more.
Slow Food Earth Market Maitland
The Slow Food Earth Market Maitland holds monthly markets at Maitland Showground on the first and third Thursday of each month from 12:30pm to 5pm in The Levee. At this market, you’ll find local, seasonal fruits and vegetables that are grow in accordance with Slow Food movement, that focuses on food biodiversity and provides good, clean and fair food for all. Visit the market to support local growers and purchase local fruits, vegetables and staples including flour, bread, pasture-raised, chickens, eggs and honey. Bring your own bag. Click here to find out more.
Newcastle Food & Flower Markets
Supporting local growers, Newcastle Food & Flower Markets provide quality flowers, fresh produce, baked goods, charcuterie and pasta. The food markets are open Thursday to Saturday. Click here to find out more.
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