Winter weekends in the Mountains are a given – crisp skies for perfect bushwalking and cosy little pubs with open fires for afterwards.
Perusing twitter before a planned weekend around Katoomba and Leura I was thrilled to find notice of a proper farmers market on the way. I say proper because there seem to be a proliferation of “farmers markets” – like the one in the Rocks in Sydney for instance – where the only produce present is olives and jars of jam. Condiments do not a farmers market make!
The market at Glenbrook Infants School was not big but it ticked all the boxes, nice produce, good variety at reasonable prices and some special finds. Trust the twitter brains trust to come through with the delicious goods.
The wattle was out, awww.
Golden baby beetroots here were particularly lovely (if not that cheap!), they’re still a relatively rare sight in Sydney.
And look at this beautiful purple lacy kale. Almost worthy of going into a vase.
This particular baked goods stall was wonderful and obscenely cheap – I got the pecan pie pictured below from here for the princely sum of $2.00. They were selling “Belgian Lemon Teacake” which as a Belgian I am quite sure is not a thing – having never seen it there but which I am sure would go down a treat with my grandmother.
This goats cheese was fabulous too, really nice selection of curds and cheeses. I also got to see pictures and videos of the goats playing about at home courtesy the nice guy running the stall, his teenaged daughter was mortified of course. Adorable.
The pecan pie-let. One of the best $2 I have ever spent. *swoon*
Definitely worth a visit if you’re heading into the Mountains – grab some apples and cheese and nice bread and maybe a little pecan pie for morning tea!
The Queen Victoria markets always make me want to move to Melbourne. We have great places in Sydney but this place really has it all, and for cheap!
My love affair is mainly with the vegetables – some of which (hello Romanesco broccoli) you can never get in Sydney.
Enormous celeriac, enough Remoulade for a party..
Three kinds of locally grown eschallots – the red ones on the right hand side were particularly lovely.
Giant tower of low salt Italian anchovies looking mighty odd.
Gerookde paling! Love it. Finally I can get some smoked eel in Sydney – the BF will be thrilled..
It’s walking distance from anywhere in town. Grab some cheese and bread and vegies and fruit and some local wine and you have a perfect picnic.