(No DOGS @ market)
2017: April 30, May 7 at the Showground
WHEN you go to the Newcastle City Farmers Market at the Broadmeadow Showground you have an unique opportunity to interact directly with our farmers, producers and artisans.
Where else but at ‘The Farmers’ can you buy groceries direct from the farmer - from the person who grew, nurtured and made the product. At the weekly farmers market you not only get to meet the maker and the farmer, you can ask about how and where it’s grown or made, how best to store or use it.
Newcastle City Farmers Market is an independently run company that over the past 20 years has incubated small business and introduced and supported many new farmers and artisans in a great market atmosphere unrivaled by any in NSW.
It’s an experience that cannot be replicated on a daily basis. Our farmers tend crops, timing their harvests to ensure your produce is as fresh as can be, which is not something any store can duplicate daily.
Newcastle City Farmers Market is a showcase of the best and freshest local produce and gourmet delights and we urge our customers to challenge shop owners and supermarkets who claim that they can replicate your market experience.
When you come and buy your groceries, your gifts and your treats from the farmers markets you not only get the highest quality of produce and goods, you know that every cent you hand over goes straight to that farmer or maker.
Be wary of any organisation who pretend to be collectives and cooperatives when they are not. Buying directly from the farmer at the market avoids any confusion.
NSW Farmers Market Pty Ltd
NSW Farmers Market Pty Ltd has been operating Farmers and Makers Markets since 1999 when we trialed our very first farmers' market at the Historical River Port of Morpeth, NSW. In March 2000, along with other creative souls, we initiated the Original Fine Food Market at the Honeysuckle Railway Sheds, now the home of the Newcastle Museum, which were, sadly, to last a fleeting 8 months. Since those early trials and tribulations we have seen the establishment of farmers markets right across Australia that have mushroomed into an important industry for both food producers and the public.
Over the many years we have introduced many new farmers and artisans to a supportive hungry crowd through our markets. Many of these fine food and artisan market creators are still attending the market after all these years. We have said for many years that Farmers and Makers markets are good for product development, the local economy, sustainability, the environment and for tourism.
Newcastle City Farmers Market is one of our Companys' initiatives in the Hunter which started initially at the Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium late in 2004. Since early 2005 the market has called the Newcastle Showground and Entertainment Centre our public space for bringing together local farmers, producers and hand-made artisans to 10,000 customers a week. As well as the locals from the many Newcastle suburbs and adjoining Lake Macquarie Council area, customers come from all over the Hunter Valley, Mid-North Coast and Sydney. Quite a few even catch the train to Broadmeadow Station and then walk to the Showground to do their shopping.
Behind the array of an avenue of marquees brimming with vibrant vegetables and fruit and melt in your mouth products like goat and sheep cheeses, Lebanese hummus and fresh baked breads, patisseries, meats, seafood and other gourmet delights are the farmers and artisans who attend rain, hail and shine. They offer their knowledge, enthusiasm and products that exemplify a passion for local food, a commitment to farming and the environment and the fruits of a lot of hard work.
Newcastle.... a melting pot of cuisines
We always tell customers to bring their shopping lists and bags, along with their appetite! We have plenty of shady seating areas and the Hunter's best collection of food stalls. All tastes are catered for and you can also travel around the world during your market visit. For a hearty country breakfast visit Red Belly Gourmet, for some European flair try gourmet pates, terrines and pastes from Steph's Gourmet Sausage or head to Oma's for a German sausage (and yes that is guy from the TV show serving you). We also have momos and steamed Tibetan bread from Phuntsak Gyatso, Max and Leigh with their Spanish inspired quesadillas and risotto balls, great street food from Rustic Flair, vegan delights from Superfood Revolution, boas from the Boa Brothers and the unrivaled sourdough and pastries of Baked Uprising.
Everything you need to feed, cloth or surprise your family can be bought at the Newcastle City Farmers Market and you know it's been made with passion.
Rain, hail or shine we are on at the Broadmeadow Showground.
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Newcastle City Farmers & Makers Market
Griffiths Road, Broadmeadow, Sundays @ Newcastle Showground
Entry from Griffiths Rd, Broadmeadow. A $2 parking fee applies, which goes towards improvements to the Show Ground.
Bus routes to catch: 363 - get off at Lambton Rd near Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
- 323 - get off at Lambton Rd Nr Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
- 230 - get off at Lambton Rd Nr Australia Rd, Broadmeadow.
- 226 - get off at Broadmeadow Rd Nr Curley Rd.
Train: Take any Newcastle-Sydney service and get off at Broadmeadow Station. Head to the north exit, leave the station, turn right and wander in through the Newcastle Entertainment Centre gates on Brown Rd or Curley Street entrance and walk around the oval to the market.