Saturday, January 17, 2009

northside produce markets, north sydney

I've been dreaming of Sweetness the Patisserie marshmallows since we discovered them at Rouse Hill. Arwen from Hoglet K said that they're also at the Pyrmont markets, and I was hoping that they'd be at the Cook and Phillip Park Markets because I'm starting work near there soon (nooo, I don't choose my office location based on the facilities nearby...).

Happily, I stumbled across Sweetness the Patisserie again today at the Northside Produce Markets, which are held every 3rd Saturday of the month in North Sydney.

Mixed mallows - strawberry, vanilla and passionfruit ($8). We wanted the mango ones from last time, which were divine, but Gena said she changes flavours every month. She also said that she is planning to open a shopfront in Epping on 9 February! Looks like we'll be heading that way for a visit soon...

At the markets we also enjoyed an amazingly flaky sausage roll and pasty:

Sausage roll ($3) and Shepherd's Pasty ($4) from Shepherds Bakehouse.

And to polish off a delicious morning, two desserts from Consummate Caterers:

Apricot tart ($5.50) and apple and rhubarb cake ($4). There was an apple seed in my cake! Both were deliciously moist and packed with fruit. Unfortunately I couldn't find any information about Consummate Caterers through google, but look out for them at markets near you (or maybe I should say smell out for them - their egg and bacon rolls smelt delicious).

This was the first time I'd been to the Northside Produce Markets, and I was very impressed by the variety of stalls and the number of people (and dogs!) there. There's street parking nearby or a council carpark via Ridge Street (free on the weekend).

Northside Produce Markets
Civic Park
(which is between Stanton Library and the North Sydney Council Chambers)
Miller Street (between Ridge and McLaren streets)
North Sydney NSW 2060

More information is available here

The next markets will be held on 21 Februrary from 8am to midday

Sweetness the Patisserie
Opening soon at 38 Oxford Street
Epping NSW 2121

Shepherds Bakehouse
At markets near you

Check their markets listing here


  1. Sounds really cool! Food festivals are becoming all the rage nowadays, mmm.

    Did yapflap get an outing to this too? :)

  2. I'm so excited to hear Sweetness the Patisserie is opening a shop. Those passionfruit marshmallows are divine. The gluten free chocolate shortbread is superb too, so rich with good dark chocolate. I'll try to get to the next market, it looks like there's a good selection of food!

  3. Yapflap missed out :( Maybe next time I'll take catflap??!

    I'm looking forward to eating my passionfruit marshmallows! :) See you at the shopfront!

  4. That apricot tart looks delicious! I love super sweet apricots, was it nice?

  5. It was quite delicious :) I was hoping they'd appear at the Cook and Phillip Park Markets which were originally supposed to start again Friday 6 February, but unfortunately the markets been postponed indefinitely :(