A country experience on the doorstep of Sydney.

Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market

2nd and 4th Sat

The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Markets are just what the doctor ordered. Now running on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Twice a month for your enjoyment. (8am - 12noon).  Entry to the Showground is via Showground Road. (A new set of traffic lights between Gilbert and Carrington Rd)

An abundance of fresh produce to tempt the taste buds of most hunters and gatherers.  It's also a family pet-friendly market, so you can bring your furry friend along as well.

Let's begin our journey by succumbing to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground coffee beans brewing away in the crispy early morning air of the Show grounds. As you sip your coffee and munch on your egg and bacon roll, you will drawn by the perfumes of the many freshly cut blooms from Flowering Eucalyptus with a vast array of colours and species to suit all occasions.

As you do the rounds it's hard not to be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices available. The crispy baby rockets, extra virgin olive oils, sun dried tomatoes and Darling Mills amazing array of olives and fresh basil.

Willowbrae cheese maker Karen Borg uses a traditional French farmhouse method to produce a variety of goats cheese sold at the markets by her husband David.

Crunchy sourdough breads, traditional pasta's, fresh eggs, mushroom, sauces, pastes can be can be accommodated.

The fantastic array of gourmet foods will turn a staple Aussie meal into a Chef's delight !

Enjoy browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and veges, freshly picked berries, crunchy greens, vine ripened tomatoes, stone fruit and our famous Bilpin apples - even an apple pie or two !

Whilst doing that final once around stopping to pick up some exotic Australian Native Foods, yum, Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup, Desert Quandong jam or some Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepper berry seasoning a must for any good foodies pantry.

Our markets promote the importance of fresh seasonal produce, sustainable local agriculture, showcasing small business and introduce our many visitors to the wonders of our Region. The Hawkesbury.

Bring a friend and have breakfast.

Note: Not all stall holders attend both Markets. On Average 60 stall at the 2nd Saturday Market and 50 stall at the 4th Saturday Market.

Want to apply to join this market?

The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market (Castle Hill) is held on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Castle Hill Showground. (Except January). Enter via Showground Road


We are a Fresh Food and Value added Food Market. We accept Genuine Growers and Genuine Producers. We only accept Resellers if we do not have that produce / product in the Market place.

To apply please contact our Market Manager, Polly on 0422 582 773.
 


Kurrajong Australian Native Foods

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A scrumptious selection of gourmet native foods and spices including Macadamia Nut Butter & Rainforest Plum Swirl, Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepperberry Seasoning, Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for your champagne and Desert Quandong Jam to name a few.

Visit Kurrajong Australian Native Foods at their Factory Outlet shop at McGraths Hill to taste test and purchase products.

Large groups are welcome by appointment.

Products are also available from Tizanna Winery, Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens and Enniskillen Orchard and each month at our Farmers and Fine Food Markets at Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Penrith.

Don't miss out on getting these products. Your taste buds will be tantalised.


Leppington Valley Farm

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Leppington Valley Farm is now open

Every Saturday & Sunday while season lasts! (February to April)

Located just 50min South West of Sydney atop a hill which overlooks the northern region of Camden. (Catherine Field, Cobbitty, Oran Park, Narellan & as far as the hills of Razorback/Picton)

It was here some 30 years ago Vittorio and Julia Marando set upon the land to raise a family and grow fruit and vegetables best suited to Italian style cuisine, the likes that were all so familiar back home. (Calabria, South of Italy)

As the years rolled by & their three children grew, (Emanuela, Rocco and Esmeralda) so did the farm. Taking shape to two main crops, Figs & Prickly Pears.

Locals that new us would come (and still do) to buy freshly picked Figs or prickly pears and would occasionally sample Mum’s home made treats, which were regularly eaten by the family as the fruit was packed in the shed ready for morning market.

After many requests by regulars wanting to buy Mum’s treats, in 2008 a professional kitchen along side the packing shed was built and production of our gourmet range had begun. Today all products are still being hand made and supplied to many quality fruit shop's and delicatessens across Sydney.

Fresh Figs & Prickly Pears!

Comencing Sat the 29th January 2012 the gates at Leppington Valley Farm will be open to the public!

Every Saturday & Sunday while season lasts! (February to April)

Buy direct at the farm and save!

Fresh Figs straight off the tree!

Also for sale are Fig Tree's and hand crafted gourmet Fig Delicacies from the Kitchen.


You can find us at the following Markets!

1st Saturday of every Month

(Except January) - The Sydney Morning Herald Growers Market. (7am to 11am)
Located at Pyrmont Bay Park on Pirrama Rd.
(Opposite Star City Casino)

Parking is also available at a flat discount rate of just $10.00 in the Casino carpark when you get your pass stamped at the Sydney Morning Herald Stand. (This flat rate is for duration of market only and not all day & is subject to Casino's parking policies, terms and conditions)

2nd Saturday of every Month
(Except January) - Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market (8am to 12pm)

Located at Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill.

Enter Via Carrington Rd.
Parking is for free and there is plenty of it!

3rd Saturday of every Month
(Including January) - Northside Produce Market. (8am to 12pm)

Located in the Park on Miller Street, North Sydney. (Between Ridge & McLaren Streets).

Parking available for free in the Ridge St Carpark

4th Saturday of every Month
(Except January) - Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market (8am to 12pm)

Located at Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill.

Enter Via Carrington Rd. Parking is for free and there is plenty of it!


Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields Orchard

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FRI 12PM - 5PM. SAT & SUN 11AM- 5PM.
Long weekend - also open Mon 1st Oct 2018 .Free Tastings. Please check website for any additional opening days during the growing season.

Wind your way up the picturesque Bells Line of Road to The Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields orchard. Pick some apples and then head to the shed to sample the award winning range including limited releases not available elsewhere.

Hillbilly is the only cider in the world that uses the 'Julie' apple discovered at Shields Orchard and now heralded as the first new apple discovery in the Sydney area since the Granny Smith over 100 years ago! The Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider won a “Best in Class” in the latest Australian Cider awards.

Hillbilly has won awards in every Australian cider awards since launching in 2012 including 3 times “Best in Class”. Hillbilly has also achieved highest scoring Australian cider in the UK’s International cider awards with a silver medal.

The ciders are made purely from local mountain apples with no added sugar or artificial flavours. They are gluten free and suitable for Vegans.

You can also find us at the Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food market, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday. See https://www.facebook.com/HarvestTrailsAndMarkets/ for the latest market postings.

Other stockists are listed on www.hillbillycider.com.au

Products:

Hillbilly apple cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly pear cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider – 3.5% alc
Hillbilly Scrumpy cloudy Cider – 6% alc
Hillbilly Vintage – 9% alc

Hillbilly non alcoholic apple cider – 0.0% alc.


Warrah Biodynamic Farm and Farm Shop

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Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 3.00pm Closed Sundays

Established in 1965, Warrah Biodynamic Farm at Dural grows a wide range of certified biodynamic/organic seasonal produce, picked daily for sale in our Farm Shop. The shop is open 6 days a week and also sells certified organic meat, dairy and groceries from other local producers. We are a 45 minute drive from the Sydney CBD.

Warrah Biodynamic Farm has been certified biodynamic since 1993. The farm is part of the Warrah Society, a registered charity providing services to adults and children with disabilities in Sydney’s North West. The farm sits on around 7 acres at Dural, with the market garden comprising around 2 acres of production at any given time. The remaining land is used for crop rotation and grazing our two Jersey cows, Elka and Frangipani. We produce all the seedlings for the farm and a wide range of seasonal vegetable and herb seedlings for sale to the general public from our onsite production nursery.

The farm follows strict guidelines to ensure that all our produce is certified biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO). We do not use any pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or synthetic fertilisers. Our fields are picked daily to ensure that we have the freshest possible produce available in our onsite Farm Shop.

We grow a wide range of seasonal produce for sale in our Farm Shop with supplementary fresh produce, meat, dairy and groceries provided by other certified organic producers. We endeavour to stock items that are from boutique producers. The shop proudly stocks only certified organic or biodynamic produce from a range of producers throughout Australia and overseas ensuring that you can find everything you need in one place.


Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers' and Fine Food Market: Castle Hill

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Starts at 8am and finishes 12 noon.

Runs the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of Every Month, except January.

This is a seasonal market and the produce advertised will only be available in season.

The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers' and Fine Food Markets are just what the doctor ordered. An abundance of fresh produce to tempt the taste buds of most hunters and gathers.

Let's begin our journey by succumbing to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground coffee beans brewing away in the crispy early morning air of the showgrounds. As you sip your coffee you will drawn by the perfumes of the many freshly cut blooms as the flower stalls arrange a vast array of colours and species to suit all occasions.

As you do the rounds it's hard not to be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices available. The crispy baby rockets, extra virgin olive oils, sun dried tomatoes and amazing array of olives and fresh basil.

Willowbrae cheesemaker Karen Borg uses a traditional French farmhouse method to produce a variety of goats cheese sold at the markets by her husband David.

Crunchy sourdough breads, traditional pasta's even the staple family meals like bangers and mash can be accommodated.

The fantastic array of gourmet European sausages and the variety of old fashioned Irish spuds will turn a staple Aussie meal into a Chef's delight !

Enjoy browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and veges, freshly picked berries, crunchy greens, vine ripened tomatoes, stone fruit and our famous Bilpin apples - even an apple pie or two !

Our markets promote the importance of fresh seasonal produce, sustainable local agriculture, showcasing small business and introduce our many visitors to the wonders of our Region, The Hawkesbury.


Good AZ Gold Tours and Transfers

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Experience all the rural charm that the Hawkesbury district has to offer by visiting one of Australia's oldest wineries, orchards, a working cattle or a vegie farm plus much more.

We will personalise your tours to suit your needs, you can stop and pick your own from our local orchards where you can purchase fresh produce.

You can taste test our fresh goats cheese and wines before you purchase from the producers or you could wander around a vegie farm with the farmer whilst your fresh product is picked.

We offer half day tours and week ends away or you can charter one of our deluxe buses and we will personalise a tour to suit your requirements.


The Batlow Apple Man

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Apples, Apple Pie and Apple Juice





Pasta Gallery

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Pasta Gallery is a family run, boutique producer of gourmet ravioli and fresh pasta.

We share your passion for tasty food, wholesome ingredients and ethical food practices. We use Australia durum wheat, free-range eggs and our ravioli fillings are handmade from scratch, using fresh, quality ingredients.

Although traditionally Italian, we enjoy creating new and interesting flavours of our own.


Grimas Farm Fresh Produce

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Grimas are 3rd generation farmers - family owners business located at Horsely Park in the Sydney basin.

We have been operating for over 20 years.

We pride ourselves in quality and freshness from grower to consumer.

You can find us also at these other markets.
Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park.

The Good Living Growers markets at Pyrmont and Northside Produce Market.

We also Trade at Flemington Market in the growers section.

Grimas also specialises in baby vegetables.


Sam and Steve parents were market gardeners who drove each day into the city to Haymarket where they would sell their fresh produce. They have had many articles written regarding their produce and are seen in Stephanie Alexander cooking book.


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