New weekly fresh food market to operate in Sydney

Posted by Isobel Drake on 6th August 2008

Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market is to be set up in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on a weekly basis from later this month.

The new addition to fresh food trading in Sydney will provide an array of local fresh produce. “These new markets will be a welcome addition to the Sydney CBD, providing a lively place for people to shop, relax and enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, wine and a range of local produce,” said City of Sydney Creative Director Gill Minervini. “The markets will help re-energise the newly upgraded square at Cook + Phillip Park and give Sydney workers and residents access to fresh food and fine produce in line with our Sustainable Sydney 2030 vision.”

The City of Sydney has formed a partnership with Hawkesbury Harvest, a collective of farmers from the Sydney basin, who will run the markets each Friday.

“Hawkesbury Harvest is a community based organisation, which began as a small group of farmers passionate about the Hawkesbury region and its agricultural heritage,” reported Hawkesbury Harvest Secretary Alan Eagle. “We’re really excited about giving farmers from across the Sydney basin the opportunity to promote and sell their fresh, seasonal produce in the heart of the City.”

The new Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers & Fine Food Market and upgrade of the square at Cook + Phillip Park will be launched on Friday 22 August.