Given the calibre of the venues at Sydney's Tramsheds, we were expecting the growers market to be somewhat spectacular. And, the folks behind the huge Harold Park development did not disappoint. The European-inspired growers market on Artisan Lane, have become the heart of the foodie precinct.
Boasting two fully functional kitchens, and room for 76 people, Artisan Lane plays host to a mix of markets, workshops, master classes, and innovative food pop-ups. With a lineup of classes set to cover everything from butchery and fish filleting, to brewing beer. But the growers market is where it's at.
The markets are run in collaboration with Bodega 1904 — a restaurant inside the precinct, from the folks behind Porteño and Bodega — so, naturally, the food is delicious. Discerning foodies will be able to get their hot little hands on a grand array of tasty nosh, like Pepe Saya's handmade butter and stunning floral works by Thorny Roses Florists.
Among the local vendors holding stalls each week are foodie favourites Brickfields Bakery, Broomsfield Pies, Russolini Seafood and Gj Fine French Foods, to name but a few. Proceeds from vendor stall fees are donated to a different charity each week, nice.
During the markets, which run from 8am to 2pm every Sunday, there are wine tastings with Bodega 1904, more wine tastings with Chamber Cellars, and culinary masterclasses that kick off at 11am. You can learn about fresh produce (and eat plenty of it), sip with sommeliers, chat to cheesemakers, chefs and authors.
While you're there, check out one of the restaurants inside the precinct — you'll find everything from spicy fried chicken to freshly baked bread and boudin noir.