Here’s an event for all of you Sydneysiders that we heard about the other day and had to share with you. Markets In May is a community initiative that encourages market organisers around Sydney to offer free interactive events during the month of May. The initiative aims to promote the benefits of shopping locally and to collectively build awareness around the importance of markets in the community.
Local Market Guide produced Markets In May last year and are doing so again in 2015. Events will include farmer talks and workshops, market tours, masterclasses and kids activities. The whole thing kicks off on 30 April with the ‘Taste & Talk’ Market at the Martin Place Amphitheatre.
The’Taste & Talk’ Market will showcase 12 top local producers, sharing their stories and representing the increasing number of artisans and food producers who trade at local markets. In addition Australian Nutritionist and author of the ‘The Happy Cookbook’ Lola Berry will be on stage cooking up healthy and tasty treats as well as talking with each of the stallholders.
For more information, check out the official site. In the meantime, here are the profiles of the stallholders who will be showcasing their wears at the ‘Taste & Talk’ Market.
James and Bel from Ferment It are the creators & producers of this raw, 100% organic, pre & probiotic fermented gourmet range. Their passion, culinary and educational experience has helped to deliver these delicious condiments containing lactobacillus strains. The fermented foods help replenish beneficial intestinal flora and promote a healthy lifestyle.
A family owned, multi award winning (Sydney Royal Food, Royal Hobart Fine Foods, Food Magazine) business, Spice Vine prides itself on using local produce (fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil) and quality spices to create FRESH marinades, stir-fry pastes and simmer sauces. Small batch production with minimal processing, no preservatives, colourings or flavourings ensures integrity of ingredients and depth of flavour. Products keep fresh for up to six weeks refrigerated. The resulting products enable seasoned or novice cooks to quickly and effortlessly create delectable, nourishing and interesting meals at home.
Sydney Salt Co
Sydney Salt Co. is a salt, spice and tea merchant unique in its offering of over 40 different types of artisan salts from Australia and abroad. They have extensive in-house expertise in cookery and tea science; called upon when sourcing and developing its premium range of pure spices, spice blends and teas.
The Bagel Shop
Straight from New York, these bagels are made using quality ingredients and traditional methods to bring Sydneysiders a real, authentic, New York-style water bagel. Hand rolled, kettle boiled and baked with tons of love.
Bačka Smallgoods are made in the traditional Eastern European way. They are air cured and fermented using time and high quality ingredients. All Bačka products are preservative and gluten free, this means no nitrates or nitrites. We smoke our products using REAL Australian hard woods.
Our range of products include traditional Italian Salami and pepperoni, Hungarian Salami, traditional Chorizo, Italian cacciatore, sliced prosciutto, pork and beef Kulin, Mettwurst, speck and our famous Beef Jerky.
A. Retief Wines
A.Retief is a boutique wine label made by Wagga-born and bred Alex Retief, which, since inception in 2008, has carved out a niche as a hand crafted, adventurous label that specialises in the cool climate regions of southern New South Wales. The fruit for A.Retief is carefully sourced from vineyards in Tumbarumba and the Hilltops as well as the Retief family vineyard in the Gundagai wine region of NSW.
Chunky Dave’s Peanut Butter
Chunky Dave’s Peanut Butter is handmade in Sydney Australia. He only uses Australian peanuts grown in Kingaroy, Queensland and makes each batch one jar at a time. The peanuts are double roasted, salted, and ground to perfection. Then he bottles and labels each jar. Chunky Dave makes two types of Peanut Butter – Original and Chilli. gluten free, no animal products, preservatives, colours, emulsifiers, stabilisers, or sugars, Chunky Dave’s Peanut Butter is 100% awesome. No added rubbish.
Herbisaurus is a small family business making nourishing vegan food. We specialise in savoury meals and it’s our aim to prove meatless products are not only tastier but are more cost effective, better for your body, better for the planet and make you feel healthier. We currently run market stalls, we home deliver and cater functions. Herbisaurus – veganising your favourite meaty meals to help bring nutrition and health to you and your family.
Di Bella Coffee
At its very heart, the Ultimate Coffee Experience can only be achieved if we are able to deliver a consistently excellent cup of coffee from each of our signature blends. This is why we employ our own green bean buying specialist. Tasked with travelling the world’s coffee growing regions in search of the finest green beans has resulted in long-term, reciprocal and supporting relationships with farmers around the world; allowing us constant access to the premium quality green beans we need. Sourcing beans directly from the farmer gives us the unique ability to match green bean origins to our blend profiles, mitigating seasonal coffee variations, and delivering consistent signature blends year round.
Markets In May ‘Taste & Talk’ Market
When: Thursday 30 April 2015, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Martin Place, Sydney