A Saturday morning outing for all the family at the St Ives Showground
Ku-ring-gai locals, get your shopping bags ready and rug up for the winter launch of the St Ives Farmers Market, featuring an incredible range of organic and artisan products.
It’s a weekly open air market run by the Organic Food Markets group, that will build on the success of other fresh produce markets on the northern beaches and in the city.
On the food side, there will be several large fresh fruit & vegetable stalls plus coffee, bread, bagels, donuts, cheeses, olives, pizzas, sausages, eggs & bacon, pies, tarts, and gozleme. There will also be stalls for fashion, homewares, plants and sustainable and healthy products.
Organiser Stephen Choularton says after several years of renovations, it’s the market event that locals have been waiting for.
“There was a long standing craft market in the showground for many years which closed after the owner passed away some years ago,” Stephen said.
“The showground has been undergoing a major upgrade for a couple of years with the creation of the treetop experience and a major playground. This work was completed last year leaving the showground open for a weekly farmers market.”
The location is great for families; there will be a bouncy castle for the children, and dogs on lead are welcome too!
“St Ives is a natural location for a farmers market with a high population interested in good food. The showground is a real ‘country showground’ with everything from pony club to treetop walks,” Stephen explained.
There’s plenty of parking on site, making it an easy trip for everyone. Stephen says there’s a secret to the success of an outdoor organic farmers market.
“We try to provide what the public want: an outdoor shopping experience in an environment where people can know their suppliers and socialise with them and their fellow customers at the market. Fresh food and tasty treats!”
The St Ives Showground Market opens on Saturday June 4.
St Ives Showground Market
450 Mona Vale Road St Ives
Saturdays from 8am-2pm
Operated by Organic Food Markets