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Marrickville Organic Food Markets

Last Updated: May 28, 2024 Sydney
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Experience the best of Inner West Sydney on a Sunday morning at the Marrickville Organic Food Market. Do your weekly groceries while munching on fresh homemade bread, bagels, and more.

142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia

What?

The Marrickville Organic Food Market runs at the Addison Road Community Center every Sunday. This open-air farmers market has a lot of things you might need. From fresh local produce to fresh flowers, live music, and pony rides, there’s something for every age group to enjoy.

Since Marrickville is not very touristy, you can expect fair prices and a casual environment. But even then, the market is generally pretty busy, and you’ll witness a typical atmosphere from the movies.

But the best part about this is that unlike most, it goes from 9 am to 3 pm on a Sunday. So you don’t have to get up super early to grab fresh products!

organic produce with certified organic produce sign at Marrickville Organic Food Markets Source: https://www.organicfoodmarkets.com.au/markets_pics/AR/organic%20produce.jpg

The Story

The Addison Road Community Center that holds the Organic Food Market has an attractive and deep-rooted history. The land where the center now sits was once a wetland or a swamp. Gadigal people of the Eora Nation were the original residents and primary carers.

Following the arrival of British settlers, it served as a hideout for runaway convicts seeking refuge in the Gumbramorra swamp. Industrialists drained the wetland in the 1890s, facilitating the suburbs’ residence, farming, and development.

After the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia, the area turned into an army depot to train and, during World War I, to recruit armed forces. That is, it turned into a barrack – the reminiscents of which you can still see in the background of the center.

The army pulled out in 1975, and the Addison Road Community Center was established in 1976 to share cultures from around the world. Today, Marrickville is an ethically diverse region with residents of English, Australian, Irish, Scottish, and Greek ancestry.

Did You Know?

customers buying flowers at Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets Source: https://dynamic-media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-o/04/70/d6/9c/marrickville-organic.jpg?w=1000&h=-1&s=1

What Is Marrickville Organic Food Market Best For?

It is a place for foodies and fans of fresh local produce, but it is not exclusively for food. The place is also known for its whisky, coffee, bags, vinyl, tarot reading, vintage clothes, and even a place for haircuts and live music!

How To Get There?

The nearest bus station to the Market is Addison Rd at Perry St (5 minutes on foot). You can catch the bus with routes and lines according to your residence. Common lines are 355, 423, 426, 428, and 430.

For the train, two lines connect the place to other parts of Sydney: T3 and T4. Petersham and Sydenham stations are the closest.

Nearest Parking and Cost

Some car parks here are 34 Victoria Road, 328-330 King Street, 110 Edgeware Road, and 142 Addison Road. The parking ticket in most places is $3 per hour.

a booth at Marrickville Organic Food and Farmers Markets with plant-based options for smoothies Source: https://dynamic-media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-o/0e/57/34/29/photo1jpg.jpg?w=1200&h=-1&s=1

Nearby Attractions – Make A Day Of It!

Want to delve into authentic Australian culture without the hustle and bustle of the city? It might be the perfect neighbourhood for you!

Here are a few of our favourite spots nearby:

Reverse Garbage is a non-profit organisation in Marrickville. It accepts and sells commercial and industrial waste with the intent to reuse it.

A popular venue for gigs, performances, concerts, and music shows – The Factory Theatre is a favourite among art patrons.

Top 5 Closest Hidden Gems – Recommended By Adventure Clues

Newtown Street Art 2.1 km
Eveleigh Treehouse 4.2 km
Paddington Reservoir Gardens 8.4 km
Forgotten Songs, Sydney 11.0 km
Badu Mangroves 12.6 km

Your Hidden Gems Itinerary

  1. Start your day at Marrickville Organic Food Markets.
  2. Then head to Newtown Street Art: Start with a vibrant exploration of the street art in Newtown, showcasing local talents.
  3. Next, visit Eveleigh Treehouse: Discover this unique urban treehouse, offering a playful and artistic experience.
  4. Then proceed to Paddington Reservoir Gardens: Connect within this urban oasis, where history and modern landscaping blend seamlessly.
  5. Explore Forgotten Songs, Sydney: Immerse yourself in this thought-provoking art installation featuring birdcage sculptures.
  6. Finally, end your day at Badu Mangroves: End the day with nature at this ecologically significant mangrove wetland.

These hidden gems near Marrickville offer a diverse day out, from artistic streetscapes to serene natural settings, reflecting the multifaceted charm of Sydney.

Best Cafes Around

Here are some of the best cafes around Marrickville Organic Market:

If you need a cozy place to work or catch up with friends, Matinee Coffee is the place for you. They offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten/dairy-free options, and also allow dogs in the outdoor section.

Diving into a Sunday event on an empty stomach may not be the best idea. Fret not, as the Illi Hill cafe’s menu with lunch and all-day breakfast has got you covered!

Best Nearby Restaurants

Care for a meal after shopping? Here are the best restaurants nearby:

Not many of us have tried Jamaican food. You can now! Island Boys Foods is just 0.1 miles from the place, and their Jerk Chicken is a must-have.

Try Barzaari if you’d like to upload pictures of your food on Instagram. Their dishes are a treat to the eyes and taste buds.

herbs, heirloom carrots, beetroots, and celery on display at Marrickville Organic Food Markets Source: https://dynamic-media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-o/0a/fe/71/1a/photo0jpg.jpg?w=1200&h=-1&s=1

Entry Price

You may have to pay a parking fee if you visit by car. Otherwise, entry is free.

Final Thoughts

Nestled in Sydney’s Inner West, the Market serves as a nice community hub every Sunday, offering a wide array of organic produce, products, and cultural experiences.

Fancy exploring Sydney in a unique way? Try Sydney Scavenger Hunts by Adventure Clues to combine the same old tourism with an Indiana Jones-style quest!

FAQs

Here are some details about the vibrant local event known for its wide array of certified organic produce and fresh atmosphere.

What can you find at this weekly event?

Visitors can find a wide range of items on offer from the various food stalls. From fresh produce like fruit and vegetables to gourmet snacks and bakery items, there are plenty of options for all food lovers. It is a place to spend a few hours exploring the variety, discovering new favourite produce, and engaging with the locals.

What makes the Sunday event special?

What’s special about this place is the emphasis on organic food. Farmers at the place are selling certified organic or biodynamic produce, which have been approved according to strict regulations. It has become a favourite for those seeking organic fruits, vegetables and grocery.

What else is at the Addison Road Centre?

The Addison Road Centre also hosts many other community events and activities. There’s an artist studios, performance spaces, and not forgetting the community centre. There is always something to watch or participate in, making it a great place to spend a day,

Is it easy to shop at the Food Market?

There are plenty of stalls selling a range of produce, so visitors are likely to find what they need. The layout of the place is also rather straightforward, with a path connecting all the stalls. Don’t forget to bring your own bags for a more sustainable shopping experience.

Sources

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https://www.parkvel.com/au/new-south-wales/marrickville/parking-near-marrickville-organic-food-and-farmers-market/

https://concreteplayground.com/sydney/things-to-do/marrickville-organic-food-market

https://www.timeout.com/sydney/shopping/marrickville-organic-markets

https://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/inner-sydney/marrickville/attractions/marrickville-organic-food-farmers-market

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