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CARRIAGEWORKS CHRISTMAS FARMERS MARKET | MEDIA RELEASE

December 1, 2017

The Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market brings together more than 115 leading producers and providores on Saturday 23 December from 8am until 1pm. This year’s Christmas Market is focused on food and produce, offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce and food-related gifts, ranging from hams, lambs and seafood, to fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses and Christmas puddings, sourced from some of the best producers in New South Wales.

Visitors to the Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market will be able to purchase fresh produce from their favourite regular stallholders from the weekly Carriageworks Farmers Markets including Christmas hams from Linga Longa Farm, poultry from Burrawong Gaian and Thirlmere Poultry Supply, seasonal fruits including cherries, mangoes, nectarines and peaches from Kurrawong Organics and Drive in Orchards, fresh seafood from Wandillyan Seafood, sparkling wine for Christmas day from Freeman Vineyards and Christmas specials such as Christmas puddings and gluten free mince tarts and gingerbread from Kitchen Green. As well as produce there will be food themed gift stalls with unique gifting of ceramics, cookbooks, aprons and more.

Carriageworks Farmers Market Creative Director Mike McEnearney said: “Summer at Carriageworks Farmers Market is one of my favourite times of the year, bursting with incredible produce to share with friends and family during the festive season. The Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market is only two days before Christmas so it’s the perfect time to buy your produce directly from the producer at its freshest, and why not top up with last minute gifts. In my mind this is an opportunity that cannot be missed.”

The 2017 Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market follows on from the success of the past two Christmas Markets in 2015 and 2016. It builds upon the much-loved weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market, recognised as one of Australia’s leading Artisan farmers markets, that welcomes more than 5,000 people every Saturday and supports over 120 local producers from throughout New South Wales.

Once the shopping is done, visitors can grab a bite to eat from weekly stallholders such as Billy Kwong, Bar Pho and Moobi Valley Farm, and purchase boutique NSW wines and spirits for Christmas festivities from Eloquesta Wines, Slow Wine Co. and Vale Creek Wines, Archie Rose Distilling Co. The market will also host additional food trucks and food stalls by Agape Organic, Bibim Bowl, 2 Smoking Barrels and more.

Entry to the Christmas Farmers Market is free of charge.

KEY DATES:  Saturday 23 December 2017 8am – 1pm

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MEDIA CONTACTS: For further information and interviews please contact Jasmine Hersee, jasmine@articulatepr.com.au, 0406 649 393 or Kym Elphinstone kym@articulatepr.com.au, 0421 106 139.

ABOUT CARRIAGEWORKS:

Carriageworks presents a contemporary multi-arts program that engages artists and audiences with contemporary ideas and issues. The program is artist led and emerges from Carriageworks’ commitment to reflecting social and cultural diversity. The Carriageworks artistic program is ambitious, risk taking and unrelenting in its support of artists. Carriageworks is a cultural facility of the NSW Government and is supported by Arts NSW. The Carriageworks program can be viewed at http://www.carriageworks.com.au

2017 CARRIAGEWORKS CHRISTMAS MARKET STALLHOLDER LIST:

2 Duck Trading Co., 2 Smoking Barrels, A&W Muscat, Accoutrement Cooking School, Achacha, Agape Organic Food Trucks, ALTO, Archie Rose, Ashtons Australian Coffee, Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts, Ballsy Wild Kombucha, Bar Pho, Baxter & Bird, Bibim Bowl, Big Bite Creations, Billy Kwong, Bird & Ewe, Blini Bar by Crepe & Coffee Co., Block, 11 Organics, Blue M Food Co., Brilliant Food, Burrawong Gaian, Champions Mountain Organics, Cicada Chocolate, Colombian Coffee Connection , Cornersmith, Country Valley Dairy, Darling Mills Farm, Darlington Public School, Demoiselle Distillery, Dessertmakers, Ding The Recipe, Dinner Detectives , Doodles Creek, Drive in Orchards, Eat Me Chutneys, Eloquesta Wines, Enokido Miso , Farmer Jo, Ferment It, FINE FETTLE FOODS, Flour and Stone, Fond Industries, Food by Fiat, FREEMAN VINEYARDS, G & M Putrino, Gingham & Wax, Gumnut Chocolates, Hand ‘n’ Hoe Organic Macadamias – Certified Organic, Hartley Truffles, Hilltops Free Range, Holbrook Paddock Eggs, Hunter Candles, Jam Alchemist, Jollie Gourmet, Jonima Flowers, Kemps Creek Farms, Kitchen Green, Kurrawong Organics, La Bastide, La Tartine Bakery, Linga Longa Farm Wingham, Living Clay, Margin’s Mushrooms, Maya Sunny Honey, Mayfarm Flowers, Melanda Park Pasture Raised Pork, Mimosa Valley Lamb, Moobi Valley Farm, Morganics Farm, Mountain View, Mr Apples, Mr Goaty Gelato, Naturally Falafel, Neo Organic Tea, Nutie Donuts, Olsson’s Sea Salt, Our Festive Puds, Our Festive Puds, Parker’s Organic Juices, Pasta Emilia, Pasta Gallery, Pecora Dairy, Pepe Saya, Popes Free Range Eggs, Prickle Hill Produce, PS40, Public Holiday, Pukara Estate, Russell, The Good Garlic Guy, Salads Direct, Serious Deliria, Shepherd’s Artisan Bakehouse, Single O, Slow Wine Co., Smoking Gun Bagels, Sonoma, Suzy Spoon’s Vegetarian Butcher, T Totaler, The Bread & Butter Project, The Fungi, The Pines Kiama, Thirlmere Poultry Supply, Two Country Cooks, Two Good Co, Urban Beehive, Vale Creek Wines, Vannella Cheese, Wanaka Orchard, Wandillyan Seafood, Westmont Pickles/Sweet Tang, Whizz Bang Trolleys , Willowbrae Chevre Cheese, Worktone, Wormticklers Nursery, Yalla Foods Pty Ltd. and Zavaglia’s Gourmet Produce

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