Autumn Seasonal Guide 2023

Autumn, fall, hærfest, backend, Marrai’gang – this is your guide to the most underrated season of the year.

Autumn signals the annual harvest for many of the wonderful products we enjoy throughout the year at the market.  This is the time our winemakers such as Eloquesta Wines and Aristotelis Ke Anthoula are busy harvesting grapes and making wine for their next vintage.

 

Meanwhile our nut growers like Hand N Hoe Macadamias are harvesting fresh nuts off their trees before transforming them into the raw, roasted, sweet, spreadable, salted snacks we entrust to our pantries.

ALTO Olives‘ Autumn harvest sees them producing their award-winning oils, including the highly coveted Novella – this is the first pressing of their new season oil, with a fresh, green, spicy flavour – it’s only available in small quantities and for a very limited time during the season.

 

As we move out of late summer into the cooler autumn months, we continue to enjoy the deliciously plump ripe sweetness of the figs from Figlicious and juicy plums from Prickle Hill Produce, before making way for the crisp, tart flavours of rhubarb, apples and pears from Kurrawong Organics

 

Autumn sees the arrival of all the perfect veggies for cozy roasts and soups, like pumpkin, Jerusalem artichokes and squash from Block 11 Organics, along with the first bitter leaves. If you’re unfamiliar, the many varieties of radicchio available from Owl Farm are your perfect opportunity for an introduction.

 

You’ll find fresh new season broad beans and borlotti beans either bundled together or lovingly hand-shelled by Carmel at Zavaglia’s Gourmet Produce, then pop straight to the stall next door and pick up some delicious saffron cap (pine) mushrooms from The Fungi.

 

The Easter season also sees an abundance of treats from our bakeries and chocolate makers, plus shoppers can fill their baskets with seasonal blooms, the best quality meats, dairy and condiments while sipping a coffee or fresh juice, and indulging in a well-earned Sat morning brunch.

 

Visit the Carriageworks Farmers Market every Saturday from 8am – 1pm.