Broomfields specialises in handcrafted, traditional English/ Scottish pies. Having traded at the market since 2018, they have become an incredibly popular mainstay at the market each week. We spoke to pie maker (and director of Broomfields), Ryan Broomfield about what makes his pies so special.
Can you tell us about Broomfields?
Our all-butter pastry pies are handcrafted by me in Sydney and we have three classic flavours that are always on the menu each week at the market:
Mince Beef and Onion – Slow-roasted beef, roast garlic and white onion purée, cinnamon, black and white pepper and Bovril gravy
Chicken and Leek – Pot-roasted free-range Bannockburn chicken, roasted baby leeks, English mustard cream, white wine and poppy seeds
Cheese and Onion – Cheddar cheese, butter-braised onions, nutmeg and Panko
Plus, we also offer a weekly special or chef collaboration that our market-goers really look forward to, which is often a vegetarian pie.
What makes your pies stand out?
Our pies stand out for two reasons: our all-butter pastry and our produce. We work with the top butchers in Sydney to get the best produce available. We link direct with the other producers at Carriageworks and use their produce, like Prickle Hill, Gourmet Potato, Pepe Saya, and we even did a floating Pho pie once – it was incredible!
We also collaborate with Sydney’s leading chefs including Nik Hill, Kitchen by Mike and Lennox Hastie and these bespoke flavours often become one of our market specials.
How does your business contribute to sustainability?
Traditionally made with leftovers, the pie has always played a role in the war on waste. Broomfields continues to support this campaign through our choice of the tastiest, but often overlooked cuts of meat. We use flank, shin or heel, slow-roasted in bone broth over 14-hours – producing the best flavour for you while helping Australian farmers and butchers sell every part of the animal – nose to tail.
What’s your favourite thing about trading at the Carriageworks Farmers Market?
The stalls complement each other and the stallholders are very supportive of the other producers and their produce. Everyone is happy to collaborate.
It’s spacious, with lots of seating and has a great vibe – it’s just a lovely place to be on a Saturday morning. I love the easy set-up, parking and storage.
Visit Broomfields every week at Carriageworks Farmers Market. Open from 8am – 1pm, every Saturday.