Seasonal Market: Autumn & Partnership with delicious. | Media Release 8 Mar 2021

Carriageworks Farmers Market, the weekly Saturday market providing the freshest seasonal produce from the best growers and producers from around NSW, will present a bumper Seasonal Autumn Market on Saturday 20 March from 8am-1pm, in partnership with SMEG and delicious.

The free public program includes a live cooking demonstration with celebrated Nomad Head Chef Jacqui Challinor and producer talks with Alto Olives, exploring autumnal and Easter recipes and ingredients, alongside over 60 producers and artisans. Visitors can also participate in the ticketed Sustainable Kitchen Workshop, hosted by Cornersmith and focusing on mushrooms.

The Carriageworks Farmers Market is a much-loved destination for Sydney residents and visitors that offers the opportunity to learn about the origin of local seasonal produce by purchasing directly from the farmers, chefs and artisan producers who grow, rear or prepare it.

Carriageworks Farmers Market Creative Director Mike McEnearney said, ‘We are delighted to be presenting this bumper market celebrating the beginning of Autumn featuring the re-introduction of exciting live chef demonstrations in partnership with Smeg and producer talks with our newest experts – the delicious. team. Visitors will walk away with new recipes and skills as they explore the fresh produce this season brings including mushrooms, pears, Jerusalem artichokes, nuts, olives and more – read our seasonal guide for some extra tips.’

Delicious Editorial Director Kerrie McCallum said, “There is such a synergy behind delicious. and Carriageworks. We have spent the past nearly 16 years unearthing Australia’s best producers via our annual Produce Awards, and now we can further celebrate this nation’s incredible farmers, fishermen and artisans in our partnership with Carriageworks and the new Meet the Producer series of talks.”

Autumn Market Live Program – Saturday 20 Mar, 8am – 1pm:

  • A Meet the Producer talk with Westerly Isbaih from Alto Olives, exploring their annual Autumn harvest and olive oil production process. Hosted by Delicious. Food Director Phoebe Wood.
  • A live cooking demonstration by Nomad head Chef Jacqui Challinor who will be making a dish inspired by the seasonal produce available at the market. A no-churn olive oil ice cream with raspberries, halva and honeycomb.
  • As part of the Sustainable Kitchen Workshop series, Cornersmith will host a 90-minute workshop guiding participants through pickling mushrooms as well as some tips and tricks on how to use up tired mushrooms and leftover stalks. Tickets are available here.
  • View the full list of participating stallholders here.

Strict health and safety measures remain in place at the Carriageworks Farmers Market. To help Carriageworks safeguard the wellbeing of all, visitors are asked to support the following safety measures outlined here.

Carriageworks is thrilled to partner with SMEG and delicious, to deliver a program that connects communities with chefs and producers. #knowyourproducer

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