Orange Grove Farmer’s Market
Located @ Orange Grove public school, 2 – 8 Perry St, Lilyfield (Corner of Perry St and Balmain Rd)
Every Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm
Clear, sunny skies is what I was promised and it’s what I got as I entered the gates of Orange Grove organic markets at Lilyfield.
I was spoilt for choice with fresh, organic produce, yesterday-laid free range eggs, smoothies, juices, fresh cut flowers, organic herbs (I bought parsley and thyme which are happily sitting on my window sill), organic muesli mixes (including gluten free), dried fruit and much more.
If you’re trying to find somewhere decent to park, enter into Wharf Rd and continue on a little further up and you will find plenty. If you aren’t a huge fan of crowds though, try and get in as early as possible as it starts to get crowded around 10 am.
For delicious fruit, look no further than Pineview Orchard. The farm is located in Batlow, an area well known for producing apples). They support biodynamic (organic) farming practises and no wax or pesticides are used (as supermarkets do). You can even sample their range of apples and pears. I brought home a bag of pink lady apples which were crisp and sweet.
You can also find Pineview Orchard’s stall at Frenchs Forest markets on Sundays.
If you care about what you put on your skin, then meet Rebecca Mansfield, owner and creator of Sattwa skincare. All her products are made with love and she only uses 100 % pure therapeutic grade essential oils sourced from the finest botanicals. Sattwa’s philosophy embraces all natural and organic ingredients with no synthetics, colours, frangrances, lauryl sulfates or artificial preservatives. Everything is proudly hand made in Australia by Rebecca herself and only environmentally friendly packaging is used.
From body scrubs and shower gels to face creams and eye serums plus great products for the kids, Sattwa has got you covered! In addition Sattwa recently released a new candle range. There’s coconut lime, vanilla bean, and lemongrass and ginger just to name a few.
You can find Rebecca every Saturday at Orange Grove markets but be quick as her products sell out fast!
For more information, visit www.sattwa.com.au or like her on facebook.
If you’re feeling hungry and need to sit down from all the shopping, take a seat and soak up the sun. There’s plenty of food on offer including fresh bacon and egg rolls but make sure you get in line quick as the queue can get a little long.
One of The Pantry Of Eden’s philosophies is to promote free range, grass fed or organic meat and poultry so it brought a huge smile to my face when I came across The Free Range Butcher. Make sure you check out the stall and fill your bags! They sell beef, lamb, pork, chicken and duck. Pasture fed (grass fed) meat is much healthier for you. For instance, what a cow is fed in it’s lifetime will ultimately end up in your system. Plus grass fed is much tastier and although a higher price tag than conventional meat, you are paying for quality.
For more information you can find Orange Grove Farmer’s Market on facebook.