The French’s Forest Organic Food Market is a large and popular organic food market run out of the car park of the Parkway Hotel, 35 French’s Forest Rd, every Sunday from 7:00am until 1:00pm. Established back in 1995, this is one of Sydney’s oldest and most popular “real food” markets.
This market is one of ten Organic Food Markets run across Sydney by the same organisers including similar offerings at Chatswood and Hornsby. Each of the markets is run on a different day and each one has a slightly unique character. The French’s Forest offering has a lot of organic, fresh foods and is the largest of the three local offerings.
It’s worth getting to this market early as there is a lot of good, fresh produce on sale, along with a number of interesting food stores, as well as the usual smattering of lifestyle and fashion stores. The organic bacon and farm fresh eggs fried on BBQ and put in to a fresh roll is a nice way to start a Sunday morning.
This week there were a lot of great looking strawberries on offer at one stall, local organic garlic at another and a local quality cheese provider caught my eye (I can’t go past a really good cheese, can I?) There were several butchers, with one selling vacuum packed local organic beef and lamb and another selling quality beef sausages and chicken from icy Esky’s. I have never seen so many Eskys in one spot.
This is a casual place, selling good food which is organic. Many people were clearly doing their weekly shop at this market, it was that good.
Other local Organic Food Markets:
- Chatswood Public School, Pacific Highway, Chatswood, 2067, Saturday, 7.30 am to 1 pm
- Hornsby, Hornsby Mall, Florence Street & Hunter S, Hornsby, 2077, Thursday, 7:30 am to 4 pm
Hornsby Twilight Market 5 pm – 9 pm
Thursday Evenings, 4, 11 and 18th Dec 2014
Hornsby Mall, Hornsby