Hosted by the Addison Road Community Centre every Sunday from 8am to 3pm, this market is a little slice of heaven. Under a leafy canopy in dappled sunlight you’ll find an assortment of stalls selling organic fruit and veg, meat, dairy products, bread, cakes and pastries, jams and chutneys, honey, pasta, nuts and dried fruit, olives, and a whole lot of tasty treats to eat on the spot including yum cha, enormous bacon and egg rolls, martabak (Indonesian pancakes), the ubiquitous gözleme, gluten-free and vegan options, smoothies and Belaroma coffee.
There’s also a beautiful flower stall and some recycled clothes, handmade jewellery, bric-a-brac and plants, especially as you get further into the fringes of the market. For the hippies there’s a chai tent and for the kids there’s a bouncing castle and face painting. Consequently, the market is visited by hippies and people with kids – and, the double whammy, hippies with kids. Sans kids, Mr T and I presumably belong in the hippies category – or wannabe hippies, anyway. Surrounded by the buildings of the community centre including Reverse Garbage, The Bower and Sidetrack Theatre, there’s a real and quite lovely feeling of, well, community. I think I’ll shut up now and let the photos do the talking…
Marrickville Organic Food Markets
Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Visited 9 September 2012