Maintaining a healthy and sporty lifestyle is dependent on good food habits. And where better to buy fresh greens, meats and more than at one of the many farmers and produce markets held on a regular basis around Sydney. This list of 28 local markets ensures you will always have fresh-is-best at hand. And don’t forget to have a tasty bite while you’re there!

The markets below are listed in alphabetical order for your convenience.

Bondi Farmers Markets1. Bondi Farmers Markets

What: Expect a wonderful assortment of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meat and poultry, just-picked flowers, artisan breads, homemade jams, farmstead cheeses, seafood, olive oils, herbs, spices and loads more. bondimarkets.com.au/farmers

Where: Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
When: Every Saturday, 9am to 1pm

Camden Produce Market2. Camden Fresh Produce Market

What: This market links the farmers, growers and producers with the consumer, providing fresh, local, healthy food. People can talk directly with stallholders who are the growers and producers of the products they’re selling. camdenproducemarket.com.au

Where: Camden Town Farm, 40 Exeter Street, Camden
When: Every Saturday, 7am to 12pm

Carriageworks farmers market3. Carriageworks Farmers Market

What: This renowned market features wonderful seasonal produce that includes organic and biodynamic foods from farmers and artisan producers from across the state. carriageworks.com.au/events/carriageworks-farmers-market

Where: 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market4. Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market

What: As you do the rounds you’ll be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices on offer. Add an abundance of fresh produce to tempt the tastebuds of all hunters and gatherers. hawkesburyharvest.com.au/markets/castle-hill-farmers-fine-food-market

Where: Doran Drive, Castle Hill
When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 8am to 12pm

Double Bay Market5. Double Bay Organic Food Markets

What: This weekday gourmet food and produce market specialises in Certified Organic and fresh produce. You will be treated to a range of delicious gourmet fare as well as eco-friendly products. facebook.com/Double-Bay-Market-163513787029602/timeline

Where: Guilfoyle Park, Knox Street, Double Bay
When: Every Thursday, 9am to 2pm

EQ Village Markets6. EQ Village Markets

What: Enjoy the lively atmosphere and abundance of products that are handpicked and crafted with love. It’s a great place to get up close in person with the friendly farmers and producers who craft the goods. eqmoorepark.com.au/eq-markets/

Where: 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
When: Every Wednesday and Saturday, 9am to 2pm

Frenchs Forest Organic Food Market7. Frenchs Forest Organic Food Markets

What: A gourmet food and produce market specialising in Certified Organic and fresh produce, turning over a huge amount of fruit and vegies! A great place to pick up your weekly stash. facebook.com/FrenchsForestMarket/

Where: Parkway Hotel, 5 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest
When: Every Sunday, 9am to 1pm

Gladesville Organic Food Market8. Gladesville Organic Food Markets (Riverside Market)

What: Here, you can indulge in farm-fresh produce and gourmet food – food you can actually taste! There’s also a fun jumping castle for the kids. facebook.com/Riverside-Market-198492146833639/

Where: Riverside Girls High School, Cnr Victoria & Huntleys Point Road, Gladesville
When: Every Saturday, 8.30am to 1pm

Green Square Markets9. Green Square Markets

What: A sustainable markets run by the Rotary Club of South Sydney, it provides opportunities for small retailers, artisans, growers and solopreneurs to offer their products and services to the Green Square community. greensquaremarkets.org.au

Where: Joynton Park, Victoria Park Parade, Zetland
When: Every Saturday, 9am to 3pm

Hornsby Market10. Hornsby Organic Food Markets

What: This market features everything from fresh bread and herbs to colourful vegies and delectable homegrown honey. It’s a convenient market to pick up your fresh produce before heading home after shopping. facebook.com/HornsbyMarket/

Where: Hornsby Mall (by the Fountain), Hornsby
When: Every Thursday, 8am to 4pm

Kings Cross Market11. Kings Cross Organic Food Markets

What: A full range of delicious gourmet produce is available here, as well as plants, flowers, oils, nuts and delicious gluten-free pastries, delightful pies and cakes, and fresh pasta and sauce. facebook.com/Kings-Cross-Market-159700574078608/

Where: Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Kings Cross
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 2pm

Manly fresh produce market12. Manly Fresh Produce Markets

What: At the Manly Fresh Produce Markets, which runs twice a week, you will find some of the best fresh produce and gourmet delights directly from farmers and makers across the state. manlymarkets.com.au/

Where: Manly Plaza (just off Sydney Road), Manly
When: Every Wednesday and Sunday, 8am to 2pm

Marrickville Market13. Marrickville Organic Food Markets

What: At Sydney’s most popular and eclectic market you will unearth the best food, the nicest people and the most laid-back Sunday experience ever. Here you can enjoy ‘real’ food shopping. facebook.com/MarrickvilleMarket/

Where: Addison Road Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
When: Every Sunday, 8am to 3pm

Northside Markets14. Northside Produce Market

What: The farmers and producers bring you seasonal fruit and vegetables; artisan cheese, butter and yogurt; organic, sourdough and spelt bread; free-range organic meat; fresh seafood, and more! northsydneycentre.com.au/markets/northside-produce-market

Where: Civic Park, Miller Street, North Sydney
When: 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 8am to 12pm

Orange Grove Market15. Orange Grove Organic Food Markets

What: Here you will find a full range of gourmet produce, as well as environmentally friendly products. Come early and enjoy a coffee on the lawn while your children ride the ponies. facebook.com/Orange-Grove-Market-164948666852205/

Where: Corner of Balmain Road and Perry Street, Lilyfield
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Picton Markets16. Picton Creative Traders Markets

What: Just a little outside Sydney (about an hour from the centre), it might make a nice day trip to find farm-fresh produce, gourmet food and goodies for the home and garden – all located in a charming country atmosphere. facebook.com/pictonmarkets

Where: 48-60 Menangle Street, Picton
When: Every Sunday, 9am to 2pm

Ramsgate markets17. Ramsgate Organic Foodies Market

What: Indulge in an extensive range of fresh, absolutely straight-from-the-farm vegetables and fruit, as well as fresh and ready-to-eat food, preserves, oils, artisan goods and much more. facebook.com/RamsgateOrganicsFoodiesMarket/

Where: Ramsgate Public School, 33 Florence Street, Ramsgate
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 2pm

Randwick markets18. Randwick Farmers Market

What: This market is where people in the community meet for coffee and cake, children’s entertainment and, most importantly, fresh food, fruit and vegies direct from the farm. Better tasting! Better freshness! facebook.com/RandwickFarmersMarket/

Where: Randwick Public School, Cowper Street, Randwick
When: Every Saturday, 9am to 2pm

richmond markets19. Richmond Good Food Market

What: Food grown and produced in and around the Hawkesbury region is some of the finest in the country. Here you can remove the middle man, source fresher produce, pay less for your food, and help local farmers earn a decent return. richmondmarket.com.au/

Where: Richmond Park, 118 March Street, Richmond
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Rouse Hill Market20. Rouse Hill Organic Food Markets

What: These market stalls will be selling crafts and food, including a full range of Certified Organic fruit and vegies, farm-fresh produce and artisan gourmet goodies. facebook.com/RouseHillMarket 

Where: Market Square, Corner Market Lane and Tempus Street, Rouse Hill
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Sydney Fish Markets21. Sydney Fish Market

What: A working fish market, SFM sources product worldwide and trades more than 13,500 tonnes of seafood annually – with up to 100 sustainable seafood species traded every day and about 500 species traded annually. sydneyfishmarket.com.au/

Where: Corner of Bank Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road, Sydney
When: 7am to 4pm (Monday to Thursday) and 5pm (Friday to Sunday).

Sydney sustainable markets22. Sydney Sustainable Markets 

What: This market close to the heart of the city celebrates the values of Slow Food – good, clean and fair – and provides local residents with access to quality, farm-fresh produce at moderate prices. sydneysustainablemarkets.org/

Where: Taylor Square, 136 Oxford Street, Paddington
When: Every Saturday, 8am to 1pm

That Great Market23. That Great Market

What: That Great Market brings the community together with quality products, great food (including mouth-watering fresh bread), local musicians, children’s entertainment, and a convenient indoor location. facebook.com/thatgreatmarket/

Where: East Lindfield Community Hall, 9 Wellington Road, East Lindfield
When: 3rd Sunday of each month, 10am to 3pm

The Beaches Market24. The Beaches Market

What: Here you can find farmers’ produce, including organic and conventional fresh fruit and veg sellers, meats direct from the farm, delicious dairy products and tasty cakes and treats galore! thebeachesmarket.com/

Where: 1472 Pittwater Road, Warriewood
When: Every Friday, 8am to 1pm

Pyrmont Market25. The Good Living Growers’ Market Pyrmont

What: Browse 80 stalls selling all kinds of foodstuffs including meats, cheeses, shell foods, vegetables and breads. All set against a beautiful harbourside background. (Also pictured in main image.) pyrmontvillage.com.au/the-good-living-growers-market/

Where: Pyrmont Bay Park. Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
When: Ist Saturday of each month, 7am to 11am

Rocks Foodie Market26. The Rocks Friday Foodie Market

What: Stroll along cobbled laneways through open-air stalls where homemade preserves, seasoned cured meats, mouth-watering burgers and traditional gozleme tempt your tastebuds. therocks.com/things-to-do/the-rocks-markets/

Where: George Street, The Rocks
When: Every Friday, 9am to 3pm

Wahroonga Market27. Wahroonga Organic Food Market

What: Opening on 30 April 2016, you will be able to satisfy your weekly shopping needs – meat, bread, cheese, assuages, oils, honey, fruit and veg, pasta, raw, vegan and paleo options, eggs, organic pet food and more. facebook.com/WahroongaMarket/

Where: Abbotsleigh School for Girls, 1666 Pacific Hwy, Wahroonga
When: Every Saturday, 9am to 1pm

World Harmony Markets28. World Harmony Markets 

What: Enjoy a variety of stalls ranging from farm-fresh fruit and vegies to gourmet, vegan and health food. Go along for breakfast, brunch or lunch and shop in a relaxing family-friendly atmosphere. facebook.com/WorldHarmonyMarkets/

Where: Bull & Bush Hotel, 378 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills. Castle Hill Showground, Doran Dive, Castle Hill
When: 1st Saturday (Baukham Hills) & 3rd Saturday of each month (Castle Hill), 9am to 1pm

Let us know your favourite fresh produce market to go to, and what particular foods you like to buy extra fresh, in the comments below.

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