Jean-Marc, aka Monsieur Saucisson, makes the best French charcuterie right here in Sydney. He also imports wine, and foie gras, cassoulet, cheese and all sorts of other French goodies. You can find him at the Orange Grove Markets in Rozelle every Saturday! You can also order online at: www.labastide.com.au
Farmer JO - The Auld Alliance and the best porridge!
Farmer Jo is a real Scott, whose shop is tucked away in Surry Hills where he prepares some exotic mueslis and porridges. I recently tried his Salted Coconutm 3 Grain Winter Porridge - Limited Edition. Quite delicious, crunchy, with the coconut infusing the milk with a subtle taste, a perfect blend of colonial produce and Scottish heritage! Farmer Jo drives a Citroen vintage lorry to deliver his creations all over town and beyond, including on Qantas flights! He runs the business with his lovely wife and a small team of dedicated employees, all passionate about what they do, and, trust me, you can taste it in the results! more here: http://farmerjo.com.au
Near River Produce - A must visit for all the locavores
I met Therese and Andrew a while ago at A Slice of Haven, a great food feast held in May each year in North Haven. I was keen to reconnect with them when I discovered they were now coming to the Orange Grove market every Saturday, quite a commitment, as their farm is near Port Macquarie, a good four hour drive from Sydney!
They made their name with edds and garlic, a nice competition to my friend Gilles...They also makes preserves, soups and condiments, all from their organic produce. They have also started farm gate events, and I have booked myself and our friends Mark and Nicky for "Breakfast in the Beds" on October 6th! And I will report back in due time...You can book yourself here: http://www.breakfastinthebeds.com.
If you need accomodation in the area, you could join us here: http://www.frangipaniflats.com
They have extended their endeavours to pork and chickens as well as a full range of vegetables, some of which you can order online here: http://farmgate.nearriverproduce.com
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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