If you like to eat clean and green, then you’ll need to know where to find fresh fruit and veg in our local 2101 postcode?
While it’s always convenient to shop at IGA, Coles, Aldi and Woolworths, one of the most appealing things about Elanora Heights and surrounding suburbs like Ingleside is that there are still many locally-based growers and nurseries. This gives us access to the freshest possible produce from independent growers.
With a growing trend towards health consciousness and the benefits of buying local, there is no better time to get to ‘buy from your backyard’.
Fresh foods in postcode 2101
Want to shop for locally grown and organic produce? Here are seven vendors to check out:
You’re spoiled for choice in Ingleside…
1) Ingleside Market: Drive down Powderworks Road, and you will find the Ingleside Market. A stalwart of the suburb since 1975, the idea behind this business is to be a part of the neighbourhood, and you will find the freshest fruits and vegetables and a selection of organic foods at any time of year. Ingleside Market also creates fruit and veg boxes in three different sizes.
2) Joe’s Mini Market: You can find Joe’s Mini Mart on Wattle Road in Ingleside. Joe’s also provides fruit and veg boxes with only the freshest fruit. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.
3) Organic Food & Farmers Market: Expect only the best organically grown fruits and vegetables from Aussie growers.
Mona Vale recently welcomed one of the best fresh and organic food markets on Sydney’s Northern beaches.
4) Organic Food Markets: The Organic Food Markets in Mona Vale are an open-air market specialising in locally produced fresh and organic foods. More than fruit and veg, the Organic Food Markets are also an excellent source of baked goods and small goods. The weekly markets even boast stalls selling homewares and fashion.
The location jumps around; you’ll find these Sunday markets in the carpark at Pittwater RSL or at the Mona Vale Village Park. Head down from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
If you’re in Warriewood on a Friday, the Beaches Market is not to be missed.
5) The Beaches Market: The Pittwater Rugby Club on Pittwater Road is a bustling hub of activity on Friday mornings. The Beaches Market has a host of stalls that sell every kind of local produce. Along with the freshest fruits and vegetables, you can also enjoy local honey, meats, olive oils, breads, and so much more. This is a great market for mums and bubs to enjoy while the ‘big kids’ are at school.
Head up the road to Terrey Hills:
6) Hills Marketplace: The Hills Marketplace has kept its spot on Mona Vale Road since 1923. As well as produce and flowers, you’ll find other specialty stores and a popular cafe.
7) Forestway Fresh: On Myoora Road, Forestway Fresh is a family-run market. After deciding to sell his produce directly, Nonno Pasquale opened a shop in top Ryde in the 1960s. Decades later, the enterprise was successful and more stores followed. After a revamp in 2003, Forestway Fresh was born, and this award-winning business is now run by the Pasquale family sons.
These are only seven places to buy fresh produce in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Did we miss any of your favourites? Feel free to set us right and share your best-kept-secret spots to find fresh fruit and veg around postcode 2101 and beyond.
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