Yesterday was Sunday. Richard and I had the most delightful walk up to the Addison Rd Markets at the Community Centre and back. It was a very still and sunny morning, most welcome after about a fortnight of rain. Somehow Marrickville felt country-townish; the sky seemed larger & farther away than usual and the streets were quiet and empty. We walked along Illawarra Rd, from Cary St to Addison Rd, and admired some fine fedeterranea on the way.
At the markets, which are canopied by a few huge gum trees, we shared an organic beetroot and dark chocolate muffin that was rich and fudgey. Then we spotted the Chinese dumpling stall so we got a serve of the prawn & a serve of the mushroom - they were beautiful & translucent, as steaming & fresh as you get at a faboo yum cha restaurant.
We bought three loaves from the Brasserie Bread stall - a sourdough, a garlic loaf and a ciabatta. I thought about buying an Emanuel Ungaro jacket from one of the second hand clothing stalls, but didn't. I should've though, as I have fond memories of a pair of his pants that I bought in a sale on Rodeo Drive, LA, seven years ago. Oh well, maybe it'll still be there next week...
Marrickville Organic Food & Farmers Market
The Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Every Sunday between 9am & 2pm