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PacificEdge | May 25, 2017

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MUSHROOM SELLERS, Eveleigh Farmers’ Market

MUSHROOM SELLERS, Eveleigh Farmers’ Market
Russ Grayson

A DIVERSITY of mushrooms grown in the greater Sydney region are found Saturdays at inner-Sydney’s Eveleigh Farmers’ Market, among a broad diversity of foods both raw and processed.

The market is one of several that have appeared throughout the city over the past decade, spanning the suburbs from Bondi Beach to Rosehill, Darlinghurst to Waverley. For regional producers they provide a sales opportunity direct to eater, and for Sydney’s eaters they provide an easily digestible link with the region’s agricultural heritage. For all of us within easy reach of a farmers’ market, they offer a more social, more educational way to obtain our food directly from those who grow it.

By providing culinary value to urban people and economic value to the region’s farmers, farmers’ markets, like the Eveleigh Farmers’ Market, contribute to our food sovereignty, our influence over the foods we choose to eat, how they are grown and by whom.

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