Vanessa Pike-Russell
One of the things I have been learning of late (both on tv shows such as River Cottage Autumn, web-based organisations such as Slow Food) is the importance on sourcing local food suppliers. We all know that fresh is best and the shortest distance between supplier and our dinner plate the better. That's why I love visiting fresh food markets such as the Shellharbour Village Markets, Kiama Produce Market and Wollongong Produce Market, .

Shellharbour Village Craft Markets
Held every second Sunday 9.00am til 2.00pm in the grounds of Shellharbour Public School
Mary Street SHELLHARBOUR NSW 2529.
2009 dates include May 10th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th, September 13, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th. Be sure to mark them on your calendar!

Kiama Produce Market
Wonderful market held on the fourth Saturday of every month. Stalls including fresh and cured fish, meats, fruits and vegetables, cheeses and nuts, wines and other gourmet foods.

Wollongong Produce Market
is held every friday in Crown Street Mall, Wollongong. Stalls of note include the fresh fruit and vegetable stall, Razorback Grove Olives (producers of fresh olives, olive oil and cheeses), fudge, fresh herb plants and assorted arts and crafts.Note: If you know of any Illawarra fresh produce markets or suppliers of fresh produce who sell direct to the public please let me know!


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