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It’s Sunday, why don’t you go to the farmers’ market

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Sunday is without a doubt my favourite day of the week. Saturdays are usually full of errands and social engagements, but Sundays are my day. It’s the day where I get to indulge in a beautiful self-practice at the shala (I’m a yogi) and a little sleep-in after a week of super early morning starts. It’s the day that I usually do whatever my heart desires, and in keeping with my commitment to living a lifestyle that is awesome, aware, creative and fun, I’ve resolved to make sure that I do at least one thing every Sunday that is exactly that.

So today, after a generous lie in I headed down to my favourite growers’ market in Marrickville to meet my gorgeous friends for a chai in the sun and a post Saturday night debrief, before proceeding with our produce purchases. For my friends Sally and Rommel, this is no novelty event. They live locally and have been buying their produce here on a weekly basis way before the hipsters moved in. Fresh fruit and veg, raw organic honey, local meats, nuts and dried fruits, organic teas, freshly baked loafs, as well as an array of delicious foodie stalls – you’ll be wondering why you ever did your grocery shop anywhere else! There are plenty of clothing and trinkets too if that’s more your thing, but the emphasis is mostly on food and produce here. I was reminded of how I used to savour my Sundays here before other commitments and ‘life’ got in the way; words cannot express how ridiculously happy I am now that I’ve got my Sundays back!

Everything at the Marrickville markets is locally grown, seasonal, fresh and sustainable. Have a conversation with the suppliers and other happy market-goers, eat healthy wholesome foods to your belly’s content and learn more about where your food comes from. Even just being in an environment like this is enough to spark a little interest in eating less processed food, less junk. I happily picked up my fruit, veg and nuts for the week and a healthy little mint plant that is waiting to be transferred to its new home on my kitchen window sill.

Really, if you haven’t already, why wouldn’t you?!

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MEET THE LOCAL: CHARMAINE PANG

 

 

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