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Kristina Keneally MP – Eveleigh Markets Declared Best in Sydney

The Eveleigh Markets have won The Sydney Morning Herald 2010 Foodies Award for Best Markets in Sydney and more than 3,000 people a week are enjoying them says Kristina Keneally in her advertisement in the South Sydney Herald in November 2009.

In 2008 the NSW Government and the Redfern Waterloo Authority undertook a $3 million refurbishment of the heritage Blacksmith’s Workshop at North Eveleigh Rail yards. This refurbishment has resulted in the creation of Sydney’s Best Foodies Markets, the Eveleigh Markets.

Regular weekly trading of the markets started on Saturday 28 February 2009 and rain, hail or shine have been attracting, on average, 3,000 people every week.

Because the markets are undercover they operate in all weather so people can shop and enjoy meeting those who bring their products to market.

I have spent many a Saturday morning at the markets with my family enjoying the produce, atmosphere and a Kangaroo pie from Yaama Dihyaan.

Places that have recently started operating are usually given a year to prove themselves, however the Eveleigh Markets have, in just seven months, shown they are the best in Sydney.

It is for this reason that the Eveleigh Markets, the Redfern Waterloo Authority and Australia Technology Park deserve special praise for this amazing achievement.

Locally grown farm fresh produce sold by the growers/producers at Eveleigh Markets include:

·      Lamb, beef and pork,

·      In season fruit and vegetables,

·      Free range eggs and poultry,

·      Honey,

·      New season olive oils,

·      Artisan bread,

·      Shellfish,

·      Goats cheese; and

·      Baked goods.

The Eveleigh Markets are an undercover, traditional, authentic weekly Saturday Farmers’ Market held in the city of Sydney.

The market is held every Saturday between 8am and 1 pm, in the heritage-listed Eveleigh Market, Sydney’s only custom-renovated ‘rain, hail, shine’ market venue 243 Wilson St, Darlington, NSW (Adjacent Carriage Works). I hope to see you there!

For more information visit

Kristina Keneally MP

Member for Heffron

Shop 117, 747 Botany Road, Rosebery NSW 2018

Phone: (02) 9699 8166 Fax: (02) 9699 8222