7 markets to visit in the Hills District
Greater Sydney – we made it! Spring is in the air, warmer weather is upon us, and folks are ready to get out and about. The markets are opening up again and what a treat it is to be able to have a relaxing browse with family and friends.
Here at Westons Property & Co, our team certainly get to know all the real estate in the Hills District. We have lived and worked in this area for years, so we also know about the lifestyle here – including the wonderful markets, with their colours, fragrances and tastes providing essential meeting places for our community.
Over the years we have gradually fine-tuned our list of favourites and we would love to share some of our gathered knowledge with you – and please let us know your favourites too.
- Lockdown is behind us, and home schooling as well. Yay! Perhaps a fun day at a My Kids Market (MKM) is called for. Here you can buy, sell and recycle pre-loved clothes and toys – great for the environment and your hip pocket. Both venues in Kellyville and Castle Hill are indoors, with plenty of parking. There is a small entry fee for adults while kids are free. Sundays 9am – 12pm – check their website for full details.
- The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers’ and Fine Food Market in Castle Hill showcases the produce of the Hawkesbury region, and operates on the second and fourth Saturdays of most months from 8am to 12pm. With crunchy sourdough bread, herbs and spices, locally grown vegetables, European sausages, fruit and berries, fresh cut flowers, olive oil and cheeses, this is a market to wake up your senses. It’s gradually hitting its straps post lockdown, so check their website for confirmation of days.
- Pop the first Sunday in the month from 10am to 4pm in your diary because the Sydney Boutique Markets are back in action at the Rouse Hill town centre. Here, emerging designers and retailers showcase an exciting array of colourful clothes and other items to suit all tastes.
- The first of the fabulous Aussie Night Markets kicked off in 2016 in Blacktown, with 10,000 eager foody patrons ready to satisfy their taste buds. There are now multiple venues, and the one that we love is on the first Saturday of the month from 5pm to 10pm at Castle Hill Showgrounds. They are back in action – for the latest information check out the website.
- Always full of great stalls and one of our favourites is the Richmond Good Food Market with its fabulous collection of artisans, craftspeople and Hawkesbury Valley boutique food producers. Every Saturday from 8am at Richmond oval.
- It’s good to see the North Rocks Market, sponsored by the Carlingford Rotary Club, open again. Every Sunday from 7am to 1pm in the grounds of NextSense – formerly Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children – at 361-365 North Rocks Road Carlingford, this has been a local favourite for years with plants, books, collectables, bric-a-brac to hunt through – and just over the road from the North Rocks shopping centre.
- Take a drive ‘up the Windsor Road’ to historic Windsor, on the banks of the Hawkesbury River, and wander the eclectic collection of stalls in central George Street. Expect a vibrant atmosphere of live music from bands and buskers, a local buzz of coffee shops, and an interesting range of stalls with plants, gifts, foods, crafts, soaps and more. Every Sunday from 9am to 3pm, the Windsor Mall Markets make for a great day out.
It’s wonderful to see the markets thriving again – they are part of the beating heart of this area that we call home, the wonderful Hills District.
Having lived and worked in The Hills District for many years, our team at Westons Property & Co knows the region intimately. If you have any lifestyle, home or property related questions, feel free to give us a call.
Image: Sydney Boutique Markets