Quay Quarter Lanes Markets is set to launch in Sydney’s CBD on Wednesday November 9, 2022. The new monthly gourmet produce markets will bring the laneways of Quay Quarter, on Loftus Lane to life with 40 stalls and will be located in front of Customs House.
Farm-fresh food will be the hero, with stalls featuring some of Sydney’s best producers, farmers, bakers, makers, cooks, picklers, roasters, growers and gourmet retailers.
The market is a new event from Cambridge Markets Sydney in collaboration with Quay Quarter Lanes and City of Sydney.
Local retailers include Zini Gelato, Adora Chocolates and Bubble Nini Teas, who are supporting the activation of the precinct. The market will also showcase the very best of Cambridge Markets’ retinue of food stallholders, from Prickle Hill Farms, Brickfields, Berliner Bakery, Stephen Hodges Fish, Savannah Estate Winery, Brother Mountain Macadamias, Rita’s Organic Farms, Le Saucier pasta sauces and Bacca cured meats.
There will also be coffee and pastry from the bakery of CBD restaurant, Grana, which neighbours Quay Quarter Lanes. Adding to the mix will be extreme tacos from Jeerys and sweet treats from Thicc Cookies.
Quay Quarter Lanes Markets will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, from 8am-2pm. There will also be live music and entertainment.
Expect a diverse array of produce, from fresh fruit and vegetables, organics, gourmet breads, olives, olive oil, fresh pasta and pasta sauce, fish, meat, cheese, pastry, cakes, gelato, honey, small goods, cured products, spices, coffee and fresh flowers.
Cambridge Markets director and organiser Rebecca Fox said the launch of the market is an important step in connecting people who live and work in the city centre with fresh local food and quality producers.
“One of the great things about markets is the connections they cultivate,” says Fox. “When we take a produce market to a community, it’s an opportunity for people to get out and actually talk to a farmer, or a grower, or the man who baked the bread, people they might not meet regularly.”