Events at the market

Watch this space!

It’s been a while since our last event. We’d like to get them going again in 2017 and would love to hear from you on what you’d like to see and hear. Please let us know at

Pop Up Sustainability Workshop series – SPRING 2013

We’re so excited – thanks to a City of Sydney Environmental Grant, we’ll be hosting a fantastic series of Sustainability workshops at the markets during spring. You’ll be inspired by all types of topics – from ‘Harnessing your inner Granny’ through to ‘Natural Wine appreciation & tasting’.

All workshops will be free, but seating is limited – so we need you to register for these events!


Saturday 28th September, 10am – 12noon
‘Small space productive gardening’ – with Steve Batley from Sydney Organic Gardens. Full details and registration here

Saturday 5th October, 10am
‘Urban Beekeeping and Honey Tasting’  – with Doug Purdie from from The Urban Beehive
Full details and registration here

Saturday 12 October, 10am – 12noon
‘Waste not Want not – harness your inner Granny’ – with Rebecca Sullivan from Dirty Girl Kitchen
Full details and registration here

Saturday 19 October, 10am – 12noon
‘Towards Natural Wine – a tasting & discussion of Natural Wine’ – with Mike Bennie from
Full details and registration here

Saturday 2 November, 10am
‘Making your own organic fertilisers for free’ with Angus Stewart from Gardening with Angus Full details and registration here

Saturday 28th September, 10am – 12noon
‘Small space productive gardening’ – with Steve Batley from Sydney Organic Gardens. Full details and registration here

Check out the full programme of events here 






CRAVE EVENTS: (Sydney International Food Festival)

Saturday 27 October:  11am – 11.45am  Organic Produce vs Supermarket Produce

Are organics really better? How do they compare to conventionally grown fruit and vegetables? Be inspired by nutrititionist Taigen Heath  as she explores the nutritional differences between locally grown organic produce and the produce typically available at a supermarket. Plus sample some ‘just picked’ organic produce from Champions Mountain Organics.    Full info here

Awesome autumn events @ Sydney Sustainable Markets

We have some awesome events planned for this autumn – from Cooking Camps for Kids, through to our Giant Swap Party, plus we’re joining in on the city-wide Garage Sale Trail.  You’ll find something fun in the list of events below:

Saturday 14 April
9.00am – 12.30pm Cooking Camp for Kids – ‘Mia Cucina Pazzo (My Crazy Kitchen)’ Registrations at

Saturday 21 April
10.30am – 12noon  Giant Swap Party

Let’s get Swapping!! The Giant Swap Party is on again at Taylor Square.  Rain, hail or shine, keen swappers will come out in droves to exchange their trash for someone else’s treasure. The weird, the wonderful and the wacky who knows what will turn up on the swap tables at this much-loved event at Taylor Square!  Full event details

Saturday 5 May
9.00am – 2.00pm  The Garage Sale Trail “Treasures at Taylor Square”

The Garage Sale Trail is about sustainability, community & creativity and its happening all over Sydney on Saturday 5 May.  Individuals, businesses and community organizations are holding garage sales on the same day, and their sales will be promoted as part of a shopping trail for bargain hunters!!

Sydney Sustainable Markets is joining in the fun we’ve registered with The Garage Sale Trail to hold a community garage sale at the markets on Saturday 5 May.  We’re calling it “Treasures at Taylor Square” details here

 We’re offering very discounted stall sites ($25) to anyone who would like to hold their own garage sale at the market let’s get together and make this a great shopping destination for the day.  (It’s a perfect opportunity if you live in an apartment or a terrace, and don’t have a garage or footpath space!!)

 If you’re interested in booking a stall site, please email and we’ll be in contact asap.  Let’s get together behind this great city wide strategy of re-using and re-cycling surplus stuff so much better then ending up in landfill.

Saturday 19 May
9.00am – 12.30pm Cooking Camp for Kids. Registrations at  SOLD OUT


Taylor Square Spring Fair – *incl CRAVE events

Every Saturday 10 Sep through 29 Oct, 2011

The annual Taylor Square Spring Fair celebrating sunshine, sustainability and sensational food for eight Saturdays from 10 Sep thru 29 Oct, 2011.    It’s time to get outdoors and seek the sun.

We’re planning eight fun Saturdays to entice you into the sunshine at Taylor Square, during our Spring Fair days.  You can’t beat a sun-soaked Saturday morning, delicious coffee, sensational food, as well as a few special events and surprises.

Local chefs will share their passion for sustainability and their kitchen secrets during free cooking demonstrations as part of CRAVE Sydney International Food Festival.  Or you might like to sit in on a short seminar about Urban Beekeeping, Intro to Permaculture or composting.  Or cycle with the whole family to Taylor Square on the day of the Sydney Rides Street Festival.  Kids will love the Cooking Camps returning to Taylor Square by popular demand, and if you’re passionate about recycling don’t miss our Giant Swap Party.  The annual Oxford Arts Festival will feature local & emerging artists and look out for the Oxford Art Competition.

All this at Taylor Square plus our regular weekly farmers market so make sure you allow time for browsing amongst fresh seasonal produce, and chatting with our amazing farmers and producers.  Look for seasonal fruit and vegetables (organic and low spray), free range poultry and eggs, fish, hand made pasta, condiments, organic bread, olive oil, honey, flowers, herbs and much more.

 Programmme details & dates below, and keep coming back regularly for new updates!!

 Saturday 10 Sep 2011  

9am 12.30pm Cooking Camps for Kids:  THIS EVENT IS PASSED
10.30am   12noon  “The Real Deal” Sustainability workshops   THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Saturday 17 Sep 2011 

10.30am 12.00pm  “The Real Deal” Sustainability workshops   THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Saturday 24 Sep 2011 

10.30am 12.30pm       2010 Giant Swap Party  THIS EVENT IS PASSED
 10.30am 12.00pm  “The Real Deal” Sustainability workshops  THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Saturday 1 Oct 2011

11.00am – 11.30am  It’s all about the Honeywith Doug Purdie from The Urban Beehive  THIS EVENT IS PASSED
11.30am 12.30pm  CRAVE Cooking demonstration “Using Herbs & Spices” with Chef Rizwan Khan from Chilli Alchemy THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Thursday 6 Oct 2011

5pm – 9pm    Pop Up Night Markets:  Eat & Meet @ Taylor Square


Saturday 8 Oct 2011

 10am 4pm Sydney Rides & Sydney Bike Film Festival Street Party THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Thursday 13 Oct 2011

5pm – 9pm Pop Up Night Markets:  Eat & Meet @ Taylor Square


Saturday 15 Oct 2011

9am 12.30pm Cooking Camps for Kids:  THIS EVENT IS PASSED
11.00am – 11.30am  Growing more than you believe presented by Gordon Williams, Permaculture Design Consultant & Educator  THIS EVENT IS PASSED
11.30am 12.30pm  CRAVE Cooking demonstration with Chef Yukako Ichikawa from Wafu, Surry Hills   THIS EVENT IS PASSED

 Thursday 20 Oct 2011

5pm – 9pm  Pop Up Night Markets:  Eat & Meet @ Taylor Square

 Saturday 22 Oct 2011

11am 4pm     Oxford Arts Festival   THIS EVENT IS PASSED

Outdoor art fair staged in Taylor Square North, including Oxford Art Prize for landscape & portraiture.  Call Out for artists and more info on Oxford Arts Festival

11.30am – 12.30pmCRAVE Cooking demonstration with Chef Hamish Ingham from Bar H, Surry Hills

Brilliant opportunity to be inspired at this   cooking demonstration by with chef Hamish Ingham:  ‘2004 Young chef of the year’ and owner of Bar H Surry Hills.  FREE  More details about Hamish Ingham & this event on facebook


Thursday 27 Oct 2011

5pm – 9pm  Pop Up Night Markets:  Eat & Meet @ Taylor Square


Saturday 29 Oct 2011  THESE EVENTS HAVE PASSED

10.00am – 10.45am  Wormfarming presented by Paul Boundy.   Further info about this event      +    More info re Paul Boundy
11.00am – 11.30am  “Oils Ain’t Oils” Olive Oil appreciation class presented by Stephen Mitchell of Lisborne Park, Hunter Valley.  Do you want to discover the mysteries of olive oil? Find out about the various styles of olive oil and how to determine them. Learn how to use these different styles in your cooking.
11.30am 12.30pm CRAVE Cooking demonstration “Every day food done simply” with Chef Andrew de Sousa, from My Culinary Delight  and Chef Matthew Rothman from Single Origin Roasters cafe   FREE     More info here

Saturday 5 Nov 2011  THIS EVENT IS PASSED

20.30am – 11.00am  Hot tips on buying  a solar photovoltaic system –

Interested in exploring solar? Looking for some facts and figures on getting off the grid? This is an awesome opportunity to having your Solar questions answered. Technology is improving constantly and we have a brilliant panel of experts sharing their skills in this session. Come and join these specialists for an eye opening view of Solar:

Mark Griffin – Accredited system installer and thin-film photovoltaic research laboratory manager at UNSW

Bernhard Mitchell – System owner (in Germany) and photovoltaic materials researcher at UNSW

Emily Mitchell – Researcher in improving solar cell efficiencies and lowering production costs at UNSW    facebook event

10.30am 12.30pm       2010 Giant Swap Party @ Taylor Square:

The Giant Swap Party @ Taylor Square is a great way to help people gain some new stuff!without it costing the earth.  It’s fun, free and great for our environment.  FREE    Full info here

The Real Deal Talks:

This Saturday 18 June 10.30am – 11.00am  “Organic Backyard Gardening” talk with Terry from Orchid Images

Orchid Images converted to growing orchids organically in 1987, and Terry has even developed his own organic liquid fertiliser.

Come and hear him share his passion for organic growing.  Grab a coffee, pull up a milk crate and bring your questions!!



Garage Sales!free stall sites available for June.

Living in an apartment?  Looking to clear out some space for the new year?  Would you like to host your own garage sale at Sydney Sustainable Markets?  If you’re interested, please click here for full details.


Local Residents Garage Sales – Saturdays 8am – 1pm

At Sydney Sustainable Markets we’re committed to reducing the amount of surplus stuff going into landfill and we love the idea of garage sales as a practical way to facilitate re-using, re-cycling & re-purposing items that are lying around in our apartments and homes.

We have a strictly limited number of stall sites available for hire each Saturday at the markets, for use by local residents to host their own garage sale.

If you’re in an apartment or terrace with no garage, why not bring your surplus stuff to the markets and let someone else treasure it.   Click here for Garage Sale guidelines & application form details.


Eco Design Christmas Markets

Saturdays 4, 11 & 18 Dec 2010

Is your Christmas shopping all wrapped up?  Interested in purchasing a few earth-friendly gifts?  The new Eco Design Christmas Markets happening at Taylor Square on Saturdays 4, 11 & 18 December give the opportunity for eco-conscious shoppers to pick up some gorgeous Christmas gifts that bring joy to people and show love to the earth.

You’ll be able to browse a unique selection of original eco-friendly gifts including handcrafted jewellery, beautiful mirrors, recycled timber furniture, clothing & accessories, handmade candles & soaps, children’s wear, wooden toys & puzzles and more.

Most stallholders are local artisans and designers, with many items crafted from re-used/recycled or local materials.  Products sourced globally are either Fair Trade, or support international justice or development initiatives.

The Eco Design Christmas Markets will be taking place at Sydney Sustainable Markets weekly farmers market at Taylor Square, so make sure you allow time for browsing amongst fresh seasonal produce, and chatting with our amazing farmers and producers.  Look for seasonal fruit and vegetables (organic and low spray), free range & biodynamic eggs, hand made pasta, free range Saltbush lamb, condiments, honey, flowers, herbs and more.

Enjoy the community atmosphere and have fun doing some green shopping.

Have apeace-filled Christmas.


Taylor Square Spring Fair

six Saturdays worth getting out of bed for!!


Every Saturday from 2 Oct thru 6 Nov 2010@ Sydney Sustainable Markets

Taylor Square Spring Fair celebrating sunshine, community and great food for six Saturdays from 2 Oct thru 6 Nov, 2010.  If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy a sun-soaked Saturday morning, then join us at Taylor Square during our Spring Fair days.  As well as awesome coffee and farm fresh produce at our regular Farmers Market stalls, each Saturday you’ll discover some special events.

You’ll find local celebrity chefs sharing their secrets at free cooking demonstrations, cheese & wine tasting, a Masterchef appearance, the launch of an urban design project, the Oxford Art Festival Art Fair, recycled craft workshops, the inaugural 2010 Giant Swap Party, live music and much more.  And you might just meet someone new from your local community!


Six great Saturdays worth getting out of bed for!!  Check out the full programme below:

(check back regularly for updates)


Saturday 2 Oct 2010


10am 11am The Art of the Grill cooking class with Jane Strode at Sydney Sustainable Markets:

Join chef Jane Strode at Sydney Sustainable Markets at Taylor Square as she shares tips and skills to assist you master the Art of the Grill.  Jane is chef, co-owner of hatted restaurant Bistrode, author,and columnist for SMH and a passionate advocate for sustainable food choices.


Saturday 9 Oct 2010


10am 11am ‘Celebrate food and minimize waste’ innovative ideas from Jared Ingersoll:  

Join Jared Ingersoll (Dank Street Depot & Cotton Duck) as he shares his philosophy and approach to food sourcing local produce & use of seasonal ingredients where possible, understanding how and where food is produced and avoiding waste.  Jared’s talk will include inventive and practical ways to minimize food waste, providing fantastic recipes and ideas for those leftover ingredients in your fridge.



11am 12noon ‘The Cycle of food – Growing and cooking’ with chef Daniel Johnston:

Renew your connection with the land as chef Daniel Johnston (Vini) shares his passion for the true cycle of food, in his fantastic cooking class at Sydney Sustainable Markets, Taylor Square.  Set amongst the growers stalls at our weekly farmers market, Daniel’s class will inspire you to celebrate the connection between growing and cooking, between the paddock and the plate.



All day – And introducing Masterchef’s Jake Bujayer’s new seafood stall!‘Jake’s Just Caught’

Attention all Masterchef fans – Jake Bujayer from the recent Masterchef’s series will be at Sydney Sustainable Markets this Saturday, with his new business Jake’s Just Caught – seasonal seafood. Jake’s Just Caught is about bringing the freshest local seafood direct from the boat, straight to you, with a guarantee that the seafood will be a maximum of only 48 hours out of the water. Think seasonally available seafood including flathead, kingfish, leather jacket, southern rock lobster, blue swimmer crabs, mud crabs, baby squid, and king and school prawns.

Or come along and meet Jake and try one of his awesome Fish Burgers with a twist.


Saturday 16 Oct 2010


11am 2pm The Youth Food Movement rides on!

The Youth Food Movement Australia will be hosting a daytime ride-on-dinner , and they’re inviting young foodies and the young at heart to spend a relaxed afternoon with them on a bicycle food tour throughout the inner city.

You’ll cycle around the neighbourhood stopping at venues which celebrate local and seasonal produce. Along the way, you’ll meet farmers, gardeners, chefs, cooks and foodies who share our vision of a sustainable food future.  It’s an urban food adventure, an informal gathering of like minded people, where food is the only fuel of the day…. The tour will conclude with an “Eat in the Streets” picnic and everyone is invited!

So join a swarm of cyclists for an urban meal adventure. First to roll up, first for dinner. No matter the weather, just roll up with your bike, helmet, lights and jacket. Bring foodables, cyclables, musicables or whatever you would like to share. But please observe, the YFM Ride-on-Dinner is a zero waste event, so please no disposables. The riding locations are top secret, but will be released a few days before the event so to keep updated please follow the event on facebook or the event blog

(PS – hmmm… we wonder if Sydney Sustainable Markets will be a destination on this ride…?)

Saturday 23 Oct 2010

11am 4pm Oxford Art Festival Art Fair at Taylor Square:

On Saturday October 23rd an outdoor art fair will be staged in Taylor Square North, in conjunction with the Oxford Arts Festival 2010.   Over 200 artworks will be on view to the public, with live entertainment, special guest speakers and many prizes to be won.

There will be a prize for landscape and portraiture, on the theme of the precinct postcode 2010. Guests in attendance will chose the winner of the People’s Choice by casting their vote on the day.

Artworks must be a certain size to make hanging easier in the outdoor environment. Works must be 16″ x 20″ (41cm x 51cm) Entry fee is $25 (includes canvas) payable to TAP Gallery. If you wish to have a canvas posted to you it is another $5 postage. All artists, in all mediums are invited to enter the Oxford Art Prize. Over $3000 worth of prizes to be won.

Local businesses have rallied to support this valuable project, with Oxford Art Supplies and TAP Gallery being the major sponsors. The art prize aims to highlight the hidden gems of this cultural quarter, in and surrounding Oxford Street and Taylor Square.

For further information contact:

Lesley Dimmick
Ph: (02) 8603 5486
Facebook: Oxford Arts Festival



Saturday 30 Oct 2010

10am 1pm Sydney Launch of ‘The Produce Bag Project’

Get involved in printing your own produce bag with designers from local Darlinghurst design studio Green is a Beautiful Colour and Los Angeles based GriffinMade. Discover The Produce Bag Project where retired restaurant linen is repurposed and handmade into re-usable produce bags for weekly fruit and vegetable shopping.  Different to tote bags, these produce bags are the size equivalent to a plastic produce bag found in grocery stores.

The day’s event will include a screen printing area where attendees can print their own produce bag or purchase a completed set. It’s open to all ages and the designers will be present to talk more about the tablecloth that reinvented itself.

This project attempts to reduce plastic use, save usable materials from going to the landfill, promote the importance of reuse and to inspire how design can bring this message together.

Green is a Beautiful Colour is a design studio that works with agriculture and food related clients interested in promoting a sustainable food system. GriffinMade’s  background is in architecture and works to repurpose reclaimed materials that would otherwise wind up in the landfill.

10am – 1pm Reverse Garbage (RG2010):

Funky fun recycled craft workshops for Children of all ages.  Details coming soon.


Saturday 6 Nov 2010

10.30am 12.30pm 2010 Giant Swap Party @ Taylor Square:

Who knows what treasures are hidden in the wardrobes, warehouses and lofts of 2010?  Vintage pieces, quirky art, collectibles, memorabilia, clothing, accessories and more – gathering dust in storage cages and packing cartons across our suburbs.

It’s time for a giant spring clean and we’re calling on our community to sort out your stuff and head down to Taylor Square on Saturday 6 November to trade some treasures.

We all enjoy getting some new stuff but increasingly we’re becoming aware of the environmental and financial impact of our throw-away culture.  The 2010 Swap Party @ Taylor Square will coincide with National Recycling week, and is a great way to help people gain some new stuff!without it costing the earth.

How will it work?  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Bring: On Saturday 6 Nov, bring up to three easy to carry, good quality items that you no longer want to Taylor Square, between 10.30am 11.30am.   (No electronic items accepted.)
  2. Exchange: You’ll exchange each of your items for a token.  All items will be on display until 11.30am so you can browse around and check out the goods!!
  3. Swap: At 11.30am the swapping will begin.  You’ll be able to exchange each of your tokens for an item brought by someone else.

Who knows what treasures you might find from the wardrobes, warehouses and lofts of 2010!!  It’s fun, free and great for our environment.  By diverting items from landfill, and avoiding buying something new, you save water, resources and reduce emissions.

It’s fun, free and great for our environment.  By diverting items from landfill, and avoiding buying something new, you save water, resources and reduce emissions.


Check back each week for new updates @ ‘Taylor Square Spring Fair’


Curious about the viability of using Cloth Nappies? Interested in trying to be less ‘disposable’ but a bit overwhelmed by the idea? The days of soaking, bleaching, pinning and leaking are long over, and the girls from Bodeo want to inspire you that choosing a Cloth Nappy is easier than you think.

Learn how you can decrease your families direct contribution to landfill in the form of thousands of disposable nappies per child, which won’t decompose for many, many generations to come.