Kangaroo Valley, is one of the most produce abundant townships in the Shoalhaven region, getting the best of both land and sea. Avid foodies will have a field day at the Kangaroo Valley Farmers Market, a bespoke market of delights, which is all about quality rather than quantity.
What better way to spend a Sunday then by frolicking through stalls full of produce the colours of the rainbow, sampling homemade cakes and chutneys among the friendly locals who happily bring their four-legged pal in tow.
Start with a coffee from the cheery crew at The Pantry, who's stall can be found at the back of the cafe in the market grounds and while you're at it why not treat the senses with a cheeky homemade brownie or slice. The cafe also offers cooking classes for those who would like to learn more about local produce and pick up some new techniques.
Experience ocean fresh delights from The Australian Prestige Oyster and Prawn Company, but get there early because these guys sell out fast! If you're lucky, nab a tray of their freshly shucked Pambula oysters, delicately creamy resting in a pinch of salt ocean mist.
You won't find a dud spud at the Hill Potato Farming stall, serving up brown paper bags of heirloom potato varieties dug up straight from the grounds of the Roberston family farm. There's a real mix from classic pontiacs to kipflers and the delicious dutch creams and snow gems.
Nothing beats the flavour of these earthly delights that each come with their own suggested cooking methods and styles.
Stock up on more heirloom and seasonal produce from the vibrant Fox and Quail Farm. Vintage colanders overflow with vine ripe and fire-engine red tomatoes; glass vases are filled with fresh herbs and baskets are full of pumpkins that come in all shapes and sizes. Like something out of a rural lifestyle magazine, these guys sure know how to capture the rustic, rural lifestyle through their beautifully presented fresh farm finds.
Held on the grounds of Kangaroo Valley's iconic The Friendly Inn, the perfect spot to pop by if you're after a more serious bite to eat and a pint. It's a no-frills and down to earth approach is exactly what locals and tourists love and why it is one of the most popular spots in town.
While you are in town make sure you also pop by the General Store which also stocks and sells locally produced cheeses, olive oils, honey, eggs and all the perfect ingredients for a gourmet picnic. For a traditional, old-school bakery experience, visit the Kangaroo Valley Bakehouse and pick up a loaf of any of their divine baked creations.
The Kangaroo Valley Farmers Market is held on the second Sunday of every month and is great for those who want to get in touch with the grassroots of country farming. It's an opportunity to have a good chat to the producers and learn about where our food comes from and how it gets there.
165 Moss Vale Road