May 24th, 2013

Sydney AW13 Markets Food Trucks & Farmers Lane Line-up

The upcoming re-launch of the Sydney Markets at Australian Technology Park next week, allows us to have an exciting new addition as part of our Autumn/Winter event! With the markets now being 3 times the size we have the room to offer a great selection of local produce curated by Real Food Projects, local coffee by Allpress, the best of Sydney’s Food Trucks and the resident ATP catered bar.

Not only can you shop the amazing array of design & art stalls, you can grab a meal, a coffee and pick up some locally made goodies. Check out the great line up of food trucks & stalls below!

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Allpress Coffee:
Allpress is a Sydney based coffee roaster providing fresh, high quality coffee. Our speciality Arabica beans are of the highest variety sourced from all around the world, blended together and roasted using hot air roasting technology. This method roasts beans evenly in a stream of hot air with no risk of scorching or tainting and produces cleaner, sweeter tasting coffee every time.

Sydney Food Trucks:

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Agape Organic Food Truck:
Agapé Organic™ is breaking down the stigma that organic food is expensive. It doesn’t have to be! Using local ingredients, buying smartly and in season. Organic food is better for you, tastes better and is better for the world we live in. Also, focusing on ancient grains such as spelt and amaranth, which is easy for the body to digest.
www.agaperestaurant.com/Agape_Restaurant/Food_Truck

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Eat Art Truck:
Since launching in May 2012, Eat Art Truck (EAT) has cemented itself as Sydney’s most sought after and loved food truck by winning the 2012 Best New Food Truck of the Year award and being voted top 10 cheap eats by the Good Food Guide.  EAT has already attracted over 10,000 followers on its social media and is the only food truck with highly credentialed chefs – Stuart McGill, former sous chef of Tetsuya’s and Brenton Balicki, former chef of Quay.  EAT serves an eclectic mix of progressive street food influenced by American BBQ flavours and is the only food truck to incorporate street food with street art, with one side of the truck being used as canvas for prominent artists to showcase their jaw dropping artworks.  Artists who have painted on EAT include Phibs, Beastman, Ears, Bafcat and Skulk.  EAT’s artworks get auctioned off for charity every year.
www.eatarttruck.com

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The Veggie Patch:
The Veggie Patch Van will catch your eye with its farm barn looks but dig a little deeper and you will find high quality vegetarian food using seasonal produce sourced from local growers in NSW, a nod to the ‘paddock to plate’ movement aimed at reconnecting growers with diners. The environment also gets a look in with the van’s exterior made from re-used wood, solar power and all waste produce including packaging being compostable.
www.veggiepatchvan.com.au

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Tsuru:
Tsuru Sydney’s custom food truck whipping up pork belly buns and yummy things on sticks.
www.tsuru.com.au

Farmers Lane – curated by Real Food Projects:

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Real Food connects people to the story behind their food. We are a community of friends, chefs, growers, foragers, eaters and farmers. We throw great parties and suppers, hold cooking classes and even create the occasional pop-up shop in celebration of local, seasonal and ethical food.


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Black Star Pastry:
Black Star Pastry are an artisanal patisserie that sells hand made cakes, pies and pastries. Everything is made in our shop in Newtown in small batches. We use only free range eggs and sustainably sourced meat, everything is as natural and unprocessed as we can make it, with no colourings ever used.
www.blackstarpastry.com.au

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Corner Smith:
We have a sustainably focused cafe in Marrickville. A big part of our business are our house made pickles, preserves and cheeses. We will be selling a range of our bottled products – pickles, jams, relishes and cordials. We also have Cornersmith honey. We will be offering tasters of these products along with our house made cheeses.
www.facebook.com/Cornersmith


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Not Without Spice:
We at Not Without Spice, hand blend, make and create, spice blends, salts, seasonings and rubs. We then turn these single blends into Cooking Kit/Recipe Meals which contain two blends with a recipe that serve 4-6 people. We have also created a line of Baking Kits, where you get all the dry ingredients and recipe. These make a whole cake, slice, biscuits and other yummy baked goods. We have then moved into traditional sauces, past down from Emma’s Mother, from her Mother. I think the recipe come from her Great great grandmother in the end. However we have added spices and herbs to make them new. We also have a Chai Tea Range and hazelnut Dukkah range of products. We source local produce for our sauces and the herbs are grown in Australia. Our batches are made before the market so freshness and quality is achieved and in small batches.
www.notwithoutspice.wordpress.com

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Perfect South:
We are purveyors of premium Australian grown green tea that’s crafted using authentic Japanese methods. Our tea is incredibly fresh, natural, full of flavour and quite unlike any other green tea you’ve tasted. We offer a select range of styles from the last two harvests to ensure freshness and also provide exclusive and limited edition teas that are unique to the Australian market. Our tea is grown and processed in Victoria and then we taste, select and blend the range, then package the tea in Newtown.
www.perfectsouth.com.au

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Petty Cash Cafe:
We are a café in the inner west surburb of Marrickville . At Petty Cash Cafe we make all of our own condiments and for the first time will be selling sweet jams and jellies, punchy mustards, harrissa, relishes and garlic paste, friands, cakes and muesli, we even have honey from our own beehives!
www.facebook.com/pages/Petty-Cash-Cafe

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Simon Said:
Simon Said is a local producer of quality dips, preserves, pickles and other fine foods. Our current product list includes: Eggplant + Feta + Dill + Zataar Dip Fennel + Feta + Beetroot Dip Pickled Grapes PIckled Spicy Red Cabbage Pickled Fennel Onion + Prune Chutney Quince Jam Fig + Tomato Chutney Pate Salmon/Ocean Trout gravlax Terrines.
www.simon-said.com.au

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Sticky Chai:
Sticky Chai is handmade by a couple of tea-lovin’ dudes hanging out in an old stable at the base of the Blue Mountain. We blend luxurious teas, loads of spice and raw honey, so you get all natural, and no funny business!
www.facebook.com/StickyChai

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Sugar Deli:
I sell delicious freshly made Cupcakes. The Cupcakes are made either on the day or in some cases the day before the event and are home baked. Where possible I incorporate as many organic products as possible into my cakes and I always use only the freshest ingredients. I also try to include Gluten free/ Dairy free and healthy options for sale as well.

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Sweetness:
SWEETNESS handmakes artisan confectionery & sweet gift food. Our signature product is SWEET Mallows, gourmet marshmallows available in a 35 flavours. We also create nougat, caramel, fudge, toffee, Florentines, shortbreads, honeycomb and caramel popcorn. We make everything we sell – no 3rd party products – in our open kitchen in Epping, Sydney. We never start with pre-mixes, we make everything from scratch. Over the past 5 years participating in food award shows, we have garnered 5 Championship awards and more than 50 medals. What we do is special.
www.sweetness.com.au

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The Pines Gelato, Little Blow Hole Café & Jamberoo Valley Farm:
The Pines Kiama makes delicious, handcrafted gelato on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. As 6 generation a dairy farmers, we use the milk from that day’s milking to ensure we make the freshest, creamiest traditional gelato.
www.jamberoovalleyfarm.com.au
www.thepineskiama.com.au
www.littleblowholecafe.com

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The Sweet Little Posy Shop:
Bought to you by the clever folk at Bespoke Letterpress, for the first time ever at The Finders Keepers, we are very excited to bring you The Sweet Little Posy Shop! Injecting vintage charm, with the very sweetest and freshest in floral blooms, our pop up posy shop will feature lovely little flowers just for you.

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The Vegan Teahouse:
I bake, make and create a range of vegan, gluten free & refined sugar free food and hand blend loose leaf tea. Yummy things like chocolate hazelnut spread, toasted granola & fruit & nut mixes as well as delicious blends like lemon myrtle, chamomile & ginger, English Breakfast with orange & cranberry pieces & a spicy chai! Everything is lovingly made at my home in Ultimo.
theveganteahouse.com

2 Comments

  • Sam says:

    I attended the event tonight and I had a great time spending money at several venues.
    I did however have some feedback about the food vendor setup.
    The tables right in front of the good trucks blocked people from lining up.
    Many people where lined up in what they thought was the order line, but later came to find out it was the line to pick up (way finding issues)
    We waited 45 min in line JUST to order and then another 40 to pick up the food. We ordered at around 7:45pm and the truck we are at had already started to run out of food.
    That is an insainley long time to wait for food.
    You needed more food vendors, people shouldn’t be expected to wait that long for service…it takes them away from spending time looking at the market and purchasing. You also needed those food vendors to be in an outdoor space where they could vent better. The whole marketplace was full of smoke from the food trucks.

    There are so many other great local food places that could have been invited that would have helped eliminate this frustrations.

    Otherwise a good night.

  • Finders Keepers says:

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks so much for your feedback – and we agree with you on all points!
    After Friday night we made some changes to help with the congestion and issues we had. We had 4 food trucks on Saturday, we moved all the furniture out of the way into other areas to help with the queues, and we got to open the 2 big doors to help with ventilation – however we couldn’t do that on Friday night without the addition of 2 extra security guards.
    As it was our very first time at ATP these were some issues we hadn’t foreseen in our initial planning. Unfortunately we had to wait until the event close on Friday nights to make those changes with furniture. We can assure you that we are going to make the food section of the markets next event run smoother, and add more food options and room for patrons to enjoy!
    Thank you – FK team

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