Darlinghurst is all kinds of cool, quirky, fun and fresh so it seems appropriate that Talia Smith, founder of The Local Harvest Collective, has chosen Darlo Bar to be the new home for an eight week pop up market.
Launching earlier this month, you’ll find the Local Harvest Collective Pop Up on the rooftop garden of Darlo Bar on the corner of Liverpool and Darlinghurst Street every Saturday until 3rd of May.
Packed with organic produce, cold press juices, second hand clothing, records and flowers it’s a holistic start to the weekend.
Try the Local Harvest Granola made with almond, cranberry, Careel Bay honey, coconut and almond milk. Or, if bagels are more your thing, a Brooklyn Boy Bagel covered in herbed cream cheese and relish topped with a biodynamic egg should hit the spot.
There’s a range of cold press juices from Prodjuice– the watermelon, raspberry and lime combo is the most refreshing choice for a warm morning. For those looking for something more zingy try the carrot, apple, ginger and turmeric juice.
You’ll find all sorts of different produce at the markets like ‘paradise pears’- super crunchy mini pears with the sweetness of ready-to-eat ripe goodness. They really are a little piece of ‘paradise’.
If you want a break from everything fresh head to the Cornersmith Pickles and Preserves stand. Pick up a jar of their famous bread and butter cucumber pickles ($13) or their eggplant and tomato relish. Both go really well slathered on a warm bagel as does their sticky peach jam.
Downstairs in ‘the retro room’ you’ll find small stalls selling second hand records, old books, pre-loved clothing and fresh flowers. It’s all a pretty site and worth a stroll through after breakfast.
The Local Harvest Collective Pop Up is an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday morning. It’s on from 9.30-3pm so you can always stick around and enjoy a drink afterwards. But, you might want to get there early so you don’t miss out on those bagels!