Riverview Produce at Richmond is a farmers market within a store - offering delicious and fresh produce to the public. They provide a great selection of produce mostly grown on the farm and locally sourced, focusing on selling what is seasonal.
My delicious produce purchases
Turn down Yurramundi Lane and trek down a dirt road, lined with orange trees to the left, and green pastures to the right. The visit is worth it for the drive alone which makes you feel you are a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life - with the store backing on to the magnificent backdrop of the Blue Mountains.
The scenic drive down Yarramundi Lane
Welcome to Riverview Produce
The availability of produce will change with the seasons, guaranteeing that the fruit and vegetables are of the freshest quality. Upon my most recent visit, the seasonal specials featured three husks of corn for $2.90; Spinach $1.95; Watermelon $1.50 a kilo and Jap Pumpkin a $1 a kilo. The corn was one of the juiciest and sweetest varieties I have ever tried, and I enjoyed the old school method of peeling the outer leaves off - knowing it has been completely untouched straight off the farm.
Specials of the day
Fresh lettuce growing on the farm
Riverview Produce’s store is a shed like set up, offering EFTPOS facilities and cash. The fresh produce is divided into categories like that of a green grocer. The first section has a large variety of potatoes from dutch cream, washed, desiree, kipfler and royal blue. The kipflers are a favourite of mine as they are often hard to find in the main supermarkets.
There is a great variety of sweet potato, purple sweet potatoes, white and red onions, shallots and ginger.
Onions and beetroots
A wide selection of potatoes
Amongst the seasonal corn and spinach, there was also an abundance of celery, cauliflower and beetroot, both loose bulbs and by the bunch. Everything is radiating with freshness and bright colours, and is a vegetarians dream come true.
Inside the store
Leafy green spinach fresh from the farm
Herbs and Asian greens in the fridge
There are definitely more vegetables available to purchase then fruit, given the location and climate of the business - meaning that some of these items are being imported from interstate. However there is no compromise on the freshness and flavour. Summer is a great time to pick up luscious stone fruit like yellow peaches, nectarines and apricots.
Some of the other seasonal fruits available at the moment are Passionfruit, Lemons and limes, green and red grapes, and pears.
Juicy fresh seasonal fruit
Seasonal fruit blackboard specials
In addition to the wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetable produce to purchase; customers with a green thumb will be happy with the range of plants. Reasonably priced starting from $2.50 up to $10 - choose from Thai and Purple Basil, traditional herbs of parsley, thyme and rosemary. Passionfruit, tomato and chilli plants were also available in abundance.
There is also a large supply of animal feed and farm supplies.
You cannot go past the farm fresh free range eggs, and locally sourced organic honey - both of the highest quality. The taste difference is amazing. There is also a selection of freshly made sandwiches, jams, conserves and hot chilli sauces. But you cannot leave without purchasing the delicious homemade apple pie and apple crumble ($9.99 each). I have never tried a homemade apple pie that is as rustic and crisp with flavours as these - a must buy.
Delicious Apple Pie and Crumble
Conserves and Jams
The visit to Riverview Produce is a fun and enjoyable experience. It takes you back to the grass roots style of farming, and is comforting to know that produce can be bought directly from the land surrounding. Riverview Produce is open seven days a week.
Tractor on the farm
Where: 198 Yarramundi Lane Richmond NSW
Why: Seasonal farm fresh produce
Mon- Fri 8.30-5.30pm
Good for kids: Yes, it is great for them to see plants growing on the farm and the chicken pen where the eggs come from.
Take away: Everything.