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Dapto Markets

13 July 2010 8 Comments

We went to the Dapto Markets on Sunday morning to try to buy a few things we need around the yard. What an awesome place!

The markets are a great place to buy second hand clothes, toys, tools, etc for very good prices. Or if you’ve accumulated a whole bunch of that sort of stuff yourself, you can book a stall and sell it off! There are also regulars at the markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables, plants, hot food, CDs, and all sorts of other things.

One of the main things I wanted to get was a stainless steel kitchen sink, to set up in the backyard. It’d be an ideal place to wash and prepare vegies before bringing them into the kitchen. Being stainless steel would also mean I can scrub it down with bleach to sterilise it and use it to process our meat chickens when they’ve reached eating size. I found a great sink with a single tub and draining racks on each side that’ll make a great working area.

We also bought some basil seedlings, a mango tree, some fruit and vegies, a lace curtain to use as a moth net over the garden beds, and a few tools.

If you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday morning, I highly recommend it as a family outing!


  • Edwin (Little Handy Tips) said:

    There’s always some hidden gem to be found at those markets.

    They have the Friday Markets in Wollongong on Crown Street and I sometimes like to go there to get some Veggies. They’re really fresh!

    I have to take a look at the Dapto markets!

    Are the Dapto markets every Sunday? Or is it like Kiama where it only occurs once a month?

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Edwin: Yep, they’re on every Sunday, I think it’s 7am to 1pm.

  • Libby said:

    Okay I have to confess I’ve lived at Kanahooka for 3.5 years now and have never been to the markets. I’ll have to be sure to visit soon.


  • Darren (author) said:

    @Libby: Give it a go, you’ll love it!

  • Julian said:

    I always find nice things to buy from these markets…

  • Tim said:

    I live up the street from the Dapto markets and though I enjoy it very much the picture above is not from Dapto.

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Tim: You’re right, it doesn’t look like Dapto does it? It looks like maybe Berry markets to me, not sure. I got the photo from the Dapto Markets web site, though!

  • Alissa said:

    As an alternative, you could try using Bicarb and Vinegar to clean as an alternative to Bleach.Sprinkle the bicarb and drizzle the bleech, leave for a minute before scrubbing down. Works great, and is all natural.