The popular Growers’ Market in Sydney’s Pyrmont will call it a day this weekend, after 18 years of operation.

In a letter provided to stallholders in February, the organisers of the monthly event thanked those involved for their support over the years.

“With so many successful growers markets springing up across the city, we feel the time has come to pass the baton over to the new breed and for that reason April’s … Growers Market will be the last,” the statement read.

“The final two Growers’ Markets will be held in March and April, and we are working towards ensuring these two events are a fitting celebration of what has been an incredible 18 years.”

As part of the market’s send-off, an industry panel discussion will take place this Saturday, 2 April from 9.30am, with speakers including Neil and Josephine Perry, Efendy’s Somer Sivrioglu, OzHarvest founder Ronni Kahn and food writer Jill Dupleix.

Topics will include buying and growing local produce, and the future of the dining scene in Australia.

“The Growers’ Market Pyrmont has always been a party of good food and produce, great chefs and learning from industry heavyweights via the Market Chef Stage. This final market will be no exception,” panel host, Miffy Rigby said.

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