Shop Fresh Produce From Farmer And Son At McKeon Street Plaza

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The farmers’ market at McKeon Street Plaza (Photo credit: https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/)

Check out the fresh produce market at McKeon Street Plaza by Farmer and Son, owned and operated by the Duffell family. Get to know more about their farming history that dates back to the 1920s and all the fabulously fresh finds available there.


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The ‘farmer and son’ refers to Roy and James Duffell, who are already the third and fourth generation prune growers in the family. They own Prickle Hill, a 40-ha property where they originally grew sugar plums and prunes, but now includes a variety of other fresh produce such as apricots, lemons, and oranges.

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James with his father Roy Duffell (Photo credit: https://farmerandson.com.au/)

It all began in 1920, when Roy’s grandfather, William Duffell, a returned soldier from the First World War, established a fruit orchard at Yenda in NSW. William became famous for his nectarines and was known as “the fruit salad” king among locals.

Roy’s father John, carried on the tradition and grew peaches, apricots, oranges, grapes and sugar plums.

The Duffells are no stranger to farmers’ markets. Since 2015, they have been selling their produce in and around Sydney. They have since expanded the business to include wholesaling to some of Sydney’s best restaurants, as well as retail home-delivery services.

Both Roy and James are proud supporters of local Australian farmers and their families. Until now, the Duffells believe in using organic and natural techniques to produce better flavour, quality and longer shelf life for their fruits.

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Roy Duffell (Photo credit: Farmer and Son/Facebook)

Today, 100 years on, Farmer & Son Markets proudly sells their own produce, such as peaches, apricots, oranges, grapes and sugar plums from their own orchards.


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About McKeon Street Plaza

For several weeks, the Farmer and Son Markets will be at the McKeon Street Plaza, a new, temporary public plaza created by the Randwick Council. It’s a temporary project for a period of six months, which commenced on 8 October 2022.

In order to provide more space for people, McKeon Street will be closed to traffic between Marine Parade and Fenton Avenue during the six-month trial period.

If you want to visit Farmer & Son Markets at the plaza, check out their market dates below,  from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • Sunday 20 November 2022
  • Sunday 27 November 2022
  • Sunday 4 December 2022
  • Sunday 11 December 2022
  • Sunday 18 December 2022
  • Saturday 24 December 2022 (Christmas Market)
  • Sunday 8 January 2023
  • Sunday 22 January 2023

To learn more about the project, visit https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au.