Adelaide Hills Markets
The smells are irresistible and the sounds unmistakable
Trestle tables overflow with fresh produce, buckets burst with cut flowers and espresso machines work overtime.
It’s market day in the Adelaide Hills. Every weekend somewhere in the Adelaide Hills, the cars move out and the producers and farmers move in. There are food tastings, music and a sumptuous selection of farm fresh and handcrafted produce.
Take a culinary journey
Freshly baked bread, the purest extra virgin olive oil, smallgoods, herbs and nuts. There’s plenty of wine, cheese and meat. Some of the markets are food only, while at others you can buy arts and crafts.
The award-winning Stirling Market has around 80 stalls and is held each month in conjunction with local businesses. The street is closed, so you can enjoy the village ambience of one of the Adelaide Hills’ prettiest towns.
It’s all local
At an Adelaide Hills market, the emphasis is on “local”, with food sourced from around the region. At the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market in Mount Barker, the produce has to be seasonal and not genetically modified. The market aims to make food buying an enjoyable experience. With the whole community involved, that’s exactly what it’s like.
Eat to live or live to eat? It’s no contest. You’ll love market shopping in the Adelaide Hills.
Everyday grocery shopping
Mount Barker, Stirling and Hahndorf are the region’s three major shopping precincts. Mount Barker is already one of Australia’s fastest growing regional centres.
There are all the big name brands you see in cities but without the parking hassles. Throw in the unique Adelaide Hills charm, roadside stalls, antique shops, small arts and crafts galleries and you’ve got the perfect mix.
Shopping in the Adelaide Hills… do it at your own pace, there’s no hurry here.
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