Fresh produce and handcrafted products
Fancy a taste of South Australia? Indulge in the local produce. Visit one of the many fine markets, dotted throughout Adelaide and its surrounds.
The Adelaide Central Market is the mother of all produce markets. Located next to Chinatown, it boasts more than 550 speciality stores, representing over 60 nationalities. Try the freshly harvested fruit and vegetables, meat and seafood.
On a Sunday morning, visit the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market. This popular market features a mix of local produce, vegetarian, free range and allergy-friendly foods. Savour the flora flavoured ice cream, in flavours such as wattle seed, lemon myrtle and macadamia. It’s an experience to write home about.
Over at Port Adelaide the Wild at Hart Fresh Food Market offers locally sourced, organic or minimal spray farm fresh produce. There's also a colourful array of delicious foodie stalls every Sunday from 9am to 2pm.
Just outside the city, visit the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market at Mount Barker. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Stop for some German fare at Hahndorf. Hand-pick strawberries or collect some premium jams and spreads from Beerenberg Farm.
Heading to the Barossa for the weekend? Peruse the Barossa Farmers Market at Angaston. Hear the real stories behind traditional delicacies, like wood-oven breads, smoked wursts and olive oils.
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is also a short drive from the city. Nestled on the outskirts of the Barossa and Adelaide Hills you can visit this picturesque location between 8am and 12pm every Saturday. Here you'll find a showcase of local produce including fruit,
vegetables, dairy, meat, seafood, baked goods, honey, preserves, beer and wine.
On Saturday, find organic, genetic engineering free (GE free) foods at the Willunga Farmers Market on the Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s on the way to McLaren Vale, Victor Harbor and Goolwa and is perfect as part of a weekend getaway.
At the Limestone Coast Food Group Farmers & Makers Markets are held at various locations throughout the Limestone Coast on a regular basis. Produce varies with the seasons and location, however you'll find a delicious selection of vegetables, fruit,
meat, eggs, bread and cakes, jams, fruit juices, dairy produce and small goods.
The Riverland Farmers’ Market at Berri on Saturday mornings sells tons of fresh fruit. Pickup some great wines, smallgoods and condiments and make a feast of it.
One thing you will find that all these markets have in common is fresh produce and artisan crafted products. Add a market session to your South Australian must do list.
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