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. These popular markets feature 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.
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.
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.
Over in Port Lincoln, fresh seafood is on the menu at the Eyre Peninsula Farmers’ Market. Select from the best fish, olive oil, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Enjoy the sea breeze and blue waters as you indulge in fresh oysters and wine.
The Limestone Coast Farmers’ Market matches renowned regional wines, like Coonawarra reds, with fresh local food products. These include herbs and spices, jams, chocolates, fudges, smoked fish and smallgoods.
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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