Food Heroes: Barossa Farmers Market
Real Food From the Homes and Farms of the Barossa
Established in 2002, the Barossa Farmers Market is an all-food market, guaranteeing the Barossa community and its visitors have access to seasonal produce from the region.
The Product: Seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruit, meat and poultry, smallgoods, milk, cheese, eggs, olive oil, pickles and preserves. Artisan breads, pastries, homemade pies, speciality flours and grains, muesli. Live plants and cut flowers. Biscuits, cakes, cupcakes, chocolates, fudge and puddings. Coffee roasted in the region and tea blended in the region. Oh, and there are sometimes a few guests stalls to surprise the locals.
Each Saturday, the market opens from 7.30am to 11.30am although many stalls sell out before closing. Locals in the know understand the limited availability of many items, and there is often a queue outside the shed at 7.15am.
Tracing the Hands: The market stalls are manned by the farmers and producers themselves.
Why Barossa: The region has a rich narration of farming that precedes vineyard development. Stone
fruit and citrus orchards still thrive and mixed farms produce a range of meats, poultry, vegetables and fruit.
“We can offer you choice, we can offer freshness and an explanation of how and where the food you feed your children comes from. We can guarantee the money you spend on food will be spent again somewhere in this community before it leaves, making us all better off. We can offer a real community space, supported by real Barossa companies, and manned by real Barossa volunteers who live, love and work here.“ Angela Clifford, Market Founder, Barossa Farmers Market Newsletter Spring 2003
Availability Every Saturday from 7:30am