Mt Pleasant Farmers’ Market showcases award winning food
16 October 2012
The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market can now boast award winning food, with several of their regular stallholders winning major awards at this year’s 2012 Royal Adelaide Show and 2012 State Sausage King competition.
Stallholders Jamie & Melissa Hylan from the Mt. Pleasant Butcher, Sandra Keatley and Gary Collins from Pebbly Range Limousin Stud, David and Janet Hamilton from Baker Creek Wines have all taken out major awards in the recent competitions.
At the State Sausage King competition event held last month, Mount Pleasant Butchers received a gold medal for their continental sausage - Italian, pork with fennel, aniseed and chilli. They also received two gold medals and three silver medals in the Mettwurst-Salami category. On top of these awards, they were also awarded bronze medals for their smoked boneless leg ham, cooked sausage in a casing, dry cured products, innovative product categories and for their bacon and ready to eat categories.
Sandra Keatley and Gary Collins from Pebbly Range Limousin have won back to back Grand Champions in the led steer competition at the Royal Adelaide Show.
The comments from the judge were “This steer has just got everything you need”, which about sums up the great produce Sandra and Gary have on offer every Saturday at market.
At the recent Australian National Wine and Beer Show, Baker Creek Wines scored very well with the judges and took home several medals, including best varietal wine for their Petite Verdot and Nebbiolo Wines.
Assistant Manager Terese Reeves says “We can now back up claims to regular market goers and visitors alike of the high quality product that is produced in the local area and sold at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market.
The Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market is a not- for- profit community run, undercover market and is held every Saturday between 8am and 12 noon at the picturesque Mount Pleasant Showground.