Join ABC Gardening Australia Presenter and market patron Sophie Thomson in the Market Kitchen area this Sunday when she'll host one of her ever-popular gardening talks. This Sunday at an earlier time than usual, Sophie discusses making the most of your winter garden.
You still have time to enter our annual scarecrow-making competition. We have 6 family passes to the Royal Adelaide Show to be won.
To enter the competition families need to complete a form and bring along their homemade scarecrows to the Market by 10am on Sunday 19 August.
Entrants will have the option to take their scarecrows home or donate them to a farmer at the market.
The Adelaide Farmers' Market Showground has on average 90+ stalls per week. You can search for produce and stallholders at the market here this week.
Fortnightly/returning stallholders here this week: TBA
Fortnightly/returning stallholders not here this week: TBA
We update our list of this Sunday's stallholders at the market on Friday afternoons.
Try lovely Lina Kondoprias' delicious, new cake option - Lemon, Ricotta & Almond Cake.
Brenda of Alnda Farms have an abundance of yummy, green leafy spinach. And while you're there check out her purple broccoli!
We’ve new catering offerings at the market with some stallholders providing catered options of their produce. This week we’re looking forward to trying:-
This Sunday we say farewell to Peter and Anne of Barmera Vineyard Veggies, their sweet potato season is finished. They’ll be back with us in April.
Richard of Bull Creek Organic brings his freshly harvested, organic, new season radishes, parsley, dill, fennel, cauliflower and of course his amazing garlic
The Garden Farmer now has Almond Milk available and the Eko Fruits crew are here this Sunday again with their Riverland avocados. Enzo’s Gluten Free returns as a pop-up selling gluten-free bread and doughnuts. Just Gluten-Free return to the market on 23 September.
Oranges are the most widely known citrus fruit in the world and are high in nutritional benefits, providing an excellent source of vitamin C with 64% of the recommended daily intake in a 100g serving.
The orange is the fruit of the citrus species in the family Rutaceae, and are thought to have originated in southern China or north-eastern India. They have been cultivated around China for several thousand years. Like most citrus plants, they requires significant amounts of sunshine and water for orange to grow, and are sensitive to frost. The Riverland is one of the main production areas for oranges in Australia.
A number of different varieties of oranges are grown in South Australia. Navel oranges are the largest grown variety in Australia and are available during the winter months. Sweet and juicy, they are rich in orange colour, seedless and easy to peel. Valencia oranges are available during the summer months. Deliciously sweet and juicy, they are ideal for eating and juicing. Seville oranges and blood oranges are also grown in South Australia.
Blood oranges have their unique colour because they carry pigments that exist in red and purple fruit and vegetables and require cold conditions to bring out the deep colourings. Seville oranges are tarter oranges from the southern Spanish province of Seville and are ideal for making marmalade
When selecting oranges look for ones which are firm, heavy in size and have a fine textured skin. Avoid oranges that are bruised, wrinkled or discoloured as this indicates that the fruit is old or has been stored incorrectly. Citrus fruit peel may vary in thickness and is dependent on the weather conditions during the growing season.
The versatile orange makes fabulous marinades, colours winter salads, enlivens roast meats or vegetable dishes, adds complexity to seasonal stews and adds flavour to desserts. Add a broken orange and a crush of rosemary inside a roast chook or thinly slice the fruit and toss through lush bitter greens for wintry salads.
The Food Forest currently have organic Seville oranges. Leng Navel oranges are available at DJ Garden Fresh Citrus, and the Kondoprias, Cooinda Proprietors and B + A Andonopoulos stalls also have oranges.
Adelaide Farmers' Market Members can purchase 2018 car park passes for parking on Sundays at the Adelaide Showground via the Leader Street entrance. Now costing just $25 the passes can be used every Sunday to the end of December 2018 (except during the Royal Show). The passes are valid for all day on Sunday so market members can stay to enjoy additional events and activities at the Adelaide Showground for no additional car parking charge. Visit the Information Stand at the market and show your membership card to purchase your pass.
Car Park costs on Sundays for Farmers' Market Customers are as follows:
First hour - free
Parking until 1:30pm - $4
Day parking - $10
We're doing our bit to help you stop using single use plastic bags. You can now get Onya reusable Produce Bags, an easy replacement for single use plastic fruit and vegetable bags, made from recycled plastic drink bottles from the Market Information Stand.
These light (only 10 grams per bag) but deceptively strong mesh bags can hold up to 2 kilos of produce and feature a gussett and drawsting tie. Available in a 5 pack the produce bags stuff down into a brightly coloured pouch the size of your fist when not in use. The bags can be washed simply with a cool water handwash when the need arises, or they can be put on a cool gentle cycle in the washing machine. Available at the Information Stand: $14 for members and $16 for non-members.
Can you spare four hours on Sunday morning once a month? We’re looking for friendly folk who will help at our Information Stall at our Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market. Training will be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Whats on at the Adelaide Showgrounds