Lots of Great Activities for Kids and Cooks Coming Up at the Market
This Week's Stallholders:
Alexandrina Cheese Company, ALNDA Farms, Ashbourne Valley Orchards, Austar Mariculture, B&A Andonopoulos, Barmera Vineyard Veggies, b-d Farms Paris Creek, Bickleigh Vale Farms, Bull Creek Organic Garlic, Bush Tucker Ice Cream, Coorong Wild Seafood, Culinaria, Darlings Street Asparagus, DJS Garden Fresh Citrus, Do Bee Honey, Eko Stone Fruit, Falg Nurseries, Feather & Peck, Fleurieu Lavender, Fleurieu Milk, Flour Power Breads, From the Grain, Fruit Wise, Gooseberry Hill Farm, Grancari Organic Wines, Greedy Edie Kitchen, Gut Feeling, Hahndorf Gourmet, Hart's Vegetables, Inman Valley Poultry, Jam Face by Poh, Just GF, Kondoprias, Kuhl Kooking, Let them Eat, McCarthys Orchards, Mem's Coffee Van, Merry Cherry Farms, Milkless, Mountain Fresh Beverages, Murphy's Crossing Free Range Eggs, N&M Tsimikis & Families, Najobe Park Red Angus, Otherwood Orchards, Patlin Gardens, Rich Pickings, Riviera Bakery/ Paolo's Artisan Bakery, Rohdes Free Range Eggs, Salad Greens and Kitchen Herbs, San Jose Smallgoods, Saskia Beer Farm Produce, Taronga Orchard, T'art, The Almond Block, The Dairyman, The Garden Farmer, The Semaphore Pantry, The Veggie Basket, The Wild Apple, Vespa Espresso Bar, Virgaras Garden, Warrakilla Fine Foods, Woodside Cheese Wrights, Yorkes Seafood, Yummy Veggies, Zara Grace Lamb
Sadly Island Pure Sheep Dairy and Boulangerie 113 have closed, both companies will be much missed at the market.
Spring means asparagus! Extremely nutritious, asparagus is full of vitamin C, a wide range of B vitamins, folate and iron as well as potassium and sodium. It is low in kilojoules providing fibre without fat or cholesterol.
Asparagus is a flowering perennial plant that can keep producing for up to 30 years. Originating in Europe, asparagus belongs to the lily family, and is related to onions and garlic.
There are three different types of asparagus, green, white and purple. Green and white asparagus are exactly the same; green asparagus gets its colour from photosynthesis as the spear emerges into the sunlight, while white asparagus is grown in the dark. The best asparagus spears are long, thick and dark green with tightly closed heads.
Purple asparagus is a different variety. The purple colour comes from the high levels of potential antioxidants in the spears with a lower fibre content than the green or white asparagus.
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