Join the ABC TV’s Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson at 11am on Sunday 29 October in our market kitchen area to hear about the benefits of organic gardening and how to get bees, beneficial bugs and lizards to control pest insects in your garden.
Hear about the ideas behind her award winning horticulture display at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show. Her 2017 feature garden ‘Habitat’ was inspired by the fact that we live at a time when urban habitat is under threat and every backyard has the potential to make a difference.
Sophie believes gardens should provide habitat to all the creatures that live there, including birds, bees, butterflies, beneficial insects, frogs, lizards, micro bats and most importantly, human creatures of all ages and sizes (our family and friends).
If we create a safe, organic environment, wildlife will sometimes come and build their own habitat as long as we provide the basic ingredients for these creatures to move in. For productive gardens where fruits and vegies are grown, chooks can also be kept as a way to manage food scraps and insect pests, while providing amazing fresh eggs.
Warmer weather this Spring heralds an early start for lots of new season fruit and vegetables are coming into the market. Eko Fruits have returned with nectarines and they bring their new season of Riverland cherries from Sunday 29 October. And as well as their delicious icecreams Bush Tucker Icecream has Nagari Cumquats this Sunday at only $5 a kilo!
Strawberries are back ! Megan of Kuitpo Strawberries are back with freshly picked new season strawberries. Find them outside next to Harts Vegetable. Lucy & Hamilton
from Walker Family Farms are here with their sweet juicy strawberries. Find their stall outside next to Merry Cherry Farms. And after a long absence we welcome back Helen from Cottonville with frozen berries!
Peter & Angela of Yorke’s Seafood are also back with a range of fresh and frozen fish and squid.
The warmer weather also means that Kuhl Kooking’s Breakfast Bar is bringing back their Juice Bar from this Sunday. And if you are looking for some lovely flowers, Bill & Rosemary of Rich Pickings bring stunning new season Waratahs this Sunday.
And hot off the press - B.-d. Farm Paris Creek launch their new delicious Truffle Brie at the market on Sunday 29 October.