Frequently Asked Questions
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When and where is the Farmers’ Market held?
The market is held at the Adelaide Showground, Leader Street, Wayville every Sunday from 8am to 1pm during December, January and February. We open at 9am - 1pm during the rest of the year. We close for two weeks every year during the Adelaide Royal Show (which is held in early September each year).
Is the market still held on public holidays?
If significant holidays, such as Christmas, fall on a Sunday, then the market will be closed. In this case the market may be held on another day midweek so customers can stock up before the holidays. Sign up to our regular eNewsletter or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest market news and information.
Is there an entry fee?
No, entry is FREE! Many people who visit the Market regularly sign up to become Market Members and save 10% on everything they purchase at the market.
Is there car parking on site?
Free car parking (for the first hour) is available at the Showgrounds, through the Leader Street entrance. Parking until 1pm is $4, all day parking is $10. Market members can purchase an annual car parking pass.
How many stalls are at the market and what kind of stalls are there?
The Showground Market has an average of 100 stalls each week, depending on seasonality and weather (farmers can't pick some fruit in the rain). Around 80 regular stall holders attend every week. Check out what's in season or search for stallholders by category
Do I need to pay with cash at the farmers’ market, and are there ATMs?
Many stallholders only accept cash, though a few have EFTPOS facilities. We have three ATMs situated in the Market Pavilion beside the Information Stand.
Is there organic produce and special dietary foods available at the market?
We have a number of certified organic and biodynamic stalls. Many of our value-added producers cater for specific dietary needs such as gluten free, vegan, dairy free etc. You can search for search for stallholders based on your dietary needs or a food category.
Is there disabled access to the market?
The market is completely on the flat and there is an accessible toilet for people with disabilities available in the main toilet block area behind the Market Pavilion. There are also 17 disabled parking spaces. Enter the Showground off Leader Street and in the first car park to the left there are 11 designated disability parking spaces with a further 6 disabled badge parking spaces within the Showground.
Can I bring my dog to the market?
Registered assistance dogs are permitted at the Market. As the Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market is a busy food market though, other dogs are not allowed due to health and safety concerns. Our 'Pooch Parking' volunteers will keep your dog cool, watered and happy while you shop in the market.
Can I busk at the market?
The Adelaide Farmers' Market welcome musicians and entertainers to perform at the Showground Market on Sundays between 9am and 1pm. Limited positions are available each week and performers are required to complete a busking information form and sign in at the Market Information Tent on arrival at the market. Buskers are encouraged to book in advance.
How can I become a stallholder?
If you are a farmer or food producer in South Australia selling edible produce, we would love to hear from you to see if we can accommodate you at the market! There is a waitlist for many products, however we encourage you to complete the checklist and if your product meets the Stallholder Criteria, please complete an online Expression of Interest form. Find more information on how to Become a Stallholder.
Can I sell arts and crafts at the Market?
As we are a genuine farmers' market, our focus is on providing a food only environment for the public to buy food directly from local farmers’ and food producers, therefore we don't have stalls selling arts and crafts.
I’m a not-for-profit, can have a stall at the market?
The Adelaide Farmers' Market provides a Community Stall site for registered charities, incorporated not-for-profit organisations, education groups and other community groups or organisations. Contact us if you're interested in the Community Stall. The stall site is subject to availability and approval by our Market Manager.