Here’s the scoop on a range of Adelaide Hills Markets for you to discover and explore.
There are an abundance of artisan food and produce markets that are closing the gap between the grower and shopper to offer fresh food direct from the farm gate, at affordable prices.
The popularity of these Adelaide Hills markets is a testament to the quality of growers in our region, and of the growing desire to support local. And this is no fly-by-the-night trend – it’s now becoming very common to do our regular weekly or fortnightly fresh produce shop at local markets.
This is something we’re passionate about at Newenham, with our plans for a community farm and market café where locally grown produce can be shared and enjoyed with the whole community. By offering larger allotments at Newenham, there’ll be plenty of space to plant vegetable gardens and fruit trees in your own backyard too.
We’re delighted with the quality of the Adelaide Hills markets and we believe they truly are some of the best artisan food, produce and craft markets you’ll find anywhere – and the good news is, they’re all just a short drive from Newenham.
From the larger established markets like Mount Barker and Stirling, to smaller town markets, there’s so much to discover.
But don’t just take our word for it. Mark these Adelaide Hills market dates in your diary and explore the Hills, one bite at a time!
This market is one of the most popular in the Adelaide Hills – and it’s easy to see why. It’s a weekly offering of regional, fresh and seasonal products sold directly from growers. Every Saturday morning the colourful trader tents line Mann Street with flowers, plants, bread, eggs, meat, small goods, wines, sauces, jams, chutneys, fresh pasta, olive oil, honey and anything grown or made in the region! Stay a little longer for a fresh coffee, hot food, baked goods and the selection of vegetarian and gluten free foods. An Artisans’ Market also runs in conjunction with the Farmers’ Markets on the first Saturday of the month, selling local, handmade arts and crafts. There are entertainment and activities for the kids, making it the perfect Saturday morning family outing.
When: 8.30am-12.30pm every Saturday (except Easter).
Where: Mann Street in Mount Barker.
For more info: ahfm.org.au
Penny Lane Market isn’t your traditional craft market – it’s a boutique style indoor and outdoor market that showcases beautiful, hard-to-find handmade goods that make perfect gifts or additions to the home. There’s always delicious food on-hand and entertainment, making this market a fun day out for the whole family. A gold coin donation on entry is greatly appreciated with proceeds going to JDRF Australia.
Where: Cornerstone College – Imbarendi building, 68 Adelaide Rd, Mount Barker.
For more info: facebook.com/PennyLaneMarkets/
This market has been a favourite among locals for years but has grown a large and loyal following of city-dwellers who regularly make the trip “up the hill” each month. Druid Avenue overflows with plants, flowers, fresh local produce, preserves, home-baked goods, gifts, clothing, antiques, collectibles and so much more. There’s plenty to explore in Stirling if you want to make a full day of it, from the pleasant main street and its pretty shops, to the local cafes and restaurants that serve up delicious food – it’s easy to see why Stirling is the place to be on markets day, rain, hail or shine.
When: 10am-4pm, fourth Sunday of every month.
Where: Druid Avenue, Stirling
For more info: stirlingmarket.com.au
Stirling Laneways combines with market Sundays to fill the side streets of Stirling with artists and entertainers, quirky pop-up stalls and local trader stands. Each event celebrates a different theme to create a fun atmosphere and encourage more people to make the most of markets Sunday.
When: 10am-4pm, on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Where: Stirling Laneways is located in the pedestrian laneways and spaces which stem directly from the main street (Mt Barker Road) and Centenary Place.
For more info: facebook.com/StirlingLaneways
Hahndorf Craft and Produce Community Market
The talented people of Hahndorf and surrounds bring their handmade and homegrown food and crafts to this regular market.
When: The fourth Saturday of every month
Where: St Michael’s Lutheran Church, Balhannah Road, Hahndorf.
POP Market specialises in handmade and homemade produce and products, with a great variety of stalls to offer not your ordinary markets experience.
When: Monthly Sunday Market. Check their Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Where: Hahndorf Institute
For more info: facebook.com/POPMarket2015/
From fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, seedlings and plants for the garden, to assorted bric-a-brac, handmade jewellery and gifts, there’s something for everyone in the pretty town of Macclesfield.
When: 9.30am-3pm every Sunday.
Where: Macclesfield Institute Hall.
For more info: facebook.com/macclesfieldmarket
Echunga Treasure Market
What treasures will you discover at the monthly Echunga treasure market?
When: 7.30am-1pm, first Saturday of every month.
Where: High Street.
Strathalbyn is a quaint little town only a short drive from Mount Barker. A stroll through their markets will give you a taste of some wonderful locally-grown produce and condiments, fruit and veggies, plants, bric-a-brac, books and craft.
When: 8am-2pm, third Sunday of every month.
Where: Lions Park, South Terrace Strathalbyn.
For more info: facebook.com/StrathalbynMonthlyMarket
The Meadows Country Market is quite a popular market that has been running for over a decade. Market-wares include local produce, homemade foods and chocolate, antiques and collectables, crafts and garments, cushions and textiles, papercraft and scrapbooking, books, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery, plants and flowers, tools and candles and skincare products. There are freshly baked pies and bread, a BBQ, refreshments, hot and cold drinks and hot doughnuts – making it the perfect family day out.
When: 9am-3pm, second Sunday of every month.
Where: Meadows Memorial Hall.
For more info: facebook.com/Meadows-Country-Market
This much-loved monthly market has quite a traditional country town feel with producers selling their homegrown, fresh produce from stalls at the back of their vans lining the oval. There are plants, produce, bric-a-brac and much more.
When: 9am-1pm, first Sunday of every month
Where: Mylor Oval.
For more info: facebook.com/MylorCountryMarket
This community-run market provides locals and visitors alike with an affordable, locally-grown shopping experience that supports sustainable farming. Start the day with a hearty breakfast before you explore some of the region’s finest goods and produce.
When: 8am-12pm every Saturday.
Christmas Twilight Farmers Market: TBA
Where: Mount Pleasant Showgrounds.
For more info: facebook.com/mountpleasantfarmersmarketau/
Now you know all about the delights of the Adelaide Hills markets, why not combine a market trip with a visit to Newenham to truly experience and enjoy all the Hills has to offer.
Visit our Sales & Information Centre at 164 Flaxley Road, Mount Barker
open Monday & Wednesday 12-5pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm
We look forward to welcoming you to Newenham soon.