Barossa Farmers Market hits ‘pause’ button – Temporary Closure
During an extraordinary meeting held via video link on Thursday night (26/3/2020) the Board of the Barossa Farmers Market made a decision to temporarily halt trading of the iconic market in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.
Chair of the Board, Mr Matt Taylor, said “we are a community market and we take our obligation to community very seriously, and consequently we voted in favour of their safety above all other things”. Whilst the market was in full compliance with all regulations in terms of trading outdoors and providing sufficient space, the board felt it was in the best interests of shoppers and stallholders to call a temporary pause to trading. “We know that customers and stallholders will be disappointed with this decision, but we want to be proactive in the face of this crisis and we will be working very hard behind the scenes to open again as soon as possible. Confidence in food supply is a big thing right now, and we want to be back here serving the community and delivering the outstanding local produce we are renowned for”
The market has always enjoyed a reputation as one of the best farmers markets in Australia, with the quality of its primary produce as a major drawcard. The Board will be using this brief reprieve from trading to quickly develop new ideas for market mornings.
“Watch this space” said Ellie Neindorf, Market Operations Coordinator. “we might be out briefly, but we are far from over. Our role is to provide connections between our local producers and our local shoppers, and that’s what we are going to continue to focus on. And in this time of uncertainty, safely getting local produce into local homes remains our primary goal”
Welcome to the Barossa Farmers Market
The Barossa Farmers Market is a genuine, community market, permanently located undercover in the Vintners Sheds, Angaston. This means you can do your weekly grocery shopping safe in the knowledge that your produce will always be fresh, healthy and purchased direct from the farmer or food producer.
We have an amazing array of stallholders selling a beautiful selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, chicken, beef, venison, pork, lamb, specialty breads, the Barossa’s famous smallgoods, fresh milk, stunning pastries, baked goods, honey, olive oil and olives, freshly roasted coffee, blended teas and confectionery.
Barossa Trust Mark
We are a proud recipient of The Barossa Trust Mark which recognises and celebrates excellence in food, wine and tourism offerings from across the Barossa region. It is a sign of authenticity; the mark of a genuine Barossa product or experience.