Over the past 15 years we have received numerous questions on the Barossa Farmers Market, so we have put together a FAQ area to assist you with any query you may have.
If we haven’t answered your question, please feel free to contact us.
Where are you located?
When are you open?
Every Saturday, rain, hail or shine from 7.30 am to 11.30 am.
However, do check for Christmas and New Year’s opening as our producers may choose to take a holiday over this period.
Is your produce organic?
What is the Barossa Farmers Market?
The Barossa Farmers Market is a Community run Market, committed to supporting local dairy, meat, fruit, and vegetable growers in the region.
The Barossa Farmers Market is a testing ground for local small food businesses.
The Barossa Farmers Market is a wonderful place to shop.
Who operates the Barossa Farmers Market?
The Barossa Farmers Market is run by a volunteer Board made up of stallholders and financial members of the Barossa Farmers Market community.
The Market Operations is overseen by a Market Manager. Esther Barnett, is the current Market Manager and was previously a stallholder in the market.
What are accepted payment methods in the Market?
A selection of stallholders have EFTPOS systems, otherwise an ATM is available for cash withdrawals.
EFTPOS is available at the Breakfast Bar for purchases.
What makes shopping at the Barossa Farmers Market different than a supermarket?
We offer a different experience and mulitple benefits such as:
– the stallholders receive a retail price rather than a wholesale price.
– Shoppers can build relationships with the growers, and can be advised on how to select, store, and cook what they grow.
Also, you have the availability to taste what is produced, so that you can purchase a peak ripeness. The produce you are able to purchase from the Market is often picked the day before, so that one has access to the foods at their freshest.
We offer a community experience, where you can meet friends and family, enjoy a chat over breakfast, and where more dollars will stay within the community.
By shopping at the Barossa Farmers Market, you can lower your carbon footprint. Purchasing produce from local growers reduces the number of miles that food has to travel before it reaches your table.
Do I need to bring my own shopping bag to the Market?
We encourage our shoppers to supply their own bags for shopping at the Market. We are phasing out the usage of single use bags within the Market for produce. Reusable carry shopping bags are available for purchase from our information booth.
How do I retrieve my lost property?
If you left something behind at the markets, please contact the Market Manager via email [email protected] or enquire at the information booth upon your next visit.
Where do I Park?
There is plenty of parking on and around the market grounds and on Nuriootpa Road.
Why not ride a bicycle to the Market? A bike rack is available.
Please be aware that the area is a shared access way with many families coming to shop at the Market.