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.
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 Market employs a General Manager and Market Operations Coordinator who manage the daily operations of the market in line with the direction set by the Barossa Farmers’ Market Board.
What makes shopping at the Barossa Farmers Market different from a supermarket?
We offer a different experience and multiple 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.
You also have the availability to taste what is produced, so that you can purchase at 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.
How many stalls are there at the market?
The Barossa Farmers’ Market hosts around 50 local farmers and food producers who sell their fresh seasonal produce and locally made food and beverage products direct to consumers. The produce ranges from fruit and vegetables to meat, eggs, dairy, ready meals, bread, cheese, alcoholic beverages, confectionery and many more items. The market’s breakfast bar is also open each Saturday serving coffee and a food menu featuring seasonal local produce from the market stallholders.
Where are you located?
When are you open?
However, do check for Christmas and New Year’s opening as our producers may choose to take a holiday over this period.
Is there disabled access and facilities at the market?
The market is located on one level and does not have any steps to access the building. There is an accessible toilet for people with disabilities available in the toilet block behind the Market Pavilion and some disabled parking spaces are available directly in front of the market shed.
Which payment methods are accepted in the Market?
Cash is accepted by all stallholders. An ATM is available for cash withdrawals, next to the Breakfast Bar. A selection of stallholders have cashless options (stallholder contact details can be found on our Stallholders page, if you wish to check in advance).
EFTPOS is available at the Breakfast Bar for purchases.
Is your produce organic?
We have a number of stalls who are certified organic producers and the fresh produce from our local farms is often grown with minimal or no sprays. Many of our food producers also cater for specific dietary needs such as gluten free, vegan, dairy free. Ask the stallholder for more information on these or other information on how the food that they are selling has been produced.
Do I need to bring my own shopping bag to the Market?
Are dogs allowed at the market?
Registered assistance dogs are permitted in the Market. However, as we are a busy food market, other dogs are not allowed inside the market shed but are welcome in the outside market area.
How do I retrieve my lost property?
If you left something behind at the markets, please visit the Information Booth within market hours or contact the Market Manager on 0402026882 or email email@example.com
Where do I Park?
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.
Can I busk at the Market?
We welcome enquiries to busk Saturday mornings from 7:30am to 11:30am at our market shed. Busking occurs outdoors and access to power may be available. If you are interested, please contact market management on 0402026882 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Opportunities to busk as provided subject to availability and management discretion, with preference given to local young musicians)