Passionate About Reducing Our Impact

The Barossa Farmers Market is passionate about protecting the environment and operating in the most sustainable way possible.

Our environmental and ethical impact is important to us, which is why we are continuously striving to improve the way we operate. Ways that are better for the environment such as reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and using our resources efficiently.

By shopping at your local farmers market, you are reducing your environmental footprint by:

Reducing Your Food Miles

Shopping at the market means that the food has not travelled far for sale, reducing the carbon emissions emitted through transportation.

Plastic Free Shopping

 Remember to bring your market bag or basket. Not all of our stallholders are plastic-free, some need to use plastic packaging to ensure food safety standards are met and to maintain the shelf-life of their products.

Sustainable Production

Many of our stallholders use sustainable farming and production methods. Our stallholders are happy to chat to you about how they make, bake, grow or produce their products.

Fresh & Seasonal

The produce available at the market is picked fresh and when in season, it is often picked just days before market day. This means it not only tastes better, but it will last longer too, helping to reduce food waste and spoilage (every year Australians throw away almost 300kgs of food per person, which equals 5% of Australia’s total GHG emissions). 

How are we actively increasing our sustainability?

We encourage our stallholders to use sustainable packaging where possible. Compostable packaging that is environmentally-friendly and uses sustainable materials, which enables it to be a part of a circular economy and prevents waste.
Currently our stallholders use 100% compostable taster utensils and compostable or recyclable ready-to-eat food packaging.
In the last 3 years we have reduced our landfill by 50%.
All our compostable waste goes into Barossa Council green bins. Your food waste, coffee cups, lids, compostable ready-to-eat food packaging, and any utensils should be placed in the bins marked compostable.
Keep cups are also encouraged.

We are continually working on ways to improve our sustainability and welcome any feedback.

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