Passionate About Reducing Our Impact
The Barossa Farmers are passionate about protecting the environment and operating in the most sustainable way possible.
Sustainability is important, which is why our stallholders engage in sustainable farming practices which produce fresh and seasonable food that is then sold in the market to the local community.
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. If you forget, we do sell jute and cotton shopping bags! Not all of our stallholders are plastic-free, some need to use plastic packaging to ensure food safety standards are met and to maintain shelf-life.
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, is often picked just days before the Saturday morning market. This means it not only tastes better, but 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).