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.
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).