One of the most famous agricultural regions in Australia is the Barossa Valley and to sample these fine foods go to the Barossa Farmers Market.
The market is located inside Vintners Sheds, so a planned trip to the Barossa Farmers Market won’t be affected by the predicted weather for the day. The market is on every Saturday of the year. It opens to buyers at 7:30 in the morning and closes at 2:30 in the afternoon.
The fresh produce for sale at the Barossa Farmers Market changes with the seasons. Some of the vegetables they have at the stalls to sell are corn, olives, onions, garlic, pumpkin, peas, sweet potato and cabbage. Citrus fruits available include oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Also expect to see a variety of pears, apples, melons, berries and plums.
A range of warm meals and fresh juice drinks are available at the market. A breakfast of bacon and eggs can be cooked up while you wait. There is also an assortment of rolls and breads.
When driving from Adelaide, head north-east along the Sturt Highway. The market is at the intersection of Nuriootpa Road and Stockwell Road in Angaston. It takes just over an hour to drive to the market from Adelaide.
Located throughout the Barossa Valley area are stores offering specialty foods, and when going to the Barossa Farmers Market a few stops can be made at bakeries, cheese stores and butchers.
There are several festivals held in the area and the Santos Tour Down Under bike race also has a stage there. Visitors also go on tours of the Barossa Valley’s wineries and farms.