Celebrating 15 years of local produce at the Willunga Farmers Market and discovering other great regional markets across the McLaren Vale Wine Region.

Willunga Farmers Market is a great place to source locally grown produce. As one of the first established in Australia, the Willunga Farmers Market remains one of the most respected and a great model which others have followed.

In 2017, the market celebrated its 15th birthday, with stallholders still as proud as ever to deliver fresh local produce every Saturday.

McLaren Vale Guide Coriole Restaurant Chef Tom Reid

It’s not just produce the market delivers to the local community. Their Young Farmers Scholarship is an example of the market’s commitment to supporting younger generations in pursuing a career in farming. The inaugural scholarship winners in 2014, Jay Kimber and Alex Steimanis are both thriving local growers, who showcase produce driven businesses in the region.

Alex loves the support from the community and regional chefs, which sustains the active local produce scene. He supplies a number of top restaurants and eateries in the region from his farm, Cleanslate Produce. “It makes for a great culinary experience when chefs are using fresh produce that’s been pulled out of the ground that morning,” he says.

Discover our Eat Local Heros and enjoy the fresh local produce at one of the many restaurants and eateries across the region.

McLaren Vale Guide Willunga Farmers Market

 

Discover for yourself why the locals love our markets. Some of our top market picks for the region include:

Fridays After Five Twilight Market (Aldinga) – every Friday night in summer
Willunga Farmers Market every Saturday
The Vale Market public holiday weekends (McLaren Vale)

First weekend
Fleurieu SA Artisan Market (McLaren Vale) – Saturday
Wellbeing at Willunga Market – Saturday
Christies Beach Original Open Market – Sunday

Second weekend
Willunga Artisans & Handmade Market – Saturday
Willunga Quarry Market – Saturday
Moana Market – Sunday
Once upon a Market (Seaford) – Sunday

Third weekend
McLaren Flat Country Craft Market – Saturday
Christies Beach Original Open Market – Sunday
McLaren Vale Healers Market – Sunday

Fourth weekend
Aldinga Bay Market – Sunday

For more information about all local markets including pop-up markets, contact the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre.

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