Blog 110: Willunga Farmer’s Market

We have a bit of a routine on Saturday mornings, and it starts with heading to the Willunga Farmers Market.

It is here that we can pick up all our veges, fruit, bread, meat, and loads of other yummy produce. Pretty much the only thing it doesn’t have is bananas!

Usually we grab all our veges from the Hart family (picture one), our favourite olive bread and a vegemite scroll for Miah from Flour Power breads (picture two), and then some more yummy bread from the Clappis family. They also have brilliant pizza bases and the most divine gnocchi.

We get our milk from BD Farm at Paris Creek, fresh squeezed apple and pear juice from Mark at McLaren Vale Orchards, along with all our apples, pears, and preservative free sultanas for baby Koen (his favourite food at the moment!). We then head to meat street (picture three) and grab our meat for the week. This section of the market has everything: lamb, beef, rabbit, venison all straight from the farms. Often there is also oysters, scallops, trout, even sea urchin. We pick up some more organic vegetable seedlings to pop into our garden from Bickleigh Vale Farm (picture four) (needed some more lettuce for the garden!)

Finally some awesome oranges and mandarins, honey and olives and we have done our shopping for the day. Back home now for eggs (thanks to our two prolific chooks), bacon & olive bread.

You can also grab local beer, wine, fresh herbs, relishes, nuts, tea, pasta, tomatoes, garlic, eggs, organic compost, cheese, blueberries, strawberries and cherries (in season), mushrooms, lavender, avocadoes, all manner of homemade bickies, cakes andslices. Like I said- everything but bananas!

What an awesome resource we have at our backdoor, this is what I mean when I talk political about the region being a ‘food bowl’. It really is a serious mistake to cover productive agricultural land in concrete and houses (like Seaford Heights).

If you are visiting the vale- make sure you include a Saturday, and get down to the market from 8-12am: