farm­ers mar­kets

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ACT

South­ern Har­vest Farm­ers’ Mar­ket at Bun­gen­dore ev­ery Satur­day The mar­ket may be small — about 10 to 15 stalls — but it’s a cham­pion of big ideas. The fi­first is that the mar­ket stall­hold­ers, who must be lo­cal, are re­quired to grow or make what­ever it is they’re sell­ing. This pre­req­ui­site ex­ists to en­cour­age and build a sus­tain­able lo­cal food econ­omy. Ex­pect squeaky-fresh fruit from Mamma Rita’s Farm, Wam­boin, and sea­sonal veg­eta­bles grown on the per­ma­cul­ture-based Ca­roola Farm at Mul­loon. Coastal seafood, di­rect offff the boat, is sold by the sea­far­ing Hrop­ics fam­ily from Bate­mans Bay, and Sapling Yard Wines of­fers wine tast­ings. There’s a com­mu­nity stall that sells a va­ri­ety of goods, at times pro­vided by back­yard grow­ers. 9am to 12pm. Angli­can Parish Hall, But­ma­roo Street, Bun­gen­dore. south­ern­har­vest.org.au

SA

River­land Farm­ers’ Mar­ket ev­ery Satur­day The weekly mar­ket in Berri is a snap­shot of the re­gion’s pro­duce. You’ll fifind a wide va­ri­ety of fresh fruit and veg­eta­bles, dried fruit and al­monds. Ag­gie’s Fruit Stall, from Glos­sop, and Bookpurnong Fruits, from Loxton, will have lots of earl­y­sea­son stone fruit. David Gor­rie is known for his new-sea­son as­para­gus, and few can resist Jill Fog­den’s yabby spring rolls. Mar­ket veteran Phil Sims from River­land Dried Fruit sells a va­ri­ety of River­land-grown dried fruit, al­monds and pis­ta­chio. At the Kumquatery you’ll fifind can­died and de­hy­drated cumquats and, some­thing a lit­tle more deca­dent, cumquats in syrup. In tune with the re­gion’s mul­ti­cul­tural fab­ric, there are stalls sell­ing Ital­ian sweets, Greek cakes and desserts, in­clud­ing baklava and ready-to-eat Thai and In­dian food. 7.30am to 11.30am. Berri Se­nior Ci­ti­zen’s Hall, Craw­ford Ter­race, Berri. (08) 8582 4864; river­land­farm­ers­mar­ket.org.au

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