Victor Harbor Farmers’ Market
It reinforces the far south coast as a crucial part of the Fleurieu food culture. Emerging in 2008, it has triggered a new wave of small food producers using the market as a showpiece for niche produce.
“We’ve encouraged backyard growers to join the market and they’ve come from out of the woodwork with these fantastic small crops of beautiful produce,” explains Fleurieu Food chair and market stallholder Rachel McMillan.
“They’ve seen an opportunity, started growing crops specifically for the market, and it all helps to build awareness of the Fleurieu as a premium food destination.”
Willunga Farmers’ Market
It attracts a teeming crowd of astute food shoppers, making Willunga Farmers’ Market the cornerstone of regional markets in South Australia.
Formed in early 2002, it’s a robust cooperative driven by a membership mix of 60 farmers and 1200 consumers, finding a smart balance between serving fresh food producer needs and what shoppers like.
It’s become an essential gathering place for the Fleurieu community, underlined by the broad range of producers – from local beekeepers, cheesemakers and poultry farmers to orchardists and vegetable growers.
“My Saturday morning isn’t complete until I’ve been to the Willunga Farmers’ Market and stocked up with the basket full of supplies. There is always more than I ever expect to buy.” Pip Forrester, inaugural chair of Fleurieu Food.