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All the latest from South Australia's premium farmers market, Willunga Farmers Market. Coming Events, producer profiles and recipes chock full of seasonal produce to wet your whistle. Dive in and have a look!






    Phone: 08 8556 4297 Fax: 08 8556 4293 PO Box 652 Willunga, SA 5172Email: info@willungafarmersmarket.com www.willungafarmersmarket.com

    WILLUNGA FARMERS MARKET fresh, healthy, local produce every Saturday 8am - 12.30pm, Willunga Town Square


    Hot foodhighlights


    producer profileRichard Casley-Smith, Bull Creek Organic Garlicpg.7

  • A message from the chair...

    Hello fellow market shoppers. Isnt this a wonderful time of the year? The Market is beginning to fill up with spring and summer produce: strawberries, cherries and avocados. The full array of summer greens is also spectacular.

    Those of you that have visited the Market recently, will have noticed the gradual introduction of some additional options for a snack or breakfast as you move around. We have a burger, farmhouse crepes, toasties

    and a breakfast egg dish. These small stalls are additions to the excellent breakfast stall that has served us for years. Youll find the new offerings around the Market with small shaded seating areas to give us all the opportunity to relax with friends and family as part of our market excursions. Its another reason to visit. Read more about our hot food stalls on pg 5 .

    As the summer produce has begun to come in, we are at capacity in our main site and are soon to expand to the Library Car Park section of the Market. So, dont forget to cross the road to find some of your old and new favourite stalls.


    This summer is already shaping up to be sensational with not 1, but 2 Twilight Markets!

    Twilight MarketsChristmas Twilight Market

    Wed 23 Dec, 5:30 to 8:30pm

    Willunga Town Square

    Tour Down Under Twilight Market

    Fri 22 Jan, 5:30 to 8:30pm

    Willunga Rec Park, Main Rd, Willunga

    Please note that we are relocating for this very special market as we allow for set up of the Tour Down Under race day to continue.

    The third round of the Young Farmers Scholarship has now closed and three outstanding applicants have been interviewed. We are very excited about the quality of applicants that this scholarship attracts and the resultant variety they will bring to our Market. A more detailed update on our Young Farmers Scholarship recipients can be found on pg 6 .

    Our Christmas Twilight market on Wednesday 23rd December is going to end the year with a bang. Come and join us to stock up for Christmas, see Santa, hear the Choir and enjoy some of the snacks, beer and wine that will be on offer. If you miss it or love it, you can enjoy another Twilight Market on Friday, 22nd January, 2016 just before the Tour Down Under hits the streets of Willunga township. Last year, there was quite a buzz in the Market Square at this market. Catch up on all of our coming events and summer opening hours below.

    Im sorry to say that the Christmas Twilight Market also marks the end of an era for all of us from a staff perspective. Billy Doecke, our Assistant Manager, is leaving us for new pastures after five and a half years of exemplary service to the Market. We wish her very well and were sure she wont be able to resist a visit to the Market and to us, as well. We are also losing Alex Merrick, our Administration Assistant for a year. Yes, Alex is going to have a baby. She leaves us in February and, hopefully, she will be back in 2017.

    Best wishes to every one of you for a very Merry Christmas enjoying lots of Market produce.

    See you at the Market.

    Pip ForresterWillunga Farmers Market Chairperson

    COMING EVENTS Special Summer Opening HoursWith so much excitement going on, weve altered some of our regular Saturdays. Please pop these dates in your diary to make sure you dont miss out!

    NB: We are CLOSED

    Sat 26 Dec, Boxing Day

    Sat 23 Jan to make way for Stage 5 of the

    Tour Down Under

    OPEN 8am til 12:30pm Saturday Jan 2, 9,

    16 and will resume our regular weekly

    trade in the Willunga Town Square on

    Saturday 30 Jan.

    Happy Birthday To UsWe turn 14 years old on Saturday 20th Feb! Come on down and share our birthday with us.

  • Charred Peaches with Orange Blossom Honey goat curd From Willunga Farmers Market 8 peaches; quartered, seed discarded 1 tub Kangarilla Creamery goat curd cup fresh Do Bee Honey orange blossom honey 2 sprigs thyme, leaves removed and stalks discarded

    From the Pantry 1 Tbsp caster sugar

    Method1. Bring goat curd and honey to room temperature. In a bowl combine both and add thyme leaves. Mix well and place in fridge until ready to serve2. Toss peach pieces in sugar.3. Heat a char-grill pan over high heat. 4. Grill peach pieces on each side until slightly charred.5. Serve peaches hot, with a dollop of honey and thyme infused goat curd.NB. Dont have a chargrill pan? Try a dry frying pan instead.

    IN Season

    Cherries: Pop them in your mouth, quick! The season only lasts a few weeks.

    Peaches Plums Apricots

    Nectarines Watermelon Rockmelon

    Honeydew Melon Tomatoes Avocado

    Basil Cucumbers Eggplant

    Zucchini Garlic

    Sweet, luscious, juicy, sun kissed. Summer brings with it mouth watering fruit

    and veg that only taste at their best at

    the height of the season.


  • The 2015 annual Wilmark Awards were sold out for the 3rd year running, and with such a dedicated crowd of shoppers and stallholders fun was sure to ensue.

    Held at Fino Willunga, the annual awards are an opportunity for shoppers and stallholders to gather to celebrate the end of winter and break bread together. In addition, this is the perfect opportunity for shoppers to show their appreciation to our stallholders by voting for their favourite producers across a range of fields. In return WFM producers also vote for their favourite shopper as a way to say thank you for being strong supporters of the market.

    Congratulations to all the winners, each of which excel in their field and are deserving of these awards:

    Favourite stall: From Humble Grounds

    Best service: Do Bee Honey

    Best dressed stall: Bull Creek Garlic

    Favourite product: Small World Bakery sourdough bread

    Best Shopper: Sarah and Wayne Flew

    We would like to thank everyone who attended our night of nights. It was a fabulous evening with mounds of delicious food, wine and beer donated from local wineries and above all else, fantastic friends.





    @WillungaWino shows off her market haul in preparation for the big night

    Winners Unite! Sarah Flew, Best Shopper; Rob Negerman, From Humble Grounds, Favourite Stall; Jill Trewartha, Do Bee Honey, Best Service pic C/- @willungawino

    Pip Forrester, WFM Chairperson, kicks off proceedings pic C/- @alexcheeseco @FromHumbleGrounds show off their hamper for the prize Favourite Stall

    Steve Scown, Fat Goose Fruits, shares a laugh with Lina Frada, Warrakilla Fine Foods

    Sarah and Wayne Flew, proud winners of the Best Shopper award show off their winnings pic C/- My Seasonal Kitchen

    Lina Frada from Warrakilla Fine Foods gets together with Wayne Flew, winner Best Shopper pic C/- My Seasonal Kitchen

    Wayne Flew, winner Best Shopper, has the honour of ringing the opening market bell after the awards night

  • This spring marked a turning point for the Willunga Farmers

    Market with the experimental addition of extra hot food stalls. The

    changes were implemented slowly at the start of October, so grab

    a quick taste of their menu offerings below!

    Little Acre Foods Soft egg with seasonal additions (some of the recent options have included sous vide egg on Brioche, Kangaroo Island Gin cured Hiramasa kingfish, pickled breakfast radish and avo with a smattering of 4.30am hollandaise), and 12 hour brisket toastie with Indian pickle

    Small Town Huckster Gourmet Burgers with :Wistow Springs pork schnitzel with creamy Ashbourne Valley Orchards apple slaw

    Inman Valley chicken fillet with Woodside Cheese goat curd and beetroot hummus

    Vegan chickpea burger with smoked onion jam, mixed greens, carrot and whole mustard seed salad and vegan mayo

    Farm House Crepes Crepes crumbed and stuffed with :Slow cooked beef, mushroom and caramelised onion

    Chicken, bacon and leeks in a bchamel sauce

    Spinach and 3 cheese mornay

    Ham, cheese, tomato and chive

    Bush Pepper Catering continue with their farmers market breakfast offerings including bircher muesli with seasonal fruit and local yoghurt and honey and omelettes with fresh veg bought from market traders early Saturday morning.

    Warrakilla Fine Foods and Bull Creek Bakery will both be taking it in turns to offer a selection of hot pies.

    Were looking forward to the

    added vibrancy and diversity

    that these additions will bring

    to the market.

    Are you enjoying the new hot food options? Please send us an email

    at info@willungafarmersmarket.com to give us your feedback.

    Hot foodhighlights

    Mulch. Mulch and compost is your friend, with the extra layers not only adding much needed nutrients to the soil, but also protecting it and your plants roots from the harsh summer sun.

    Shade. Most veggie patches are designed to get as much sun exposure as possible, but once the summer sun comes into full effect instead of relishing the rays your veggies are most likely wilting under the suns hard gaze. Rig up a temporary shade to spare your

    veg from sunb