Willunga Farmers Market wins National Award!
On Monday, 20th August the winners of the 2019 delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards, the country’s most prestigious food industry event, were announced at a gala ceremony at the State Theatre in Sydney. Some of Australia’s most renowned chefs and food industry leaders joined the delicious. team and finalists at the annual awards ceremony, including South Australia’s Willunga Farmers Market. Willunga Farmers Market was announced as the trophy winner for the Outstanding Farmers Market award which acknowledges a vibrant and engaging community-focused farmers’ market that displays ‘true authenticity’.
Now in its 18th year of operation, the WFM is predominantly a fresh food market that operates every Saturday in the heart of the historic Willunga township. It is a place where farmers and specialty food producers from the Fleurieu Peninsula can sell farm-origin and associated value-added specialty foods directly to customers.’
Established in 2002, Willunga Farmers Market, South Australia’s first farmers market, is the regional hub for the community and visitors to gather and buy fresh, local and seasonal produce in the McLaren Vale region.
Held every Saturday in the Willunga Town Square, more than 80 farmers and artisan food producers from the region sell their fresh produce; rain, hail or shine.
There’s something very special about the Willunga Farmers Market. It’s there in the food. It’s there in the people. It’s in the air and in our hearts.
Every Saturday 8am – 12noon
As an essential service providing fresh food for the local community we are able to continue to operate during this time. Many changes have been implemented to keep our community safe including expanding the market across 2 sites – Willunga Recreation Park (all fresh fruit & vegetables), Town Square (bread, eggs, meat, dairy, olive oil, condiments etc)
Shop and Go at Willunga Farmers Market – wash hands on entry to the Market, observe social distancing and direction from volunteers, “touch it, you buy it”
Please do not visit the market as a group – one shopper per family where possible.
The McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the Country where the McLaren Vale Region is situated today, and pays its respect to Elders past and present.