Saturday morning rituals.

Wake up. Attempt to look alive. Grab the granny trolley. Head to my favourite market. Eat all of the food and drink all of the coffee.

This Saturday will be no different. But this Saturday is a little different for the Willunga Farmers Market, as they celebrate their 15th birthday.

The Willunga Farmers Market was the first farmers market in South Australia, starting as a small market out the front of a pub. It’s grown in leaps and bounds, offering dozens of stalls boasting the best in regional and fresh produce from the Fleurieu Peninsula, as well as plants, fresh flowers, meats and cheeses.

Coming to the market gives you the opportunity to meet the grower behind the fruit and veggies you pop in your bag. You can also squash the whole ‘farmers markets are so much more expensive then supermarkets’ idea- you may pay a little bit more but when your veggies are picked the day before and last for two weeks you’ll be happy to part with the extra coin.

This Saturday the market will be hosting guest chef Jordan Theodoros, from Peel Street café and the 2016 Advertiser Chef of the Year. He will be showing off his skills at 10.00am with a cooking demonstration using produce from the markets (and i’ll be secretly spying to see if I can attempt to recreate his work). There’s also the oppotunity to win a  $200 Peel Street Cafe voucher- for those who haven’t been there the food is AMAZING. The winner will be announced by Leon Bignell MP around 11.10am, so be sure to stick around.

This market is also very family friendly, so the kiddies will be catered for as always. They will be running a market adventure trail in the morning, with more great prizes on offer and the opportunity for the little ones to get involved. Kids go absolutely bananas for these markets and there’s plenty of healthy treats on offer for them- especially Sunshine Iceblocks- they are a hit with the little (and big) kids.

So if you’re not doing anything this Saturday, load up the car and the kids and head down to the market. If you have some time up your sleeve make a day of it- have brisket toasties for breakfast from Little Acre Fine Foods, wander the Main Street picking up chocolates and pastries from Four Winds Chocolate and wine from Hither & Yon and finish up at Port Willunga Beach- just 5 minutes away in the car.

You can find all the details on the markets at the Willunga Farmers Market Facebook and website, and oggle all their food pics on their Instagram.

You can find the Willunga Farmers Market every Saturday from 8.00am-12.30pm at Main Road, Willunga.

Written by Jess

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