Kids Club - 10am Make a reusable Boomerang Bag
Plastic Free July Workshop - 11am Make a reusable Boomerang bag
Join us at our workshop on Sunday when Francoise Piron will show us how to make Boomerang Bags. Boomerang Bags is an Australian initiative begun in NSW by two women concerned about the use of single-plastic bags in their community. It is now a world-wide community organisation. Come and hear about the growth of Boomerang Bags in Adelaide, see how the bags are made and take away patterns to make your own netting produce bags. Donation of any usable cotton and linen fabrics will be accepted on the day. You'll also be able to buy #boomerangbags at the market. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1701759096782796/
The Adelaide Farmers' Market Showground has on average 90+ stalls per week. You can search for produce and stallholders at the market here this week.
Fortnightly/returning stallholders here this week: Rhodes Free Range Eggs, Olympus Flowers, The Gourmet Entertainer
Fortnightly/returning stallholders not here this week: Woodside Cheese Wrights, Fiaje, The Food Forest, Sacred Grove, Greenplate Gourmet Microgreens, Rich Pickings, 4 Paws Doggy Treat, Beetaloo Gourmet Mushrooms, Lobo Cider, The Dairyman, Bickleigh Vale Farms
We update our list of this Sunday's stallholders at the market on Friday afternoons.
The Garden Farmer now has Almond Milk available and the Eko Fruits crew are here this Sunday again with their Riverland avocados. Brenda at Alnda Farms has juicy, new season, black Roma tomatoes
Enzo’s Gluten Free returns as a pop-up selling gluten free bread and doughnuts.
Congratulations to Najobe, Fleurieu Milk and Enzos at Home who are among the 20 finalists in the SA Food Consumer Award. Place your vote for your favourite food business here: http://safoodawards.com.au/2018-consumer-vote/
Saskia of Saskia Beer farm Produce now have a range of yummy crumbed nuggets including Chicken, Goose and Turkey
A warm farmers’ market welcome to new stallholder Paul of Palacco Scallops. Hailing from Kangaroo Island Paul offers beautiful fresh or shucked scallops for sale.
Silver beet is a leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking that looks like spinach and belongs to the same plant family but with larger, coarser, milder tasting leaves. Silver beet is also commonly known as chard or Swiss chard, but can also be called perpetual spinach. Generally the silver beet leaves are cooked and eaten like spinach, while the stems may be cooked like celery.
Silver beet comes in a range of leaf and stem colours. The stalks of the silver beet can be several colours, varying between white, yellow, orange, red or pink, with some varieties with red stalks and red-black leaves also found, which can be known as Ruby Chard. Silver beet originates from Southern Europe around the coastal areas of Portugal, Spain and the Mediterranean islands
Silver beet has highly nutritious leaves providing a rich content of vitamins A, K, C and vitamin E. Rather than harvesting the whole plant at once, the outer leaves of the plant can be harvested as required to allow the silver beet plant keep on cropping for months.
The plants are generally grown from seeds or seedlings and can be harvested while the leaves are young and tender. Silver beet should have fleshy stems, crisp dark-green leaves. When you choose silver beet, avoid any with wilted stems or leaves. Silver beet leaves are best stored in the fridge in a sealed plastic bag to keep them fresh.
Silver beet can be used in different ways. Fresh young silver beet can be used raw in salads. Both the stalks and leaves can be eaten although many cooks just use the leaves. The stalks can be chopped and added to stir-fries or stews. The leaves can be sautéed, pan fried or stir fried and when cooking the leaves ensure you use plenty as they cook down a lot once they are heated.
Silver beet is easy grow and now is the ideal time to plant seeds or seedlings. Plant them in well fertilised soil in a sunny spot and feed them regularly. It’s best to grow several plants, to ensure a steady supply. Bickleigh Vale Farm sell silver beet seedlings at the Farmers’ Market.
You can also find fresh silver beet at Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market at Patlin Gardens, W& B Hart and Virgara’s Garden stalls.
Adelaide Farmers' Market Members can purchase 2018 car park passes for parking on Sundays at the Adelaide Showground via the Leader Street entrance. Now costing just $40 the passes can be used every Sunday to the end of December 2018 (except during the Royal Show). The passes are valid for all day on Sunday so market members can stay to enjoy additional events and activities at the Adelaide Showground for no additional car parking charge. Visit the Information Stand at the market and show your membership card to purchase your pass.
Car Park costs on Sundays for Farmers' Market Customers are as follows:
First hour - free
Parking until 1:30pm - $4
Day parking - $10
We're doing our bit to help you stop using single use plastic bags. You can now get Onya reusable Produce Bags, an easy replacement for single use plastic fruit and vegetable bags, made from recycled plastic drink bottles from the Market Information Stand.
These light (only 10 grams per bag) but deceptively strong mesh bags can hold up to 2 kilos of produce and feature a gussett and drawsting tie. Available in a 5 pack the produce bags stuff down into a brightly coloured pouch the size of your fist when not in use. The bags can be washed simply with a cool water handwash when the need arises, or they can be put on a cool gentle cycle in the washing machine. Available at the Information Stand: $14 for members and $16 for non-members.
Can you spare four hours on Sunday morning once a month? We’re looking for friendly folk who will help at our Information Stall at our Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market. Training will be provided. Contact email@example.com to register your interest.
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