ASFM Community Connect

The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is committed to connecting with our local community through our Community Connect Program.

In line with our dedication to actively engage and contribute meaningfully to the community, the market offers support to various local community groups, encompassing:

  • schools and kindergartens
  • local sporting groups
  • service clubs (for example Lions, Rotary)
  • likeminded community groups (such as CWA, CFS)
  • local health and wellbeing
  • junior community groups (for example scouts, girl guides)

In January 2024, the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market (ASFM) launched our Community Connect Stall, offering community groups an easy way to raise funds to continue their work in the local community.

Local not-for-profit groups can register with the ASFM to secure a booking to run a sausage sizzle from the Community Connect Stall within the ASFM. The ASFM is conducted on Sundays from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Each market has between 4000 and 5,500 attendees. The marquee is located inside the North Western Gate of the market. Sausages must be on sale by 8.30am.

100% of the funds raised go to your community group.

Our foremost focus is to collaborate directly with not-for-profit community groups and charities within our local area. This enables the ASFM to actively engage with the communities we serve, offering substantial assistance to the local residents.

We aim to partner with organisations that resonate with the ASFM’s values. We reserve the right to decline engagements with those that do not align with our values.

Please note: If you are claiming to be a Not for profit organisation (other than a school etc) you will need to provide proof. (ACNC or incorporation certificate required).

What you need to know.

Prices are set.

The price to be charged for a sausage in bread with or without onion and/or condiments is $3.50.

All sausages are to be purchased from ASFM stallholders, Najobe or Hahndorf Gourmet, who will supply at a price competitive with external supply.

All bread is to be purchased from Riviera Bakery, who will supply at a price competitive with external supply.

As onions need to be pre-prepared, these can be sourced where available.

Orders are to be placed by the Tuesday prior to the booking day and paid for when ordering.

Ordering and pricing details will be provided after you lodge an expression of interested and are contacted by a member of our Community Connect Team.

Supplied by the ASFM

• 2 x 800mm Heatlie BBQ’s plus 2 x 9kg gas cylinders (Full) in milk crates plus one spare
• 1 x 3m x 3m Community Connect branded marquee. This marquee must be used. (A second marquee s available if needed on rainy days)
• 1 x 2.4m trestle with vinyl checkered cloth
• 1 x 1.8m trestle with vinyl checkered cloth
• 3 x steel sausage holders
• 4 x marquee weights and tie downs
• 1 x fire extinguisher and fire blanket
• 3 x A-frame Blackboard to display your group name, prices etc (once these are signed with chalk they are positioned: 1 near BBQ marquee, 1 at East Gate Entrance and 1 along Kings Way)
• Fresh water filled hand washing station
• Filled water container and basin for washing utensils
• Access to indoor sink for washing dishes
• Access to indoor cool room for keeping supplies
• Degreaser and surface cleaning supplies
• Food grade surface thermometer
• 1 x 60L bin
• 2 x Rubber mats to go beneath BBQ’s
• 1 x Broom
• 1 x floor wash bucket
• 3 x Gastronorm stainless steel trays with lids

Supplied by Community Group

• Minimum three adult volunteers (Set up time is 7.00am and pack down by 1.15pm)
• Sausages, bread, onion, condiments, drinks (Sausages and bread to be purchased from the allocated ASFM stalls)
• Napkins, garbage bags, condiment bottles (All waste must be taken off site)
• ASFM Community Connect Confirmation and Agreement Form 2024
• Cleaning equipment, hand wash, paper towel and detergents
• Heat proof gloves to handle the grease containers
• A heat proof container to transfer fat into and to take home for disposal.
• Cooking utensils – tongs, spatula, knives, we suggest clean paint scrapers for the onions.
• Small bottle of oil, which must be kept on the provided trestle table as far away from heat as possible (No aerosol spray oil cans to be used).
• Cash Float (A recommendation would be a $200 float with four $20, four $10, six $5, $20 each of $1 and $2 coins plus $10 worth of 50 cents coins) and cash tin for security
• An EFT machine or contactless payment device if the community group wishes. Fees are to be absorbed by the group and not passed onto customers.
• Cloth aprons and disposable food handling gloves for all volunteers handling food
• Appropriate food grade storage containers
• Coolers with sufficient ice to maintain the temperature of raw products (Some cool room space will be made available)
• A roll of alfoil can be used to cover cooked sausages/onion, keep them warm and protect from flies.
• Bin liners (for 60L)
• To comply with Workplace Health and Safety standards all community volunteers on the stall are required to wear closed shoes (no thongs), shirts (no singlets), and all long hair must be tied back. Please note: No offensive slogans or artwork can appear on clothing.
• Current Public Liability certificate – $10m per event/claim, not $10m aggregate

PLEASE NOTE: The Community Group must erect the marquee and set up the stall and BBQ’s themselves.

How to apply

Firstly, you will need Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 Million ($10M per event/claim, not $10M aggregate). If you do not have this, we suggest contacting Adam O’Reilly of Austbrokers Terrace Insurance on 8238 9200

Once this is in place, simply complete the form below to lodge your expression of interest and a member of the ASFM Community Connect team will contact you to make a booking and discuss next steps. Once a date is locked in your team will be required to read and sign our Community Connect Terms and Conditions.

ASFM Community Connect Expression of Interest

Complete this form to lodge an expression of interest to be part of our Community Connect Program. Once lodged, a member of our Community Connect Team will contact you as soon as they can.

This is where the group meets/conducts their community activities. Not a correspondence address.
Please tell us more about your community group, what impact it has in our community and what the funds raised will be used for.
Form Terms and conditions: Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market (ASFM) is collecting your personal information to process your ASFM Community Connect expression of interest as well as for the other purposes set out in our Privacy Policy. The ASFM collects and manages your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Once the information is received it will only be used for our Community Connect Team to contact you to lock in a booking.