News & Awards
🌟 Farmers Market Announcement - 11 Nov 2023
ASFM - National Tourism Finalist
ASFM is thrilled to announce that, as a category winner in the South Australian Tourism Awards, we have earned the prestigious opportunity to represent South Australia in the Australian Tourism Awards set to be announced in March 2024. This achievement in "Excellence in Food Tourism" reflects the dedication and support of our fabulous community, including stallholders, volunteers, market members, customers, and staff. We look forward to showcasing the heart and soul of South Australian food tourism on the national stage.
🌟 Farmers Market Announcement - 3 Nov 2023
Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market Wins Excellence in Food Tourism at the South Australian Tourism Awards
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market (ASFM) is thrilled to announce its momentous victory at the prestigious South Australian Tourism Awards, where it emerged as the winner in the "Excellence in Food Tourism" category. This esteemed accolade is a testament to the market's unwavering commitment to showcasing South Australian produce and offering an immersive food tourism experience.
The "Excellence in Food Tourism" category open to a wide range of food-focused businesses including food producers, providores, tour operators, cooking schools, food attractions, farm gate experiences, farmers markets, and trails, celebrates those that feature the State's produce as the core component of their offerings. ASFM's resounding success in this category not only recognises its dedication to South Australian food but also highlights its exceptional contribution to the local and regional tourism landscape.
As a winner in this category, the Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market has secured a spot as a finalist in the upcoming National Tourism Awards, set to be announced early next year in 2024. This achievement underscores the market's excellence on a national scale and positions it as a frontrunner in the Australian tourism industry.
Christine Robertson, the Executive Officer of the Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market, expressed her elation at receiving this prestigious award. "This is our first time entering, and we are overjoyed to be recognised in the 'Excellence in Food Tourism' category at the South Australian Tourism Awards. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, our incredible stallholders, and the unwavering support of our community and visitors. We are proud to represent South Australian produce and culture, and this award is a testament to the outstanding food tourism experiences we offer," she commented.
The annual South Australian Tourism Awards celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. ASFM's victory in the "Excellence in Food Tourism" category reflects its continuous efforts to provide a unique and immersive experience for locals and visitors alike, making it a standout destination in South Australia.
🌟🗳️ Farmers Market Announcement - 27/09/2023
We've got some exciting news hot off the press! Our beloved market has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious 2023 South Australian Tourism Awards. This is a feather in our cap and a testament to the top-notch quality we bring to your tables!
Our journey to this stage has been one paved with hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of heart. We couldn't have done it without your unwavering support and loyalty!
We're also in the running for the coveted Voters' Choice Award in the Experiences & Services category. It's up to YOU, our incredible community, to cast your votes. Voting has started and will be open till 16th October, so the power is in your hands. Let's make sure our Farmers Market shines bright in the spotlight!
Remember, every vote counts, and your support means the world to us. So spread the word, rally your fellow market enthusiasts, and let's make 2023 a year to remember! 🌟🍅🥕
🌟Big News! 12/9/2023
We're Now a National Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business!🌟
Exciting update, everyone! We're thrilled to announce that we're officially a National Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business! 🚀
What does that mean, you ask? Well, it means we're dedicated to excellence in what we do, and now, you can confidently tell your friends and fellow travellers that we run a top-notch operation here at our Farmers' Market! 🥇
But you know what's even better? We've always known it, because when you visit us, you're not just customers; you're part of our extended family! ❤️ We're passionate about delivering the very best, and we do it with heaps of love.
So, the next time someone wonders, "Where can I find outstanding local goodies and a warm welcome?" – just send them our way! 🍅🥖🧀
Oh, and if anyone's seeking a place to stay, the Adelaide Showground Caravan Park is conveniently close. Plus, park visitors get a "Member for A Day" pass to experience our fantastic market and share the love with their friends!
🎉Exciting News! 🎉 October 2023
🌟We are a finalist in the Absolute Best Awards !🌟
We are thrilled to share that the Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market has been announced as a FINALIST in the Social Impact Award category of the SALIFE Absolute Best Awards! 🏆
These awards honour inspiring people, captivating spaces, innovative products, boundary-pushing designers, artists, and exceptional restaurants. It's a testament to our community's hard work and dedication to making a positive impact. 🌱
We can't wait to find out the winners, and the results will be revealed on the 7th of December at 6 pm. 🗓️
Thank you for being a part of our market community. Your support and involvement have contributed to our success! 🙌
Stay tuned, and wish us the best! 🍀
🎉Exciting News! 🎉 18 August 2022 🌟
Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market was voted Australia’s Most Outstanding
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market (ASFM) was announced as the ‘Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market’ - Readers Choice’ at the delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards 2022 as voted on by the community.
For the first time ever, the delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards gave readers the opportunity to weigh in and help name Australia’s top farmers’ market. Readers were invited in February to put their favourite forward for the chance to be crowned the Most Outstanding in Australia.
Christine Robertson, the Executive Officer of the ASFM said “To be recognised nationally as the winner of this inaugural award and to know our customers made the effort to vote for us is truly an honour. It says just how much our local community loves and values the farmers’ market and the opportunity to buy direct from SA growers and producers.”
“This could not have happened without our amazing bunch of stallholders that show up every Sunday morning to sell direct to those living in and around Adelaide.” She added.
Christine said “We have only been able to achieve this win because we have a supportive and proactive committee, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, committed, high-quality stallholders, and a loyal customer base. We are very proud indeed of everyone involved in our community that made this possible”
“We must thank delicious. and the sponsor Harvey Norman for hosting the award program and for introducing this Inaugural Award that recognises the valuable contribution Farmers’ Markets make in communities all over Australia”. She added.
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market has grown considerably over the past 16 years and sees on average 3,500 shoppers attending every Sunday to shop with approximately 100 stallholders indoors and outdoors at our home site in the Adelaide Showground.
Christine said: “As South Australia’s largest Farmers’ Market we pride ourselves on not only supporting emerging small businesses and growers but most importantly connecting our customers with producers in a vibrant and activated community space. We want our customers to be able to engage with our farmers, so they know where the food has come from, how it is grown, and the best way to enjoy it, seasonally.
She added: “Although we are a Farmers’ Market-based in a capital city, we are genuinely committed to delivering an authentic farmers’ market experience because our stallholders are the real growers and producers with many travelling from regional South Australia early Sunday morning to bring farm fresh seasonal produce to town.”
“We also want to see South Australian farmers and producers succeeding as sustainable businesses, which supports our local economy.” She added.
2022 marks the 17th year the Produce Awards have been delivered and focuses on Australia’s best producers with the full list of winners available at delicious.com.au/produceawards.