Heritage potatoes and vegetables from 3rd generation farmers
The Hart family are third generation market gardeners. Today Hart’s Vegetables grow seasonal produce, including their sought-after heritage potatoes, on their property near Meadows in the Adelaide Hills.
Wes Hart’s first stall stocked only common red and white potatoes. But customers kept asking for different varieties, so Wes decided to expand the lines. They now grow over twenty varieties of potatoes. Wes usually has eight to ten varieties on display each week as they come into season.
Wes researched different potato varieties and their heritage and he now grows the more unusual lines such as King Edwards, Kipflers, Dutch cream and Purple Congo’s (yes, they really are purple and have originated from Peru).
They also grow: broccoli, beetroot, beans, Brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, celery, celeriac, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, pumpkins, parsnips, peas, rhubarb, spring onions, sweet corn, squash, shallots, spinach, swede, turnips, tomato, swede and zucchini.
You will find Hart’s Vegetables stall outside the pavilion at the Adelaide Farmers’ Market every Sunday.