Adelaide is opening up more venues each week and the popular markets are making a slow comeback. However, a day out at the markets is about more than just shopping, it is a social experience.
The past couple of months have seen limitations placed on people leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary. This means they have been deprived of their weekly or monthly social outing at the market. Social media, mobile phones, FaceTime, Skype, and other video platforms may have got you through connecting with friends and family during the past months; but it is no replacement for human connection.
People are social creatures by nature, so you need in person human connection to stimulate your mental wellbeing. So, with Adelaide looking positive to return to a new way of living; the below markets will help you ease my fellow Adelaidians back into social market life.
Adelaide Farmer’s Market
Located at the Wayville Showgrounds and is the largest open market in the State. A short train ride from the city centre and perfect for a Sunday morning out. Wayville is home to our annual Royal Adelaide Show which has been postponed till next year. However, a carnival atmosphere is recreated with lively market stalls, delicious food tastings and activities for the young and young at heart.
Located on Holland Street in the Adelaide CBD it is open from 9am to 3pm. Take a walk through the covered stalls before stopping for coffee or lunch at one of the market cafes. The Market Shed is also popular for brunches and pop up wine and gin tasting events throughout the year
Adelaide Central Market
More than just a popular venue for tourists who visit our city. The Adelaide Central Markets are a South Australian icon since 1869 and one of the largest covered markets in the Southern Hemisphere. Once you have finished your fresh food shopping, take a break in one of the cafes or restaurants perfectly located for people watching. If you want to find out more about the stalls, market stories and secrets, you can book a guided tour online http://www.adelaidecentralmarkets.com.au.
Flavours of Campbelltown Food Trail
It is all about the food in Campbelltown, just a short drive from the city centre. Join locals and eat your way through the stalls, cafes and bakeries. Download a self guided tour map from http://www.campbelltown.sa.gov.au and discover new flavours, smells, sights and sounds of fine Italian coffee, pastry making, artisan bakeries and more.
Victor Harbor Farmer’s Market
Head 45 minutes south of the city down the Fleurieu peninsula towards the beachside community of Victor Harbor. You will notice the atmosphere change from those markets you visited closer to the city. Victor Harbor is more country and the locals friendly and inviting you to try their fresh produce. The market is open Saturdays from 8am to 12.30 pm and while you shop, there are children’s activities and live music to keep everyone entertained.
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