Willunga Farmers’ Market Dominates National Awards Finals

Published on 07 July 2021

Cast your vote for the Vale or Willunga

Two of South Australia’s vibrant Farmers’ Markets have made the National Finalist shortlist in the Outstanding Farmers’ Market category of the prestigious Harvey Normal Produce Awards.

With just five markets nationally making the shortlist, SA was the only state to boast more than one market on the closely fought list of Outstanding Farmers’ Market 2021 Finalists:

  • Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market, SA
  • Alphington Farmers’ Market, VIC
  • Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, TAS
  • Kiama Farmers’ Market, NSW
  • Willunga Farmers’ Market, SA.

2021 saw a surge in Farmers’ Market attendance as more South Australians chose to buy local and shop in the fresh air during the pandemic. Farmers’ Markets also provided a lifeline for many small local food businesses when restaurants shut down during COVID.

It is great to see our state’s fantastic produce and outstanding Farmers’ Market community of volunteers, shoppers and stallholders being recognised nationally. Both markets are hoping for an SA winner when the trophy is handed out in August. Many of the same stall holders trade at Willunga Farmers’ Market on Saturday and Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market on Sunday, providing a vital stream of direct sales to local growers, bakers and other artisan food producers.