The Norwood Community Markets started up last year, filling a hole in the Norwood market scene that was left after the Orange Lane markets ended a few years ago. Every second Saturday from 10-4 stallholders fill up the Wesley Church on the corner of Portrush Road and the Parade, selling anything from chutney to children's clothes.
The large variety of stalls means that there is something for everyone to look at, without it feeling like they've all been awkwardly thrown in together. Sure you won't find the same range of foods as at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market, or the same range of vintage fashions as at the Gilles Street Markets, but the Norwood Community Markets provide a taste of everything.
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The stalls vary from market to market; some are regulars, some make it to every second market, and others just pop in from time to time. It means that you can generally expect to find new and fresh things, even when you head along to each market.
You can find food to feed you there, or to take home from later. The curries are a must try, and are great once the weather starts to get cooler. While the stalls can change things like chutneys, cakes, and sweets can usually all be found. Of course there is also coffee for those who find it a bit harder to get up in the morning.
While the market is not exclusively oriented towards children, it is definitely a family friendly event. In the past the market has had a bouncy castle and pony rides, and every market Redlippyart has her badge making stall set up. The kids can stay entertained while you get a chance to browse.
The markets are held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month, and usually run from about 10am till 4pm. To keep up to date with everything happening with the markets become a fan on their Facebook page.
There is a carpark round the back of the church if you're driving to the markets, otherwise you can pop in after a stroll down the Parade.