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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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The best of fresh food and country produce
Strathalbyn is a pretty Adelaide Hills town located about 60 km south east of Adelaide. Founded in 1839 Strathalbyn was once linked by horse tram to Goolwa and Victor Harbor, and that railway line is still used by Steam Ranger to provide heritage railway transport on its steam trains from the Mount Barker railway station.

Apart from its tasty country baked pies and the attractive setting in green rolling hills, Strathalbyn is renown for its abundance of second hand, antiques and collectables stores - in fact there are more antiques and collectables stores here per square metre than anywhere else I have seen in South Australia.

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Catch a SteamRanger Steam Train at Strathalbyn Railway Station


On the third Sunday of each month you will find busy country markets in Strathalbyn showcasing fresh local produce, plants, hand made furniture, and other artisan goods. It's held on South Terrace, just near the old Strathalbyn railway station that also serves as the local tourist information office.

There were quite a few stalls when I visited Strathalbyn Markets, with an excellent range of food and produce market stalls.

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Strathalbyn Market Has a Selection of Different Types of Pears


As at many other country markets in Adelaide there were tools and toys for sale and a range of other things that you can buy in $2 stores.

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Strathalbyn Country Markets Sell Antiques and Collectables, Tools and Toys


Something that particularly caught my eye were the attractive handmade furniture pieces made from recycled wood - an attractive and environmentally friendly way to decorate your home.

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Handmade Furniture Made From recycled Wood at the Strathalbyn Markets in the Adelaide Hills


If you enjoy trying something different to eat, a variety of venison products were on offer at the Strathalbyn Markets from the Mount Compass Venison market stall including some tasty pies and an assortment of flavoured sausages.

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Tasty Food - Mount Compass Venison Pies From the Adelaide Hills


And just to complete your culinary masterpiece, wouldn't you use country fresh home made sauces to complement the meal?

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Home Made Sauces For Steak at the Strathalbyn Country Market Stalls


For more about the Strathalbyn Markets see their website, or follow the Visit Strathalbyn Facebook page.

The Strathalbyn market is well worth a visit, and you should spend some time exploring this quaint historic town if you haven't seen it before. Buy some tasty local food and have a picnic on the banks of the River Angas in the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Take a SteamRanger steam train trip to Goolwa or Victor Harbor and see the Granite Island attractions.

If you're a market junkie combine your visit with a trip to the Macclesfield or Myponga markets or the The Original Open Market. Alternatively visit one of the wineries near Strathalbyn - unless you're keen to go home and enjoy your purchases from the Strathalbyn Markets.
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Why? Find great food, local produce and fun things to do at these country markets
When: Third Sunday of every month 8am - 2pm
Phone: Mobile: 0408 501 840
Where: Lions Park, South Terrace, STRATHALBYN, SA, 5255
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Well Dave,like another contributor to this site,you really bring S.Aust. to life.Strath. is perhaps my favourite medium size town in S.Aust.Everyone I have taken there,wonders why this town is not so well known.The markets are in a good position,but there is little room to expand.Close to the beautiful gardens and picnic spots along the river,what a fabulous place to spend a day with the family etc.Visitors should take their cameras as this town has some fine buildings and scenery along the banks of the river.
by noelp (score: 3|1156) 624 days ago
What time does the Strathalbyn market start (for the public) and when
does it finish?
by rheaw (score: 0|5) 1197 days ago
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