For example, when the school year has just begun the students have recently acquired chickens. As the chickens grow, fresh eggs will become available, although I'm not sure whether BBQ chicken is on offer at the end of the year.
Many of the market stalls are run by Urrbrae Agricultural High students, selling things made by their class - cakes and other organic food for humans, treats for rabbits and guinea pigs, and of course biscuits for my favourite dogs.
Urrbrae Estate Shiraz - Best Red Wine at the Growers' Markets
South Australian wines are available - made from grapes grown at the Urrbrae Agricultural High school and then fermented by oenology students from across the road at the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide. Regular readers will be aware of the many unique family attractions to be found in the Waite Precinct.
Maxine, the Urrbrae Agricultural High School Business Manager explained that other market stalls are also welcome, provided they comply with the spirit of the Market, for example they must only sell South Australian produce.
A Great Selection of Secondhand Books at Urrbrae Barn Market
I thought I must have been to every market in Adelaide, so was somewhat surprised to find this growers market practically on my doorstep. Being the first market of the year, things were quieter than usual but despite this there was a good selection of organic food available.
There is a real local community feel, with students and parents selling school goods, while a team of tennis players from the area relaxed nearby with snacks from the food market stalls.
As the ungodly 9am start was a bit too early for me, I probably missed the market's peak busy time. But I was easily convinced to try some of the school's wine before the sun passed the yard arm.
I was sorely tempted by some of the treats being sold - the glacé fruit reminded me of my childhood when they were a special treat only enjoyed at Christmas.
My savoury inclinations won out, and I again fell for a sausage sandwich from the BBQ sausage sizzle. The sausage was so big it extended a couple of centimetres either end of the bread, and it only cost two bucks. An utter bargain!
Although this market is small, it punches well above its weight.
Lots of great food and fresh produce on offer here at bargain prices. Also plenty of quality plants selling cheap, among other interesting stalls. This is definitely why I frequent this market and rate it as one of Adelaide's best.
Fantastic market. Lots of variety, happy people and bargain prices. Do yourself a favour and go. You wont regret it. Parking is a breeze so you can put all your lovely goodies straight in to the car and stay for a coffee. Love it.