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Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge

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by Jenny (subscribe)
I enjoy making the most of my weekends & what Adelaide has to offer.
Published September 27th 2013
Fresh is best at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge
Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials
Stay tuned Thursdays on Facebook & Friday mornings on Radio 5MU (1125AM band) for the weekly specials at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge (image courtesy of Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge's Facebook page).


What started out as a humble fruit and vegetable wholesale and retail business some 15 years ago has seen Carlo and Tracey De Michele grow their business, Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge to a large, established team of locally employed staff and a fleet of delivery vehicles catering to local commercial and residential customers in the Murraylands and Fleurieu regions of South Australia.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery
The team at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge have grown from strength to strength with their passion & commitment over the past 15 years of wholesaling & retailing quality produce to commercial & retail customers. Pictured (left to right) are Jamie Dowd (Marketing/Media), Sherilee Jaensch (Quality Control) and Carlo De Michele (Owner/Operator)


Staff pride themselves on being friendly and knowledgeable which truly enhances the market's shopper-friendly atmosphere.

A major plus is the huge car park - I can't imagine anyone ever being stuck for a park. The team of Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge will literally bend over backwards to ensure your experience is a positive one, with good old fashioned customer service available to deliver your shopping to your car (caravans and campervans welcome - it truly is an ample car park with dual access: no fiddly reversing or u-turns here).

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials
Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge delivers to commercial & residential customers in the region, including Mannum, Meningie, Lameroo, Pinnaroo, Tailem Bend, Wellington, Jervois, Murrayville, Keith, Tintinara, Salt Creek, Callington & Kanmantoo. Pictured here is one of their refrigerated delivery vans.


If you live in the above mentioned towns, download an order form here.

Weekly specials can be found at Farm Fresh Market's Facebook page each Thursday night or tune in to Radio 5MU (1125AM band) on Friday mornings, when Sundo crosses live to Carlo who runs through the weekly specials and seasonal produce.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, cherry tomatoes, locally grown
Can't get any fresher & tastier than these locally grown cherry tomatoes!


There is something about a home-grown business that our major supermarkets could never compete with. Customers and producers are the focus and the priority - not the dollars. There's no danger of these principles being compromised at Farm Fresh Market.

Carlo explained he personally selects all fresh produce, either direct from the growers or at the Adelaide Produce Market. I did not see any blemished or poor quality produce here - there's the principle of pride involved, so presentation is simply picture perfect (just take a look at the locally grown cherry tomatoes pictured above). It won't be long now until fresh seasonal SA strawberries and stonefruit hit the shelves and Farm Fresh Market's customers can't get enough!

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Mt Pleasant Butcher, Mettwurst, Bundaberg Rum & Herbs Woodsmoked Garlic Mettwurst
I couldn't resist chowing into Mt. Pleasant Butcher's Bundaberg Rum & Herbs Woodsmoked Garlic Mettwurst (yummo)!


Browsing the range of fresh and value-added produce, I spotted a few labels I was previously unaware of, like Mt. Pleasant Butcher's mouth-watering range of mettwurst. Right now, I'm sitting here enjoying quite a few slices of the Bundaberg Rum & Herbs Woodsmoked Mettwurst - totally moreish!

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, celeriac, fennel, radish
Fresh is best as is seen here with these perfect & unblemished specimens of fennel, artichoke & celeriac (to name but a few). Owner/operator, Carlo selects only the freshest produce direct from the source or the produce market. It's nearly time for strawberry season in the Adelaide Hills & Carlo's looking forward to SA grown stone fruit, grapes etc. returning in plentiful supply to his market.


Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge's ethos is to procure produce which is as fresh and as local wherever possible and this is evident when browsing around the fresh produce isles.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Tailem Bend, Tailem Bend Herbs, Herbs
Fresh & locally grown herbs from Tailem Bend Herbs.


This place truly is a foodie's paradise - no stone is left unturned, from the ground up, you'll find quality produce at affordable prices.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Bovalina, Bovalina Olive Oil
Locally produced olive oils are of excellent quality & value.


I'm keen to try a cup of coffee produced by Mahalia Coffee whose business is based in Robe. The range is great and from what I read on the packaging, this is another quality SA product which is masterfully created for the benefit of all.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, coffee, Robe, Mahalia Coffee
Mahalia Coffee is freshly roasted by master roaster Mahalia Layzell & her team in Robe (in SA's south-east) - I'm putting this on my 'must taste' list!


Not to be overlooked (on the top shelves, next to the range of olive oils) are the range of juices. I still haven't tried Beetroot Juice but seriously thought about it today.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, juice, beetroot juice, carrot juice, tomato juice
Pictured here are a range of organic juices including Australian Orchards organic & natural beetroot juice - I'm feeling healthier just looking at it!


In the refrigerated section is a wide range of dips, cheeses, mettwursts and more. Great to see Fleurieu Milk Company, Yoghurt Shop and Alexandrina Cheese Company's great range of products in pride of place.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, dips, Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Hills Dip Producers, My Devine Foods
The focus is on fresh & regional, with a wide range of dips & dairy produce, including these gourmet dips from Adelaide Hills Dip Producers & My Devine Foods.


Each product invited a closer look re place of origin and I was pleasantly surprised to discover Newman's range is produced entirely in South Australia, at Langhorne Creek.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Newman's product range, Newman's Horseradish, Newman's Mustard, Langhorne Creek
Up until my visit to explore the range of SA produce on offer at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge, I never realised that Newman's Horseradish is Australian & better still, South Australian, a thriving SA icon in Langhorne Creek!


I realise many of these products are already widely available elsewhere, both in major supermarkets and smaller independents but it's so empowering to visit markets and purchase the products without having to go through so many middle-men and to know as a customer, you're making a difference and helping to sustain a community.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Alexandrina Cheese, Mt Magnificent Gouda, Gouda, Cheese, Dairy, Fleurieu, Fleurieu Peninsula, Fleurieu Region
A wide range of produce from SA's Fleurieu Peninsula including Alexandrina Cheese Company's Mt Magnificent Gouda can be bought off the shelve


Ever tried chocolate dipped apricots? Make sure you try Aussie Apricots choc-dipped apricots which are proudly produced from 100% Australian fruit at Mypolonga (along the River Murray, near Murray Bridge).

Fresh is best at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge, Aussie Apricots, Chocolate Apricots, Mypolonga, River Murray
Aussie Apricots product range from Mypolonga is 100% Australian & 100% delicious!


It will take great strength if you're more of a sweet-tooth to progress past the front of the shop, where there is the largest range of Emmaline's Country Kitchen produce I've ever seen in one place! Have you every tried their Chocolate Fudge Brownie biscuits? Truly heavenly.

Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge, Murraylands, organic, vegetarian, Fleurieu, Adelaide Hills, produce, vegetables, fruit, home delivery, weekly specials, Emmaline's Country Kitchen
This has to be one of the largest range of produce from Emmaline's Country Kitchen (another local/SA business, based at Lobethal)


Okay, I know I've overindulged here but felt I couldn't do Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge justice without breaking my review up with the visual splendour of their product range. If you don't manage to make it out to Murray Bridge, I hope in the very least this article's given you some food for thought about the endless supply of quality, signature local produce that abounds.

So, next time you're on the South-Eastern Freeway, try not to bypass Murray Bridge and take time to stop off at Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet goodies and more.

There's even a café and fish market adjacent to the store - something for everyone!
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Why? Farm fresh fruit & vegetables delivered direct to your door (Murraylands Region)
When: Open 6am - 6pm (Monday-Friday) & 6am - 12pm (Saturday)
Phone: (08) 8531 2888
Where: Farm Fresh Market - Murray Bridge: 185 Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge SA 5253
Your Comment
Yum, cholcolate apricots!
You have written a very tempting article Jenny.
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11075) 1903 days ago
I've been eagerly awaiting this article and it didn't disappoint. Looks and sounds like a great store, one I'll stop at if ever nearby.
by Hayley (score: 3|1016) 1904 days ago
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