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Published July 1st 2013
Can you withstand the temptation?
Fullarton Plant and Craft Market, on Fullarton Road
These days you can find farmers markets all about Adelaide, bringing you fresh organic produce free of shrink wrap and other unpleasant stuff you get in your local supermarket. With the produce being cheaper too, it makes markets in Adelaide a popular place to be on a Saturday.
The Fullarton Plant and Craft Market in Adelaide's southern suburbs has been a top place to shop on Fullarton Road for several years now, and it was busy on my most recent visit despite a light rain falling. It had been a while since I'd last been, and I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of stalls on a cold winter day.
Freshly Baked Bread & Pastries at Fullarton Market
From the moment I arrived my nose and eyes were captivated by some delicious looking produce, with freshly baked bread and cakes being the first things to tempt me. Not wanting to be too hasty I moved further along.
Plenty of clothing and crafts including jewellery were available, mainly from small boutique sellers. It seems that many people have now realised they can earn money from their hobbies in tight times, and are busily promoting their creations on Facebook pages. I'd certainly rather buy from them than a large retailer in Rundle Mall.
One thing I like most about markets in Adelaide is the occasional weird or unusual thing that you uncover. You do expect to find fruit, veg and tasty treats to tempt you, but it's the oddball items that add a bit of extra excitement. While they wouldn't be rare, I had never seen colourful aluminium card protectors designed to shield your precious credit cards from electronic pickpockets.
My attention was diverted as music started and a group of traditionally costumed Babylonia tribal dancers braved the cold and intermittent rain to put on a spectacle for delighted onlookers. Those ladies deserved their applause hugely for a wonderful performance on a miserable day!
I reluctantly tore myself away from this dizzying display of fantastic food, past displays from Purple Clover Images and Nettle 'Raw" Botanical Food, and took a breather at the Ticuna stall showcasing colourful Columbian and other Latin American products. Apparently they also work with Cafe Latino at Woodville, who I have previously reviewed.
A brief chat with the friendly ladies gave my brain a respite to mull over the food offerings, and I headed for the BBQ to start off with a nice hot dog. It would buy me time to work out what my next course would be!
The Fullarton Market operates from 9am to 1pm on the fourth Saturday of every month. You're likely to find even more stalls there on a fine day, so bring plenty of cash - and a healthy appetite.
Find it on the corner of Fullarton Road and Fisher Street at Fullarton. It may be smaller than the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market, but it's friendlier too.