Writer, musician, lover of life and all things related to eating and drinking.
Published September 26th 2011
Where can you find home-made lemonade, gorgeous clothing, gourmet herbs and spices and funky artwork all in the one place? The answer is Market Square, and until now it's been one of Adelaide's best-kept secrets. A gold-mine of stalls that are jam-packed with beauty products, vintage jewellery, clothing, gourmet herbs and spices and more, the open-air Market Square is growing to incorporate a variety of eclectic stalls.
Situated on the lush Hindmarsh Square in the heart of the city, Market Square Adelaide started up in April 2011 to replace the discontinued Rundle St Markets. However, the new markets are now being run by a group of stall-holders working as a non-profit organisation - a team of individuals working together to provide a market for the city. Behind the scenes, the Market Square committee dedicate many long hours to organising, coordinating and running the markets each week, to give back to the community and provide a fantastic shopping and tourist destination.
The atmosphere at Market Square is sunny and warm - and the friendly stall holders are always up for a chat. Most of them are there each week, like Susan J with her stall-full of stunning clothes, jewellery and artwork, and SkyeZone with a great range of fresh home-made natural beauty products. Luis from Cuco Mexico will happily show you through his range of organic cotton dresses and clothing (with narration in English or Spanish!)
Best of all, Hardy's Wines makes a regular appearance at the markets and are always generous with the wine tastings. And don't forget the food - with Adelaide's famous Poffertjes and Jonny's Kettle Corn, you can treat all of the senses - tastebuds included.
Interested stallholders should apply via the Market Square website - application forms can be downloaded here or you can contact Susan Jovanovich by phoning 0435699740 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
HINT: Don't forget to grab a delicious home-made mint lemonade for a refreshing way to top off the day.
This market is now closed due to the Adelaide Council charging them $500 a week to set up there.
By Anonymous Saturday, 10th of December @ 10:45 am
I know there were a few problems with the council unfortunately causing Market Square to put things on hold for a while. It's quite disappointing, and hopefully they can sort something out.
But they don't seem to be gone for good, and are still fighting to stay around. I've seen that they'll have a market on the 18th of December, the last one for the year. So hope they are able to make it back for 2012.