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Mount Pleasant Farmers Market 2nd Birthday Celebrations

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Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Happy 2nd Birthday Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

I love to rise early on the weekends, get into my car and drive around the South Australian countryside.

I particularly enjoy the drive out towards the Barossa - destination - Mt Pleasant Farmers Market. I can browse around for local produce, and get to mingle with the local community.

Not even an hour's drive from Adelaide, the markets are held weekly and is run and managed as a not for profit business by the local community. I really take in the atmosphere every time I visit, and the produce is fresh and direct.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
I always come back home with lots of tomatoes! Photo: Facebook

The markets have been growing strong for two years, and on Saturday the 8th of February will be celebrating their second birthday. There'll be cooking demonstrations, and live music as you walk around checking out lots of stalls and produce.

Circus Elements Children's Show
Circus Elements will entertain the children. Photo:

There's also entertainment for the kids with children's group Circus Elements, and they can take part in a healthy food trail which is always lots of fun.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Fresh produce sold at the market. Photo: Facebook

You'll find a selection of seafood, fresh flowers and seedlings, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, baked goodies, meat, dairy, eggs, honey, olive oil, local farm produce, organic coffee, wine, beer, confectionary, home made cordial and ready made meals.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market 2nd birthday
Turnips! Wow! Photo: Facebook

Why not take in breakfast at the markets, made with locally produced ingredients served with organic coffee.

Mt Pleasant Farmers Market 2nd birthday
Why not have breakfast with locally produced ingredients and organic coffee. Delicious! Photo: Wikimedia Commons

There's parking on site so you don't have to walk far with all your yummy produce for a gold coin donation, that helps out local community groups.

After the markets you can head to the Barossa Valley and take in the heritage by visiting many museums, old churches, historic cemeteries and natural wonders. The Barossa Heritage Trail links many of these sites and is a key to unlocking the region's heritage secrets.

Whispering Wall Barossa Valley
Whispering Wall. Photo:

The Barossa Reservoir is held back by the Whispering Wall at Williamstown. This local landmark got its name due to its amazing acoustics. A whisper from one end is clearly heard at the other more than 100 metres away. Try it yourself!

If it's a beautiful summer's day you can dive into the public pools in Tanunda, Williamstown and Nuriootpa.

Nurioopta Skate Park
The park is a favourite for kids and it keeps them active too! Photo:

Older kids may be interested in some small wheel action at the Nuriootpa Skate Park or the Williamstown BMX Track. If the whole family is keen for a longer ride, check out the Barossa Bike Path or the famous Mawson Trail.

So lock in the 8th of February 2014, enjoy the morning at the markets, and spend the rest of the day taking in the beautiful country in South Australia.

Happy 2nd birthday Mt Pleasant Farmers Markets!
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When: 8th February 2014 8am to 12pm
Where: Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Cost: Free
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