Mt Pleasant is the latest country town to join the growing list of Farmer's Markets popping up across the state. Situated on the cusp of both the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley, Mt Pleasant is the perfect location for those of you 'in between' these two great regions.
Open each Saturday morning from 8am – midday, the town's 'showgrounds' come to life in support of all things local, seasonal, fresh and tasty. The Mt Pleasant Farmer's Market began in early 2012 and is host to more than 30 stalls, the majority being under cover in the sheds, shielding shoppers from the wind and rain.
You'll find the likes of flours, grains and nuts, coffee, cheese, free-range eggs, meat and seafood, sweets and pastries, fruit, vegetables and even wine across the trestle tables. There's also a gorgeous native flower wagon and an array of seedlings or fruit trees to plant out in your own garden.
The prices are quite reasonable, in fact maybe even slightly cheaper than other well known markets, but this market is still growing, so it's got a little less variety of goods available. This is not a bad thing, it just goes to show that they are doing their best to showcase what they've got.
Oh and did I mention they do breakfast too. No? Well they do, and it's good. After you've done your shop (or even before depending whether your tummy is rumbling just yet), head over to the canteen. The tables and chairs are a dead giveaway. Place your order and take a seat, they'll call your name when your brekkie is ready. Take notice, the cutlery and crockery is the real deal here. No paper plates in sight.
Tip: Expect it to be at least 5 degrees cooler in Mt Pleasant. Dress warmly if you're traveling more than 20 minutes to get here, especially if it's in the early morning because it can be quite chilly in this neck of the woods!