Strathalbyn Markets

Strathalbyn Markets

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Posted 2012-05-29 by Dave Walshfollow

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Strathalbyn is a pretty Adelaide Hills town located about 60 km south east of Adelaide. Founded in 1839 Strathalbyn was once linked by horse tram to Goolwa and Victor Harbor, and that railway line is still used by Steam Ranger to provide heritage railway transport on its steam trains from the Mount Barker railway station.

Apart from its tasty country baked pies and the attractive setting in green rolling hills, Strathalbyn is renown for its abundance of second hand, antiques and collectables stores - in fact there are more antiques and collectables stores here per square metre than anywhere else I have seen in South Australia.



On the third Sunday of each month you will find busy country markets in Strathalbyn showcasing fresh local produce, plants, hand made furniture, and other artisan goods. It's held on South Terrace, just near the old Strathalbyn railway station that also serves as the local tourist information office.

There were quite a few stalls when I visited , with an excellent range of food and produce market stalls.



As at many other country markets in Adelaide there were tools and toys for sale and a range of other things that you can buy in $2 stores.



Something that particularly caught my eye were the attractive handmade furniture pieces made from recycled wood - an attractive and environmentally friendly way to decorate your home.



If you enjoy trying something different to eat, a variety of venison products were on offer at the from the Mount Compass Venison market stall including some tasty pies and an assortment of flavoured sausages.



And just to complete your culinary masterpiece, wouldn't you use country fresh home made sauces to complement the meal?



For more about the see their website , or follow the Visit Strathalbyn Facebook page .

The Strathalbyn market is well worth a visit, and you should spend some time exploring this quaint historic town if you haven't seen it before. Buy some tasty local food and have a picnic on the banks of the River Angas in the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Take a SteamRanger steam train trip to Goolwa or Victor Harbor and see the Granite Island attractions .

If you're a market junkie combine your visit with a trip to the Macclesfield or Myponga markets or the The Original Open Market . Alternatively visit one of the wineries near Strathalbyn - unless you're keen to go home and enjoy your purchases from the .

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