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Local producers showing us their seasonal best
A small country market with plenty of bargains, yet only 25 minutes from the City up in the picturesque Adelaide Hills at Uraidla. Established in 1994, the Uraidla Hills Producers Market is now 21 years of age, and is still going strong and still offering lots of great locally produced goods for locals and visitors alike.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Uraidla Markets - Steve Hudson


Held inside and outside of the Uraidla Institute on Greenhill Road at Uraidla, these markets are a popular event for locals who relax, wander around, feast on some country goods, redesign their garden or buy a gift, all while enjoying some fine local camaraderie. With around 12-15 stalls open at each market, the focus of the market is definitely upon quality and not quantity.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Cushions and heatbags - Steve Hudson

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Cot quilts and throw rugs - Steve Hudson


Prepared food stalls include homemade gourmet goods such as bread, cakes, pies and biscuits, while other stalls are stocking homemade jams, chutneys and marmalades. In addition Christines Cakes are on hand to prepare coffee or Devonshire tea, and with a few tables strategically placed nearby, why not enjoy the moment before attacking the remaining stalls.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Christines Cakes - Steve Hudson

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Cushions hiding the eating area - Steve Hudson


Positioned centrally within the Institute are a number of stallholders selling a range of garden products including various plants, annuals, bulbs, succulents and cut flowers. As a regular observer of plants that are sold at markets, these plants seemed to have been looked after well, in contrast to some that often look like they were extracted from someone's garden yesterday.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Succulents - Steve Hudson

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Annuals - Steve Hudson


Other gift stalls are selling handmade jewellery, natural and chemical free skin care, needlework, knitwear, quilts and teddybears. In addition there is also a range of original arts and crafts, candles, and local wines and oils for sale. A book stall at the front of the Institute is unmanned but operates on an honour system with a gold coin donation for each book purchased.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Jewellery - Steve Hudson

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Aromatherapy - Steve Hudson


Finally outside of the Institute, some traders look to sell some fresh seasonal and locally produced fruit and vegetables. Rhubarb, strawberries, apples, lettuce and cauliflower appear in season at the moment judging by the stock on the back of the trailers, all of which looks as fresh as any other fruit and vegetable at any other market.

Uraidla Hills Producers Market, Uraidla, 1st Sunday, 3rd Sunday, Aromatherapy, Christine's Cakes, Uraidla Institute
Honour book stall - Steve Hudson


The Uraidla Hills Producers Market is open from 10am to 3pm every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the whole year. The Market is held at the Uraidla Institute which is on Greenhill Road in the centre of Uraidla. Uraidla is just 17km from the City Centre of Adelaide and is best reached by travelling the full distance on Greenhill Road.
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Why? Local produce as its seasonal best
When: 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month
Phone: 83393256
Where: Uraidla Institute, Greenhill Road, Uraidla
Cost: Free
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