From Tuesday, September 2, to Saturday, September 6, celebrate Adelaide’s iconic Central Market with the second annual Market Week.
From Tuesday, September 2, to Saturday, September 6, celebrate Adelaide’s iconic Central Market with the second annual Market Week. Last year’s inaugural event was a fabulous success, and the 2014 program has grown hugely from there. Cooking demonstrations and daily ‘happy hours’ (specials available at 10am and 3pm) mark a shift in Market Week thinking. Enticing workshops on offer throughout the week include a fruit and veg foraging event, and a bacon-lovers’ class. There are more edible events in the timetable than we know what to do with: Barossa Fine Foods, matched with Head in the Clouds Wines; ‘Coffee Quaffing with the Coffee Bean’; and ‘Enchanting Mushrooms’ with Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop matched with 3 Dark Horses’ wines. The cooking classes with Lucia’s Fine Foods have reportedly sold out already. If you’d prefer to experience the market at your own pace, there’s the Fine Food Forage: a self-guided tour that, for $30, gives you a list of places to try and products to collect at your leisure. This can be done between 9am and 4pm, Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 September, or from 9am – 1pm on Saturday 6 September. The Market is also selling lunchboxes ($10 each) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Blue Lunchbox (vegetarian) Beetroot, lentil and goat’s cheese salad – Lucia’s Fine Foods Sheep’s milk honey yoghurt – Island Pure Fruit and nut mix – House of Health Pomegranate and walnut dip with crackers – Jagger Fine Foods Pear – McMahons Fruit & Veg Red Lunch Box Mini ciabatta – Wild Loaf Ham off the bone – Barossa Fine Foods Aged gouda – The Smelly Cheese Shop Fruit and nut bar – House of Health Kalamata olives – Leo’s Cheese Bar Scorched almonds – Charlesworth Nuts Apple – Aubergine’s Fresh Produce You can try your luck at getting tickets, goodie bags or lunchboxes on the day, but to be safe pre-purchase online by following the links in the Market Week program. Events such as free opera, music and performing arts will be tabled alongside edible treats. The free Spring Market Party (Friday, September 5, 5pm – 8pm) will include wine tasting (Arete, De Anima and 3 Dark Horses), music from local band Goldstein, roasted porchetta from Marino Meats and an oyster bar by Samtass Seafoods. For full details, tickets and the timetable, visit the Adelaide Central Market website.