We’re celebrating the Central Market! A collaboration of traders, producers and small business, we invite our community to rediscover the Market and celebrate the first week of Spring. Market Week is a weeklong festival of activities including giveaways, tours, tastings, super specials, cooking classes, music and more!
Market Week highlights include our Fine Food Forage, a cooking school with Adelaide icon, Lucia’s, a performance from the State Opera, daily Happy Hours and Market lunchboxes. Download the full schedule of activities and events.
Market Lunchboxes $10pp
Daily - Wednesday 3 September to Friday 5 September @ 12-2pm
Discover the delights of the Market with a quick, healthy lunchbox full of our handpicked Market favourites! Enjoy your lunchbox on the sunny Grote St footpath, which will be transformed into comfy street dining, complete with tunes by some of Adelaide’s favourite buskers.
Blue Lunchbox (vegetarian)
Beetroot, lentil and goats 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
$10 per lunchbox
Click here to pre-order your lunchbox. If not sold out, lunchboxes will be available for purchase on the day.
Fine Food Forage $30pp
Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 September – self guided between 9am – 4pm
Saturday 6 September – self guided between 9am – 1pm
It’s no secret that South Australia is home to some of Australia’s best produce, and the Market is Adelaide’s food mecca. This self-guided tour is designed to showcase some of the very best local and artisan produce the Market has to offer. The selection of Market goodies takes you on a gastronomic journey around the Market and includes over 10 stops, a market bag, merchandise and a map. Retail value of over $70! $30pp.
The selection of Market goodies will include:
House made Duck rillette – Charcuterie Traiteur
Locally grown, premium buttons - Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop
250ml Clare Valley Olive Oil – Olive Tree
Local smallgoods selection – San Jose Smallgoods
Baby Bert & apricot compote – Say Cheese
Chocolate fondue & strawberry cup – Providore
Artisan Sourdough loaf - Wild Loaf
House made spice selection - Le Souk
Locally made, organic butter – Leo’s Cheese and Gourmet
Handmade Island Pure yoghurt – Island Pure
200g house special beans – Coffee Bean
When available, tickets may be available to purchase on the day, however tickets are strictly limited.
Click here to book for the Fine Food Forage!
Lucia’s Cooking School $45pp
Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 September @ 6pm, Market Kitchen
For two nights only, the ladies of Lucia’s – Emma, Maria and Nicci -will share the secrets to their perfect pasta making using the hands-on techniques passed down through the generations, from the Lucia’s founder and family matriarch, Lucia Rosella.
Ticket includes class, meal, glass of wine and Lucia’s take home product.
$45pp Bookings essential.
Daily Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 September @ 10am & 3pm
As part of the Market Week celebrations, twice a day, every day the Market will go on sale! When the clock strikes 10am and 3pm each day it’s on for young and old with SUPER SPECIALS at every participating stall. Check with your favourite stall for their daily special!
Cooking demonstrations FREE
Daily – Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 September @11am
Throughout Market Week, our traders and producers will be sharing a bit about their products on the Gouger St demonstration stage. All demonstrations will feature signature Market products and explore recipes and techniques to use fresh produce. All of our producer demonstrations are free and will be held on the Gouger St stage (bookings not required).
Appreciation Sessions $12-$18
Tuesday 2 September – Friday 5 September @ 9.15am & 1pm
If you’d like to get hands on with some great Market produce and learn a bit more about what’s available around the Market, then our Market Week Appreciation Classes are definitely for you! Hosted by an industry expert, our diverse schedule of appreciation classes include Pleasing Cheeses, Charcuterie, Enchanting Mushrooms, and a class especially for Bacon Lovers!
|Charcuterie with Barossa Fine Foods & wine matching from Head in the Clouds Wines||Tuesday 2 September||1pm||$12pp||Book here|
|Enchanting Mushrooms with Mushroom Man’s Mushroom Shop & wine matching from 3 Dark Horses||Wednesday 3 September||1pm||$12pp||Book here|
|Pleasing Cheeses with B.-d Farm Paris Creek & Leo’s Cheese Bar & wine matching from Arete Wines & De Anima Wines||Thursday 4 September||1pm||$12pp||Book here|
|Bacon Lovers class with Feast! Fine Foods (includes bacon sandwich from Big Table)||Friday 5 September||9.15am||$18pp||Book here|
|Charcuterie with Barossa Fine Foods & wine matching from Unico Zelo||Saturday 6 September||1pm||$12pp||Book here|
Opera in the Market FREE
Thursday 4 & Saturday 6 September @ 10am
Be entertained by singers from State Opera South Australia as they serenade you will classic arias and duets from opera repertoire and take you away from the hustle and bustle into a world of love, deception and drama.
Thursday 4 September performers include Naomi Hede and Joshua Rowe with pianist Andrew Georg. Saturday 6 September will include performers Fiona McArdle with Joshua Rowe and pianist Andrew Georg.
Music & Performances FREE
Throughout Market Week we’ll host Adelaide’s most talented musicians and street theatre performances.
Spring Market Party FREE Friday 5 September @ 5 – 8pm
Celebrate Spring at the Central Market with wine tastings, local music and a giant roasted Porchetta from Marino Meats and Oyster Bar by Samtass Seafoods. Local folk band Goldstein will be providing the tunes with local artisan wine producers Arete Wines, De Anima Wines, 3 Dark Horses and Head in the Clouds with their latest vintage on offer for tasting.
OzHarvest Garden of Goodness
Help to fight food waste by donating to OzHarvest’s Garden of Goodness. Plant your own veggies that represent the meals you have saved.
For the Kids FREE
Saturday 6 September
Of course Market Week hasn’t forgotten our littlest foodies! Our final day of Market Week will feature lots of free activities for the next generation of Market shoppers. Activities will include a street theatre performance by Dr Rube, face painting, balloon giveaways and our ‘paint a pot, plant some seeds’ workshop.
|9am – 11.00am||Facepainting||Gouger Dining area|
|9am – 11.30am||Kids Gardening||Grote St Dining area|
|9am – 12pm||Balloon giveaway||Roving|
|12pm – 12.30pm||Street Theatre by Dr Rube||Grote St stage|
|12.40pm – 1.10pm||Street Theatre by Dr Rube||Gouger St stage|
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