The Eyre Peninsula Farmers and Fishermen’s Market (formerly Eyre Peninsula Farmers Market) was launched by Adelaide-based celebrity chef Dorinda Haffner at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days in August 2004. Established by a couple of volunteers passionate about food, wine, culture and the Eyre Peninsula, the market is a community-based project designed to provide existing and new producers with an outlet to promote and market their goods.
Predominately a food and wine market – the only exceptions being potted plants, cut flowers, compost and berley – shoppers can buy and taste a delicious selection of seafood, meats, smallgoods, wine, baked items, olives and olive oil, honey, condiments, fruit and nuts. The market supports and promotes sustainable farming practices, biodynamic and organic produce, and stallholders must have grown, bred, caught, pickled, brewed, smoked, baked or made the goods to participate. Market-goers are encouraged to chat to the growers and farmers about how fish are caught, meat is raised and wine made.
Shoppers can also enjoy a light meal cooked up by a local chef featuring some of the produce to be found at the market. Wine by the glass or bottle is also available, and there’s live entertainment.