The Growers Market has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through Summer. Open from 9 till Noon every Saturday of summer just follow the line of cars down Black Barn Road to the carparks and you’ll see the market under the trees beside the underground cellars. Of course if you’re staying in one of the Black Barn properties, just grab your market bag and stroll through the vines.
Under a big ring of Plane trees the canvas covered market has its own place nestled in the heart of the vineyard. Local growers, bakers and producers are either to bed late or up early getting the very freshest and the best produce ready for Market to open at 9am. The market season opens with the new season’s asparagus, strawberries and artichokes and finishes as summer comes to an end with stonefruit peppers and beans. As well as all the seasonal produce, the market is crammed with fresh baked breads, locally roasted coffee, flowers, meat, pickles, olive oil, organic veges, lavender products etc etc etc.
The Growers’ Market season will open for the summer from Saturday December 7 2013 through – March 2014.
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