September 15, 2022
What's On

What’s On: Farmers’ markets, City to Bay and an open garden

Every taste will be catered for this weekend with fresh produce at the Adelaide Farmers' Market, and sweeter snacks available at the inaugural Cookie Trade Show.

Fresh produce

Returning to the Adelaide Showground, the Adelaide Farmers Market will be setting up in the Stirling Angus Pavilion on Sunday, September 18. Around 40 stallholders are set to sell delicious local produce, offering everything from fruit and vegetables fresh from the farm, pastured eggs, hormone-free meat, artisanal breads, handmade dairy products and local gin and cider. Delight in a morning coffee before filling your baskets with plenty of produce to take home.

Where the cookie crumbles

The first ever Cookie Trade Show will be held on the weekend of September 17 and 18 at The Market Shed on Holland. It will be a place for sweet-tooths to come together and spend the weekend networking with other bakers, as well as shopping for sweets, ingredients and utensils. There will also be sugary creations to admire at the cookie art gallery. Take part in a variety of classes, demonstrations and activity tables, where attendees can learn new baking and decorating skills.

Run along

Join the City-Bay Fun Run on Sunday, September 18 to take on the challenge of South Australia’s largest fun run and help raise funds for charity at the same time. Choose a distance that suits you – 3 kilometres, 6 kilometres, 12 kilometres or a half marathon – and run or walk to Colley Terrace in Glenelg. Dress up to support your chosen charity and soak up the roadside entertainment and crowd encouragement throughout the run.

Gorgeous garden

On Sunday, September 18, take in the beauty of Al Ru Farm as Ruth Irving opens the garden’s gates to the public. Roam the four-hectare grounds in your own time, or allow Ruth to guide you through her garden where, in spring, many thousands of bulbs create spectacular drifts of colour and crab apple trees bloom pretty pink. Enjoy the lily pond area with its classical pergola, as well as various outbuildings including a stylish conservatory, the undercover barn venue and the elegant garden pavilion accommodation. Refreshments and lunch will be available alongside a variety of gardening, crafts and produce stalls set up as a small market in the garden.

Historic home

Get to know the original Bowman and Mortlock families of Martindale through their lavish interiors on Sunday, September 18 with a guided tour by art historian, Georgina Downey. Explore the history of Martindale Hall in a fun and educational tour that delves into the period interior, art and decor of the building. After the tour, take in everything the Clare Valley has to offer with wineries, pubs and serene landscapes.

A guided journey

Carrick Hill’s latest exhibition, Guiding Lights will be opening in the Carrick Hill main hall on Monday, September 19. A collection curated by the Carrick Hill volunteer guides, the exhibition reveals the connection between the objects and the guides themselves. The exhibition showcases ceramics from across the globe, continental glass and textiles, English silver and furniture, and bronze sculptures from Australia. The exhibition will run until Sunday, January 15.

For more of what’s on around South Australia this month, pick up the September issue of SALIFE, which is on sale now.

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