This little guide has been put together to make shopping and sourcing local South Australian produce a little easier. This not an exhaustive list just a place to get started.
Fruit and vegetables
Nothing gets more local than your backyard. Growing, buying and eating seasonal produce means eating food at it’s best. Swapping and sharing excess produce among friends and family builds community and reduces food miles. Step away from the major supermarkets and you’ll find most smaller fruit and vegetable shops will have a great range of local produce.
Apples, aparagus, asian greens, avocados, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cumquat, grapefuit, lemons, loquats, mandarins, mulberries, blood oranges, mandarins, parsnip, peas, potato, pears, pumpkin, rhubarb, silverbeet, spinach, strawberries.
Apricots, basil, broad beans, capsicums, cucumber, cherries, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, kale, lettuce, mulberries, nectarines, onions, pak choy, peaches, potatoes, purslane, quandong, ruby salt bush, silverbeet, snow peas, strawberries, tomatoes, zucchini.
Apples, asian greens, amaranth, beetroot, blackberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicums, carrots, celeriac, celery, cauliflower, chesnuts, chia, chicory, corn, eggplant, feijoas, figs, grapes, kale, kiwi fruit, kohlrabi, leeks, lemons, limes, olives, onions, orange, macadamia, medlars, parsnip, passionfruit, peas, pears, persimmon, pistachio, plum, potato, prickly pear fruit, pumpkin, purslane, quince, raspberries, rhubarb, rock melon, sauce tomatoes, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, strawberries, swede, sweet corn, turnip, walnuts, wattleseed, watermelon, white sapote, zucchini.
Avocado, apples, asian greens, beetroot, borlotti bean, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chilli, cuquats, fennel, garlic, grapefruit, horseradish, honey, jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, lemons, limes, mandarins, navel oranges, okra, olives, onions, oranges, pears, persimmon, pomegranate, quinces, shallot, silverbeet, spinach, swede, rhubarb, tangelos, tangerines, turnip, zucchini
All of these businesses source milk from South Australian dairy farms.
Alexandrina cheese company – milk, cheddar, gouda, edam, romano, pepato, feta, ricotta, creme fraiche, yogurt
Barossa valley cheese company – brie, camembert, haloumi, feta
B.-d. farm paris creek – biodynamic organic milk, yogurt, cheese and butter
Fleurieu Milk and Yoghurt Company – milk and yogurt
La casa del formaggio – bocconcini, mozarella, goats milk cheeses, haloumi, ricotta, parmesan, pecorino, marscapone, and cream
Udder delights cheese – range of goats milk cheeses, brie, camembert, blue vein
Woodside cheese wrights – big range of soft cheeses
For the carnivores
Talk to your local butcher or fishmonger about where they source their meat. Some businesses focusing on local:
Barossa fine foods butchers – South Australian turkey, chicken, eggs, lamb, pork, beef, sausages and small goods like ham and bacon.
Bruce’s meat and poultry – pasture grazed beef and sow stall free pork. Free range turkeys for christmas.
Cappo seafood – fish primary sourced from SA waters.
Feast fine foods butchers – South Australian beef, chicken, pork, wild game, veal and small goods
Ferguson Australia – selling SA fish and lobster.
Some of the fish that can be caught in South Australian waters:
Abalone, blue groper, blue swimmer snapper, bream, crabs, flathead, garfish, king george whiting, king prawns, marron, mulloway, mullet, mussels, oysters, rock lobster, salmon trout, sardines, salmon, squid, whiting, yellow fin whiting, yellow tail king fish.
Almonds – South Australia grow 60% of Australia’s production of almonds and can easily be sourced.
Chesnuts – are grown in the Adelaide hills
Pecans – small plantings around SA.
Pistachios – mainly grown Waikerie and Pinnaroo, small organic farm in Gawler.
Walnuts – commercially grown in Adelaide hills and riverland but also grows well on Adelaide plains.
Grains and legumes
Four leaf milling – some grains are grown on their SA farms and other Australian biodynamic and organic farms.
Laucke flour – sells Kangaroo Island flour
L’Abruzzese pasta – made using only SA and Australian wheat
Pangkarra Foods – flour, pasta, chickpeas and faba beans
Olive oil – South Australian olive oil can easily be sourced.
Canola oil – Canola is SA’s third largest crop but the bulk of the crop is exported.
Safflower, linseed and sunflower – also grown in SA for oil but in significantly less quantities.
South Australians are spoilt for choice with grapes mainly grown in Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Barossa, Clare, and Adelaide Hills.
Murray river salt, Nelshaby capers, pickled nasturtium pods, most herbs grown year round, Kalangadoo apple cider vinegar, Beerenburg jams chutneys and sauces, Angus Park dried fruit, pickled olives, honey, carob, Adelaide mushrooms, Outback Pride sauces herbs and jams, Matjarra herbs and chillis.
Adelaide showgrounds farmers market
Adelaide hills farmers markets
Barossa farmers market
Farm direct markets -Salisbury, Lightsview and Gawler
Gepps Cross drive- in market
Mount pleasant farmers market
The market shed on holland
Willunga farmers market
Brighton jetty bakery
Good life organic pizza
The Kings Head pub
The Seasonal Garden Cafe
The White House Harndorf