It was a huge relief to many farmers markets when the Federal Government deemed them 'essential services' during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than ever before, shoppers realised just how valuable they were, with fresh locally grown produce available directly from the source.
The Mt Pleasant Farmers Market, nestled on the outskirts of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Murraylands, has continued to trade on Saturday mornings through the crisis and is coming out the other side bigger and better than before.
Terese Stephens, the Assistant Market Manager, joins Jennie Lenman for a chat about the market and their new format Spring Fling, which will run every Saturday in September.
Photo at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market, supplied by Terese Stephens