Farmers Market stall holders win big

WINNERS: Gumshire Pork's Margaret Blenkiron,The Gourmet Entertainer's Teresa McLuchie, Mirror Mirror's Winni Wong, Steinys Alan Elsom and Barry Elsom.
WINNERS: Gumshire Pork's Margaret Blenkiron,The Gourmet Entertainer's Teresa McLuchie, Mirror Mirror's Winni Wong, Steinys Alan Elsom and Barry Elsom.

Barossa Farmers Market stallholders are celebrating after a successful year at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show.

Each year a number of the local farmers and small food producers who trade at the Barossa Farmers Market attend the Royal Adelaide Show, showcasing their livestock and food products in a range of competitions.

This year was no exception, with many stallholders earning ribbons, trophies and prizes.

The Blenkiron family achieved an amazing result at the Royal Show this year.

Trading as Gumshire Pork at the market, they are the only farm to have Hampshire Pigs in South Australia.

Their long list of wins for their pigs at the Show, including 10 first-place medals and 3 Reserve Junior and Reserve Senior Champions medals respectively.

Their livestock also won awards for Best of Breed: Large White and Landrace, Most Successful Exhibitor: Large White & Landrace, Junior Champion Sow All Breeds, Junior Champion Boar All Breeds, Champion Live Bacon Exhibit and Supreme Champion Pig in Show.

Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company enjoyed five winning entries in the Dairy Awards, with one gold medal for their Honey Rosemary ice-cream and four silver medals for their Salty Caramel, Ginger, Black Liquorice and Hokey Pokey flavours, respectively.

Also featuring in the South Australian Dairy Awards, Jersey Milk won Top Gold for their Jersey Fresh Pouring Cream and a silver medal for their non-homogenised Full Cream Milk.

The Gourmet Entertainer also won four categories for their relishes in the cookery competition.

Mirror Mirror Patisserie's artful creations earned fantastic results in three competitions, including first prize in the professional baking Gluten Free-Free Choice class; second prize in the professional baking Individual Modern Tart class; and a gold medal in the Single Variety Chocolate class.

Mirror Mirror stallholder, Winni Wong commented, "We are so happy that lots of stallholders have performed well at the Show this year, it truly reflects that Barossa Farmers Market has got plenty of quality products on offer".

Steiny's also had a presence at the Show with a stand in the Taste SA pavilion, and won Taste SA's 2nd prize for their stall, with it being commended by organisers for their "great presentation and crowd engagement with delicious tastings".

General Manager of the Barossa Farmers Market, Elaine Ratcliffe, was excited by the Show results.

"Recognition of the great produce and products available at the Barossa Farmers Market is always something to be proud of', said Elaine.

"It demonstrates that our stalls offer quality products across multiple food categories.

"Visitors to the Market can be assured that their local Farmers Market offers some of the best products in the state, and stallholders can be proud of all their hard work."

The Barossa Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 7:30am until 11:30am at the Vintners Shed, corner of Angaston and Stockwell Roads, Angaston.