Apart from its tasty country baked pies and the attractive setting in green rolling hills, Strathalbyn is renown for its abundance of second hand, antiques and collectables stores – in fact there are more antiques and collectables stores here per square metre than anywhere else I have seen in South Australia.
As at many other country markets in Adelaide there were tools and toys for sale and a range of other things that you can buy in $2 stores.
Something that particularly caught my eye were the attractive handmade furniture pieces made from recycled wood – an attractive and environmentally friendly way to decorate your home.
If you enjoy trying something different to eat, a variety of venison products were on offer at the Strathalbyn Markets from the Mount Compass Venison market stall including some tasty pies and an assortment of flavoured sausages.
And just to complete your culinary masterpiece, wouldn’t you use country fresh home made sauces to complement the meal?
The Strathalbyn market is well worth a visit, and you should spend some time exploring this quaint historic town if you haven’t seen it before. Buy some tasty local food and have a picnic on the banks of the River Angas in the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Take a SteamRanger steam train trip to Goolwa or Victor Harbor and see the Granite Island attractions.
If you’re a market junkie combine your visit with a trip to the Macclesfield or Myponga markets or the The Original Open Market. Alternatively visit one of the wineries near Strathalbyn – unless you’re keen to go home and enjoy your purchases from the Strathalbyn Markets.
Link to website: https://www.weekendnotes.com/strathalbyn-market/