8.34am, Thursday 28th April, Yalumba Clocktower, Angaston, Eden Valley, The Barossa
Stuart and Janelle
Well folks, it’s another blue sky morning in the Barossa – heading for 27 degrees and a top backdrop for the Tanunda Town Day – today’s major Vintage Festival event. I promised you a photo tour of the Harvest Market – Yalumba’s big two-day showcase of all food things Barossan – so here we go. Here are my visitors for the day, Stuart and Janelle from Yorky’s Knob Boating Club up in Cairns – with Rolf Egert from Kurianda – famous for local wild tree olive oil, savoury shiraz sauce, and pear chutney.
Just to give you an idea of what the whole thing looked like, here’s what the Yalumba side lawn looked like ‘before’ on Monday setting up …
Harvest Market "before" ...
… and here’s the ‘after’ adding all the goodies picture, about 11.30am yesterday morning.
Harvest Market "after"
We wandered around the market and tried as much of the produce as we could:
First, the meat – so good in this part of the world … Schulz’s bratwurst – the benchmark local sausage, Lyndoch Butchers kransky (you can smell those cooking!) , and Steiny’s ‘The Afterburner’ – which is their legendary ‘Ring Burner’ pepperoni stick, dipped in chilli! Only for the brave palate or those who really like hot hot stuff!
Then, the sweets … Barossa Country Biscuits currant wafers – only made seasonally, and as kids we used to call them ‘squashed fly bikkies’ because that’s what the middle looked like, but tasted like syrupy sultanas – tops!
Squashed fly bikkies
And possibly the bargain buy of the day – two local strawberries dipped in Bryan Pearson’s chocolate for one dollar!
Strawberries in chocolate
And hey – for the scarecrow scrapbook, here’s the ‘big mama in the garden’ outside the nursery in Nuriootpa and the wet weather bloke from Yalumba’s front lawn.