Riverland fruit and vegetables taste like they are supposed to, with each mouthful an explosion of taste and memories.
Asked why the Riverland is so appealing, Riverland Ambassador Russell Ebert is quick to point out the region’s "deserved reputation as Australia’s food bowl with an abundance of grains, fruits, vegetables, grapes and nuts."
There’s nothing like purchasing fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables straight from the grower, or head to one of the Riverland factory outlets.
Roadside stalls and factory outlets provide the perfect opportunity to stock up, plus a regular farmers market in Berri provides an abundance of local produce all in the one location.
The Riverland is renowned for fresh and handmade products using local-grown oranges, lemons, limes, mandarines and grapefruit, as well as plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines and almonds.
The Riverland Farmers' Market is held each Saturday in Berri. Here local producers sell directly to the public, the number and types of food stalls present varying each week depending upon the season. Locally produced craft is also available from a limited number of craft stalls, the number and types of craft stalls varying each week.
The Market has become a popular meeting place for both locals and visitors and a breakfast bar offers a range of locally-produced breakfast food choices and locally-roasted coffee.
Alternatively you can visit the unique roadside fruit stalls just down the on the Old Sturt Highway where you'll discover Aggies Fruit Stall opposite to Tony & Effies Fruit Stall with the in- season fruits of the Riverland- oranges, mandarins, butternuts, avocados and more.
Flavours of the Riverland (Home of Backyard Bread) on the Sturt Highway in Barmera is a tasting cafe and providore. Whether you are a tourist meandering through our region, or a local yearning for something homemade and wholesome, this is the place to TASTE THE FLAVOURS of the RIVERLAND.
They offer a range of popular handmade bread bites to a delicious range of gourmet spreads, you will find a range of flavours which proudly exhibit the region's pristine, fresh produce.
The region also boasts is own boutique coffee roasting business Arrosto Coffee. These hand roasted coffee beans can be found at a range of Riverland outlets including the Riverland Farmer’s Market.
Also in Waikerie is Illalangi Gourmet Foods. Here you can try Illalangi's large range of artisan food products, exquisite gift hampers and platters, or test the range of soaps and body produsts. The Bush Tucker garden overlooks the beauitful River Murray, perfect scenery to try a range of Riverland products.
In Renmark, stop in at the Almondco Almond Hut where you can try and buy various locally grown and produced almond products or head to Jimmy's Fresh Fruit and Vegie Shed for in season local produce.
All Visitor Information Centres in the Riverland stock the largest range of local products.