How to support stallholders who were meant to be at the now cancelled Adelaide French Market

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On Wednesday morning, the somewhat confusing announcement was made that the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market due to be held Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November is cancelled. Stallholders would have purchased stock (perishable in the case of the food stalls), and others would have ordered or kept aside extra stock for the market.

 

Read on to find out about the market cancellation but most importantly how to support the stallholders who will now miss out – you might even tick off everyone on your Christmas gift list!

Adelaide French Market

Cancellation statement

This weekend’s market was due to be the first since 2019 after which COVID saw it cancelled. This time around the statement issued on Wednesday, in which the Alliance announced the cancellation of the market, reads:

The hard decision has been made to cancel this weekend’s French Market. We have been living with unprecedented and unpredictable adverse weather patterns for the past few weeks and observing the impacts on events across South Australia.

Further, we have been monitoring the weather conditions and the effects they have been having on event sites across Adelaide and implications of creating a safe environment. We wanted to give the event every possible chance, however, this has not proven possible.

 

How to support the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market stallholders

 

Food & Beverage stalls

 

Adelaide French MarketCoffee & Crepes often have their cart outside the University of Adelaide on North Terrace. Think of buying a coffee or crepe or both from them next time you’re over that way.

 

Crepe Bar has a permanent location at their North Adelaide Crepe Bar so dine in or order from them on UberEATS. Check out their website here: https://www.crepebar.shop/

 

Frencheese was due to make the trip over to Adelaide from Melbourne to serve its decadent raclette. To give them your support make sure you visit them at future festivals and get your Melbourne friends to consider having a raclette party where they come to you and prepare the raclette.

 

L’Arome is an Adelaide based caterer and mobile kitchen. You can give them your support by considering them for your next catering needs.

 

Les Deux Coqs has a permanent store-front at the Adelaide Central Market and pops me up at various markets in all parts of Adelaide – Stirling this Sunday. Pop in to their store or their market stalls to get your fix of French saucisson, rillettes, as well as patisseries for the sweet tooths. You can also order their products online.

 

Moi An Vietnamese Street Food was due to make its first appearance at the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market this weekend. Also Adelaide based, you can give them your support by considering them for your next catering needs.

 

Natura’s Artisan Ice Cream is a Hahndorf icon and we suggest you visit them for your ice-cream fix (without the guilt) sometime soon.

 

Pudding Lane can still cover your Christmas pudding needs with most of their products available for purchase via their online store.

 

Saucissons Australia by La Bastide was due to make the trip over from Sydney. Support them by purchasing their saucisson, rillettes, pâté and more via their online store and having them express posted to Adelaide.

 

marché de l'Alliance Français d'Adelaide

Simply Flammekueche is an Adelaide based mobile food truck based in Adelaide. Give them your support when you see them at your next festival (often at Tasting Australia in April) or by having them cater your next event.

 

We were unable to find a website or any social media pages for Potato on a Stick.

 

Champagne

Mind Spirits & Co was going to be pouring the delicious Brimoncourt Champagne Brut Regence but the good news is that you can buy it via their retail platform, My Local Spirits .

 

French and French-inspired products

A Taste of Paris was travelling from Melbourne to be at the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market. You can buy their gourmet products online – think “Gold” (flake) Morello & Champagne chutney, salted caramel sugar, salad mixes inspired by France with dry ingredients to take your salads to the next level, and much more.

 

Canal + was going to be signing up market attendees to their French TV platform which offers more than 50 TV channels, radio and satellite services – exclusively in French.

 

France at Home was also travelling over from Melbourne for the Adelaide French Market. Support them by ordering all the French supermarket products you desire including the special Ducs de Gascogne Advent Calendar, which they were going to be selling at the markets. They have a special Black Friday- Cyber Monday weekend sale of 20% off with the code cyberweekend2022

 

French Wish was due to be selling their French wares including a range of Taratata earrings at the market this weekend. They are due to have an online store in a few weeks but between now and then contact them via their Facebook page if you’re after any of their products.

 

Gaby a jewellery stylist for Fifth Avenue Collection was due to be selling their fashion jewellery at the Adelaide French Market. Support her by purchasing from the link above.

 

Language International is another stallholder that was going to be travelling from Melbourne for the market this weekend. They sell books in a range of languages, not just French and English. Support them by ordering via their website or popping into their store next time you’re in Melbourne.

 

Talinga Grove Olive Oil will be at Stirling Laneways market this Sunday along with Les Deux Coqs mentioned above. Support them there or buy their products on their online store.

 

Urth Clay Studio is Adelaide based and offer pottery classes. You can also purchase pottery making wares on their online store.

 

Activities at Adelaide French Market

Club de Pétanque Adelaide was going to be bringing the boules to the Alliance Française d’Adelaide French Market. Luckily, they’re local so you can go and play pétanque some other time.

Adelaide French Market

Please support the stallholders who were meant to be at the Adelaide French Market this weekend. You could have your next function catering organised, or your Christmas gifts for the foodie, Francophile, language lover, fashionista,  or creative in your life!

 

What were you most looking forward to at the Adelaide French Market this weekend?

 

For other events happening this month, check out our What’s on in November article and subscribe below to find out about our What’s on in December article (and others) as soon as it goes live.

 

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