About Us

 

The Stirling Market is held each month in Druid Avenue, Stirling, approximately 20 minutes from the GPO up the South Eastern Freeway.  The long established and popular Stirling Market with its many and varied stalls, is renowned for the diversity and quality of the goods on offer.

Here you can find:-

  • Stirling MarketEverything both for and from the garden including; rare natives and exotics plants, cottage plants, shrubs, bulbs, annuals, cut flowers, posies and garden art.
  • Fresh Seasonal local produce, home made jams, chutneys and preserves, delicious home baked cakes, pies, and biscuits, local wine and oils, hot and cold drinks and snacks.
  • Gifts from the comprehensive range of original arts and crafts, locally made jewellery, needlework, cards cosmetics, soaps and candles, hand made childrens clothes, bags dolls clothes, teddy bears, hats and scarves.
  • Wrought iron, pottery, books, toys, antiques, collectables and much more.

While in Stirling why not take time to enjoy the season.  After browsing the market stroll the pleasant main street, absorb the village ambience, visit the shops, relax over a coffee at a café or take lunch at one of the many excellent local cafes and restaurants.  Perhaps go on to explore and appreciate the peace and beauty of the Adelaide Hills.

The Market is administered by an energetic, dedicated and committed group of volunteers.

Richard James, Chair

Lynne James, Secretary

Rhona Parker-Benton, Treasurer

Committee members:-

Wendy Creaser, Paul Van Zati, Darren Keen, David Smart and Kalila Stewart-Davis.

The market is volunteer led and all net proceeds are donated to community organisations within the Adelaide Hills Council area. This year we will donate over $30,000.

A wide variety of projects have received funding that, preserve our past, recognise the present, and look to the future. For example:-

Regeneration of the Nature Trail.

When the devastating fires at Sampson’s Flat hit the Adelaide Hills, the committee immediately felt there was a need to become involved in repairing our beautiful hills. The aftermath of the fire saw wide spread devastation of the heritage listed Rochdale Reserve. We gave $5,000 to help fund the repair and regeneration of the Nature Trail within the reserve.

Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail.

In 2014 the Stirling Market commissioned a sculpture, as part of the Hills Sculpture Trail. Our piece, named “Journey’s”, was created from a massive 12 ton piece of black granite. This beautiful work sits at the entrance to Druid Avenue and is enjoyed each market day by our many visitors, and particularly by the children who enjoy clambering over it.  Take a minute and have closer look.

Stirling RSL .

More recently we donated to the new RSL soldier’s monument situated on the Lawns in front of the Stirling Library. This was commissioned for Armistice Day 11th November 2018, remembering 100 years since the end of the Great War. We have also donated to the RSL kitchen upgrade in the Stirling Club Rooms.

Druid Avenue.

 The beautiful oak trees lining Druid Avenue have also benefited from our donations. We are working closely with the Adelaide Hills Council and have funded the cost to the replace four of the oak trees. We have committed to contribute towards the ongoing maintenance of the trees, as required and recommended, by the council arborist.

The Community Groups.

Local schools, play groups, sporting clubs, toy libraries, men’s sheds, restoration works to historic buildings, the Stirling Christmas Pageant, the STDU, and local community groups who provide services to senior citizens. All of these, and many more, have received funding for their activities and special projects across the Adelaide Hills Council area.

The success over so many years would not have been possible without the full support of the Adelaide Hills Council, the support of the local businesses and residents, and to all of you, the visitors to our Market, who have made it what it is today, A BIG THANK YOU.