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:-
- Everything 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
Alan Whelan, Secretary
Rhona Parker-Benton, Treasurer
Wendy Creaser, David Woods, Paul Van Zati, Dagmar Skipworth and Fiona Williams.
After minimal costs are deducted, all monies collected from stall fees are returned to the local community and local charity groups. We are proud of our achievement. Over $100,000 has been donated so far. This year we plan donate over $15,000. The donations made over the past 2 years are listed below.
ALDGATE KINDERGARTEN: $4400
The Kindergarten has established a vegetable garden for children to learn how to grow vegetables. The produce is used in cooking classes to teach children to cook and encourage them to eat vegetables.
Murals designed by the children are used as a screen along the road fence.
ALDGATE OVAL HALL: $3000
To renew the Gas Water Heater and Cooking Stove.
The Hall is a Community Hall used by local Sporting Clubs.
MYLOR AVENUE OF HONOUR: $1200
16 Oak trees donated to replace six trees and 10 new trees. The Avenue of trees remembers those who lost their lives during World War 1 and World War 11.
ST .JOHN: $1200
The purchase of six Winter Jackets for St John volunteers. St John has First Aid officers who attend every Market.
STIRLING COUMMUNTY GARDEN: $3500
Newly formed community group to establish a community Garden.
One water tank and plumbing to water Garden.
URAIDLA PRIMARY SCHOOL: $3300
Removable stage for new gymnasium.
STIRLING MEALS ON WHEELS: $1000
Christmas Hampers, ongoing support by Meals on Wheels to provide Christmas hampers for its Clients.
THE HUT: $8500
Enabling The Hut to have a BBQ Trailer purpose build to raise funds for ongoing projects.
MYLOR OVAL: $1OOO
The Mylor community needed a generator for its Oval to be used in a emergency, Bush Fire Protection etc. We agreed to pay half the money, if the community raised the other $1000
BALHANNAH SCOUTS: $2094
Two new Canoes for scouts to use.
MYLOR SHOEMAKERS SHOP: $1000
To help the Mylor community to restore the Shoemakers shop, they themselves raised a large sum to make this happen.