There’s a new, delicious stall in town and it’s in a pretty spesh location. Where better to showcase local produce and home-grown artisanal talent than at the Adelaide Central Markets? Alternating stall occupiers every two weeks, the Producer in Residence stall is the newest addition to Adelaide’s beloved markets and will place food innovators, producers, and start-up food businesses in the limelight.
Greeting you at the North-West gate for the next two weeks is Adelaide-born pastry chef, Keva Freeman and her colourful array of French-inspired desserts. Though in two weeks time a new producer will occupy the Producer in Resident stall, there's no need to worry—you will still be able to enjoy Keva’s mouth-watering pastries from her very own business, Sucre Patisserie. Literally translating to ‘sugar pastries’, Keva’s treats include zesty orange sponge cakes, lemon macaroons, salted caramel macaroons, and personalised vanilla bean butter biscuits. Not going to lie, the ‘Radelaide’ biscuits made us feel pretty darn special.
The Adelaide Central Markets are at the heart of South Australia’s food and produce culture, and Chairman Nick Begakis AO says the stall brings the Market Board one step closer to their goal of becoming internationally-recognised.
“To become the world’s leading food and produce market, one thing we need to do is encourage and nurture our home-grown talent,” Begakis AO says.
“Our home-grown talent needs a platform to test, trial, and experiment with our ideas, their produce, and to grow into successful and viable food businesses to contribute to the economic development of a local, vibrant food industry.”
Alike the Market Board, Keva has high hopes of becoming nationally, and even internationally, renowned.
“When I was about 17 I took a part-time job in a bakery and went from there. It’s taken me interstate and also overseas so it has been amazing and now I’m here setting up at the Central Markets for two weeks,” Keva says.
“I think it just gives me a lot more exposure. A lot of people come through the markets so they’re all going to see me here.”
With Keva taking centre stage as the Producer in Residence for only the next fortnight, you’d better get in quick to sample her decadent desserts. She has undoubtedly opened the store with an explosion of citrusy, creamy goodness and we’re super excited to see what else the Producer in Residence has in store for us.
All images by Adrienne Goode.