Photography by Elizabeth Denning.
In the hubbub of their 150 year milestone, an Adelaide Central Market pop-up has grown into a cult sensation. Popping up in 2016, the Producer In Residence Stall has become an underground destination for those seeking lunch fare in the markets.
With the designated producer also changing every three weeks, the stall has hosted anything from food trucks to highly esteemed chefs. And as of today, we’re in the middle of, Peel St Restaurant chef, Jack Tonkin‘s stint as producer.
With previous notches under his belt at Orana, and running his own catering business, Jack is working alongside partner and photographer, Elizabeth Denning, to showcase their Seasons pop-up.
Indicative from the name, Seasons showcases all the best of seasonal produce, inspired by his collaboration in the market’s 150 years book. The spread changes daily but they mostly feature a range of gourmet offerings with ingredients sourced directly from the market.
Expect diabolically good sandwiches, which may seem like an odd adjective to use, but sleeves must be rolled up, hair put up and all consequent meetings that afternoon cancelled, because a mess is guaranteed.
Slices of bread reaching a width of 2cm, drizzled with olive oil, mayonnaise and chock full of the freshest ingredients, these sandwiches are damn good value, with prices not surpassing $13.
Highlights include the ocean trout sandwich, which manages to sell out everyday, uses the leftover pieces from the cuts sold in the markets. The intent for sustainable practice as Jack tells us is doubly handy as it helps keep prices low.
Outside of sandwiches, the menu changes daily with salads and more in the mix for vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs. Plus when they run out of ingredients, it’s a quick dart to another stall for Jack and Elizabeth to replenish.
The Producer in Residence Stall abides by market hours, serving from about 10.30am most days and offering night dining on Fridays. In fact, for their closer next week, we’re told to expect a pasta night.
Seasons is only there for another week, so if you don’t want to miss that ocean trout sandwich or any other clever dishes, the Producer in Residence Stall can be found by the Central Markets Grote Street entrance.
The Adelaide Central Market is located at 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.