Barbara and Franz Knoll, of Barossa Fine Foods, are passionate about using fresh, natural products. This philosophy is why Barossa Fine Foods is Australia's most awarded small goods producer, now boasting more than 700 medals won from national and state competitions.
The Knoll family's tradition in smallgoods production goes back to great uncle Andreas Knoll who learnt to make smallgoods such as viennas, knackwurst and salamis in a Munich factory at the age of 15 in 1924 and went on to own his own shop. He was followed by his nephew Hans, who learnt the business from Andreas before migrating to Australia in 1957, eventually opening his own shop, Bavaria Smallgoods, where his son, Franz, started work at the age of 15. The company is now celebrating 21 years in business with its 120 employees across nine outlets focusing on the traditional hand-processing methods which have made it a market leader in small goods. While its production has increased significantly, Barossa Fine Foods prides itself on staying true to its traditional hand-processing methods and never compromises on the quality of its smallgoods.
One of my loves is good coffee and I was delighted to find Zedz Cafe at Adelaide Central Market.
Barista, Dorcen Walters, from Kommon Grounds coffee, roasts the beans locally. Meanwhile, former fine dining and Hyatt chef, Franjo Novosel, puts his heart and soul into preparing market fresh, wholesome breakfasts, lunches, and baked goods for Zedz patrons.
Specialities include juice of the day, muffins, tarts and other baked goods. There's gluten free, vegetarian and vegan food, sprouted lentils, activated nuts, and more.
Zedz also do a secret sorbetto, currently they have Christmas Cake and Persian delight flavours. Look out for the fluorescent sign at the Eastern Grote Street entrance to the Market.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.