I Choose SA Day – here’s your guide


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By Lana Guineay

It’s almost here: I Choose SA Day, the day to choose South Australian and make a difference to your state!

This Saturday October 21 is all about celebrating everything great about SA, from our amazing produce, to a day out with the family, to local business. By shopping local, you’re supporting South Australian producers, manufacturers, service providers, retailers and businesses…AKA your neighbours, your friends, your family and even yourself.

The day is brimming with activities, live classes, food, drinks, and freebies, so we’ve created a quick-fire guide to getting the most out of your day, and Choose SA!

A few of life's necessities. A taste of things to come at Ferment the Festival.

A few of life’s necessities. A taste of things to come at Ferment the Festival.

Ferment the Festival
Kimchi, cheese, chocolate, charcuterie… there’s a whole world of fermented food and drink out there, and you’re invited to explore (and taste) it at Ferment the Festival held in Rundle Park, Kadlitpina, Friday 20 – Sunday 22.

The I Choose SA team will be waving the flag (no actual flags involved) for all things local as part of this year’s festival, and you’ll be able to nab an I Choose SA tote bag, perfect for re-use at the shops, markets and work.

Plus, you will have the opportunity to win 1 of 100 I Choose SA bags brimming with SA products including T BAR TEA SALON, Jonny’s Popcorn Delights, Bickford’s Australia and more. Book your tickets to Ferment here.

Anytime is a good time to drop by the Markets. But especially I Choose SA Day

Anytime is a good time to drop by the Markets. But especially I Choose SA Day

Adelaide Central Market
Come for your morning coffee, stay for the live cooking demonstrations with Sprout Cooking School & Health Studio (10am – 11am and 11:30 – 12:30), live music, a Lake Breeze Wines pop-up cellar door (11:30am – 2pm), and a free I Choose SA Market Trail (9am – 1pm) where you can taste and sample your way through the markets. The trail is limited to 150 people so first in best fed!

Food, facepaint, and ...more food.  Photo courtesy Plant 4 Bowden Facebook.

Food, face paint, and …more food. Photo courtesy Plant 4 Bowden Facebook.

Plant 4 Bowden
Plant 4 Bowden will be celebrating I Choose SA Day with loads of activities for the little ones. Head down for a live cooking demonstration with Jessie Spiby – MasterChef Australia from 10:30am – 11:30am, and free face painting between 10am and 1pm. The Nova Casanovas will also be there handing out free Golden North Ice Cream,  I Choose SA stickers and super-cute kids temporary tattoos!

Bree May will be showing us her kitchen skills at Westfield Marion

Bree May will be serving up some delights at Westfield Marion

Westfield Marion
A trip to Westfield Marion will see you enjoy live cooking demonstrations with Food According to Bree, free tastings with selected retailers between 11am and 3pm, live music and a BWS Marion pop-up cellar door product tasting. Is it too early to do a spot of Christmas shopping while you’re there? We’ll leave that to you!

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We all know that South Australia does great wine – but in case you need further convincing, your local BWS will be offering SA product tastings from 12 noon – 3pm, and 3:30 – 6:30pm and in-store specials all day at selected locations. Visit BWS at Rundle Mall, North Adelaide (Royal Oak Hotel), City BWS, Walkerville, Mitcham, Glenelg, Cumberland Park, Prospect, Stirling, Mawson Lakes, Tea Tree Plaza, Marion, and Eastwood to see what’s on offer.

Other participating local businesses, retailers and SA supporters on I Choose SA Day 2017:

  • OTR
  • Foodland
  • Coles
  • IGA Australia
  • Woolworths
  • Haigh’s Chocolates
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • National Pharmacies
  • SA Farmers Markets
  • Arkaba Hotel
  • Torrens Arms Hotel
  • Marion Hotel
  • Pretoria Hotel Mannum
  • Port Lincoln Hotel
  • Hotel Royal Torrensville
  • Tonsley Hotel
  • Tony and Marks
  • Pick a Local, Pick SA! Independent Green Grocers
  • Kensington Hotel
  • Smiling Samoyed Brewery
  • Stirling Hotel
  • The Lion
  • Victory Hotel
  • Fassina Liquor

When you’re posting about the day, make sure you tag us @brandsouthaustralia and use #ichoosesa and #ichoosesaday

Visit I Choose SA to find out how you can support our state by choosing South Australian businesses, products and services.

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