Hahndorf's Newest Foodie Experience: Plentiful Pickings Picnic Trail

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Plentiful Pickings is the best way to experience the flavours of Hahndorf. Visitors and locals alike can explore the village and create their own perfect picnic hamper filled with everything from chocolate to cheeseboard paste pots, from some of our favourite Hahndorf traders.

Each participating trader is offering special discounts and vouchers, worth more than $40 in total, to help put together the ultimate, artisan picnic basket.

The Plentiful Pickings Picnic Trail starts at the Visitor Information Centre where you can purchase a trendy cooler bag packed with produce coupons to take you from iconic SA-favourite Udder Delights at one end of the main street, to the equally-iconic Beerenberg at the other – and a whole bunch of favourites in between.

Special offers apply for Chocolate @ No. 5, Udder Delights, Beerenberg, Somerled Wines, Harris Smokehouse, K2C and Fruchocs.

Somerled Wines’ Lucy Moody was the brains behind the idea, and says Plentiful Pickings is about experiencing all the fresh, local produce Hahndorf has to offer, in a fun way.

“Sometimes when I’m a tourist I like an itinerary or ideas given to me because it’s just nice to shut your mind down and enjoy a cool experience that you didn’t have to plan or think about yourself,” she says.

“So this is a kind of quirky way for food and wine lovers to follow the trail along the main street of Hahndorf and fill up on some delicious produce that they may not have otherwise tried.”

Mount Barker District Council’s Andy Glen says the trail is perfect for foodies, families, friends and couples to explore the village and make a picnic day out.

“With the mix of good quality produce available at each stop along the way there’s the potential to create a quite unique picnic hamper that you can then settle back and enjoy at one of the many pretty parks in the village.

“The great thing about this picnic trail is it can all be done on foot at your own pace, allowing you to stop in and visit some of our other wonderful traders throughout the village.

“Hahndorf is fast becoming known as the destination for flavours, artisan produce and wine, and the Plentiful Pickings picnic trail is helping more people to experience this, in a memorable and enjoyable way.”

Plentiful Pickings cooler bag are available for purchase for $35 from the Hahndorf Visitor Information Centre, 68 Main Street, Hahndorf, or at Somerled Wines.