Esme Hein

Real food from the farms and homes of the Barossa

>> Esme Hein with her grandson Ben


Esme Hein

Tell us about your food journey...

My mother first taught me to bake. I started show-baking in 1947, about the age of 21. I got better at it by attending lots of country shows, listening to tips and feedback from the judges, and doing my own bit of judging.

I first started by following the recipe but over time, started experimenting on my own.

What products do you make?

Sweet things, cakes, biscuits and jams. I like baking the old favourites the most, since customers tend to appreciate them most.

I don’t really have favourites, but I notice people really enjoy apricot jam, honey biscuits and cockles so I like making those.

What helps make your products special?

I love the social company at the Barossa Farmers Market, and I think some of that love goes into baking. I’ve been baking for a long time and I bake by feel, rather than by the book, so each batch is special in its own way.

I think the joy that baking gives me and the joy it gives customers is what really makes it special.

How often do you have a stall at the farmers market?

I usually attend the market once a month, on the third Saturday of the month, with my grandson Ben, who helps me on the stall.


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Every Saturday Morning 7:30AM – 11:30am


Corner Nuriootopa and Stockwell Roads, Angaston


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