OzHarvest Tree of Goodness | Adelaide Central Markets | 18-24 December 2014


The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness is a fun way for market-goers to share some ‘food love’ this season – decorating The Tree during the last Market trading days before Christmas helps to put nutritious food on the tables of people in Adelaide that need it.

State Manager of OzHarvest, Hayley Everuss said the aim of the Tree of Goodness is to make it easy for market-goers to embrace their generous spirit and help to nourish their community this season.

“It’s a bit of fun and it’s also very visual, you can literally see the tree becoming more and more festive in response to community goodwill.”

“Absolutely every dollar counts. Every dollar donated means we can deliver two (2) more meals for men, women and children in our community who are doing it tough.”

“This year we are also selling Gingerbread Vans which have been decorated by OzHarvest volunteers…. For every Gingerbread Van decorated today, we are donating the same number to our partner agencies along with their regular food delivery, just to share a little extra seasonal joy,” Hayley Everuss said.

Children will enjoy the Gingerbread Vans and by donating you can give the kids a yellow tag to decorate on the “Tree” and share an opportunity for discussion on community and food waste.


The OzHarvest Tree of Goodness market stall will be located next to SAMTASS at the Gouger Street end of the Market from today until Christmas Eve. Market-goers can chat with volunteers in OzHarvest yellow, make a donation or purchase one of the items available which make fabulous Christmas gifts with a social impact.

Items available for purchase include the newly released OzHarvest Cookbook ‘Urban Harvest’ which includes recipes from 50 top Australian chefs, as well as OzHarvest Tea Towels and Gingerbread Vans similar to those decorated by guests as part of the launch.

Since launching in South Australia nearly four years ago, OzHarvest has rescued 800 tonnes of good food that was destined for landfill equating to 2.4 million meals, including in a longstanding partnership with the Adelaide Central Market.  Over that time, market stallholders have contributed more than 100,000 meals to OzHarvest which is more than 30 tonnes of good food saved from landfill.

With three rescue vehicles servicing northern, central and southern suburbs, OzHarvest today represents a truly Adelaide-wide rescue service. Yet there is still significant unmet demand, both in terms of food that can be rescued, as well as recipient agencies in need of support, and OzHarvest continues in its efforts to address both.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Oz Harvest website or follow their Facebook page.

What:  OzHarvest Tree of Goodness, hosted by the Adelaide Central Markets

When:  Daily, from 18 December 2014 until Xmas Eve

Where:  Adelaide Central Markets | Gouger Street, Adelaide (next to SAMTASS at the Gouger Street entrance)

Who:  All ages

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