Peard Picks: Our favourite local farmer’s markets

perth-farmers-marketDo you enjoy delicious produce whilst supporting local businesses and the economy? Do you appreciate browsing through local goods in the sun? If that sounds like you, then we believe that you would love visiting farmers markets this weekend!

In Perth, we are spoilt for choice as there are lots of markets to choose from. Each market offers something a little different, whether its live music, a family friendly atmosphere, artisan gifts, home-grown plants or traditional foods, we’ve got you covered.
Below is a list of our favourite farmers markets, in our local areas.

Canning Vale

market cityMarket City – Market City is owned by the state government and is the primary fruit and vegetable wholesale market for Western Australia! Normally the wholesale markets are closed to the public but on the weekend it opens for the whole community. On Saturday you can purchase fresh meat, fish and seafood at the Wholesale Clearance Market, which opens from 6am. On Sunday you can head down to the Community Market. Established in July 1990, it has continued to grow into a Sunday institution. Open every Sunday of the year, it boasts over 300 selling stalls – new and second hand selling almost everything imaginable, a bargain hunter’s paradise!
Mail Point 1, 280 Bannister Road, Canning Vale WA 6155

Manning Clontarf Farmers’ Market – Open every Saturday 7.30am – 12.30pm so bring the family, bring your empty bags and stock up on farm fresh produce at bargain prices! They offer fresh flowers & plants, organic eggs, meat, raw treats and of course fresh fruit and veg. You can even sample a range of traditional dishes such as gozleme, bratwurst and crepes.
295 Manning Road, Waterford.

Hillarys
Poynter Farmers’ Market –  Every second Saturday, 9am till 12 noon at Poynter Primary School. The aroma of fresh breads, pastries, cakes, chutneys, herbs and flowers that decorate the entrance will having you wishing you can take it all home! Be sure to get in quick because the amazing baked goods are often sold out within the hour. Although the market may be small, it over delivers and is loaded with all the seasonal foods you’d hope for!

poynter

Springfield Farmers Market – Second and fourth Saturday of each month, 9:30am till 12:30pm at Springfield Primary School (31 Bridgewater Drive, Kallaroo)

Leederville
subi marketsSubiaco Farmer’s Market – Saturdays, 8:00am ­– 12 noon, Subiaco Primary School.
These markets have a fantastic vibe, perfect for all types of market goers. Whether you’re interested in a sustainable lifestyle, yoga, live music, fresh juices, coffee, baked goods or activities for the kids, there’s literally something for everyone. Of course the fruit and veggies are amazing, and they also offer a selection of meats, dairy products and fresh pasta. On the oval you can partake in community yoga, or pat the farm animals! There’s no wondering why the Subi Farmers Markets are one of the oldest and original farmers markets in WA.

 
Kyilla Community Farmer’s Market – Saturdays, 8:00am–11:30am, North Perth
A favourite for those in the North Perth/Mount Lawley area you’ll find all sorts of goodies that the locals love ie coffee, music, and bacon & egg rolls! Why not talk to your neighbours over a cup of coffee prepared by a local barista or speak with the person who produced the food you will be taking home to eat? With a focus on bringing produce from the “paddock to the plate”, you can be sure that the produce is direct from the farm to the local community.

 
Mandurah

peelPeel Farmers’ Market – At the Peel Education & Training Campus you will find a strong focus on locally grown, locally raised, locally produced, you won’t find resale products at the market at all! What this means is that you can be sure of where every product came from, and ensures that it is always fresh. If it isn’t in season then it won’t be available! Open every Sunday 9am – 1pm, the peel region is now growing its reputation in the food scene.
Scarborough 

scarbStirling Farmer’s Markets – Presented weekly by the Rotary Club you will find your typical finds of fresh food, meat, flowers, and craft. However, a focus on baked goodies means that you’ll find cakes, puddings and raw biscuits for every occasion (including Halloween!). You can find it at Cedric Street, car park of the City of Stirling Administration Building, every Sunday, 7.30am – 11.30am.

Swan Valley
Old Perth Road Markets  – In the Swan Valley, we have an unlimited access to fresh produce! Old Perth Road Markets are an institution, where you’ll find morning markets every Saturday and Sunday. On October 31st the Summer Twilight Markets will launch. Here you’ll find vintage, retro and handcrafted wares, children’s activities and of course, hawker’s markets style international food stalls.
Victoria Park
peelVictoria Park Farmers Market – Under the Morton Bay fig trees, at John McMillan Park, you will find plenty of stall holders selling locally sourced produce, fresh baked goods, gourmet and organic foods and beautiful flowers. If you’ve already done your food shopping for the week, you can browse gift stalls, vintage and fair trade good or even just have brekky, every Sunday 8am – 11am.

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