Whether you’re after a gift for a friend, a bite to eat, or just a casual stroll and a browse, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at one of Perth’s many weekend markets. There’s everything happening from early morning grower’s markets, to foodie heaven night markets, and everything in between.
Here’s our pick of the best markets to visit Perth this July.
Joondalup Growers Market
South Central Park, Joondalup Central
If you’re after some of WA’s finest organic and locally grown produce, you’ll definitely find it at the Joondalup Growers Market. Head in early for a freshly squeezed juice and coffee, then spend your morning shopping the huge range of fruit, vegetables, meats, cheeses, jams, bread, olive oils and more, all sourced from some of the best producers WA has to offer.
Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market
Perth City Farm
Set in the leafy courtyard of Perth City Farm, the vibrant Perth City Farm Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to shop for sustainable, ethical, and organic produce. The market blends in with the peaceful cafe and nursery, making for a very enjoyable morning indeed.
Growers Green Farmer’s Market
Fremantle College, Beaconsfield
Providing a very fresh alternative to supermarkets, the Growers Green Farmer’s Market is a community market where you can chat with growers and makers about the produce they’re so passionate about. Every week you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and veg, to bread, organic meats and even organic dog food.
Vic Park Farmer’s Market
John MacMillan Park, East Victoria Park
There’s no shortage of healthy, delicious food at the Vic Park Farmer’s Market. Grab some fresh produce from local farmers or try their cookie dough and cupcakes. They’ve got everyone covered, from vegan food to gluten-free snacks, and even treats your dog can enjoy.
Subi Farmers Markets
Subiaco Primary School, Subiaco
Subi Farmers Market has got everything you want in a market. Fresh fruit and veg? Check. Artisan goods? They've got them. Gourmet foods and pastries? Of course. Plus, they've got such a wide variety of stalls that they change them every week, so you've got to come back the next Saturday to see what's new.
Scarborough Sunset Markets
Scarborough Square & Clock Tower, Scarborough
Get cosy this winter at the Scarborough Sunset Markets. Explore over 40 stalls full of amazing food and crafts, from amazing Greek doughnuts and warm Moroccan soups to homemade fudge and handcrafted jewellery. Warm up by the fire and roast some marshmallows while you watch the sun go down to the sounds of local DJs.
Mt Claremont Farmers Market
Mt Claremont Primary School, Mount Claremont
You can stock up on all of the best local produce every Saturday at the Mt Claremont Farmers Market. Open from 7.30am to 11.30am, the market raises money for the school and has been hanging around since 2007. With 55 stalls to shop, there's plenty of fresh fruit and veg ripe for the picking, as well as meats, seafood, olive oils, unprocessed honey, local cheeses, cultured butter and artisan breads. There are even homewares, gifts and eco-friendly products to bulk out your reusable bags, and hot food stalls to keep the belly rumbles at bay.
Winterworld Market Square
Esplanade Park, Fremantle
Until 21 July
Filled with local producers and food stalls serving hearty eats, pop Winterworld's Market Square on your radar this July. Wander around and stay toasty by the fire pits and then find someone to hold your haul as you go for a spin on the ice rink.
Perth Hills Artisan Markets
Mundaring Christian College, Parkerville
The Perth Hills Artisan Markets are always a good time and this July they'll be packed with loads of great local produce; think jams, sweet treats and spices. Perhaps you'll find some art to hang on your wall or a new pot for your plant baby. Either way, you'll have a good time taking in the sounds from local musicians.
Made On The Left Handmade Market
The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
Over the last 11 years, Made On The Left has grown an impressive community celebrating local arts and crafts. This year's Winter Wonderland market will feature stunning homewares, amazing jewellery, clothes and art, with plenty of treats and coffee to fuel your shop.
MidWinter CrueltyFree Envirofayre
Perth City Farm, East Perth
Vegan, environment, family and dog-friendly, the CrueltyFree Envirofayre is welcoming to all. Enjoy live music as you check out the stalls and try some of the plant-based eats on offer. You'll get to brush up on the latest environmental initiatives as you wander through the barn, courtyard and arts building of the beautiful Perth City Farm.
Looking for more things to do? Here's a list of the best things to do in July.
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