Farmers markets are a great way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning soaking up some community vibes, enjoying breakfast and purchasing some local produce or handmade goods from the people who made them. Luckily, Perth has more farmers markets than you can shake a jar of locally made whipped honey at.
Here’s a comprehensive list of farmers markets in Perth for your local produce needs, artisan made products and vibrant community atmosphere.
Perth City Farm Markets
Saturdays, 8am—12pm, East Perth
Visiting the Perth City Farm Markets is a great excuse to wander around the markets for your organic and biodynamic produce such as fruit and vegetables, dairy, meats, eggs, olive oil, honey, health foods, skincare products, household products, clothing and soaps. There’s also a play pit to keep the kids entertained.
Kyilla Community Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, 8am—11:30am, North Perth
The Kyilla Community Farmers Market is a friendly market where you can munch on a bacon and egg roll, have a cup of coffee and peruse goods such as local produce, baked goods, meat, seafood, jams, honey, pasta and flowers.
Subiaco Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am—12pm, Subiaco
The Subiaco Farmers Market is a bustling and lively market with delicious breakfast options like shakshuka, crepes, fresh juice and coffee. Pick up some fresh bread and desserts while shopping for your local fruit and vegetables. Live music adds to the atmosphere and there are also farm animals for the kids.
Vic Park Farmers Market
Sundays, 8am—12pm, East Victoria Park
The Vic Park Markets are a lovely shady market selling locally sourced produce, fresh baked goods, gourmet and organic foods and artisan products. Enjoy a bite to eat whilst listening to the buskers. Kids can get their bounce on at the bouncy castle and have fun in the nearby playground.
Poynter Farmers Market
Saturdays (Fortnightly), 9am—12pm, Duncraig
If you’re feeling a strong urge to buy some rainbow carrots, head on down to the Poynter Farmers Market where you can also buy other fresh vegetables and fruit, baked goods, handcrafted bread, pastries, desserts, sun-dried fruit, honey, jams, sauces, olive oils, organic meat, seafood and flowers.
Mount Claremont Farmers Market
Saturdays, 7:30—11:30am, Mount Claremont
There are over 45 stalls at the Mt Claremont Farmers Market where you can purchase goodies like coffee, juice, French pastries, sausage sizzles, crepes, bacon and egg rolls, fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, poultry, breads, dairy products, olive oils, condiments, desserts and flowers.
Stirling Farmers Markets
Sundays, 7:30—11:30am, Stirling
Enjoy some live music at the Stirling Farmers Market while you chow down on bacon and egg rolls or crepes, then go shopping for your fresh local produce, baked goods, desserts, pastries, meat, seafood, jams, honey, eggs, cheese and flowers.
The Farmers Market on Manning
Saturdays, 7:30am—12:30pm, Waterford
The Farmers Market on Manning offers farm fresh produce like fruit and vegetables, meat and fish. Enjoy eating pizza, gozleme, bratwurst, egg and bacon rolls, crepes or croissants as you stroll around under the pine trees shopping for artisan breads, eggs, olive oil, condiments, cheese, dairy, nuts, raw foods, honey, flowers, plants and handmade items.
Freo Farmers Market
Sundays, 8am—12pm, Beaconsfield
The Freo Farmers Market is a great place to listen to live music under the shady trees and do some shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, bread, baked goods, pasta, honey, jams, sauces, eggs, dairy, olive oil, desserts, tea, herbs, flowers and plants. There’s even organic dog food for those pooches that like to live pesticide free. Enjoy some Salvadorian, French, Moroccan, Indian, Italian, Turkish or Japanese hot food and drink fair-trade coffee, tea or juice.
Palmyra Western Farmers Markets
Sundays, 8am—12pm, Palmyra
Have you ever wanted to trim a bonsai tree like Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid? You can start now by purchasing one at the Palmyra Western Farmers Markets. You can also purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, organic bread, eggs, pasta, pastries, cupcakes, raw health treats, honey, pickles, preserves, organic olive oil, flowers and native seedlings. Watch the entertainment and make your tummy happy with food and drink such as breakfast burgers, crepes, gozleme, Indian food, real fruit ice cream, fairtrade coffee or juice.
Midland Farmers Market
Sundays, 7am—12pm, Midland
Finger limes are bushtucker food known as the caviar of citrus and can be found at the Midland Farmers Market, along with other goodies like fruit and vegetables, baked goods, olive oil, jams, pickles, coffee, cake, plants, flowers, pet supplies, fashion and accessories. There is also live music and a swap meet at the market for people wanting to sell second hand goods.
Kalamunda Farmers Market
Sundays, 8am—12pm, Kalamunda
You can get your Hare Krishna food fix at the Kalamunda Farmers Market along with other meals and drinks like bratwurst, pork belly burgers, crepes, savoury pastries, gozleme, coffee, tea and juice. You can also shop for your fruit and vegetables, bread, croissants, desserts, cheese, milk, yoghurt, eggs, meat, seafood, pasta, nuts, honey, jams, preserves, pickles, relishes, spices, olive oil, pet food, plants, flowers and soap. Kids entertainment includes a bouncy castle, petting zoo and crafts.
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