17 Mar 2015

Top 5 Markets In Perth

Perth is famous for its fantastic weekend markets, enabling you to sample the finest in organic food and handcrafted delights, all whilst supporting local artisans. There are literally dozens to explore throughout the city, coast and suburbs, but these are the top five markets in Perth. Whether you’re a foodie or a bargain hunter, Perth’s market scene is certain to keep you occupied!

Perth City Farmers Market

Perth City Farmers Market offers organic food in abundance with a focus on sustainable, ethically sourced ingredients and produce. What makes this market extra special is its workshops which cater to kids and grown-ups alike. Here, you can learn more about gardening and cooking, enabling you to grow your own fresh, organic ingredients which you can then turn into delicious and wholesome dishes. Perth City Farmers Market also has a weekday cafe which opens at 7am and serves freshly roasted organic coffee and breakfasts, great for perking you up before hitting the market stalls.

E Shed Markets

Situated in Fremantle, the E Shed Markets are hosted in a Victoria Quay cargo store. This delightfully unusual setting is home to numerous stalls selling fresh produce on Fridays, weekends and public holidays. A food court is open until 8pm and sells a variety of different food including Japanese, Italian and Indian cuisine. Other attractions include a beautician, metal-craft, numerology, tarot and psychics – a truly eclectic array of engaging stalls!

Mad Hatter Markets

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, Mad Hatter Markets is another eclectic and intriguing Fremantle market playing host to a variety of stalls selling locally sourced produce as well as handmade arts and crafts. You can have breakfast or lunch here or maybe you just want to take five and indulge in an organic coffee to keep you energised for exploring more stalls. Another cool thing about Mad Hatter Markets is the live entertainment on offer each week courtesy of local musicians.

Midland Farmers Market

A long running rural favourite, Midland Farmers Market boasts accolades including the second oldest market in Perth. Running for over 30 years now, this vibrant and lively market has many different attractions including art exhibitions by local artists on the third Sunday of every month. There is also the chance to pick up some second-hand bargains at the swap-meet. Aside from these, the market offers organic produce, plants, locally made jams and lots more besides.

Kalamunda Markets

Located in the Perth Hills, the village of Kalamunda plays host to an enticingly eclectic market on the first Saturday of every month. If you’re interested in handicrafts there’s plenty on offer here; pottery, ceramics, jewellery and art can all be obtained from the various stalls. Foodies will also find a lot to get excited about; locally grown organic produce, jams and condiments are all available and there is even homemade ice cream if you’re after a sweet treat. If you’re musically inclined, you’re sure to enjoy checking out the local musicians who busk within the market grounds.

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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