By Sasha Spiers
If you’re anything like me, you can probably relate to how easy it is to simply head down to your nearest XYZ chain supermarket to pick up your groceries. Convenient? Yes. Satisfying? Questionable. Whether you want to start eating more sustainably, support local or simply after a fun morning out, it’s time to check out four of the best and lesser-known Perth Farmer’s Markets.
SUBI FARMERS MARKET
Since 2009, the Subi Farmers Market has had a great selection of local and fresh produce, food, drinks, live music and even a petting zoo. Shake up your weekly grocery shop with a stop by Strange Grains Gluten Free Bakery, or enjoy brunch with friends at the Shak Shuka Authentic Moroccan Food stall.
Located at Subiaco Primary School, you’ll be happy to hear that all profits from this Perth Farmer’s Market go straight to the school.
Image credit: Subi Farmers Market website
MOUNT CLAREMONT FARMERS’ MARKET
Got dietary requirements? The Mount Claremont Farmers’ Market has you sorted.
With possibly the best variety of vegan, gluten free, dairy free, paleo and organic options around you’re spoilt for choice. Be sure to pick up some small batch jams from Little Farm Provedore or even grow your own mushrooms with a kit from Swan Valley Gourmet Funghi.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the great variety of farm fresh produce, food and even homemade goods including eco-friendly waxed food wraps and bento boxes. To top it off, market proceeds go to the Mount Claremont Primary School.
Image credit: Mount Claremont Farmers Market website
KYILLA COMMUNITY FARMERS’ MARKET
Need some new indoor plants, or to stock up on grass-fed beef straight from the farmer?
Notthing says Perth Farmer’s Market quite like Kyilla Community Farmers’ Market. This could be your new go-to. Some of the best stalls include Stomping Ground coffee, Roly Poly Farm and even a monthly knife sharpening service. Not only do all the proceeds go directly to the Kyilla Primary School next door, but the market is a great family day out complete with bouncy castles and a designated “Kyilla Kids Zone”.
Image credit: Kyilla Community Markets Website
STIRLING FARMERS MARKET
Part of the Rotary Club of Karrinyup, the Stirling Farmers Market is the perfect Sunday stop.
Enjoy a tasty bao from while you take your pick from the numerous produce stalls including Regan’s Ridge for olive everything or Bookara Goat Dairy for delicious goats’ milk cheese.
Once you’ve filled your bags or maybe just your stomach, take a moment to soak up the live music while you sip on a well-deserved latte.
Image credit: Stirling Farmers Market Facebook page
Now you know where to find the freshest of fresh, what are you waiting for?
Original post 2019, updated Dec 2022.