According to the Australia Farmers Market Association, best practice farmers' markets are those where the stallholders are the farmers, their families or farm staff and not resellers. The emphasis of these markets is farm-direct and artisan-made food.
Perth is lucky to have lots of fresh produce markets across the city and Farmers Markets that have been recognised by the AFMA are asterixed.
NORTH OF THE RIVER
Eden Beach Farmers Market
The northern beaches first farmers market, the brand new market probably also has the best views of all markets in the state. Run by the team from the now closed Leederville Farmers Market, the Eden Beach markets will feature a huge range of West Australian produce.
Where: Corner of Reflection Boulevard and Midsummer Ave, Jindalee
Poynter Farmers Market* With a reputation for beautiful grounds and a relaxed atmosphere, these markets specialise in seasonal food sold by the farmers who grew it plus baked goods, olive oils, flowers and more.
City Farm Growers Market*
With a strong focus on biodynamic and organic produce, these outdoor markets attract passionate suppliers and shoppers as well as families who enjoy the onsite café and playground. The market is plastic free, so make sure you bring your green bags from home and because they are not affected by inclement weather as they have a large barn they can use.
Kyilla Community Farmers Market*
This outdoor market is an initiative of Kyilla Primary with a goal of bringing together the local community and offering local farmers the opportunity to bring their produce from paddock to plate. Make sure you check the Facebook page when the weather is particularly bad.
Manning Farmers Market*
Under the shade of trees and with plenty of grass to sit on, the Manning Farmers Markets offers a growers direct market with a range of fresh and organic products, gourmet and artisan foods plus plants, flowers and more.
Vic Park Farmers Market*
The Vic Park markets have it all with a range of locally sourced fresh produce, baked and gourmet goods, flowers, organic foods and gift stalls. Held outdoors under the beautiful Moreton Bay Fig Trees you can stop for breakfast or pick up from freshly prepared food for dinner that night.
Growers Green Farmers Market, Fremantle*
Originally a venture of the local high school, the Growers Green markets aims to supply a range of fresh and predominantly organic products to the local community. You can also buy breakfast and fresh coffee while listening to live music.
Palmyra Western Farmers Markets
Supporting the kitchen garden program of Palmyra Primary School, these genuine farmers markets only allow the person who grew or produced (or baked or pickled etc) the food to sell it, and offer a large range of foods and products. Outdoors when the weather is fine and undercover when it isn't.
Kalamunda Farmers Market*
These markets are a blend of farmers market, artisan and gourmet and service the hills and eastern suburbs of Perth with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables and many scrumptious gourmet items, plus entertainment for the kids.
Mt Claremont Farmers Market*
With a phenomenal range of fresh, artisan and gourmet produce from vegetables to locally raised meat, these outdoor markets also have a range of delicious food stalls and run sun, rain or hail.
Subi Farmers Market*
One of the oldest farmers markets in Perth, the Subi Farmers Market offers a generous spread of farm direct produce as well as a stunning range of baked goodies and other interesting products. The markets are just as popular for their huge breakfast spread and free entertainment as they are for their farm fresh produce.