A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published May 2nd 2019
Come and have a great breakfast at these farmer's markets
The Kyilla Farmers' Markets have been going for a while, and are one of the better maarkets in Perth. They are not huge but what is there, is all good quality and interesting items.
I went to buy some fruit and vegetables as well as to have breakfast there, and I was not disappointed.
There is one large fruit and veggie shop which has just about everything. I believe they are based near Gingin, and the majority of their products have not been sprayed with chemicals. They sometimes do not look as good as the ones in the supermarket however, there is nothing wrong with any of their foods. I bought my weekly shopping here on this occasion and although organic, it was not expensive for most items.
They have the most beautiful small apples in three different varieties and a fabulous size if you just want a snack in between meals. They were crisp and juicy, and I have since been back and bought more.
They even have olives which you can pickle yourself - these are something I have been looking for for years, as I do not like all the chemicals used in the commercial making of olives. At $6 a kilo, this is a very good price and $5 if buying larger quantities.
Curing my olives!
After wandering around, and first looking at all the stalls we decided to have breakfast before buying anything. By then we were very hungry and ordered a gozleme with cheese and spinach.
Excellent Turkish food
As we know these are quite huge, we just ordered one to share making it a cheap breakfast.
Spinach and cheese gozleme to share
It cost $10 which is $5 each and was ample for the two of us. There was also a place making crepes which looked good, as well as two coffee vendors who were kept busy all the time. The other food outlet was the Mary Street Bakery and here I bought a salted caramel doughnut to take home for a visitor I was having.
There is a bread shop that has fantastic bread of all kinds. Quite expensive but absolutely beautiful bread and a huge variety. I bought one of the sourdough loaves.
Sourdough and other bread
There was a vendor selling plants as well as several gift stalls and jewellery. I could not resist buying a few more succulents.
There was also someone selling all different types of mushrooms. This is unusual for Perth as many of our varieties of mushrooms are imported. They were selling kits so you could grow your own mushrooms.
Different varieties of mushrooms
Since taking these photos and writing this article, I have been back twice to these markets as I really like their produce. It lasts for ages - I had a bag of mixed lettuce that lasted 3 weeks, whereas supermarket ones just do not last that long.
Although there is only a choice of about 3 places to have breakfast, the gozleme was excellent and next time I will try the crepes or the Broque Monsieur/toasted sandwiches!