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It's getting cold isn't it? Morning are getting even more unwelcome and my socialising increasingly includes my cat, my slippers, and a glass of wine. Maybe I succumb to the anti-social chill of winter earlier than most, but there's definitely fewer of those tantalising summer breezes wooing us outside.
So, that's not a very exciting start, but the rest of the article is. Whatever your interests — local craft, organic produce, live music, international cuisine — I've rounded up the best markets to fill your autumn days with a bit more fun, food and festivities.
This market deserves your attention, and not just because they were named in the top 17 Makers Markets in Australia. The photos below speak for themselves of the quality of stalls that you will find at this market. They promote new and emerging talent, they have a great vibe and live entertainment, and they include only WA made items.
Shabby Chic Vintage Marketplace: Come along for all things vintage at these markets, held every Friday and Saturday throughout May. They will include genuine vintage jewellery, fashion, high tea wares, French provincial style, furniture and much more. There is also a cafe. I don't think I need to do any more convincing. Vintage lovers it's all you could ever want.
Artisan Market and Pop up Bar This market is a bit of a mix with plenty of artisan creations, and the benefits of a bar. From 1-8pm on the 28 of May.
Manning Farmers Markets. This has to get first place as one of my favourite markets. The location is beautiful, shady and green. They sell heaps of fresh produce as well as locally made foods, crafts and more. There's heaps of variety and it's got a great vibe. Don't go past the fresh smoothies and juices being made.
Kalamunda Farmers Markets- The hills have always been known as the fruit bowl of Perth, and if you've ever driven through the area you'll know why. Kalamunda Farmers Market is a one shop stop for all WA produce, with a focus especially on organic produce. There are also hot food options, and kids entertainment so it makes a pretty relaxed Sunday morning. In the heart of Kalamunda, there are also gift shops and cafes around.
This is one of Perth's oldest farmers markets, and has a great family vibe. In the picturesque Subiaco, you can can get your week's groceries direct from farmers, sip on a juice or hot beverage of your choice, get some breakfast, and buy more produce. There's even more at the markets, from live entertainment to a knife sharpening service.
TGIF Hawker's Market This isn't the biggest market on the list, but the TGIF Market has an awesome buzz, and really awesome food. Head on down for the very best of the world's flavours, all in the trendy style of Vic Park. There are also other cafes and shops open quite late in the evening, so it's the perfect after work dinner on a Friday, followed by a bit more indulgence if you're in the mood!
Park'd food markets These markets are actually held on a Thursday morning, for a change, on the Curtin campus. Parking used to be a bit tricky, but they've just installed traditional parking meters so it's a lot easier to get in, and they have a fantastic range of food trucks with food from all over the world.