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Published October 2nd 2018
Fruit and veggies direct from the growers
Seniors - there are many growers markets that you can easily access around Perth. At most of these markets, you will get fresh produce, often coming straight from the farm.
1. Kyilla Community Farmers Market This is a popular market where you can not only buy fruit and vegetables, but you can also get some very good packaged meals. This is a market I have been to a few times and always found some interesting items.
3. Perth City Farm Grower's Markets I have been to these markets on several occasions and can highly recommend them. They have mostly organic food including fruit and vegetables and you can buy a very good breakfast here also.
They are on every Saturday from 8 am - 12 noon. The address is 1 City Farm Place, East Perth (off Lime Street, next to Claisebrook train station).
4. Mt Claremont Farmers Market
These markets are on every Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon. They are at the Mount Claremont Primary School, 10 Jacaranda Avenue, Mt Claremont.
These markets are a school community-based project which also provide an opportunity for farmers, food producers and chefs to sell their farm-grown goods and gourmet food products directly to the public.
6. Mundaring Sunday Markets
These are on every second Sunday of each month, from 9 am - 2 pm. They are at Mundaring Hall, Nichol Street, Mundaring.
This is another market that I really enjoy, and always find some interesting items! They sell food and fruit here, however, they mainly sell other goods. Some of the stall holders live in the hills and grow the fruit and vegetables and sell direct here.
8. Growers' Green Farmers' Market
This market is on every Sundays, and it is at the South Fremantle Senior High School, Lefroy Rd, Beaconsfield. It starts at 8 am.
Here you will get fresh, local and grower-direct fruit and vegetables. They also have bread, organic beef, fish, local honey, eggs, olive oil, baked goods, herbs, jams, plants, fresh flowers, organic dog food, and more.
9. Canning Vale Market City
This is our main wholesale clearance market which runs every Saturday for fruit and vegetables from 7.30 am. The Community Market is on every Sunday from 7 am - 1 pm. They are at MP1, Market City, 280 Bannister Road, Canning Vale.
These markets are huge and the Market City site is situated on 51 hectares of land. It is our only Wholesale Fresh Produce Market in WA.
10. Joondalup Growers Market
This is an authentic farmer direct market with produce sold to you by the people who grow it. They are open every Saturday from 8 am - 12 noon. They are situated in Joondalup's Central Park.
If you have a problem walking distances, and to save walking a long way, it is a good idea to get to these markets early, and you will be able to park close by. This will not be a problem for many seniors as we, unfortunately, generally wake up early!