You can also enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that surrounds the outdoor markets on a nice Sunday morning.
I admit that winter has arrived and going to a market might not be the first thing that pops to mind on a rainy Sunday morning. But still, if you have the chance, head down to Stirling, you will be guaranteed great fun even if you're not the kind of person to go wondering around markets. You won't come back empty handed.
You will find stalls with all the fruits and vegetables imaginable, as well as organic, but also artisan bread, fresh farm eggs, pure honey, nice fresh meat and much more.
Wondering around the stalls, I could spot a lot of things I wanted to buy. All these different colours and smells, it was just amazing. That was enough to take my mind of the weather.
So many delicious fruits. Of course, they had the usual apples and oranges, but also watermelons and melons - which had a great smell, plus avocados, peaches, cherries, strawberries, coconut, pineapple, bananas and more.
Other stalls had good-looking, fresh vegetables - from the usual lettuce and tomatoes to baby peas, radishes and more.
Almost all the fruits were gone by 9am, and the vegetables were selling so fast that the stall owners were having a hard time having to pack them into bags as customers kept showing up. I also noticed that the stall owners liked to have a chat with their customers - I even saw some of them help out the customer and carry their shopping back to their car. You won't see that at the supermarkets in Perth.
The other stalls were just as good, such as the bread stall with an array of different freshly made bread. There was also a stall that sold natural honey, and I must say I'm not a fan of honey but this particular one tasted delicious.
Other stalls were specific to selling a wide range of mushrooms, others flowers or Moroccan spices and some selling food and freshly squeezed juices.
Everything is so much cheaper too, and it felt so good to buy fresh produce that wasn't about to expire.
After a long morning of shopping, I stopped to buy a freshly made juice at one of the stalls and headed back to my car with all my bags full of goodies.
I'm definitely going back there to shop for better produce and good prices.
The market needs as much support as it can get, so if you love good fresh produce, head to Stirling Farmers Market. Located on Cedric Street, Stirling, it is open Sundays from 7.30 am to 11.30am. It's on almost all year, so you can't miss it.
This is my local farmers market. Its consistently great. Good coffee and the best bacon and egg burgers too! There is a playground across the road so we do our shopping then take breakfast over the road to enjoy while the kids play.