Fruit and vegetables at a farmers market stall

7 great reasons to check out your local farmer's market

On a Saturday and a Sunday all over Perth, you’ll find local farmer's markets. They are an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends and neighbours, while meeting some of the people who actually produce your food.

May 20, 2021
Fruit and vegetables at a farmers market stall

Which would you rather do? Wander around outside, grab a coffee and a bite to eat while doing your food shopping and chatting to neighbours; or tackle the busy supermarket aisles trying to avoid people with trolleys?  

Farmer's markets are like a breath of fresh air (literally!) – you’ll find food at the peak of its freshness and actually see the people who produce it.  

Fresh, fresh, fresh

The food you find at a farmer's market is the freshest and tastiest available. No long-distance shipping and no sitting for weeks in cold storage.  

Seasonal

With produce flown in from all over the world, you would be forgiven for not knowing whether something is in season or not. We have become accustomed to being able to access anything at any time of year. The food you find at a farmer's market is seasonal, delicious and hasn’t collected any air miles.

Support family businesses

By supporting local producers and buying from them directly gives a better return for all the hard work they’ve invested in their business.

Protect the environment

Produce at the farmer's market is transported shorter distances and is often grown using methods that minimise the impact on our environment.  

Discover something new

At the farmer's market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: purple carrots, heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, watermelon radishes and much, much more.  

Not just fruit and veggies

Farmer's markets offer more than just food: local designers and artists, drinks, and local musicians, to name just a few.  

You know where your food has come from

A regular trip to a farmer's market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.  

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