subiaco farmers’ market
The ‘food court’.
For a Saturday market, the Subi Farmers’ Market is the pick of the bunch. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and evidently, a popular stop for Saturday morning brekkie. The ‘food court’ under the big tree, is the spot to chow down on a piping hot calzone, brekkie burger or if you like, even a shakshuka (eggs poached in Moroccan tomato sauce), mopped up with some crusty baguette. Not a bad way to start a weekend!
Shakshuka bubbling away.
Greek sweets and pastries.
Bread lovers take note, there’s quite a range here… (mmm carbs.) French style miche loaves and plump buttery brioche are good buys from the aptly named Brioche. For rustic, hand formed sourdough bread, join the queue at Organic Loafers. What started out as a small operation in naturally leavened bread has become a full time business for Organic Loafers. These guys do great bread. There was also another stall selling wheat free, gluten free breads and pastries that looked okay too.
Tarts at Brioche. (The rhubarb and raspberry tart was sublime!)
The produce stalls are key to any good farmers’ market. One of the produce stalls is particularly huge! It occupies almost a third of the main market space – and its queue is to be seen to be believed. However, there are quite a few organic produce stalls which would appeal to locavores as most of the produce is grown in Perth’s surrounds.
After getting the fruit and veg, don’t forget to buy milk from Sunnydale Dairy. They sell the old fashioned milk with that silky layer of cream that floats to the top. Over the Moon’s cheeses are also wonderful – they do a luscious creme fraiche that always seems to run out! Early bird gets the worm, so to speak – which will never be me, since my weekends are fraught with sleep ins versus farmers markets!
So giving up that morning sleep in (which in winter is no small feat brrrrr), which market do you go to?
And which stall is your favourite? (Mine is the coffee cart!)
Subi Farmers’ Market
Subiaco Primary School, 271 Bagot Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Open every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm
See my farmers’ market page to find more markets in and around Perth.
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