Subiaco Farmers Market is a fabulous feast for the senses, on our visit this morning we were greeted by the sound of ukelele’s playing a Beatles song and the smell of fresh crepes and coffee. What a way to start a glorious sunshiny day!
My first stop was for what I’d been craving all week – a breakfast burger with maple smoked bacon, a free range egg, mizuna leaves and relish all on a soft organic roll. I can’t even begin to tell you how delicious these babies are, it was so yummy that my daughter started to dip her finger in the relish while I was trying to take a photo, as you can see below!
I then went searching for an artisan confectioner called Coco and Rose that I heard had crumbly sea salt caramel fudge (salted caramel is one of my latest crazes!). The owner hand makes all of the delicious treats herself and the stand was beautifully presented with rocky road and marshmallow on gorgeous crystal dishes and stands. These would be a ideal as bonbonierres for a wedding, baby shower or christening. Or like me, you could treat yourself just because the sea salt caramel fudge is impossible to resist!
Patty Cakes featured sensationally decorated and delicious cupcakes, I asked the owner Amalie if I could take some photos and discovered it was her very first day selling her creations. You would never have known judging by the gorgeous layout of her stand complete with fresh white roses and her colourful candy striper apron – she looked like she’d been doing this for years. When I passed by some time later, she had already sold many of her delicious cupcakes. Good luck to her new business venture!
Another fantastic feature of Subi Farmers Markets is live entertainment, it’s usually a different performer each week – today Jonny Dempsey played an acoustic set kicking off with a Jeff Buckley classic. Let’s just say he had everyone at Hallelujah. Next up was a cover of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers Dani California. I must say that Jonny had a bit of an Ethan Hawke from Reality Bites vibe going on, he was so great that Little Miss showcased some of her dancing skills.
I picked up some beautiful fresh strawberries from this stand, I was telling my Nana only yesterday that I much prefer to buy produce straight from local growers, you know that the fruit or veg is fresh and the profits go directly to the grower, not to a giant supermarket. These strawberries were red, juicy and delicious – and the stall owner even had a strawberry ‘fact sheet’ displayed on his table, how gorgeous! Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside?
There are simply dozens of amazing fresh produce and food stalls, from macarons, french pastries, Greek cakes and biscuits, crepes, freshly squeezed juices, handmade dairy produce, a gluten free bakery and even organic pet food.
Subiaco Farmers Market is a child and animal friendly event, with loads of people bringing their dogs and kids. There are fun activities for the kids including fishing ponds and colourful sand art. You’ll even find lovely market manager Katie wandering around saying hello to the regulars, ensuring it’s a friendly community event.
Subi Farmers Market is held at Subiaco Primary School, 271 Bagot Road Subiaco every Saturday between 8am – 12pm. You can follow them on Twitter @subifm and check out their Subi Farmers Market Facebook page.
Hope to see you there soon!
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