Farmer’s market takes off

Students Conan Smith, Spencer Smith, Navya Pillai, Killian Smith and Daniel Potter with fresh produce. Picture: Catha Smith
Students Conan Smith, Spencer Smith, Navya Pillai, Killian Smith and Daniel Potter with fresh produce. Picture: Catha Smith

The inaugural Victoria Park Farmer’s Market was held at John McMillan Park from 8-11am last Sunday and the hard working volunteers from Victoria Park Primary School P&C hope it will prove popular with local residents and visitors alike in future.

All profits from stallholder fees go directly towards purchasing much needed books and equipment for the ever-increasing population at the Cargill Street school.

The weekly market is the brainchild of P&C member Felicity Cain who said she expected to have more than 30 specialty food stalls with a range of organic and gluten free produce.

‘The emphasis is on fresh, organic, locally produced and sustainable food. It comes direct from growers and food producers in the Perth and South-West WA region,’ Mrs Cain said.

‘The vision of this market is to create and continually support a culturally diverse community hub that serves as a meeting place for families, students, pensioners and other members of the local and wider community to socially interconnect within the hub.

‘John McMillan Park is a fantastic location with playgrounds for kids while their parents shop, plenty of shade under the large fig trees and loads of parking right next door.’

Every week three free stalls will be made available to local charitable, not-for-profit and school organisations and local businesses to advertise and sell produce and raise funds for various projects.

The Essentials
WHAT: Victoria Park Farmer’s Market
WHERE: John McMillan Park, Kent St, East Victoria Park
WHEN: 8-11am every Sunday
STALL BOOKINGS: Vicki Potter on 0433 704 140 or
vicki.potter217@iinet.net.au or Felicity Cain on 0415265044 or
felicitys@gmail.com