Joondalup Growers Market to open at Central Park

Joondalup Growers Market to open at Central Park

CENTRAL Park will be a hive of activity this Saturday when the Joondalup Growers Market opens for the first time.

In partnership with the City of Joondalup, the weekly farmers market will feature producers from around the state including organic fruits and vegetables, grass-fed beef, milk, cheese and yoghurt, lamb and pork, olives and oils, jams and chutneys, breads, gourmet mushrooms, handmade chocolates, pasta and herbs and flowers.

Visitors can also enjoy breakfast including smoothies and juices, coffee, bacon and egg rolls and crepes.

To celebrate the opening, this weekend’s market will also have free kids’ entertainment, including pony rides, face painting, a stilt walker and live music.

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The market will feature up to 60 stalls near Grand Boulevard and run every Saturday from 8am to noon.

The City of Joondalup had initially proposed the market for Central Walk and called for expressions of interest.

There were two submissions but one was withdrawn, leaving Farmers Markets (WA), which operated markets at Eden Beach in Jindalee and Leederville.

In its submission, Farmers Markets (WA) proposed the alternative location of the southern end of Central Park, suggesting Central Walk was not suitable because of the residential environment, access issues and lack of space.

It was determined Central Park would offer a large lawn area with the necessary space  for stalls and activities, entertainment and family activities, seating, shade and toilet facilities.