Buy local at new market

Fruit break: Year 1 student Conan Smith with Year 5s Spencer Smith, Navya Pillai, Killian Smith and Daniel Potter. Picture: Cathal Smith
Fruit break: Year 1 student Conan Smith with Year 5s Spencer Smith, Navya Pillai, Killian Smith and Daniel Potter. Picture: Cathal Smith

All profits from stallholder fees will go towards books and equipment for the Cargill Street school.

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

‘The emphasis will be on fresh, organic, locally produced and sustainable food. The food will come direct from growers and food producers in the Perth and South-West,’ 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 available to local not-for-profits, school groups and businesses to advertise and sell produce and raise funds for various projects.