Stirling Farmers Market celebrates three years of operation by Karrinyup Rotary Club

markets celebrate anniversary
markets celebrate anniversary

THREE years of delivering fresh produce, direct from local growers, is being celebrated this Sunday at Stirling Farmers Market.

Karrinyup Rotary Club and Stirling Farmers Market spokesman Peter Polain said the markets gave local residents the opportunity to buy real food from real people, something often missing in cities.

‘Since the markets began, our customers and stall holders have sampled great food and enjoyed the atmosphere of a great market, and I hope this continues for many years to come,’ he said. ‘Our birthday celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge our supporters and celebrate what has been achieved in the last three years.’

Free pony rides, face painting and a baby animal petting zoo will be on offer from 7.30am to 11.30am.

Former Karrinyup Rotary Club president Colin Hebbard said the markets contributed more to Western Australia than people realised.

‘We’ve been going three years now, we’ve provided a fair amount of money back to the community, for medical research among other things; we distribute all the money we make back into the community,’ he said. ‘Sunday morning is a great community scene, people go out and buy their fresh products and are able to sit down and have a coffee outdoors.’

Mr Hebbard said it was important people realised the markets provided fresher, local produce than chain supermarkets and often at a better price.

The Stirling Farmers Market runs every Sunday at the City of Stirling building, 25 Cedric Street.