SUBIACO Farmers Market has gone from strength to strength since it began as a small market seven years ago at Subiaco Primary School.
The market, which will celebrate its seventh birthday this weekend, now brings about 3000 people into Subiaco each weekend.
The not-for-profit event has also donated more than $240,000 to Subiaco Primary School, giving back to students, staff and the wider community.
Aside from the success of the weekend market, it is also a success story for Subiaco after the closure of the Station Street Markets, Pavilion Markets and more recently Markets on Rokeby.
Market chairman Greg Lynch said the success was no surprise.
“Subiaco Farmers Market is a great example of getting everything right,” he said.
“It demonstrates that if you focus on the customer and not on the event organiser, then people will feel welcome, they will have fun, and they will tell their friends and family.”
Subiaco Mayor Heather Henderson said the key to the success of the market was it continued to diversify its range of fine locally made goods, fresh produce and tasty treats.
“As well as supporting one of our local primary schools, the market brings thousands of people to Subiaco every week, in turn benefiting the local business community,” she said.
“The market amplifies the Subiaco sense of community. It is a wonderful asset for Subiaco and is an important meeting place for locals and visitors alike.”
The market will hold a birthday celebration this Saturday with free birthday cakes, children’s activities, yoga on the oval and live music.
The market runs 8am-noon on Saturdays at Subiaco Primary.