Mt Claremont Farmers Market
Trading time: 7.30am till 11.30am – all year including Easter (1 week Christmas / New year closure TBA)
Every Saturday morning, rain, hail …… or 40 degree temperature, we are open.
The vibe is relaxed yet energised and interactive, the sense of organised turmoil adds informality and humour. Customers are buying more than just an evening meal!
The Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market is an exciting initiative. Predominantly a fresh produce market operating every Saturday morning at the Mt Claremont Primary School, the market is a school community based project that provides an opportunity for farmers, food producers and chefs to sell farm-origin and associated gourmet food products directly to their customers.
Commencing trade in December 2007 with only eight stalls the Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market has certainly filled a niche market. It has enjoyed great success having grown rapidly with over 45 stalls consistently attracting crowds of over 2000 people on a weekly basis. Situated on the corner of Alfred Road and Montgomery Road, Mt Claremont Primary School is transformed into a thriving metropolis every Saturday.
Parking is available for over 350 cars for a voluntary gold coin donation to help maintain grounds, part proceeds are donated to charities and local community groups. The market is managed by volunteers from the school community, 100% of the markets net operating proceeds are directed towards enhancing Mt Claremont Primary Schools educational facilities. Check their website for information regarding the primary school.
Enjoy at the Market
The air at the markets is always filled with tempting aromas from hot food vendors. Enjoy espresso coffees, freshly squeezed juices, French pastries, sausage sizzles, crepes and bacon and eggs whilst grabbing your grower direct fruit and veggies (including potatoes via exclusive arrangement), fish, meats, poultry, breads and dairy products. There are also fantastic local olive oils and condiments to choose from.
The buzz surrounding the Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market is gaining more and more momentum! In 2009 the Mount Claremont Farmers’ Market was presented the Premiers Australia Day Active Citizenship Award by the City of Nedlands in recognition of the markets significant contribution in “providing fresh local produce and a meeting place for the local community to connect.” For many locals, attending the Market has become a “must do” on Saturday mornings.
Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market has built a solid reputation having been recognized in the Australian Gourmet Traveler magazine; The Food Lover’s Guide to Perth; both local and national newspapers. The Market is considered as one of the best in Australia with a host of top local chefs including Russel Blaikie, Clint Nolan, Matt Stone and Hadleigh Troy sourcing product for their restaurants on a regular basis.
Have a look at the articles being written about this great community initiative by clicking on the News links.