An article in the Saturday paper caught my eye advertising Perth City Centre Farmers Markets – Sunday. Food stalls, along with craft stalls. Promises of Bacon and Egg Burgers, opening hours 10am till 5pm. (Bacon and Egg burgers, my favourite)
You beauty I thought, something different, a train trip and breakfast. Big mistake. Firstly I invited some friends who had something better to do such as finish a fencing project. Bah humbug, in hindsight their idea was better than mine.
So into the market we went, hungry, salivating in fact, I also had only one coffee at home in anticipation of buying one and drinking from a cardboard recyclable cup, (that didn’t happen either) aside from a breakfast I didn’t have to make, I was looking forward to the stalls, the weather was supposed to be 30-ish, will it wasn’t, it was bloody hot.
Yes there were stalls, alas not a bacon and egg burger in sight. That’s false advertising? To be fair, I don’t know that all the same stall holders attend every week, this is a trial Farmers Market for a couple of months over the summer period. I was bitterly disappointed and nothing else would do, the Princess that I am.
I did come across a stall called Plenty which is selling ‘remarkable food filled with ‘life and natural nutrition’, two very passionate people selling their wares, they say they can not keep up with demand and currently only sell at the markets till they get a larger kitchen operational. He was a bit nervous that I wanted to include his sign in my blog, all I can say is that your product will and should speak for itself. They I do believe have a stall at the Midland Coventry Markets, don’t quote me on that though.
|This lovely lady had all the ins and outs information|
We also bought a bit of fruit from a stall that had beautiful crisp Nashi pears, and Yellow Peaches. I came across a recipe from a blogger for roasted peaches, so that’s where they are heading for an Easter treat.
I take my hat of to Lisa Scaffidi our Perth City Mayor, she is I think doing a grand job of bringing life into the centre of our universe. I loved the water feature in the middle of Forrest chase, observed from above as the littlies ran in and out of the spray of water, and that they knew when to wait for it to change it’s cycle, also where to stand so you wouldn’t get saturated.
|The water feature is timed and goes up and down and around about, as long as you stand in the light space you won’t get wet. Great fun for young and old. There is a coffee shop on one side so you can watch your children and drink a coffee in peace.|
By the way we didn’t end up eating in the city, we traipsed up and down, around the block, up and down again, nothing special open at this hour, unless you wanted to go to a chain cafe, such as Coffee Club etc etc. I can do that anytime, so no thanks not today.
We hightailed it to the train station, collected the car and went to the Bad Apple Wine Bar in Applecross for Tapas and a Cider. Then home, me to rest my knee and Michael to paint the inside of what was Samantha’s wardrobe.
|This is not a self serve by the glass, unfortunately, but is what the waiters use to fill your glass of your chosen poison. They rotate the wines available, keeping it fresh and interesting. Very clever.|
|I’m loving the copper lights, think that’s what I might go for upstairs, in my new space, (which I may never leave once it’s completed more to follow). The lights that is not the bar.|
Brittany didn’t have much luck either, they went to the Crab Festival in Mandurah and were horrified at the quality of the food, People if you are having a grand festival, promising fabulous food, don’t please use Tip Top Bread!! Quality people Quality!!!!!! Sorry Tip Top. xx