Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday Voice: From a farmers market

By Vic Midyett

Aussies are big on local growers and fresh produce. Dotted throughout​ even the big cities​ are fresh farmers markets. The Beaconsfield market, the one closest to us in Fremantle, Western Australia, is about five blocks away in a big field attached to a school. It appears every Sunday.
    One stall sold coconut milk ice cream, another all manner of custom leather workings, all kinds of fruit and vegetables, jerky, honey, crafts, and a long row of multinational ready-to-eat​ hot​ food. There is always a busker playing his choice of instruments. [A busker is a person who entertains in a public place for donations.] The featured performer changes most ever week.

A farm-animal petting zoo for kids

Families bring blankets and make it a longer outing

The busker when Shirley and I were there
    And finally my favorite – the food row! J​u​st some of the options: roasts, soups, felafel's and crepes with various fillings, Egyptian cuisine,​ Chinese, South African,​ Korean and, of course, Indian. Heavens!!​ I also got some to bring home.​

Copyright © 2015 by Vic Midyett


  1. We have a big one here in CR that opens each Friday and Saturday. Your market however looks a lot more fun where ours looks like a bunch of farmers selling stuff off the back of a truck.

    1. The market Vic & Shirley visited is very inviting, indeed, like a park to go spend a few hours in and luxuriate.

  2. We have started to go every Sunday. This past one was bigger with more stalls. Food wise, this included Jamaican, Japanese, Moroccan, and Samoan. Shirley got one of her favorites from the Samoan one - an enchilada.

    1. Gosh, I'm thinking I need to get over there so I can go with you next time!

  3. Come on! I'd love that!! Shirley just woke up and said it wasn't the Samoan food stall she got her treat from. It was the Salvadorian one.