Fresh Local Produce
There is a huge selection of local produce at Fremantle Markets, sourced from local growers. Our fruit and vegetables are fresh and healthy, with many organically grown, such as the ones sold from the popular Organically Grown Produce. Another popular fresh produce vendor is Long’s Fresh, which is a favourite with the locals, as well as winning the 2012 Best Weekend Market shop at the WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Awards. There are many other fresh fruit and veggie sellers, as well as casual Farmers Market vendors. We also have our very own opera-singing fruit and veggie celebrity: Jack from Shun Yi, who has graced the Be Natural ad. So take your pick, you’re spoilt for choice here!
Indigenous & Independent Products
One of the best things about Fremantle Markets is its dedication to promoting indigenous and independent art and products. The items sold by many of our vendors are original and created by local independent artisans, businesses and crafters. A good example of this is Wendy Binks’ Stunned Emu Designs.
Fremantle Markets is also keen to support ethically sourced indigenous art. For example, our trader, True Blue, sells authentic Aboriginal art, artefacts, boomerangs, didgeridoos and souvenirs by local and Western Australian aboriginal artists, with proceeds of sales going directly to the artists. And you should also come to watch Darren Button’s amazing demonstrations of authentic didgeridoos and the professional boomerang demonstrations at Spinback Boomerangs.
Music & Atmosphere
Fremantle Markets is a launching pad for many successful artists, and who knows, maybe you’ll get to hear the next John Butler on your next visit. Our buskers are legendary and provide one of the many atmospheric aspects that make the market so great. There is a unique feeling of liveliness and artistry within Fremantle Markets, aided by our diverse array of live music and performances. So grab a good coffee or beer, and enjoy!
It's amazing to think that when the Fremantle Market Hall first opened, visitors would arrive by horse and cart!
The grand old Victorian building was designed by architects H.J.Eales and Charles Oldham. Sir John Forrest, the Premier of Western Australia, laid the foundation stone on Saturday November 6 1897, with construction finishing in 1898 at a cost of £8268.
The building functioned as a wholesale food and produce market until the 1950's and would no doubt have been an eclectic mix of fresh produce, reflective of the many migrants who flocked to the Port City of Fremantle.
The building eventually became a packing and distribution centre until the early 1970's before undergoing a complete restoration in 1975 by the Fremantle City Council. The Fremantle Markets was officially added to the Register of Heritage Places in November of that year.
The precinct, which includes the Sail & Anchor Hotel, the Norfolk Hotel, the Warders Cottages and Scots Church, is also listed on the Commonwealth Government's Heritage Commission Registrar of the National Estate.
Step inside the Fremantle Markets and enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of over a hundred years of vibrant culture and heritage. Listen carefully and you just might hear the horse and carts of yesteryear, arriving at the markets full to the brim of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Now boasting over 150 stalls, each as unique as the next, the Fremantle Markets are a must-see for locals and tourists alike.
Sat & Sun 8am-6pm
Sat & Sun 9am-6pm
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