What is it about markets? The fresh produce, delicious food stalls, interesting handmade treasures and vibrant atmosphere; Markets are the best. In my humble opinion, one of the best markets in Perth, is the Fremantle Markets. This is good news for me because they are in my hood. Truth be told, I hadn’t been to them in quite a while. You know how it goes, life just sneaks up on you and the things you love to do and promise to do more often just get forgotten. That all changed last Friday, as I dragged Hubs and the boys back to my beloved markets and reignited the love affair.
The Markets are open from Friday to Sunday and, if you ever find yourself in Fremantle, I recommend visiting the markets on a Friday. This is because its a little less busy and therefore easier to get around, especially if, like me, you have a stubborn little two-year-old who insists on making his own way through the crowd and absolutely WILL NOT hold your hand.
We strolled through the main hall looking at all the interesting things on offer. Handmade leather goods, novelty t-shirts, delicious gourmet foods, fresh coffee, art souvenirs, soaps, jewellery.. the list goes on. I could have spent hours wandering through and exploring every single stall, but.. stubborn 2-year-old. So we had a look around as much as we could and then we made our way to the place we know there is plenty on offer to distract two growing boys. The Food Yard.
This badge stall has been at the markets for the longest time and I’ve always just walked past it. That’s the thing about having kids, you see things in a different light, or notice things that otherwise wouldn’t be of much interest, but they are awesome. The superhero badges caught my eye and we had a great time picking out our favourites. I’m currently cooking up ideas on what I can make with some of these bad boys.
Coffee, coffee, coffee
This strawberry tea from Roogenic was delightful and a big hit with the kids. The fruit on the cup is a genius marketing ploy, just quietly. When the boys saw people walking around sipping from those fruit salad cups, the begging and pleading began. It’s a healthy treat with no caffeine and very little sugar so we didn’t mind indulging them.
The boys loved seeing the animals from West Oz Wildlife, especially the snake (boys, go figure!)
Bear loved these superhero masks. He was begging us for one the entire time we were at the markets. Thor was my favourite, but in the end, it lost out to Batman, because he is his father’s son after all. Look at that face!
I love, you love, Watermelon.
My boys. I’m one lucky lady.
Now, dear readers, I tried to cut down the number of market photos I took, but due to the large number of awesome things, I simply could not. So, I’m going to do a two-parter.