Where can I find the Bunbury Farmers Market?
The Bunbury Farmers Market is located at the corner of Vittoria Road & Australind Bypass in Bunbury. Please visit the contact us page and see the map on the right hand side of the page for a google map of our location.
What are your normal opening times?
We’re open for Extreme Value & Extreme Freshness, Guaranteed 7 days a week at the following times:
||7:30am – 6:30pm
||7:30am – 5:30pm
||8:30am – 5:30pm
What are your Australia Day opening times?
We’re open on Australia Day at our usual public holiday hours:
Friday 26th January 8:30am – 5:30pm
How can I get in touch with the Bunbury Farmers Market?
If you’d like to speak to someone at Bunbury Farmers Market please call us on (08) 9724 2999.
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes – we have a regular newsletter featuring our latest recipe ideas & videos, updates on in season produce, the odd competition and other news about what’s happening at the Farmers Market. Click here to subscribe for free.
How local is local?
Over 90% of the fruit & veg you see in the Farmers Market comes directly from local WA growers – that is, we pick it up from the field or farm, we bring it straight to the Famers Market, and we put it on the shelves. It doesn’t go to distribution centres, or cold storage facilities, or spend days or weeks travelling to get here. It comes out of the ground or off the tree, straight to our store and into your basket. In fact the only way to get fresher would be to grow it yourself. That’s why Farmers Market fruit & veg tastes so good.
Why do you support local growers?
For a few reasons.
Firstly, here in WA we are lucky enough to have some of the finest conditions for growing delicious & nutritious fresh fruit & veg and the growers on our doorstep really know their stuff. Also because local growers are local, their produce doesn’t have to travel thousands of kilometres or spend weeks or months in cold storage. Food from local growers tastes better because they can afford to let their fruit & veg ripen for longer. Local produce also lasts longer because its out of the ground and on your plate far more quickly than anything that comes from further afield.
Plus without local support, local growers can be forced out of business, which can mean generations-old family run businesses slowly dwindle away to nothing and in the end we’ll all have no choice but to eat fruit & veg from other states or other countries. We think it’s important to support local farming because we think it’s the right thing to do and because we want to keep that choice alive.
Why is some of your produce from outside WA?
Good question – whilst we always preference produce from local growers, at certain times of the year some produce isn’t available locally. At those times we have two choices; either not to stock those items at all or to source them from where they are still growing. For example, many of our customers like to eat oranges all year round so when the WA citrus season has finished we source Navels from America.
Do you keep your produce in cold storage for weeks or months?
No, we buy fresh & sell fresh – it’s that simple! The majority of our produce comes fresh & direct from local growers – in other words it was on the tree, in the ground or otherwise still growing literally days ago when you buy it from the Farmers Market. That’s why it’s tastier, why it’s more nutrient rich and why it lasts longer than fruit & veg that has travelled or been cold stored for weeks.
Why don’t you do “specials” like the supermarkets?
Specials are by their very nature unsustainable; they’re here today, gone tomorrow. We think it’s confusing to have constantly fluctuating prices so we prefer to work out a price that’s fair (for our growers and our customers) and then stick to it. That way everyone knows where they stand with us every day, every week, and every month of the year.
Is your milk only $2 because it’s near its use by date?
No. Our milk is always $2 because it’s one of the many staples we choose to offer at a great price. In fact, all the milk on our shelves has a minimum of 9 days before the use by date, or we don’t sell it. It means if you only shop once a week at the Farmers Market, you know your milk will always be fresh between trips.
How many growers supply the Farmers Market?
There are over 150 local growers supplying the Farmers Market with fresh fruit, veg, salads etc. Some of these growers have been growing top quality produce for several generations.
How many people work at the Farmers Market?
There are over 130 staff working at the Farmers Market. We’re regularly on the look out for enthusiastic staff so if you’d like to work with us or you know someone who would, please get in touch.