MANNING PARK MARKETS START SATURDAY!
Not only locals know how good Manning Park is, as I and many Fremantle people visit the lovely park regularly, and now there is another reasons to go to Manning Park on Saturdays, as tomorrow the Manning Park Farmers and Artisan Market starts with 50 hand-picked stalls by Marketeer Kylie Wheatley and her team at Red Tent Events.
The original farm and now park combines both histories to create a market that supports local shopping and small business trends as well as the social, recreational and inclusive nature of parks.
From 8.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday baristas, bakers, passionate foodies will be serving up everything from Laksa to Spelt pizza, soft shell crab baos, Indian pies to Beef Kofta Burgers, Grilled Capsicum & Beetroot Yoghurt Sauce.
Freshly picked produce, fish and bacon smoked a few hundred metres from the site, the market highlights the fact that Cockburn is still home to many market gardeners, olive oil producers, and families who have been connected to the area. Traditional makers and bakers will line up with the gluten free bread stalls, modern ottoman, fermenters and Tokyo street food.
Even a descendent of the Manning family, Elizabeth Manning will be selling the family’s olive oil. Elizabeth’s father lived at the farm in 1948 and her brother was the last baby born in the Old Homestead (now ruins).
In fact over 70% of the stallholders live locally.
Live music, kids artisan craft area’s, will entertain all the family and the market kicks off with a bang on the 22nd October with Mayor Logan Howlett opening the market and much loved performers Natalie Gillespie, Rose Parker and Dave Brewer opening the Sound Shell with a Soul Sister Saturday set. Visiting Gyuto Monks from Nepal will do an auspicious morning blessing.