We are so blessed to live in Albany where there is so much choice for fresh local foods. At the Albany Farmers Market the REAL FARMERS from their farms come and sell FRESH produce they have grown or reared themselves. This food has travelled just a few kilomtres, not thousands. An established top spot to shop for the day to day and for the unexpected and unusual! The quality and range of product EVERY week is enormous - not only every imaginable type of fruit, vegetable and salad vegetable, but also
Organic Beef and Lamb; Free Range Pork, Bacon, Ham; Free Range Chicken; Fish, Rock Lobster, Crab, Yabbies, Honey, Breads, Cow & Goat Yoghurt, Soft Cow & Goat Cheese, Ice-creams, Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Eggs, Jams, Preserves, Plants and Fresh Flowers together with a complementary selection of Organic grown vegetables and much much more. We do our weekly shopping here week, to ensure our guests get the freshest food available but also to support our local farmers by buying LOCAL.
Why is our farmers market so different to the many popping up everywhere?
"Farmers' markets are popping up everywhere. This one is different because it's all about the farmers. It was started by farmers, it's run by farmers," Mr Haines said.
And if you're not a Great Southern farmer selling only what comes from your farm, you won't get a look in. "That's what's made it Australia's best," Mr Haines says.
Albany Farmers Markets are open every Saturday morning from 8am to 12 noon. Better get there early though, stalls sell out very early.
The Albany Boatshed Markets are on every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) from 10am – 1pm at the Boatshed on Princess Royal Drive, Albany.
The Boatshed Markets not only features local growers and producers of fresh and gourmet foods, and Great Southern wines but also talented local artisans showcase their beautiful and distinctive products.
There is local live music every week, cooking demonstrations and yummy foodaand coffee. There is a happy, fun filled, relaxed vibe at these markets and we love popping down on sundays when we get the opportunity.
We love the fact that the Boatshed Markets are right on the water front. Grab a coffee and just relax and enjoy the buzz of this awesome place.