Markets Calendar 2016Morning Markets (9.00am to 1.30pm)
Sunday 31 July 2016 Sunday 28 August 2016 Sunday 25 September 2016 Twilight Markets (5.30pm to 9.00pm) Saturday 29 October 2016 Saturday 26 November 2016 Saturday 17 December 2016 Saturday 25 February 2017 Saturday 25 March 2017 Morning Markets (9.00am to 1.30pm)
Sunday 30 April 2017 Sunday 28 May 2017 Sunday 25 June 2017
Lots of Teddy Bears
All morning our resident story tellers Jill and Stacey from the Library entertained big and small children. The Teddy Bears Picnic was a little idea for our little people and like in a fairy tale, they sat under the Mulberry Tree and the weather was very kind and didn’t spoil a gorgeous morning.
MiMelts – Natural Soy Candles
I have always loved candles! and a couple of years ago, I decided to dip into this passion of mine by making my own. Rather than using the paraffin wax (derived from petroleum) I discovered EcoSoya which is 100% vegetable and is created with pure natural soybean oil. Natural soy wax burns cleaner, cooler and is bio-degradable which makes it great for our environment! The wicks I use are pure cotton with a paper braid. READ MORE
We have a range of entertainers performing on the footpaths and through the stalls.
If you are an entertainer and fancy having a pitch at the markets get in touch.
Some artists find engaging directly with the public terrifying! Not so for Denise and Hugh, Poms who have called Australia home for about 10 years. READ MORE
Day Markets back in style
With wintery weather on the horizon, one bright spot is the Sunday Morning Markets. With around 50 or more stalls to enjoy, you can linger and chat with locals and visitors alike. Many local shops are open doing business too, with specials and bargains to take advantage of.
Waggy Dog Bakehouse
Most supermarket brands of dog treats contain sugar, salt, preservatives – and a whole lot of other chemicals which have no place in our pooches’ diets. The ‘dry’ food is full of wheat, corn and starchy fillers which are not digested by dogs and end up on the back lawn where you’ll pick it up later! READ MORE
There’s no doubt about it – in professional hands the viola and the violin can charm the birds off the trees. So when our beautiful quartet took to the stage it was no surprise to see groups of people lost for words and stopped to listen to their magnificent pieces. We are planning to welcome them back again soon.
Honey I’m Home & Fartworthingtons Emporium
Driven by passion and a weakness for honey, Blaine and Tristan Campbell have nurtured a strong following since they launched their business Honey, I’m Home Produce. READ MORE
Daisy Chain Eco Nursery
At just 50sqm in the fertile valley of Wundowie, Daisy Chain Daisy Chain Eco Nursery is a micro nursery!
It is family run and 100% organic. Not just 100% organic (with no soil amendments, pesticides, fertilisers, GMOs) it has no hybridisation either. Their particular passion is propagating heirloom vegetable seedlings. Judy, (Pictured on the right above!) the proprietor of this little hidden nursery is a qualified horticulturalist. READ MORE
The Cyril Jackson Senior campus in Ashfield are keen to get their name out there.
Next to the campus is the ArtsHouse and around that is a community garden. The community garden is a place for gardeners to build up their confidence and skills and generally get their hands dirty. And where better to promote themselves then at the Markets? With lots of volunteers and locals involved children and adults alike were greeted and entertained with clay pressings, art discussions and lots of herbs and other plants to buy.
All people can afford an original piece of art . . . .
Although the majority of his work appears on extreme sport surf boards and skate boards they’re usually hanging in pride of place in lounges and homes rather than being ridden on.
Tom Swift or Swifty specialises in taking old surf boards and turning them into works of art and his distinctive black and white figurative style READ MORE
Fund Raising? What about a Sausage Sizzle?
Limited opportunities available, so get in quick.
Want to raise funds for your community group based in Bassendean? Contact the OPRM Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups must be based in Town of Bassendean and have their own equipment.
Casual Stallholder Insurance now available
As part of our ongoing effort to improve the markets experience for our stallholders, the Rotary Club of Swan Valley are able to offer insurance coverage READ MORE
Lost Property at the Markets
If you have lost or found anything at the markets visit the Rotary Club of Swan Valley stall, or email email@example.com.