Brodie Harper’s all-time favourite markets
Roving travel reporter Brodie Harper has spent nine years traveling Victoria and abroad for Channel 9’s travel and lifestyle show Postcards.
The gorgeous TV presenter has developed a special talent after all those fabulous trips away. She’s an expert at sniffing out the best local markets for fresh produce and beautiful hand-made crafts, and these are her all time favourites (below).
Watch Brodie and the Postcards team on Channel 9 at 7.30pm on Fridays, or catch up on episodes here.
I am a Mornington Peninsula girl, so I’m a bit biased on this one. Red Hill Market ticks all the boxes on my list. With great food to curb any craving, from tacos to organic raw snacks. And there’s wonderful coffee. Red hill is also famous for its crafts. You name it and Red Hill Market has it. Hand-crafted children’s and adult wear, locally-crafted beer, plants, fruit and veggies and stunning art. If you can’t find it at Red Hill, I don’t think you’ll find it anywhere.
When I arrived in Santa Monica on a sunny Wednesday morning I set out to shop. By shop, I mean Bloomingdales and Nordstroms. What I did not expect was the Santa Monica Farmers Market, stretching as far as the eye could see. The most vibrant, delicious fruit and veg, picked fresh at local farms. A great way to stock up the hotel room with tasty, healthy snacks.
Every Saturday morning, 271 Bagot Rd, Subiaco, Western Australia
Fresh is the best and that’s what I found at the Subiaco Farmers Market. Delicious food was the order of the day here. I love tasty organic food and this was plentiful at Subiaco. I moved (or should I say ate) my way from stall to stall, starting with a first class coffee, moving onto home-made protein balls made with dates, almonds coconut and cocoa. Next came the freshly made green smoothie, and some homemade soup. Told you I left this market full.
The Market Shed is more than just a market. It’s a place where the community comes together to catch up. Filled to the brim with delicious food, this market is all about eating and hanging out with friends. Most of the amazing stalls also cater for a take home meals, from Italian to Indian – even vegan. But if you’re in the area on a Sunday, I recommend stopping by to grab lunch and enjoy some music in a relaxing atmosphere, with some excellent people watching.
40 Jarrad St, Cottesloe, Western Australia
The Boatshed Market is THE place to get your groceries in Perth. More of a play on words, The Boatshed is a gourmet grocery store that sells all the top-shelf produce. Don’t feel like cooking? No worries. Head straight to the deli to find the tastiest homemade ready meals and salads. It also comes with a world-class butchery and bakery. Feel like a little caviar, truffle or Emu eggs? They’re all available at this standout market.
Get more of Brodie’s tips on Postcards, 7.30pm Fridays on Channel 9.