Bridgetown Sunday Market

On our recent trip down south, we spotted a farmers market on our way home as we drove through Bridgetown. It was a chilly, crisp misty morning and the market stalls were nestled among the trees. We couldn’t resist stopping to take a closer look.

Market stalls nestled among the tall trees

The diversity and quality of produce was fantastic. At this particular stall there was a variety of home-grown fruits and nuts, including tamarillo, white sapote, pink lady apples and macadamia nuts roasted and sold in 250g bags.



We had not come across white sapote before. The chap running this stall explained that it is native to central America. They’re ready to eat when just soft to touch. He had sapote that was ready to eat right now or in a couple of days time and offered to help us select our fruit. He warned that the ready-to-eat fruit is susceptible to bruising in transit.

White sapote and pink lady apples

White sapote and pink lady apples

He offered us a free taste of the sapote. It had a creamy texture that reminded me of mango or banana, but its flavour is much milder than mango. We bought three for a dollar.

Slicing up sapote for free samples

Slicing up sapote for free samples

Roasted macadamias, white sapote and tamarillo samples

Pink lady apples

Pink lady apples

Enid Blyton books and plants for sale

Macadamia tree seedlings, Tasmanian blackwood and lilly pilly for sale

It’s a very social, relaxed market. The regulars know the stallholders by name and are happy to have a chat about the day’s produce and catch up gossip as they select their fresh fruit and vegetables.

Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables for sale

Want to buy a pumpkin? I love the rooster table cloth that’s draped over the table

We bought a bag of Bridgetown apples, a steal at $2 a kilo. We were welcome to choose our own apples but to be honest, it was so cold we preferred to keep our hands warm in our pockets – the man minding the stall was happy to grab us a kilo of apples.

Apples grown in Braeside Orchards in Bridgetown

Apples grown in Braeside Orchards in Bridgetown – all varieties $2 a kilo

We bought some Sundowner apples

Plants including herbs for sale

Poffertjes (Dutch mini pancakes) sprinkled with icing sugar and served with either maple syrup or butter and golden syrup or honey. You can brew your own cuppa and buy locally made lemon butter, marmalade and other jams

Bric-a-brac. In the background – there’s plenty of free parking

We bought lemon and lime butter and a tub of honey. An in-car toaster would’ve been brilliant as I could’ve eaten some right away!

Granite Hills spreads - we bought some delicious lemon and lime butter

We bought some Granite Hills lemon and lime butter, made in Boyup Brook, plus a tub of honey

At every good community market, you’ll find lots of happy dogs, tails wagging merrily. They’re out for their morning walk, eagerly ‘helping Mum and Dad’ with the shopping, or may be slightly more serious, on duty guarding the market stalls.

Guarding the trees

These pictures only capture some of what was on offer. In addition to fresh produce, plants, second-hand books and bric-a-brac, there was clothing, jams and spreads, honey, spices, a seafood van and more.

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Bridgetown Sunday Markets
Every Sunday fortnight 7.30am to noon at Blackwood River Park – the south side of the Blackwood River Bridge on road to Manjimup
Check the Bridgetown-Greenbushes Visitor Centre website for market dates

See the other posts about our Manjimup trip

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