Perth City Farm
Updated: Feb 20, 2022
Perth City Farm is a 27-year-old Urban Farm tucked into a half hectare site alongside the railway lines in East Perth. As well as hosting tours, workshops and environmentally friendly events it is also a wedding venue but the reason we went along was for the Saturday morning fresh produce market and to investigate the recycling station.
Perth City Farm sits right alongside the railway tracks at Claisebrook Station so is easily accessible by train. If you do come via Claisebrook Station check out the public artwork Stream of Time on the platform. As you descend from the station walkway you will see murals on the back and sides of the Perth City Farm buildings.
Yellow CAT buses also stop at Perth City Farm. On the weekend there is ample parking available at the car park on Royal Street however fees do apply. We parked for free on nearby Fielder Street and walked the extra few hundred metres past the TAFE buildings.
The produce at Perth City Farm is all organic and prices are listed per kilo so buyer beware. As well as fresh produce they sell plants and other environmentally friendly products.
The Markets are colourful with mosaic benches and painted floors and walls.
There is a coffee shop which was doing a roaring trade in coffees and breakfast! Alongside there is a dirt patch under a tree with Tonka trucks to keep the kids entertained for a little while.
Behind the markets is the actual farm which is fabulous to wander through to see the different vegetables growing. There are lots of herbs and the kids can have a taste as they walk past. There are orange and other fruit trees. Most of it is labelled so you can talk about what is growing.
There is a chook house and a large decorative fountain. If you don't grow your own vegetables or herbs at home this is a great way to show kids where our food comes from.
Tucked away by the toilets is the recycling hub and as you will see from the photos there is information about everything. This is a great place to recycle those odd items that might otherwise go into your landfill bin. I found this part very interesting and inspiring!
I know I will be saving my odds and sods recycling to take to this hub every now and then.
We combined the Perth City Farm visit with exploring the Claisebrook Cove Art Trail.
In the spirit of reconciliation Out and About- Family Nature Connection acknowledges the traditional owners of the Wadjak boodjar (Perth land) and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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