I like the idea of visiting the local market for groceries; the food is fresh and nutritious, it is a way of supporting the community and local producers and a fun way of doing the shopping while catching up with a friend. It’s even better if the markets include arts, crafts and activities.
Now that the Gorman House Markets are back as the Canberra City Walk Markets (in Petrie Plaza between the merry-go-round and London Circuit in Civic from 10am to 4pm Saturdays) and Westside offers markets, the award-winning Bus Depot Markets at Kingston have some competition again.
But perhaps you prefer the straight food markets like the Capital Region Farmers Market at Epic or Southside Farmers Market at Woden CIT, or the four- or five-day markets at Fyshwick and Belconnen?
There are specialty markets, too, for trash and treasure, for kids clothing and equipment and for handmade items.
So tell me Canberra, which market is the best to shop at?
To vote, let me know your favourite in the comments below. I’ll visit the two most popular markets and decide the verdict in next week’s article.