margaret river farmers’ market
Margaret River Bakery’s morning bun. The love child of a croissant and cinnamon bun.
The very popular Combi Coffee combi van. You can also catch these guys at the Prevelly River mouth on Sunday mornings…
Native blooms at Cape Flora Estate’s stall. (These photos do no justice to the sheer abundance of colour.)
One of the best buys at the market: Yallingup Woodfired Bread. Also the place to nab a gugelhopf or two.
Margaret River Free Range Eggs. A bargain at $5 a dozen!!!
Left: Fresh herbs and salad leaves at Oasis Hydroponics. Right: Margaret River Bakery.
We went down south about four weeks ago and every time we arrive, I wonder why we don’t head down more often. In just two and a half hours of speedy morning driving (ahem, not me driving but K) we were just south of the township, in the midst of the farmers’ market. It’s a quiet, laidback market where everyone knows everybody. In fact, there were very few tourists around.
This is a great spot to nab brekkie supplies, as well as have breakfast. Don’t miss Yallingup Bakery’s wood fired sourdough loaves. Some of the best in the state, the loaves have a fantastically chewy crust and pillowy, substantial insides (they’re the same pedigree as Freo’s Bread in Common). Their gugelhupf can also be bought here without driving to Yallingup. A yeast risen cake studded with walnuts and bacon, it’s kind of a savoury panettone if you can imagine that. To go with all that bread, I suggest getting into The Farm House’s ham. Cured from the legs of well reared, free range porkers, its deep pink flesh is cloaked with a thick layer of buttery fat. This stall does a roaring trade in snags, so if you want to throw some on that self contained unit’s barbeque, get in early. Oh, and eggs – beautiful eggs – are a must buy from Margaret River Free Range Eggs. Here, they’re $5 a dozen (bargain!) with slightly imperfect eggs being sold by the slab and precious double yolkers available too.
For brekkie right now, I have two words: morning bun. Go straight to the Margaret River Bakery stall – it’s the one with the most people. And rightly so, because their morning bun, a cross between the buttery flakiness of a croissant and sugar dusted cinnamon bun is to die for. The croissants are equally as heavenly, warm with lacquered layers shattering off with each bite. Chase the pastries down with a coffee from the yellow combi or the juice stall plying $1 lemonades. Yup, we’re definitely in the country now. Lovely.
Margaret River Farmers’ Market
Margaret River Education Campus, Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River
Every Saturday 8am – 12pm
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