margaret river farmers’ market

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Margaret River Bakery’s morning bun. The love child of a croissant and cinnamon bun.

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The very popular Combi Coffee combi van. You can also catch these guys at the Prevelly River mouth on Sunday mornings…

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Native blooms at Cape Flora Estate’s stall. (These photos do no justice to the sheer abundance of colour.)

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One of the best buys at the market: Yallingup Woodfired Bread. Also the place to nab a gugelhopf or two.

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Margaret River Free Range Eggs. A bargain at $5 a dozen!!!

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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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