Margaret River is famous for its pumping surf and delectable wines. But the region is also making a name for itself in the world of gourmet and artisan foods. When it comes to innovative food ideas, the Margaret River Region is becoming famous across Australia for its diverse selection of natural food brands. From local wood fired bread, to cold juiced beverages, delicious honey and some of the best natural muesli in WA, there are so many great farmers and producers of unique food within this region. In this article, we’ll share 20 local food brands from the Margaret River Region that you’d be crazy not to try.
1. Livity Juice
You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a juice cleanse! Originally launched in 2014, Livity Juice was created by two friends passionate about spreading health. One of the goals of Livity Juice is to help busy people make health their priority. If you’re really on a health kick, try a Livity Juice Cleanse, your body will love you for it. You can find Livity in the new Origins Market Busselton.
2. Cape Farm Shop
Perhaps one of the more iconic local food brands of the South West, the fine folks at Cape Farm Shop produce some of our favourite caramelised balsamic and verjuice. They also make drinking vinegars/cordials, jams, chutneys, relishes and pickles. All of their produce is vegan, gluten free and contains no artificial nasties.
3. Margaret River Muesli Company
Whether you’re a big breakfast person or not, the family over at Margaret River Muesli Company are making some of the finest natural muesli in Australia. Their Gaby’s Muesli is baked with natural ingredients and without any added oils or preservatives – making it a great choice for the whole family. Their Premium Muesli range is hard to beat, especially their Protein Boost variety, containing none other than Vasse Valley Hemp Hearts.
4. Sour Boys Candy
The team over at Sour Boys Candy make delicious rock candy, lollipops and sweets of all varieties. For those with a sweet tooth, their products are seriously yum and you can watch them make their candy exclusively at Origins Market in Busselton. Warning, customers may experience extreme salivation.
Founders Kris and Elisa have been creating some of the best gourmet handmade breadsticks in the region. Their locally baked and traditional Italian bread sticks are a fan favourite across Western Australia. You can find Krissini at the Margaret River Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.
6. Foley’s Frothing Fermentations
Did someone say Kraut!? In 2011, Foley’s founders Margot and Tim started fermenting vegetables. This rather odd hobby led to a brilliant business idea of creating nutrient dense sauerkrauts and gut shots which offer a whole host of healthy benefits. Today, you can find their products in many local shops and across the whole nation. You can find them at the Margaret River Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.
7. Margaret River Cracker Company
Founder Nicola and Bryce have been creating some of the best Gourmet Wine Crackers in the region. The best part is, they source local ingredients and don’t use any artificial nasties or preservatives. With so many great flavours, the Margaret River Cracker Company is the perfect snack to add to your next cheese platter and grazing board. You can find them at the Margaret River Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.
8. Conehead Ice Cream
Our friends at Conehead are delivering and creating some of the most delicious local ice cream in the region. The Conehead team love collaborating with other local businesses, which is one of our fav things about them. You can find their store-front at the new Origins Market in Busselton.
9. Eco Kitchen
Eco Kitchen is truly something special. For years now, they have been creating delicious plant based cheeses made with love. Their vegan friendly Cashew Cheeses are a perfect combo for all salad and/or bread lovers. Simply delicious!
10. Seven Seas Tea
Cathy Horan-Anderson the founder of Seven Seas Tea has been making handcrafted teas for several years now. There’s a certain simple elegance when it comes to Seven Seas Tea, because each tea is hand-blended, organic and pesticide-free, and made locally.
11. Temper Temper
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Founders Roz and Georgia are the creators of artisan chocolate company Temper Temper. With over 100 different varieties and creations of unique natural chocolate, the choices are almost endless! If you have a sweet tooth like us, Temper Temper is your go.
12. Wedderburn Honey
Nothing beats honey straight from the hive! Founders Catherin and Dan Talbot started Wedderburn Honey as a hobby and passion project, after years of batching their honey, we can confidently say they produce some of our favourite honey in the region. You can find them in the new Origins Market Busselton.
13. Southern Forest Honey
The folks at Southern Forest Honey are producing 100% raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized honey. This unique point of difference means that there is no damage to the enzymes, pollens, and natural chemicals found in Southern Forest Honey. You can find them in the new Origins Market Busselton and at The Colony Concept.
14. Margaret River Wood Fired Bread
The folks at Margaret River Wood Fired Bread are truly something else! As they use only the finest quality, certified organic ingredients, this ensures that their sourdough culture bread is some of the best you’ve ever tasted. You can try their wood fired bread next time you visit the Margaret River Farmers Market
15. Claudio Biscotti
Everyone loves a good biscuit and thanks to Claudio Tallarico (an Italian Chef) who calls the region his home. Claudio’s range of Biscotti biscuits are simply to die for! Claudio says, “I try to make biscuits from all over Italy – the north, south and centre. Some biscuits are from the 1400s and you can find out who used to make it: the monk or the chef for the king. That’s fascinating for me.”
16. Bettenay’s Nougat
The family run business Bettenay’s Margaret River Nougat is famous across the region. Their flavoured Nougat comes in so many delicious and natural flavours! You can find them at the Margaret River Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.
17. Two Cracks Coffee
Two Cracks Coffee is a small batch award winning coffee roaster. Their coffee is made with heavy Sicilian and Italian influences and their goal is to make sure that you love each cup! Try their unique coffee blends at their shop via 68 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup WA, 6284
18. Pick and Gather Pasta
Pasta, pasta, pasta! Founders Matt and Susan have created three different types of fresh ravioli filled pasta with locally sourced ingredients from the Region. Depending on the season, Matt and Susan hold the ethos and belief that their pasta is of restaurant quality at an affordable price. Buy some of their ravioli next time you’re at the Margaret River Farmers Market
19. Gunyulgup Farm
Dan and Caitlyn Atkinson are the owners of Gunyulgup Farm. They offer fresh produce at the local Margaret River Farmers Market and here at Vasse Valley Hemp we’re all about supporting local farmers and businesses that sell paddock to plate. Give our mates at Gunyulgup Farm a follow on Instagram.
20. Vasse Valley Hemp Farm
Well of course we had to make the list! Vasse Valley is WA’s first hemp foods business, specialising in roasted hemp seed gourmet condiments. If you’re looking for a healthy way to add flavour to your meals you can’t look past our Salad Sprinkle and Roasted Hemp Seed Dukkah. And then there’s our Terpene Tonics, a wonderful alternative to CBD oil. If you are faced with lifestyle challenges such as poor sleep, chronic pain, stress and poor concentration come and pay us a visit at Origins Market.
CONCLUSION – Thanks For reading!
We hope you found this little blog about our 20 favourite local foods brands helpful. These are all small, family businesses doing what they love. The next time you take a holiday and visit this beautiful part of Australia, we encourage you to check out each of these businesses and support them on social media and their respective websites too.
Go The Hemp People! And make sure that you keep supporting local Australian farmers!
Blog Post Article Written By: Steve Barko Digital Marketing