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Published August 5th 2014
Wine tasting at 8am? Why not
If you have not been to Margaret River in the last three weeks you might be unaware that the Saturday Farmers' Market has relocated. It now lives beside the Margaret River Culture and Recreation Centre on Wallcliffe Road. The Market is open every Saturday 8am until midday.
The key to a successful Margaret River Farmers Market excursion is to try to make it there early, as after 10.30am produce starts to sell out fast, and not surprisingly so. The Market is packed with organic fruit and vegetables, local meats, organic breads and, healthy and not so healthy treats. All local. All fresh.
The Margaret River Market definitely raises the bar for Farmers Markets, and in such a relaxed atmosphere, it is the locals that create a friendly and inviting vibe. If you are a tourist from near or far, and in the area on a Saturday morning, make sure that you stop in.
The Market boasts samples of hand-made Bahen & Co. chocolate, which do not have an open to public factory such as The Margaret River Chocolate Factory and Gabriel Chocolate. Bahen & Co's sweetly packaged blocks of goodness are available to sample at the Market.
Another addition to the Market is Conscious Craves, which are raw and gluten free produce hand-made in Yallingup. The Market also houses various local wines and ciders that are, from 8am, ready for you to sample.
While you are in the region that seduces its visitors with some of the best coast line in the world, why not start your weekend at the Famers' Market sampling some of the best food and wine the region has to offer.