Buy Local Food

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Why Buy Local Food?

The current Global Food system

  • Produces 50% of the world’s CO2 emissions
  • Degrades our Soils
  • Requires the use of chemicals, additives and preservatives, causing ill health
  • Uses excessive packaging
  • Allows big companies to make more profit due to crazy tax laws and the farmer to receive only 10% of what we pay in the shops

Local food systems

  • Restore s0ils, ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Produce more food per acre
  • Farmers retain approx. 80% of retail price
  • Treat animals more humanely
  • Provide sustainable, healthy food. No aditives
  • Minimises the need for packaging
  • Provide food security, meaningful work and connection
  • Reduce CO2 emissions drastically

Local Regenerative Food Systems 

  • Makes improving the health of the ecosystem the primary focus.
  • Requires low inputs transitioning away from chemicals and artificial fertilizers
  • Animals are treated more humanely and have a higher quality of life and better health
  • Provides sustainable, healthy food full of nutrients. No additives or chemicals

Insane Trade! – How Insane is Global Trade? on Vimeo

Local Food Can Save The World – YouTube

Film – World Localization Day

 

We have identified 3 “projects” to increase our community’s resilience and reduce “Insane Trade”

  • Purchasing produce from the SW region of WA, from outlets within Bridgetown – Local Food Directory
  • Purchasing produce directly from local farms
  • Purchasing Australian produce from supermarkets

 

  Local Food Directory  

    

Produce from SW Region, sold from local Bridgetown stores 

Blackwood Fresh Foodworks – Supermarket

155 Hampton Street Bridgetown, 9761 0660 (Preferred method of contact)

Opening Hours 7am-7pm 7 days a week. Examples of products below

Fruit

 

Various – In season, depending on availability and price
Vegetables Various – In season, depending on availability and price
Preserves

Jams, pickles, olives etc

The Berry Farm Jams, Vinegars and condiments

Crunch preserves, Dunsborough

 

Other, e.g. Oils, Honey, Flours, Grains, Wines, Bread, Eggs

 

Elixr Honey (Denmark)

Margaret River Honey

Raw food Factory WA Honey

Blackwood Valley Eggs

Dairy e.g. Local cheeses, butters, Milk

 

Margaret River Cheeses

HaVe cheeses, Harvey

Bannister Downs milk, Northcliffe

New products being sourced and trialled regularly

 

NOTE A more extensive range of local products and products from WA as a whole, are being tried in store frequently to determine customer demand. There is a whole display of products on the left as you approach the checkout

 

Bridgetown Home of Health  – Health Food Store

130 Hampton Street, Bridgetown, Take your own container to be re-filled to minimise unnecessary packaging

Steve and Keeley Greenslade 0409 459 237  bridgetownhomeofhealth@hotmail.com

Bulk staples, flour/nuts/dried friut etc etc. Check out their Facebook page for what local, in-season fresh fruit and vegetables they have in stock

Bridgetown Home of Health | Bridgetown WA | Facebook

Shop 1 Southwest Highway, Balingup, WA, Australia, Western Australia

Clovers General Store& Liquor Store

98 Steere Street Bridgetown.

General Store 9761 1233 or 0467 280 734         Bottleshop 9761 2017

Opening Hours 7am -7pm 7 days a week

cloversstore@bigpond.com

www.cloversstore.com.au

(1) Clovers Store | Bridgetown WA | Facebook 

Deliveries available Examples of products, below

Fruit

 

In Season – All produce is from Bridgetown/Manjimup

Apples, Oranges, Peaches, Strawberries, Lemons, Limes, Figs, Apricots, Plums

Vegetables In Season – All locally grown in Bridgetown and surrounds

Potatoes, Pumpkins, Zucchini, Broccoli, Cucumber, Cabbage, Cauliflower

Preserves

Jams, pickles, olives etc

All locally made from local products

Strawberry, Plum and Apricot Jam, Marmalades,

Real Lemon Syrup, Glasynfryn Black Garlic, Zucchini Relish, Tomato Kasundi (fiery or spicy), Rokewood Olives, Balajup Garlic Granules

Other, e.g. Oils, Honey, Flours, Grains, Wines, Bread, Eggs

 

 All local products & suppliers

Cider and Apple Juice (The Cidery)

Rokewood Olive Oil, Wandoo Grove Olive Oil, Southern Forest honeys,

Tasty Edibles sour dough bread, ORFA Bakery Turkish bread

Wines:

Bridgetown: Shedleys, Karafilis, Pump Shed,

Manjimup: Peo’s Estate, Chateau June -Jerome

Pemberton: Smithbrook, Hidden River

Donnybrook: Barrecas

Blackwood Valley: Whimwood Estate

Newlands: Smallwater Estate

Mt Barker: Gilberts

Albany: Monty’s Leap

Frankland River: Ferngrove, Alkoomi

Margaret River: Skigh Wines, After Hours, Happs

 Local cheeses, butters, Milk Margaret River cheeses, Margaret River yoghurt, variety of other local cheeses
Fish/Seafood West Coast Seafood van visits Clovers carpark on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the  month 12 noon – 1:30 ish (see West Coast Seafood below)

 

The Stables, IGA Bridgetown – Supermarket

109 Hampton Street Bridgetown 9761 1044 (Preferred method of contact)

Opening Hours 7:30am-8pm 7 days a week

bridgetowniga@westnet.com.au

Delivery available  Examples of products, below

Fruit

 

 

Pink Ladies, Granny Smiths, Packham Pears from CC Grant Mullalyup,

Oak Estate Macadamias, Deanmill

Rhubarb from Galloway Farms Bridgetown

Vegetables

 

 

Broccoli and Red Onions

from Southern Forest Products

Preserves

Jams, pickles, olives etc

Gourmet Grub Salad Dressings, Busselton

Chestnut Grove Verjuice, Manjimup

 

Other, e.g. Oils, Honey, Flours, Grains, Wines, Bread, Eggs Passionate Baker Bread/Cakes, Bunbury

Blackwood Valley Eggs, Bridgetown

Apple Juice (The Cidery)

Dairy e.g. Local cheeses, butters, Milk Bannister Downs Milk/Cream, Northcliffe

Harvey Cheese, Harvey

Heritage Country Cheese, Nannup

Meats Holy Smoke Pate/Smoked Chicken, Manjimup

TKs Kangaroo Mince/Bones, Bridgetown

West Coast Seafoods

Although, product is not strictly  from “SW region” we have included West Coast Seafoods here, as they are a local business providing WA product, with local delivery

Nicky o438 989 549

www.westcoastseafoodsw.com.au

Delivery Available – No delivery fees

Purchases can be made from their van, which visits Clovers Store on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 12 noon – 1:30 ish

 Fish and Seafood Western Australian products are

North West Snapper, Red Emperor, All our prawns IN SHELL

The “fish of the week will always be a West Australian fish

 

Blackwood Valley Distillery

Blackwood Valley Distillery

Blackwood Valley Distillery | The Cidery – Bridgetown

Blackwood Valley Distillery | Facebook

9761 2204  blackwoodvalleydistillery@gmail.com 

 Wines and Spirits Grounded Gin

Apple Liqueur

 

The Cidery

43 Gifford Road Bridgetown

The Cidery – Bridgetown | The Finest Cider and Beers in the Southwest

The Cidery (@thecidery_) • Instagram photos and videos

The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company (facebook.com)

sales@thecidery.com.au  9761-2204

 Wines and Spirits Ciders, Soft Ciders, Truffle Cider, Truffle Ale, Local Beers and Wines, Grounded Gin, Apple Liqueur

 

The Green Man (Balingup)

Shop 1 Southwest Highway, Balingup, WA, Australia, Western Australia

Facebook

The Green Man is a Providore and Bulk Foods business with a difference   “Come in and have a coffee/ drink while we weigh up your bulk food order, At the end of each days trading we package any meals left over into take-away containers that are then snap frozen into take home meals. We then discount those meals from a hot take-away price to a frozen take home meal price.”

 

 

  Local community initiatives

Ashbil Community Garden 

Market Day at the Ashbil Community Garden, 9.00-11.00am on the last Saturday of every month, selling produce grown at the garden.

Ashbil Community Garden Bridgetown | Bridgetown WA | Facebook

Greenbushes Community Garden

www.facebook.com/greenbushescommunitygarden

Produce Swap

Held at Bridgetown Hub every 2 weeks Sundays at 10:30 am

Facebook Bridgetown Produce Swap | Facebook

River Markets

(section under development – more to come) 

Olboa Poultry Shelby 0438 278 402 shelbygentle0@gmail.com   Olboa Poultry | Facebook    

Sells eggs and the poultry so that you can “grow your own.” Breeds include Plymouth Rock, Guinea Fowl, Pekin bantam and Isa Browns.

Vixens Picnic Liz 0434 498 164, margamfarm1@bigpond.com Sells Vixen

 

  Farmgate Sales 

Produce purchased directly from local farms (SW/Blackwood region)

Our intention is to encourage local producers to register with  the online Local Harvest website  https://www.localharvest.org.au/

Currently (November 2020) the following outlets are registered on Local Harvest

  • Eden Spring Herbs
  • Manjimup Farmers Market
  • Marron Farm
  • Merri Bee Organic
  • Cambray Sheep Cheese
  • Williams River Produce

To find details on these producers go to Local Harvest | Finding good food, close to you

enter Bridgetown 6255 and zoom out on the map to locate each producer

 

Other farms/producers that we have identified in our local area are listed below.

Vixens Picnic
Liz 0434 498 164  margamfarm1@bigpond.com 
You can also find them at the River Markets
Galloway Springs
25270 South Western Highway, Glenlynn, WA, Australia, Western Australia

The Organic Fine Food Company

416 Elwins Road, PO BOX 738, Bridgetown, Western Australia 6255, Ph: 9761 2901 https://www.organicfinefood.com.au/  

taste@organicfinefood.com.au

Chestnut Brae is 15 minutes south of Nannup (off Vasse Highway and Chalwell Road) and 55 minutes inland from Margaret River.

Lot 21 McKittrick Road Carlotta WA 6275
chestnut.brae@gmail.com 

 https://www.chestnutbrae.com.au/about-our-products/

Cape Farm Shop – Margaret River

https://www.capefarmshop.com.au/  Olive oils/balsamic vinegars

0427 802 204 jthew@westnet.com.au

Southern Forest produce delivered.

https://www.facebook.com/sfprd/

Anthony 0419920938

Natasha 0437169597

admin@southernforestproduce.com.au

Southampton Homestead

https://southamptonhomestead.com/

1200 Southampton Rd, (near North Greenbushes))

Jeff Powell and Michelle McManus

Jeff 0412 229 564

Michelle 0439 093 868

michelle@southamptonhomestead.com

Little Hill Farm

http://www.littlehillfarm.com.au/jam-orders/

25 East Blackwood Terrace
Bridgetown – Western Australia

9761 2161
PO Box 1240, Bridgetown WA 6255

Karri Country Good Food is an incorporated volunteer run co-operative venture. (Northcliff/Windy Harbour)

https://www.karricountrygoodfood.com.au/

 info@karricountrygoodfood.com.au

0455628097 or 9776 6886 (shop number) 

Margaret River Organic Creameries

A Guadagnino & Co run a  farm shop on Seven Day Rd, Manjimup open 7 days a week 7am – 5pm selling produce from the farm

9771 2153 email alfsmcs@bigpond.com

https://www.mroc.net.au/where-to-buy-our-milk/  

https://www.facebook.com/AGuadagninoCo

Burly Oak Farm

Currently, (Dec 2020) The products available are Ducks and Honeycomb. These products can be purchased at the Ashbil Community Garden Market 9am-11am last Sunday of the month

The owners, Jason and Kristen Heath are just starting out on the farm and are doing a lot of work on improving the land with revegetation, and soon commencing multi-species rotational grazing – aiming to have some poultry and lamb products develop in the next few years.

042 369 0368 burlyoakfarm@gmail.com

Dirty Clean Food

About Us – Dirty Clean Food

sales@dirtycleanfood.com.au

 

 

  WA Products from “supermarkets” and general stores

      WA Regions – Buy West Eat Best

The simplest way to identify West Australian foods is to look for the Buy West Eat Best logo

If the product has the logo then, “For fresh products, such as fruit, vegetables, meat, and seafood, the products is 100% grown, fished or farmed in Western Australia. For grocery items, food such as sauces, yoghurts, cheese, bread or pies, the main ingredients are grown, fished or farmed in Western Australia and the product is processed and transformed in Western Australia.”

To further identify the country who own the company and the ethical practices of the company you can access the website Shop Ethical! | Your ethical consumer guide,

Enter the name of the product, eg Heinz Baked Beans,

Or you can use the App Shop Ethical! app | Shop Ethical! and scan the bar code,

Or purchase the pocket guide Shop Ethical! | Your ethical consumer guide