Food

Local and seasonal food grown without harmful impacts

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Of all the items we consume, food has the most significant impact on our carbon footprint, water use and overall ecological impact.

 

Our goal (2020)

  • To assist the community to make informed choices about the food we consume.
  • To increase the amount of food grown locally.

Think global, eat (and drink!) local

We are lucky to live in a community which is surrounded by productive agricultural land. Meat, seafood, olives, cheese, eggs and grapes are just some of the items produced at our doorstep. By purchasing food grown locally, we reduce the distance our food travels from production to plate (otherwise known as ‘food miles’). Consider that an orange from California has travelled 1500km whilst those grown in Harvey have travelled 150km. 

Of course the most the freshest food of all is that which we grown ourselves in our own back (or front!) yard.

What is the Shire doing?  

The Shire supports the Margaret River Farmers Market, a place where local producers can sell their products direct to the public. Buying from local producers increases their sustainability and ensures that we get an opportunity to find out exactly where it has come from and how it has been grown.

The Shire also sponsors the delivery of ‘Living Smart’ a programme which assists community members to live in a more ecologically responsible way, including information on how to start a vegie patch or ‘urban orchard’.

How can I help?

  • Become a locavore and buy food grown locally.
  • Buy food that is ‘in season’.
  • Start a vegie patch or plant a fruit tree.
  • Fish for species with sustainable populations.

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

66 Allnutt Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5660
Fax 08 9758 0033

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