This region is blessed with a huge diversity of locally grown produce: lamb, wool, beef, milk, fruit, nuts, wine grapes, olives and more.
As custodians of their farms, local farmers and viticulturists are experimenting with ways to increase biodiversity, capture carbon, retain water, and grow the healthiest produce possible. The Shire is proud to support the amazing work being done by the Margaret River Wine Association with their Sustainable Wine Growing program. The Shire is also a proud supporter of Lower Blackwood LCDC, whose work is improving sustainability from the ground up.
Many of our local restaurants have a big focus on using local produce, and there are ample opportunities to support local growers by visiting the Margaret River Farmers’ Market each Saturday, or finding suppliers such as The Garden Basket, Riverfresh IGA, and Gathered Organics that stock local produce.
In September last year, 300 attendees travelled from around WA and interstate to join the Regenerative Agriculture Conference 2023, hearing from a huge line-up of expert speakers over a jam-packed week!
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