On Saturday mornings one of our absolutely favourite things to do is to visit the Margaret River Farmers Market.
In the heart of Margaret River town you’ll find a fabulous range of local suppliers showcasing their wonderful seasonal produce. If you’re a little dusty from a few Friday night wines, you’re in for a treat. Give me all the food. There are always a few suppliers we gravitate towards and we suggest you do the same….
Our kids never let us go past the Pancake Bar as an expert pancake maker myself, only the best will do and their Poffertjes or little Dutch pancakes are joy. Especially covered in butter and icing sugar. Warning, one serve is never enough.
Now, if you like a dumpling on a Saturday morning, the Market River Farmers Market have got you covered. Enter Mala Dumplings. Chinese style dumplings with the perfect balance of flavour and spice. I cannot go past the porky goodness. The best news? You can buy their frozen dumplings to take home and cook yourself. Yes! They last around a day in our house.
There’s nothing like a stroll around the markets meeting new vendors and of course old favourites; tasting little samples and taking in the general splendour. There’s always a local musician playing which the kids love to have a dance to. I’m forever looking for new inspiration for our Bina Maya gourmet hampers, Cambray cheese is always a winner; their manchego style St Johns Brook is divine. On our latest visit, we met the lovely Kris from Krissini who makes hand made locally baked traditional Italian breadsticks freshly baked in Margaret River. Perfect for our hampers.
If you’re staying with us at Bina Maya you’ll be spoiled for choice for what to cook for dinner. All the fruit and veg are local and seasonal. The beautifully produced Forest Grange grass fed beef is singing out to pair with a local Cabernet.
Lastly, but certainly not least is Claudio Biscotti . Having travelled extensively through Italy, I can tell you that Margaret River has the Italian goods. Now everything here is a foodies heaven but the must have? Ok I’ll narrow it down to two. The ricciarelli (chewy almond cookies) are a match made in heaven with a coffee. And for Sicily on a plate? Sweet cannoli, filled with creamy ricotta dipped in pistachios and jam. I’m drooling as a write this. Tim and I always hope one will make it home for our late morning coffee, but alas, the car journey home is just too tempting.