Margaret River Farmers Market

Star 4.4 (1103 Google reviews)
Open every Saturday as they are an essential service to the community. They ask that you do not attend the market if you are unwell. They also ask you to please wash your hands before you enter the market space. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

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Margaret River Farmers Market

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Every Saturday: April to October 8am - 11:30am AND November to March 7:30am - 11:30am
Margaret River Tafe Campus 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
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Established in 2002, Margaret River Farmers’ Market has been working hard at bringing the freshest seasonal food directly from farmers and producers to the community. Margaret River Farmers’ Market connects hard-working farmers to consumers; it connects consumers to their food source and the seasons; it allows a fantastic space and place for the community to connect every week; it lowers food miles and strengthens the local economy. You can’t get better than a farmers market!
The Margaret River Farmers’ Market was awarded the 2018 Delicious Awards Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market in Australia... what does this mean?  To explain a little more clearly, Margaret River Farmers’ Market has real farmers predominantly from the Margaret River Region (and just beyond, a specific appellation within the southwest) selling seasonal fresh farm produce and artisan food producers selling food they’ve produced directly to consumers. This means the stallholders must be personally hands-on in the production of the food they sell at the market; no reselling is allowed. Further, there is no craft available, just fresh food and cut flowers. This makes the Margaret River Farmers’ Market an authentic farmers’ market as the community can access truly local, fresh and seasonal food directly from the people who have grown or produced the food every Saturday morning. 

As the seasons change, the fruit and vegetables available change. It's a wonderful way to connect the local community to eating seasonally, this, in turn, is lowering the food miles as the fresh produce has not had to travel very far for very long. The majority of farm produce is harvested within 24-48 hours of being available to buy making it incredibly nutritious and fresh! 

The meat, dairy and egg farmers raise their animals ethically and sustainably, their animals lead happy and healthy lives. Ethically sustainable farming practises bring a variety of benefits, firstly and most importantly there is less of an environmental footprint on the planet and secondly (quite importantly) it ensures the meat, dairy and eggs they produce is of excellent quality. You can literally taste the difference. Economically, farmers’ markets take out the middle man, so the farmers can charge less but make more; the consumer will pay less and be able to buy the best, freshest and ethically grown produce available. 

The farmers are all based within the Margaret River Region or a short distance beyond; are small owned and operated farms and food businesses thus, money spent in their stall will more likely remain in the local and southwest economy. 

They'd love to see you there soon! You’ll see within one step inside the market, it truly is a very special thing.

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Margaret River Farmers Market

Lot 272 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia

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Star 4.4 (1103 Google reviews)
CW T 10 December 2023

We love farmers markets and the one at Margaret River is no exception. Everything looked good but because there was a limit to what we could consume and because we had no idea which stalls to choose from, we simply followed the crowd and joined the longest queues. We were not disappointed with our choices. Everything we are on the spot tasted fresh and the ones that we bought home to eat later in the day were also excellent.

Jayden Cai 18 November 2023

Very pleasant and homely experience. If you really wanted to, you could spend a couple hours here, but I didn't find any interest looping around the stalls after one run. There isn't that much going on, and it seems like there is a lot of contest just getting your stall in. I would have loved to see perhaps a few more independents around the market.

Trevor Holland 24 September 2023

Well a really interesting morning today at the Margaret River Farmers Markets What a great morning a Lovely coffee to start the day off then enough fruit to start my own shop. Fresh fish, Meat, pastries flowers and so on Price wise it’s great value for money and a lovely friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy We tasted wines, new beers, olives fresh bread and sampled every fruit you can think of After loading up the car we went off to our accommodation and sampled some of our products for lunch and dinner These markets are certainly worth a visit if your down south Thank you to all the friendly stall holders it was a great morning keep up the great work

KC 21 April 2024

Many fresh fruit n veg. Good coffee and pastry too. 100g egg is a must buy item.