Origin Market Food Hall Credit Russell Ord

A one-stop shop in every sense of the word, Origins Market is a treasure chest of local producers, growers and makers.

There’s a keen sense of community from the moment you walk through the doors, as the welcoming smiles of stall-holders invite you to get to know their products. Home to over 60 vendors, this is a place to meander, to take your time and enjoy a chat while sampling a taste of the region.

With so much to appreciate, we have compiled the treats to indulge in and the activities to take part in from sun up to sun down. Here’s how to spend a day at Origins Market in Busselton.

Origins Market Two Cracks Coffee - Credit Russell Ord
The morning starts with fantastic coffee from Two Cracks. Photo credit: Russell Ord.

Breakfast

Rise and shine, because the freshly roasted coffee from Two Cracks is worth getting out of bed for. Beans are selectively sourced from sustainable and community-driven producers, and you can taste the care and love that has culminated in each cup. Dale serves up coffee, cold brew and specialty drinks that will get your day off to a great start.

And what pairs perfectly with great coffee? The answer, of course, is great pastry. Dusty Buns are garnering a cult following for their baked creations, using fresh ingredients, and making everything by hand each morning. This is a new endeavour for the husband and wife team of Joel and Mel, but the many years of experience and racking up local and international awards before opening their own patisserie are evident in each bite.

Traditionalists won’t be able to look past the buttery almond croissants and soft cinnamon scrolls, but definitely keep an eye out for limited releases – their Croffle (croissant x waffle) with a vanilla glaze is a game changer.

Don’t forget to pick up a hot-out-the-oven loaf of sourdough for toast, sandwiches and grazing boards while you’re there.

Origins Market Kira Price Photography Credit Russell Ord
Take home a momento from one of the talented creatives. Photo credit: Russell Ord.

Lunch

The sheer size of the Margaret River Region can mean that sampling the gourmet produce and acclaimed wines requires multiple days and careful planning. But for those on a whirlwind visit, or who don’t know where to start, a trip to Origins Market is a chance to taste a selection of the region’s finest all under one roof.

Sip your way around the market, with wineries, cideries and distilleries offering free tastings. It’s a chance to be guided through the flavours of the region by the experts themselves, who are eager to share their stories and renowned products. You may find a new favourite, and be inspired to visit their cellar door during your travels further afield in the region.

Then when tummies start rumbling, there are plenty of eatery options to keep hunger at bay. The whole family will love an authentic woodfired pizza, hot out of the oven and made traditionally using 72 hour fermented naturally risen pizza bases. Kids can then burn off some steam at the playground and working beehive, where they can learn all about the bees who live in the colony.

Of course, it’s not just food and wine on offer. Local artisans also call the space home and can be observed carefully constructing their unique wares. Traditional Scandinavian rugs are woven into existence before your eyes, using recycled textiles diverted from landfill to create a bespoke and sustainable piece that will last for generations to come. Delicate jewellery inspired by the south west is handmade with love, with custom anklets and chains available. Watch as whales and other sea creatures come to life from just a mound of clay, before being painted in vibrant colours. The creativity in the air is palpable, and the regular workshops on offer are an ideal way to embrace this and spend an afternoon crafting or learning a new skill.

Origins Market Get Shucked Credit Russell Ord
Delicious freshly shucked oysters are one of the many eatery options. Photo credit: Russell Ord.

Dinner

On Friday and Saturday evenings Origins comes alive as the Night Market kicks into gear. International street food is the name of the game, with chefs slinging authentic Cuban, Korean, Balinese, Mexican and Vietnamese cuisines.

It’s the perfect spot to meet with friends as there’s something for every appetite, and you can park up in the licenced Homestead at Origins Market Tavern together to enjoy a glass or two alongside your dinner.

Hot tip: check out the free Night Market shuttle bus, which travels from Cowaramup to Busselton stopping at a range of accommodation spots on the way, so you don’t even need to worry about organising a skipper.

Live music from a rotating cast of local and travelling musicians ensures a great vibe, keep an eye on the Origins Market socials for updates or just head along and enjoy the tunes.

Origins Market SubZero Gelato Credit Russell Ord
Finish your day at Origins with award-winning SubZero Gelato. Photo credit: Russell Ord.

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