Last Tuesday I was invited to head down South West with The Cottesloe Beach Hotel crew who have created ‘Bush to Beach’ month to support local farmers and increase awareness about the amazing produce that Western Australia grows.
Our group of chefs, key staff and media moved through the Southern Forests region sampling all of its finest offerings. Apples straight off the tree at Lyster Orchards, naturally occurring electric blue marron out at the Blue Ridge Marron farm – we even met some Suffolk Sheep! We were shown through an avocado factory and ate veggies straight off the plant at a huge biodynamic veggie farm. Yes, the vegetables tasted that much better….
To bring the Southern Forests to us, The Cottesloe Beach Hotel has joined forces with the Southern Forests Food Council for the month of October to host ‘Bush to Beach’ month down at their establishment.
A pop up farmers market featuring around 13 different producers including Lyster Orchards, Three Ryan’s, Lost Lake Wines and The Truffle & Wine Co plus many more, will be open to the public on Saturday 11th October from 10am – 1pm in The Beach Club. It’s FREE for all and the perfect occasion to teach your kids about healthy eating, as well as supporting our hard working farmers by buying direct from them!
Afterwards, you can stay and enjoy lunch in The Beach Club or Cott & Co. Fish Bar where Executive Chef Alan Spagnolo and Consultant Chef Russell Blaikie have prepared special menus featuring seasonal produce from the Southern Forests region.
I will be taking the kids down to the farmers markets on the 11th and then…… having them picked up so I can stay on for a beautiful long lunch after. WIN WIN!!
See you there.