News: Origins Market Opens in Busselton on Friday November 5

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When Origins Market opens in Busselton at 10am on Friday, November 5 it will showcase more than 60 makers, growers, producers and artisans, bringing both a unique market experience as well as an innovative small business incubation opportunity to life in the heart of the South West. 

Origins Market general manager, Deon Maas describes the anticipation within the market as palpable. “Origins Market is set to unearth the best of the state for the local community and tourists to enjoy, it is about as far removed from a traditional farmers market as you can get,” he said. 

“We have more than 20 makers serving up meals, the vendor accents alone are a feast for the ears.  Our makers are serving up food with roots from Latin America, Italy, Mexico, Korea, South Africa, Bali and Turkey, it’s an international food experience!  Not to mention hand-crafted gelato, freshly roasted coffee, freshly shucked oysters, fish straight from the boat and pastries baked fresh on site. 

“Hand-crafted products ranging from macrame, to jewellery, to photography to candles and soaps are located between the workshop area and the observational beehive. 

“Visitors can experience a taste of the region with samples from some of WA’s best wineries, cideries, distilleries and breweries, or have a long lunch or dinner drinks at the Homestead at Origins tavern and wine bar,” Mr Maas said. 

Origins Market intends to blur the line between production and consumption, with some unique aspects on-site including an incubator kitchen to help small businesses get their products to market, and an in-house observational beehive, educating consumers on the important role bees play in the ecosystem. As well as being a source for farm-fresh foods and artisan products, the market is set to be a popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.   

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Vendors include:

Meet Dale, coffee roaster at Two Cracks Coffee 

Serving up premium, single origin coffee sourced from around the world and roasted on-site here in WA, Two Cracks source beans from sustainable microlots, co-ops and other community driven farms, with every batch roasted with love and attention to detail. They’ll be offering up coffees, cold brews, and speciality drinks. 

Meet Hayden, Beth, Marnie (& Jemima) from our local dairy, The Cheeky Cow 

Dairy holds a very special place in the hearts and bellies of West Australians, so good-quality best practice dairy makes a real difference when it comes to preparing the food that we eat. Cheeky Cow will be on-site at Origins to offer fresh dairy products, including a glass milk bottle return service, local cheeses and artisanal yoghurts. 

Meet Shemia from Core Produce 

The only fresher fruit and vegetables than what you’ll get at Origins will still be growing! Core Produce offers fruit and vegetables as they used to be…what’s in season, fresh and tasty. Crates of the finest produce from across the state will be available at Origins, fresh herbs and a section dedicated to organic. Shemia has been in the fruit and vegetable industry her entire life and is passionate about sourcing and supplying the finest and freshest WA produce. 

Meet Mattia, Origins pizza maker with a difference, from Cesco’s Pizzeria 

Cesco’s Pizzeria will be serving up irresistible slices of cheesy, saucy goodness at Origins Market – combining the traditions of Italy with the fresh flavours of Western Australia. Using preservative-free, gluten-free and naturally risen pizza bases, Mattia will be topping these blank slates with seasonal ingredients sourced from vendors at Origins Market. 

Meet Jodie and Darren from Get Pickled and Get Shucked 

Owner Darren has saltwater running through his veins and has been shucking oysters since he was 8 years old. The local business that he runs with his partner Jodie is all about sustainably sourced seafood – their octopus is caught in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, while their oysters are sourced from reputable farms in WA. If you’re a fan of pickles and seafood, Get Pickled and Get Shucked are serving up the best of both worlds, with tangy pickled octopus and fresh, juicy oysters. 

Meet Brendan from South West Cheeky Butcher 

There’s a good reason why South West Cheeky Butcher always sells out early at their Busselton store – they offer premium quality meat sourced from the best local farms all over the South West at excellent prices. Offering everything from handmade snags and breaded schnitzels, to MSA graded beef and lamb, hoggets and heat and eat meals – Brendan and his team can’t wait to ‘meat’ you! 

Meet Dean and Julia from Lake Janis Produce 

With over 30 years farming experience on their property in Pemberton, Dean and Julia are passionate about regenerative and organic farming practices. At Origins, Lake Janis Produce will offer a diverse range of nutrient rich paddock to plate produce including organic avocados, potatoes and seedless lemons, Kiwi Gold and meat (beef and sheep). His jersey beef is truly special. 

Meet Joel and Mel from Dusty Bun’s Patisserie 

Using traditional baking methods and natural ingredients, Joel from Dusty Bun’s will be serving up a plethora of sweet and savoury goodies made from scratch onsite at Origins every day. His patisserie menu is out of this world and certainly evidences why he has won so many baking and patisserie awards – local and international. Having been head bakers for some of the finest patisserie establishments across the State, Joel and his wife Mel, have chosen now to follow their own dreams, opening their own patisserie at Origins Market. 

Meet Nathan, Bill and Anthony from Augusta Seafoods 

Serving up wild-caught seafood products (fish, crayfish and abalone) straight from their water vessels to you, the freshest catch of the day will always be found at Origins Market. The Greenlip, Brownlip and Roei abalone which is hand-picked by divers straight off the ocean floor in Augusta is set to be a real star of the Origins, as are the crays, available fresh in large tanks or perfectly cooked for you to enjoy at the Market. Sushi, using the finest ‘just-caught’ fish will also be available. 

Meet Janneke from SubZero Gelato 

Training as an artisan gelato maker in the Netherlands and having spent years honing her craft, owner Janneke is excited to bring her mouth-watering creations to Origins this November. Having scooped the prestigious ‘Champion Gelato’ award at the recent Perth Royal Food Awards, SubZero is made daily with the freshest ingredients and will be available in a range of tantalising flavours at Origins.

Meet Made & Shana from The Balinese Butcher

Think sates, butterflied chicken and speciality hand-made sausages, this butchery will be unlike any other in WA. Made originates from Bali and him and his wife, Shana (having owned very successful butchery businesses before), have decided to make Origins their home as they return to Made’s cuisine of his homeland, Bali.

Meet Cath from Crafted Busselton 

Using all-natural products including local olive oil, beeswax, and fresh milk from her own goats, Cath creates luscious handmade soaps, balms and other body products at her ethical, sustainable homestead in Margaret River. 

Meet Kira from Kira Price Photography 

Kira’s south west coastal farm upbringing shines through her stunning drone and landscape photography. Her passion for photography started at a young age, running around the farm taking shots of everything. 

(images : supplied)

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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