Support local – Buy West Eat Best.
No doubt you’ve heard the term “Buy West Eat Best” on TV or seen its WA-shaped logo in the supermarket. But what’s it really about?
Buy West Eat Best
Buy West Eat Best is all about supporting our local food industry. When you see the logo on food packaging, you know that it’s been grown, farmed, fished or produced in WA. More than 100 local producers, manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants support the program.
Purchasing local food and supporting WA businesses helps the economy and development of Western Australia. You’re also supporting the local food industry including growers, producers, businesses and their communities.
Local produce has also had less distance to travel, and arrives on the shelf quicker and fresher than imported products. So look for the Buy West Eat Best logo every time you shop.
See the Buy West Eat Best website for more information and all the latest news.
Spanning more than 2.5 million square kilometres, WA is the largest state in Australia. It’s split into regions that vary in climate from the tropical north to the subtropical and temperate south. Fruit and veg grows across different parts of state all year round.
The regions are:
- Kimberley – its coastline from Broome to Wyndham is abundant with fresh seafood. Crops are grown inland including melons, mangoes and bananas. The region also supplies 30% of WA’s beef cattle.
- Pilbara – home to some of WA’s best eating fish: threadfin tuna, blue salmon, red emperor, Norwest snapper and coral trout.
- Gascoyne – includes Carnarvon, Exmouth, Shark Bay, Coral Bay and Gascoyne Junction. Known for seafood, vegetables and tropical fruits such as bananas, grapes, mangoes and melons.
- Mid West – covers nearly one fifth of WA from Green Head to Kalbarri and produces grain, tomatoes, table grapes, cucumbers, melons and spinach. The land is ideal for beef, sheep and goats.
- Swan Valley & Surrounds – Home to some of the oldest wineries in WA and a growing number of breweries and distilleries. Noted for its fertile soil and produce including grapes, melons, asparagus, citrus and strawberries.
- Perth Hills – From Bindoon in the North along the Darling Scarp to Serpentine in the south. Known for its stone fruits and vegetables.
- Peel – includes Mandurah, Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Waroona. A region with a strong fishing industry, it also produces fruits, vegetables, meat, honey and wine.
- South West – from Yarloop and Katanning in the north to Augusta in the south and Bremer Bay in the east. One of WA’s key fruit and vegetable growing regions.
- Southern Forests – includes Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe and Walpole. Known for its niche, premium produce including black truffle, cherries, feijoas, finger limes and marron.
- Wheatbelt Region – partially surrounds the Perth metro area, north from Perth to the Mid West region, and east to the Goldfields-Esperance region. The source of nearly two thirds of WA’s wheat production, half of its wool, and the majority of its lamb and mutton, oranges and honey.
- Great Southern – includes Albany, Bremer Bay, Denmark, Frankland, Katanning, Kojonup and Mount Barker. A major producer of livestock with Albany a major fishing centre.
- Goldfields – Esperance – located in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia. Known for its wheat, barley, sheep and beef cattle production with one of the deepest ports in the Southern Hemisphere The most common species sourced here include pink snapper, bight redfish, shark, pilchard, King George whiting, Australian herring, southern rock lobsters and deep sea crabs.
Buy West Eat Best members come from all areas of the local food industry including:
- Beverage producers
- Fruit & veg
- Meat & Seafood
See the Buy West Eat Best Members for a full list of members.
Restaurants of different types, cuisines and sizes support Buy West Eat Best and chances are some of your favourites are amongst them. It’s always good to try new things, so the next time you’re looking for somewhere to eat, support a Buy West Eat Best member.
Some of the top Perth restaurants supporting the program include:
- Don Tapa, Fremantle
- Fraser’s, Kings Park
- Laundry 43, Busselton
- Petition Kitchen, Perth
- Young George, East Fremantle
See the Buy West Eat Best Restaurants for a full list of participating venues.
There’s an endless assortment of delicious meals you can create using local produce, helping you to keep your friends and family satisfied with sweet and savoury treats.
The Buy West Eat Best website has plenty of recipes to get you started – here’s a few examples to whet your appetite:
See the Buy West Eat Best Recipes for more inspiration.
The best way to stay informed is to sign-up to Buy West Eat Best’s email newsletter, which you can do at the website.
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