Five ways to Taste the Gascoyne this winter

Get your taste buds ready for some flavour sensations 

1. Get yourself to the Gascoyne Food Festival this August! 

As cold weather descends on Perth, the Gascoyne is once again gearing up for another gourmet food extravaganza in the sun. The Gascoyne Food Festival is the ultimate winter getaway, promising incredible local produce served up by Western Australia’s top chefs in some of the world’s most idyllic locations. Tickets are on sale now for events across the region, including Carnarvon, Mount Augustus, Dirk Hartog Island and Exmouth. 

2. Head to Buy West Eat Best’s Taste of WA at Yagan Square event featuring Gascoyne Food at Yagan Square on July 1

Taste of WA at Yagan Square event hosted by Buy West Eat Best is on Sunday the 1st July from 11 am to 1 pm. The event is one of a series put together to promote regional food in Perth by the organisation. The free event, to be MC’d by WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey, will feature a delicious sampling menu including goat ragu, Sweeter Banana bread, asparagus and capsicum frittata and warming pumpkin soup. All dishes loaded with fresh Gascoyne produce.

3. Buy fresh produce at Gascoyne Food’s Farm Direct Pop-up Market from 1-7 July at Yagan Square

In a first for the Gascoyne Food Council, the organisation will be running a Farm Direct Pop-up Market from 8 am to 5 pm from 1-7 July. The market will be serving up a great range of fresh produce to buy, including melons, zucchini, eggplant, capsicums, sweet corn and herbs plus loaves of the regions renowned Sweeter Banana bread and frozen Mundillya Homestead goat pies. 

4. Grab some in-season produce from your local supermarket

Pop into your local supermarket or green grocer and ask which produce is direct from the Gascoyne. Chances are they will be stocking a great range of fresh fruit and vegetables direct from Carnarvon, including tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, capsicums and much more. 

5. Get in the car and drive north!

Just do it! Chase the sun and head up the north coast of Western Australia and you will find the most amazing options to purchase local, in season produce. Stop in at the Carnarvon Visitor Centre for a map and more information (and to check opening hours) then hit the “Fruit Loop” and load up. You can also hit up the Gascoyne Growers Market at the Carnarvon Civic Centre every Saturday from May to October. 

Carnarvon Weather

Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 28° / Low 22°
Mainly clear and windy. Low 22C.
Partly Cloudy
Tomorrow 0%
High 28° / Low 21°
Sunny. Becoming windy late. High 28C. Winds SSW at 30 to 50 km/h.