Returning to Perth this March is a unique WA food event! WA’s Great Graze is a celebration of West Aussie produced food and drink through sharing platters with family and friends. The delish event is also a great big “thank you” to our hard-working farmers and producers for providing us with an incredible bounty of food.
WA’s Great Graze is hosting many events, as well as encouraging Perth foodies to platter it up at home, with West Aussie products. Plus, you can win a trip to the Southern Forests!
WA’s Great Graze has been created as a celebration of our state’s rich agriculture. Our state’s fantastic food producers have been growing and harvesting fresh produce in food bowls like the Southern Forests and the Gascoyne region. The Southern Forests, encapsulates areas like Manjimup and Pemberton. And many of the Gascoyne’s plantations lay just on the outskirts of Carnarvon.
So this March, get your grazing platters at the ready! Pack them full of the freshest, tastiest West Australian produce – from vibrant veg, to the freshest fruit, creamy WA cheese, crackers, smallgoods and more… All washed down with a local beverage – of course!
WA’S GREAT GRAZE EVENTS
Delicious grazing experiences will be happening from Carnarvon to the Southern Forests and Margaret River, plus all around Perth. Here’s how you can get involved in WA’s Great Graze:
WA’s Great Grazing Market – Cottesloe Civic Centre Gardens (March 26)
Stock up on WA’s finest grazing goodies for your own platter with WA’s Great Grazing Market in the grounds of the beautiful Cottesloe Civic Centre gardens. This family-friendly market day will feature WA’s finest fresh produce, the Genuinely Southern Forests gourmet store, Swan Valley sampling, wine tasting, demos and taste bud tempting displays celebrating local agriculture.
You can even pre-order a Ginger and Pear Grazing box. Plus, get inspo on how to create visually stunning grazing displays with Graze Cartel. Find out more about the event here.
Southern Forests Events
Graze in the Forests – Pemberton (March 4)
Why not explore the Southern Forests over the long weekend with a guided GRAZE IN THE FORESTS tour? This behind-the-scenes food and art tour pays a visit to several Southern Forests gems. There’s a boutique chocolatier, a passionate Pemberton beekeeper, and a world-renowned art and nature trail. You’ll also get to enjoy a graze box lunch overlooking the lush native forest.
Beach and Forest Eco Adventure – Pemberton (Selected dates in March)
Graeme and Toni from Pemberton Discovery Tours will take you on an off-road 4WD journey through the jaw-dropping Southern Forest. See the Warren and D’Entrecasteaux National Parks, the landlocked Yeagarup Sand dunes, and the mouth of the Warren River. Gaze over the Southern Ocean view while you graze on local, homemade and seasonal produce.
Bottomless “High Cheese” – Tall Timbers Manjimup (All March)
This is “High Tea” with a cheesy twist! Devour a local cheese and grazing stand for afternoon tea in the Tall Timbers restaurant garden. The bottomless High Cheese includes beer or wine and is sure to be a big hit.
Swan Valley Events
Grazing Platters for Holy Mary Cellars, Swan Settlers Market (All March)
Every weekend in March, Holy Mary Cellars and the award-winning Gryphon Smokehouse are teaming up! They’re creating a mouth-watering smoked meat tray brimming with authentic American BBQ, paired with their local Katgully wines.
The WA Great Graze at Upper Reach, (March 18)
Upper Reach’s Head Chef Ryan Fels will cook up a Great Graze lunch! Don’t miss his selection of eight small plates of locally harvested / produced ingredients from the Swan Valley, and WA. Upper Reach’s restaurant is a beautiful spot, overlooking their lush vineyard.
WA’s Great Graze Margaret River Event
The “Great Graze” Tasting & Wine flight, Domaine Naturaliste – (All March)
Domaine Naturaliste Cellar Door will be offering a special, limited time only grazing board. Tuck into a tasty grazing board for two, including two wine flights of 6 premium Domaine Naturaliste wines.
Carnarvon’s Great Graze – Carnarvon (Mar 18)
The Carnarvon region is abundant with tropical fruits, succulent seafood and more. Carnarvon’s plantations line the banks of the Gascoyne River. They produce SO MUCH quality fruit and vegetables for the rest of WA and the world. Head to the grassy shores of the Carnarvon fascine, where you can enjoy live music and grazing on local produce.
Find the full program for WA’s Great Graze right here.
Whether you enjoy a fresh grazing platter at home, or head along to a taste bud tempting event, be sure to get involved. Support our wonderful Farmers and food producers by joining in with WA’s Great Graze this March! Check out the website here.
This blog post has been written myself, in partnership with WA’s Great Graze.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.