Farm-fresh groceries

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Tracy Bungart, Donna Hunt and Deb Pickett display some of the fresh organic vegies on offer at the new Dunsborough Growers Market.
Camera IconTracy Bungart, Donna Hunt and Deb Pickett display some of the fresh organic vegies on offer at the new Dunsborough Growers Market. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Jackson Lavell-Lee

Dunsborough’s new Growers Market has opened its doors, offering shoppers fresh produce from throughout the region — including the owner’s Metricup farm.

The store combines an organic food section with other products to provide more local community-orientated grocery shopping.

There are also plans to launch a coffee drive-through from the shop, which is on the corner of Caves Road and Dunn Bay Road in premises formerly occupied by fast-food outlet Chicken Treat.

Dunsborough Growers Market co-owner Donna Hunt said the store had received plenty of positive feedback since opening last week.

Being farmers themselves, Mrs Hunt said she and her family were passionate about supporting local growers.

“We have a family farm down in Metricup and we were a dairy farm up until a year ago, but converted over to meat because we were such a small farm we weren’t viable to compete in the milk market,” she said.

“On the same farm my dad does potatoes, garlic, and pumpkins, and we have some free range chickens for eggs too.

“We operated out of The Shed Markets and found a lot of our customers were coming from Dunsborough, so obviously there was a demand here, so we thought we might as well meet that demand and provide for the community.”

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