The locals in the Southern Forests region of Western Australia have known about it for generations. In this gorgeous, pristine part of the world, something magical is going on. Maybe it’s the clear, crisp air. Or the extraordinary fertility of the soils. Maybe it’s the 365 growing days a year. Or the purity of the rainfall. Or maybe it’s a combination of all these things. Truth is no-one knows for sure.
But what we do know is this. Every time you bite into an apple, or slice into an avocado, or you’re tempted by a truffle, or any of the other wondrous vegetables, fruits and nuts that are grown in the Southern Forests of Western Australia, you’ll be left in no doubt that the array of fresh local produce simply looks, smells and tastes better. THAT'S A GENUINE EXPERIENCE.
With over 50 different fruit and vegetables grown in the region, the salad combinations are almost endless – Love my Salad!
The Southern Forests Food Council was founded in 2010 by a group of passionate local producers who recognised that the wealth and abundance of produce grown in the region situated 300km from Perth in the beautiful south-west corner of Western Australia. Our producers grow world-class produce, from over 50 different fruits and vegetables to sheep, beef cattle, truffles and marron.
The region begins just outside Manjimup, where agricultural land is dotted with magnificent karri trees (Home of the internationally famous black truffle and Pink Lady apple). Further south is Pemberton where the forest is more established, with many karri trees well over 300 years old (Renowned for spectacular marron, potatoes, avocados and limes).
Towards the coast lies the scenic town of Northcliffe surrounded by towering forests and rich coastal plains and wetlands (Recognised as prime grazing land that produces magnificent beef and dairy cattle). Further south is Walpole, which is set on the tranquil waters of the Walpole Inlet (Known for its honey and lush pastures that sustain livestock).
The Food Council is committed to unifying the area’s world-class and diverse producers to strengthen the region’s economy, attract investment and export opportunities, promote regional pride, and create sustainable jobs. It represents local producers, culinary and agri-tourism operators who live and work in what is WA’s premier food bowl, aiming to ultimately establish the Southern Forests region as an internationally-recognised top culinary destination.