Meet Jemima (the cow)…she’s one of the many local faces you’ll come to know and love at Origins Market when it opens this November in Busselton.
Jemima’s owner, Hayden Russell is the dedicated farmer behind WA’s first ever micro-dairy, The Cheeky Cow He and his partner Beth, are on a mission to do dairy differently and to do it better. From regenerative farming practices to reusable Australian-made glass milk bottles, their passion for sustainability flows through every aspect of their business. They’ll proudly be selling their fresh milk, yoghurt and WA cheese at Origins Market.
Showcasing 100% local, Origins is unlike anything ever seen in WA before, bringing together like-minded growers, makers and creators for 3000 square meters of sensory heaven.
Designed with the world’s best food markets in mind (think Borough Markets in London or Barcelona’s Mercado de La Boqueria) Origins Market is set to unearth the best of the state for the local community and tourists to enjoy. From award-winning gelato makers to specialty butchers, bakers, fish mongers, oyster shuckers, distillers, brewers and coffee roasters, there’s dedication and authenticity behind every product that’s available at Origins.
Origins Market intends to blur the line between production and consumption, with some unique aspects on-site including an incubator kitchen to help small businesses get their products to market, and an in-house observational beehive, educating consumers on the important role bees play in the ecosystem.
Who can you expect to find at Origins Market this November?
Butchers, fishmongers, bakers, brewers, wine makers, fruit and vegetable growers, chefs and baristas. A broad spectrum of some of the finest local eateries including dumpling bar, a tacotoria, a pizzeria; mocktails, gozleme, gelato and so much more. WA makers and creators take centre stage including local jewellery makers, potters, timber craftsman, artists and photographers. It’s a celebration of WA unlike any other!
See below to Meet some of our Makers. And follow the journey to launch @originsmarket.
Meet Dale, coffee roaster at Two Cracks Coffee
Serving up premium, single origin coffee sourced from around the world and roasted on-site here in WA, Two Cracks source beans from sustainable microlots, co-ops and other community driven farms, with every batch roasted with love and attention to detail. They’ll be offering up coffees, cold brews, and speciality drinks – the perfect way to kickstart your day at Origins.
Meet Hayden, Beth, Marnie (& Jemima) from our local dairy, The Cheeky Cow
Dairy holds a very special place in the hearts and bellies of West Australians, so good-quality best practice dairy makes a real difference when it comes to preparing the food that we eat. Cheeky Cow will be on-site at Origins to offer fresh dairy products, including a glass milk bottle return service, local cheeses and artisanal yoghurts.
Meet Shemia from Core Produce
The only fresher fruit and vegetables than what you’ll get at Origins will still be growing! Core Produce offers fruit and vegetables as they used to be…what’s in season, fresh and tasty. Crates of the finest produce from across the state will be available at Origins, fresh herbs (still growing…) and a section dedicated to organic. Shemia has been in the fruit and vegetable industry her entire life and is passionate about sourcing and supplying the finest and freshest WA produce.
Meet Mattia, Origins pizza maker with a difference, from Cesco’s Pizza
Cesco’s Pizza will be serving up irresistible slices of cheesy, saucy goodness at Origins Market – combining the traditions of Italy with the fresh flavours of Western Australia. Using preservative-free, gluten-free and naturally risen pizza bases, Mattia will be topping these blank slates with seasonal ingredients sourced from vendors at Origins Market.
Meet Jodie and Darren from Get Pickled and Get Shucked
Owner Darren has saltwater running through his veins and has been shucking oysters since he was 8 years old. The local business that he runs with his partner Jodie is all about sustainably sourced seafood – their octopus is caught in the pristine waters of Geographe Bay, while their oysters are sourced from reputable farms in WA. If you’re a fan of pickles and seafood, Get Pickled and Get Shucked are serving up the best of both worlds, with tangy pickled octopus and fresh, juicy oysters- shucked live we might add.
Meet Brendan from South West Cheeky Butcher South West Cheeky Butcher
There’s a good reason why South West Cheeky Butcher always sells out early at their Busselton store – they offer premium quality meat sourced from the best local farms all over the South West at excellent prices. Offering everything from handmade snags and breaded schnitzels, to MSA graded beef and lamb, hoggets and heat and eat meals – Brendan and his team can’t wait to ‘meat’ you!
Meet Dean and Julia from Lake Janis Produce
With over 30 years farming experience on their property in Pemberton, Dean and Julia are passionate about regenerative and organic farming practices. At Origins, Lake Janis Produce will offer a diverse range of nutrient rich paddock to plate produce including organic avocados, potatoes and seedless lemons, Kiwi Gold and meat (beef and sheep). His jersey beef is truly special.
Meet Joel and Mel from Dusty Bun’s Patisserie
Using traditional baking methods and natural ingredients, Joel from Dusty Bun’s will be serving up a plethora of sweet and savoury goodies made from scratch onsite at Origins every day. His patisserie menu is out of this world and certainly evidences why he has won so many baking and patisserie awards – local and international. Having been head bakers for some of the finest patisserie establishments across the State, Joel and his wife Mel, have chosen now to follow their own dreams, opening their own patisserie at Origins Market.
Meet Nathan, Bill and Anthony from Augusta Seafoods
Serving up wild-caught seafood products (fish, crayfish and abalone) straight from their water vessels to you, the freshest catch of the day will always be found at Origins Market. The Greenlip, Brownlip and Roei abalone which is hand-picked by divers straight off the ocean floor in Augusta is set to be a real star of the Origins, as are the crays, available fresh in large tanks or perfectly cooked for you to enjoy at the Market. Sushi, using the finest ‘just-caught’ fish will also be available.
Meet Janneke from SubZero Gelato
Training as an artisan gelato maker in the Netherlands and having spent years honing her craft, owner Janneke is excited to bring her mouth-watering creations to Origins this November. Having scooped the prestigious ‘Champion Gelato’ award at the recent Perth Royal Food Awards, SubZero is made daily with the freshest ingredients and will be available in a range of tantalising flavours at Origins. Be warned, it’ll be love at first scoop!
Meet Made & Shana from The Balinese Butcher
Think sates, butterflied chicken and speciality hand-made sausages, this butchery will be unlike any other in WA. Made originates from Bali and him and his wife, Shana (having owned very successful butchery businesses before), have decided to make Origins their home as they return to Made’s cuisine of his homeland, Bali. We’re in for a real treat…
The above is just a taste of what to expect when Origins opens its doors on 5 November. If you’re a great local producer, maker, creator or retailer, don’t delay. Contact Deon on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0448 705 390.