Food & Beverage Capability Guide

If you ever wondered where your fresh fruit and vegetables in the supermarket came from then there is a fair chance they were grown right here in the Shires of Gingin, Chittering and Dandaragan.

These 3 Shires make up one of 5 regions in the Wheatbel known as the Central Coast Wheatbelt region. This region producers more fresh fruit and vegetables than anywhere else in Western Australia. Some of the products produced here include:

  • 83% of WA's oranges
  • 80% of WA's lemons
  • 64% of WA's blueberries
  • 60% of WA's lettuce
  • 51% of WA's cauliflower
  • 41% of WA's mangoes

In 2021 these three Shires came together in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Wheatbelt Development Commission (WDC) to create a Food & Beverage Capability Guide. The purpose of this guide is to showcase our larger producers throughout the Central Coast Wheatbelt and also our many more specialised producers providing jams, preserves, honeys, cheeses, wines and more.

The Central Coastal Wheatbelt Food & Beverage Capability Guide currently features 11 x food and beverage producers from the Shire of Gingin including Borrello Beef, Bullbar Beef Jerky, Dr Jims Famous Lemon Squash, Gingin Pomegranates and Dates, Guinea Grove Farm, Local Goat Artisan Cheese, Loose Leaf Lettuce, Marvick Native Farms, Northern Valleys Fruit Pops, West Coast Honey and Western Produce. This number is as of November 2021 and this is just a small fraction of our local producers with an opportunity available annually for more producers to be included in the guide when it is reviewed.

The Guide is FREE for all businesses to participate in and the Guide is available digitally (see above link) or also in hard copy (coming soon!). Ultimately the goal of the Guide is to link products with potential buyers.

If you are a producer in the Shire of Gingin and you would like to be included in the Guide, please contact the Shire of Gingin on (08) 9575 5100 / mail@gingin.wa.gov.au