Heading down south to your self contained holiday rental, The Roozen Residence? Wondering what to stock up on?
Check out my top tips on provisioning, where to get the freshest gourmet produce around and water, yes water.....
1. Don't buy bottled water.
The region's tap water is just as good without harming the environment with throw away plastics. BYO water bottle or simply refill your first water bottle purchase. Water stations are also available down the main street of Margaret River.
2. Freshest Local Produce
On the drive down you'll drive past two 'farmer's markets'....
Bunbury Farmers Market - a wonderful market but usually busy, not somewhere you can run in and out!
Western Growers Fresh - My favourite is Busselton's Western Growers Fresh (just off the main roundabout at Busselton), you'll find the freshest locally grown fruit and veg, organic meats, gourmet delicacies and pre-made takeaway meals. Everything you need really!
Margaret River's Farmers Market is on every Saturday morning from 8am.
The town of Margaret River has several supermarkets including the big boys, Coles and Woolworths, but my favourite is IGA which stocks local produce!
Don't worry if you haven't got breaky supplies, there is complimentary Nespresso Coffee and T2 teas at the beach house, then you can wonder down to The White Elephant, a laid back beach cafe just a short beach stroll from the beach house for your morning coffee and breakfast!
Breakfast baskets are also available from The Larder, but you MUST arrange in advance.
4. Awesome takeaway near the beach house
The Larder - a gourmet delicatessen offering pre-arranged takeaway meals, hampers and picnic baskets (open Wednesday - Friday, then Saturdays at The Farmers Market) - Pre-ordering a must with 48 hours notice advisable.
The Common, a casual bar and bistro, open for dinners and take-away (open from 4 till late).
Sea Gardens - Pizza and casual cafe (walking distance)
5. Organic Produce here in Margs
Margaret River has a great farmers market, local fishmonger and butcher, plus venison and lamb farms and artisan producers scattered throughout the region......it's time to visit the farm gate!