The growing of fresh Swan Valley produce is ruled by the four seasons of our Mediterranean climate. Passionate and dedicated growers, the warm climate and fertile soils create a bounty of mouth-watering food grown with love.
Seasonal eating makes perfect sense - using food that is fresh, flavoursome and abundant elevates favourite dishes to the next level of deliciousness. As an added bonus, seasonal produce is also when food is at its least expensive.
From fresh and crunchy table grapes that you can buy direct from the grower at one of the many roadside stalls, olive oil, eggplants, tomatoes, melons, citrus, figs, asparagus and the lushest ripe mangoes, the Valley has it covered. There are also seasonal pick-your-own experiences to enjoy as well as outlets open all year that offer a wide range of fresh produce.
Honey is also a specialty. Buy direct from the beekeeper and be assured that it is pure and natural. No matter when you visit the Swan Valley there is always something fresh, ripe and in season ready for you to enjoy. By eating locally-grown food you are supporting farmers and producers, and investing your food dollars in the community.
Summer Harvest is in full swing! Check out how you can pick, taste and shop beautiful local produce in the Swan Valley this season.
Summer is the time of year when the Valley is bursting with high quality fresh produce.
The crunchiest, freshest table grapes are in abundance. Watermelons, rockmelons, tomatoes, sweet corn, mangoes, figs, peaches and apricots are just a few of the treasures grown under clear blue skies in the clean fresh air of the Swan Valley.
Pick your own grapes at: Ali’s Vineyard, Grapes on Swan, Kafarela's Vineyard, Swan Street Vineyard, Padbury Pickings, Swan Valley Fresh Fruit and Swan Valley Sisters.
Shop for summer produce at: Ali’s Vineyard, Baba and Dida’s, Banara Wines & Vineyards, The Billy Goat Shed, Caversham Rise, Fazzalari, Edgecombe Brothers, G & A Alvaro, Grape Sensation, Katich’s The Grape Place, The House of Honey, Jane Brook Café & Fresh Market, Kellers Farm, Kafarela's Vineyard, Kato’s @ 3000, Quick Stop Fruit Shop, Rangeview Vineyards, Sorvioganni’s Produce, Swan Street Vineyard, Swan Valley Fresh Fruit, Swan Valley Sisters Fresh Produce Café and West Swan Fresh.
The cooler Autumn weather marks the end of vintage for winemakers and the end of harvest season for our table grape growers and some fruit and vegetable growers. You will see the grape vines being pruned ready for dormancy over the colder winter months. Other growers are starting to plant peas, broad beans, herbs and other fruits and vegetables in preparation for a spring harvest.
March is also when pumpkins, mangoes and pomegranates ripen in the Swan Valley. The unique pomegranate fruit, sought after by chefs, is delicious fresh or made into syrup.
Shop for autumn produce at: Ali’s Vineyard, Baba and Dida's, Kafarela's Vineyard, Kato’s 3000 Grapes, Swan Valley Sisters Fresh Produce Café
Winter is the time of the year citrus such as oranges, limes, mandarins, lemons and cumquats are all ripening on the trees producing the sweetest and juiciest fruit.
Strawberries are also at their peak during the cooler winter months. Stalls such as West Swan Fresh, Keller's Farm and Baba and Dida's sell sweet, plump strawberries direct from the fields.
It is also time for olive oils freshly pressed from local trees and purple garlic, full of flavour, is ready to be harvested.
Shop for winter produce at: Ali's Vineyard, Baba and Dida's, M & F Murace, Keller's Farm, Swan Valley Sisters Produce Café, Swanville Citrus, West Swan Fresh
The first tips of asparagus, one of the most sought after crops of the season, marks the start of spring. Both green and purple asparagus flourish in the Swan Valley.
Broad beans, peas, zucchini, beetroot, rhubarb and eggplants are in abundance.
Spring wildflowers appear on the scarp. Plum, peach and apricot trees are in full blossom. Our beekeepers will be gathering honey from the bee hives to bring you the freshest most natural honey possible.
Shop for spring produce at: Baba and Dida's, Billy Goat Shed, Edgecombe Brothers, Swan Valley Sisters Produce Café
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