The Southern Forests region supplies some of WA's best produce.

Local Produce

With over 150 years of farming history, fertile soils and higher rainfall, the Southern Forests region has a well-deserved reputation for producing the highest quality, great tasting food.  Gourmet treats including chestnuts, cherries, ginseng, green tea, dairy products, beef, lamb, marron, perch, trout, smoked products and black truffles are now grown here.

The producers and farmers are the people who bring the rest of us wonderful fresh produce to enjoy. From apples to avocados, truffles to chestnuts, the Southern Forests bounty is produced by passionate farmers, vintners and growers who you may have the chance to meet.

Sophie Zalokar’s book Food of the Southern Forests introduces you to many of the regions amazing producers.

Food of the Southern Forests

In Food of the Southern Forests chef extraordinaire Sophie Zalokar (from the popular Foragers Field Kitchen & Cooking School in Pemberton, Western Australia) takes us on a charming journey into the food and people of a unique region.

Zalokar brings together forty producers and gatherers from the land, freshwater and sea, and creates recipes that show her love of authentic and exciting regional food, alongside the stories of the down-to-earth people who grow it.

This book is a must for anyone interested in eating fresh, local and sustainable produce, as well as an inspiration for the creative, forward-thinking cook.

Purchase your copy from UWAP
Sophie Zalokar’s Food of the Southern Forests is available from UWAP.

Seasonal Produce Guide

Genuinely Southern Forests has created a Seasonal Produce Guide to help fresh food seekers get the most out of their visit to our region.

From juicy summer stone fruit to vibrant leafy greens and freshly harvested nuts, the guide helps you track what is in season on your next visit to the Southern Forests. Consult online or print out to have handy on the road, when seeking out our local producers.