Opening at the tail end of 2021, Origins Market is Busselton’s one-stop-shop for all things delicious and hand-crafted – whether you’re looking for locally-sourced seafood, handmade gifts or Friday night dinner.
What is it?
The huge indoor venue is a smorgasbord of what the South West has on offer – featuring local fresh food, artisan products and handmade gifts, as well as masterclasses, kids’ workshops and a range of eateries to cure any rumbling tummies.
Where is it?
The market is located in the heart of Busselton at 86 West Street – about 2.5 hours’ drive from Perth. Just off Bussell Highway, it’s next door to Kmart.
What can you buy there?
The huge market is home to over 60 local makers, and includes an incubator kitchen and multiple incubator stall spaces to nurture local small businesses. Some of the market’s artisan stalls include the Crafted In Busselton collective – who make hand-spun fibres for shawls and blankets, as well as all-natural soaps, balms and beauty products from local olive oil, beeswax, and fresh goats milk – to River Rugs, who moved to the South West from Finland in 2012 and utilises a floor-loom and recycled textiles to create eco-friendly, traditional Nordic rugs.
As well as hand-made crafts, the market also boasts plenty of delicious stalls, too. Get your hands on a bottle of Vasse Valley raw hemp seed oil, or free-range eggs from Gale Force Farm. The South West Cheeky Butcher will hook you up with all your meaty needs, or you can enjoy freshly-caught abalone from Augusta Seafoods (along with some delicious, freshly-battered fish and chips).
If you’re keen to stay out of the kitchen, hit up one of the many tantalising eatery options, which include Hong Kong-style dumplings, Balinese street food, Latin favourites and freshly shucked oysters, amongst many more (and accompanied by live music!). If you’re there bright and early you can hit up Two Cracks Coffee and a delicious sweet treat from Dusty Buns.
From 10:00AM, the Tasting Hall also opens up: you’ll find it full of an impressive selection of local wines, ciders, gins and beers, which you can taste and then take home a bottle or two.
While you’re doing all this shopping, eating and drinking, you can keep the kids entertained at the indoor nature-based playground, or with one of their fun kids activities and workshops held throughout the school holidays.
One of Origin’s coolest features is its glass-fronted beehive. Celebrating the important role the humble honey bee plays in our ecosystem, you can try and spot the blue-headed queen on your next visit, and pick up some of the amazing local raw honey from market vendors Southern Forests and Wedderburn.
Monday to Wednesday: Closed
Thursdays: 8:30AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 9:00PM
Saturday: 8:30AM – 9:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM – 6:00PM
All images via Origins Market