The Greater Perth region has highly productive agricultural areas which produce 82% of WA’s berries’, 77% of WA’s eggs, 37% of WA’s vegetables and 34% of WA’s stonefruit (ABARES, 2016). This land is not only an important source of fresh food, it provides employment and lifestyle choices for the local communities.
This Greater Perth region consists of major growing areas including fishing hubs at Lancelin, Fremantle and Mandurah; the Swan Valley with wine and table grapes; the Perth Hills for stone and pome fruit. The map below shows how diverse this Greater Perth region is.
Agri-tourism through farm gate trails, farmers markets and seasonal festivals can diversify income whilst also offering alternative pathways to consumers, for local farmers. Industry development, including regional branding could also be a part of such an initiative.