We encourage you to follow the Gascoyne Food Trail which takes you to producer direct seafood and horticultural outlets as well as to venues incorporating local produce in their menu. Produce available is on a seasonal basis and includes mangoes, grapes, watermelons and most tropical fruits, plus a wide variety of fresh vegetables. During the winter months, prawns scallops, crab and fish can be purchased direct from the factories. To find out more about the Gascoyne Food Trail pick up a copy of the Gascoyne Food Trail Brochure from the Carnarvon Visitors Centre.
Carnarvon is surrounded by 1,020 hectares of cultivated land on fertile river delta flats. There is a diverse array of produce available from the plantations including bananas, a range of tropical fruits including mangoes and paw paws, citrus and stone fruit, grapes and avocados not to mention strawberries and a variety of melons. Vegetables include tomatoes, beans, capsicum, asparagus, sweet corn, pumpkin, zuchini and cucumbers. Many plantations operators also produce a massive range of quality sauces and jams, pickled fruits, ice creams and dried fruits.
Much of the State’s seafood comes from waters off Carnarvon with a thriving prawn, scallop, crab and fishing industry operating from Carnarvon. During the season, freshly caught seafood can be purchased directly from outlets.
Courtyard Craft Markets and Gascoyne Growers Markets
Every Saturday morning from May to October, the Carnarvon Courtyard Markets and Gascoyne Growers Markets operates from the Civic Centre courtyard right outside the Carnarvon Visitor Centre. Produce on offer includes locally made crafts, a variety of fruit and vegetables, not to mention a hot coffee and muffin or cake while you stroll the stalls. The markets are plastic bag free so please ensure that you bring along your own green bags. For more information on the Markets please contact the Carnarvon Visitor Centre on (08) 99411146.