Sustainability

Let’s Start by Going Local

We want to support local to do our bit to sustain our regional communities to keep our town vibrant, with work opportunities right here for all. And, we have some of the best fresh produce in the world right here in the South West and in WA. We’re really proud of our farmers and producers and want to showcase their foods, close to where they are grown, so that locals and visitors can enjoy them.

All the way, from the start of our business, preference has been given to local contractors and suppliers.

Here are some of them:

  • Perkins Builders and all their local subcontractors built our premises
  • Globe Signs
  • GeoBAY Cabinets
  • Activ Industries- our fresh produce display bins
  • Naturaliste Fabrications – our display shelves
  • KBR Kitchens
  • Arcus Refrigeration
  • IT – Apex computers
  • Telephones – Fairtel
  • Geobay Butchering Company supplying our meat sourced from the South West
  • 34 Degrees Blue supplying fresh local fish
  • Professional Cabling Services
  • The Trolley Shop

We employ 30 local people, including 2 apprentices in the kitchen. As we grow, with your support, we will employ more locals. In addition to Western Growers Fresh employing more people, our local butcher and other suppliers have employed additional staff to be able to supply us. Out ‘n About Eggs has even employed more ‘girls’ to lay for us!

Working together; we will do our very best to contribute to the Busselton community.

The Environment

Using the sun’s power – We have Solar panels on our nice big roof – to power those fridges that keep our produce fresh. We love how something so hot (the sun) can keep our produce so cold! We’ve chosen low energy appliances and sourced our goods from ethical businesses. We’re focusing on low food miles for our stocks!

Let’s Talk About Packaging

We would love to go completely plastic free, but your health is important and so there are regulations to ensure food remains fresh. This means we need to package meat and many other perishable items in plastic.

However, Sharon has researched the most sustainable way we can present our produce to you. Where we can, we use paper, cardboard, pulp items and recyclable plastic. We aim to use packing that will break down in landfill or items you can send to a recycling facility. We work hard to work with suppliers and choose lines that follow the same ethos we do.

Sadly, soft plastics are not recyclable in Australia, so we urge you to reuse them wherever you can.

Our sturdy cardboard box used for online shopping can be reused or recycled as you see fit. Cardboard – and the trees they come from – are infinitely renewable, meaning that we have less impact on the environment from harvesting, water and energy use. Further, the renewable plantation forests used for box production play a key part in removing and storing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.