Mango fever has hit the town of Bindoon in anticipation of the annual Bindoon Primary School Mango Festival on Saturday 16 March. With mangoes in the region ripening this month, the festival aims to showcase this wonderful locally grown fruit.
Always keen to incorporate local produce, Bindoon Bakehaus co-owner and chef Anne-Maree Hagge was inspired to add tasty mango-infused sausage rolls to the Bakehaus menu for March, as well as a delicious mango smoothie!
Caffeine-lovers will be delighted to discover that the Bakehaus has also recently added cold brew coffee to their drinks list as well as a few new items such as chia pudding.
“We’re always changing and improving our menu to keep up with changing trends,” says Anne-Maree.
She has also concocted a super special mango butter chicken pie recipe especially for the Mango Festival – available at the festival only.
Bindoon’s local butcher, Jason McLachlan from Northern Valleys Quality Meats, has jumped on the mango bandwagon as well – with a truely locavore pork and mango sausage – incorporating local pork with locally grown mango. As if that wasn’t enough – he’ll also be preparing mango and pork sliders and mango-chicken wing dings for the P&C to serve on the day – especially popular at last year’s event.
Online produce vendor, the Northern Valleys Locavore Store, is also joining the fun of the festival with a unique Locavore salad to accompany the sliders and chicken wing dings. The salad will feature in- season, locally-grown produce including roasted pumpkin, Local Goat feta, Loose Leaf Lettuce Co. rocket and sandalwood nuts. Yummo!