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Mount Barker in Mount Barker

Story: Mount Barker in Mount Barker
Episode: 6
Presenter: Stuart Laws
Air Date: 8th November 2020

Stuart visits the thriving community of Mount Barker, home to the famous Mount Barker Chicken.

  • Nestled in the foothills of the Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups, Mount Barker produces everything from wine to pork, beef, fruit and vegetables.
  • The best butcher in Mount Barker is Plantagenet Meats and the owner, Josh Liebeck, has been a part of the town for a long time.
  • Josh loves the fact that Mount Barker Chicken is a premium product that tastes sensational without hormones or antibiotics.
  • He says Mount Barker Chicken has generated employment, contributed to tourism and created a deep sense of pride in the community.
  • The Mount Barker region produces some exceptional wines, with Riesling being the star of the show.
  • Plantagenet Wines are a great example of a local winery and one of WA’s largest producers of premium wine.
  • Food ambassador and chef, Anna Gare, says that living in Mount Barker is like living in food paradise, with so many different producers in the region.
  • She believes that Mount Barker Chicken is the best chicken in the world.

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