Watermelons, wheat, chickpeas, cotton, and linseed – there’s always something growing in the Western Downs!

The Western Downs grows cotton, barley, mung beans, chickpeas…and 25% of Australia’s watermelons.

Hop on a plane and fly over the region and you’ll discover there’s always something in season in the Western Downs.

From one textured and brightly coloured crop blanket to the next, there’s so much local produce coming out of the region.

From cotton to chickpeas and barley to mung beans, find out what else is growing in the Western Downs.

Local Produce

Local Grown

The Western Downs is a diverse region of landscapes, with various sprawling crops resulting in fresh local produce.

In fact, the region is home to some of Queensland’s most productive and resource rich soils, with more than 50% of the agricultural land in the region classified as strategic cropping land.

Locally grown produce includes watermelons in Chinchilla, Dalby’s tapestry of wheat, cotton, mung beans, sorghum, millet, chickpeas and barley (along with producing pork, beef and lamb), safflower, linseed, oats and more in Jandowae, sheep, lamb and wool in Tara, and wheat and cattle in Wandoan.

Interested in purchasing some locally grown produce? This guide will help on where to eat and shop local. Or find more about our local produce here.

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