Yarrimbah Farm (#051)

Yarrimbah Farm

Shane and Debbie Stranges passion for growing plants together began in the mid 80’s when they started a pop up nursery to fund a trip around Australia (1987). Shane and Deb cultivated hundreds of small plants; roses, orchids & geranium and sold them at the Frankston market each week for almost a year on the side, Shane was working as a nurseryman and Deb at her family’s local mower shop in Hastings.
Shane grew up on a vineyard in Mildura, and has been connected to the land ever since, memories of taking cuttings and planting them at just five years old with his Aunty and Nan are some of his fondest. His professional career began at Georyl nursery in Tyabb as a nurseryman specialising in flowers.
After the big trip Shane retuned to work at Shoreham valley palms where he was approached by the vineyard manager from Tucks Ridge, knowing Shane had grown up on a vineyard, he asked if he knew how to prune grapes, like second nature to Shane he showed them how to prune and began casually working on the vineyard. After about 6 months Tucks Ridge offered him a full time position to learn the ropes as Vineyard Manager and in 3 years’ time Shane become the Head Viticulturist. Shane and Deb moved onto the vineyard, Deb was working the cellar door at Tucks Ridge, while Shane managed the vineyard dusk ‘til dawn.
In 1988 Red Hill Vigneron Services (RHVS) was developed, Shane in partnership with 2 others started contracting their knowledge and established over 50 renowned vineyards across the Mornington Peninsula. After many years working with “RHVS” Shane went out on his own and started another business concentrating on Viticulture and Property Consultancy, while Deb raised their 4 children (Joel 28, Taylah 26, Korey 24 & Matilda 16).
In 2003 the Strange family purchased the family property on Coolart Road, Bittern, today known as Yarrimbah farm, Aboriginal for “Meeting Place on the Hill”, a 7acre micro market garden where they specialise in growing chemical free Red, Gold, Black & Purple Raspberries, Tayberries, Loganberries, Silvanberries, Blackberries, Dwarf Apples, Peaches, Purple, White & green Asparagus and Garlic.
Shane & Deb’s main focus lies in growing speciality and rare variety plants, chemically free, to supply local farmgates and restaurants fresh from the paddock. All of their produce is picked to perfect ripeness and delivered daily.

For more information don’t hesitate to call

Farmgate: No

Markets: No

Stockists: Benton Rise Farm Train, Torello Farm, Edigrocer Edithvale, Mock Red Hill

79 Coolart Rd, Bittern VIC 3918

Mobile – 0428 138 331 (Shane)

Email – dst93048@bigpond.net.au

Instagram – @Yarrimbah_Farm Facebook – /Yarrimbahfarm

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Staples Apples (#041)

Staples Apples – Main Ridge

Staples Apple and Cherry Orchard is a family business in Main Ridge growing Apples for over 60yrs and  Cherries.

This Modern Orchard has three generations  growing quality Granny Smith, Fuji , Gala,  Pink Lady and Golden Dels. and a few newer varieties coming soon

Apples available March to January from our farm gate stand

Packing Shed – open for sales  Sunday 10.30am – 12.30pm. March to July

Closed July to mid August  reopens till December

We  grow a few different types of sweet cherries. Lapins, Merchant, Van to name a few
Cherries available 7 days a week from mid December to early  January when available 9am – 5pm. Pick Your Own NOT available

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook pages (@staplesapples) for more information.

For more information don’t hesitate to call or email

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists:

144 Roberts Road, Main Ridge

Mobile – 0401 136 255

Email staples@staplesapples.com.au

Web www.staplesapples.com.au

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Torello Farm (#039)

Torello Farm – Dromana

Torello Farm is an old market garden that has been given a new life and is now growing a diverse range of produce including specialty potatoes, heirloom vegetables and tree ripened fruit. Each season you will find new lines of vegetables, as well as tried and tested varieties.

On our property in Tuerong we also grow Belted Galloway cattle and Dorset Down sheep. We have specially chosen these heritage breeds because they are slow growing and produce wonderful flavoured meat.

All the fruit and vegetables we grow, as well as our grass fed, dry aged Belted Galloway beef, is available for sale at our farm gate shop. We also source produce from other local farms. Our shop is open 7 days,  8am – 6pm (closed public holidays).

Please visit our website (torellofarm.com.au ) or Instagram and Facebook pages (@torellofarm) for more information about our seasonal offerings.

 

For more information don’t hesitate to call or email

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists:

410 White Hill Road, Dromana

03 5981 0335

Email info@torellofarm.com.au

Web www.torellofarm.com.au

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Atlanta Orchards (#038)

Atlanta Orchards Pty Ltd

Atlanta Orchards was first established in 1961. We have been growing quality apples for over 50 years. The 4th generation has now added cold pressed juice and our Ten Sixty One Cider.

For more information don’t hesitate to call or visit our website:

 

Farmgate: Yes

Markets: Emu Plains Market, Balnarring & Epping Market

Stockists: Ritchies

1194 Stumpy Gully road, Moorooduc, VIC 3933

Ph: 0458 377 719

www.tensixtyone.com.au

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M Edwards & Sons (#035)

M Edwards & Sons Pty Ltd

Donald, Jean and Brendon Edwards are premier growers & packers of quality certified organic apples. The farm is bordered by virgin eucalyptus trees and is nestled on Melbourne’s doorstep at Red Hill South. They have been growing apples for 5 generations since the first tree was planted by Don’s great grandfather in the late 1880’s. The orchard has grown with the local community until the early 1980’s when alternative farming methods were looked at due to concerns of the potential negative effects of toxic sprays on families in the area. It was not an easy path and there were many failures for every success.

In the mid 1980’s our organic principles had been put into practice and the orchard was certified organic by NASSA in 1987.

The full flavour, high colour of these apples is brought about by a combination of healthy soil and fresh clean water.

The selection of old apple varieties such as Gravenstein, Jonathan, Golden Delicious,Granny Smith along with newer varieties of Royal Gala, Pink Lady, Fuji, Sundowner and the latest variety Jazz.

Other crops grown on the certified organic orchard include Pears, Cherries, Lemons, Limes.

The organic cherries these are available from December to January dependent on the weather.

We also have certified organic juice that is crushed from our own fruit.

The apple juice is a big favorite and we now have the apple and pear as well.

You can obtain our produce directly from Peninsula Fresh in Baxter or if in Melbourne the Queen Victoria Market at Market Organics.

Cherries can be obtained directly from the farm during Cherry Season.

For more information don’t hesitate to call:

 

Farmgate: No

Markets: Farmers markets

Stockists: Peninsula Fresh Organics farmgate, Market Organics at Queen Victoria Market & Wholesale Market

Ph: 03 5989 2388

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Leaf Horticultural Services (#032)

Leaf Horticultural Services

Making use of every square inch of his 2 acre plot in Boneo, Sam Zinellu produces over 25 different types of fruits and vegetables, many of them heirloom Italian varieties, for his loyal customers at markets across Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Sam and his wife Josie run their property and attend markets in their spare time whilst also running a full time landscaping business. Don’t miss his juicy raspberries in summer and impressive mounds of beetroot year round. Look for Sam Zinellu and the Leaf Horticultural Stand packed with home grown fruit and vegetables at local markets.

For more information don’t hesitate to call or email

Farmgate: YES

Markets: Mt Eliza, Boneo, Berwick & Bon Beach

Stockists: Local Markets

280 Old Cape Schanck Road, Boneo, Victoria

Mobile – 0417 543 085

Email leafhort@bigpond.com

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Seven Oaks farmhouse Cider (#031)

Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider

Seven Oaks Farmhouse Cider is a small family run orchard, we have a large collection of English and French cider varietals.

Our apples are hand processed and pressed using traditional rack and cloth methods to produce boutique single varietal and blended ciders.Situated in Merricks North, Seven oaks cider produces stunning ciders that give each variety its own unique style. Our ciders are `real` with no added sugars or concerntrates.

The soil at Merricks North is excellent for producing perfect cider apples. Our collection extends to thirty five varietals, the cider apples are chosen for their high sugar and tannin levels.

For more information don’t hesitate to call, email or visit our website:

Farmgate: YES

Markets: Red Hill market

Stockists: Red Hill Cellar and Pantry

20 Craig Avon Lane, Merricks North, Victoria 3936

Mobile – 0419 885 394

Email perina23@hotmail.com

www.sevenoakscider.com.au

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Kelowna Orchard (#028)

Kelowna Orchard & Alpacas on Stumpy Gully Rd, Tuerong.
Greg & Jenny Bradshaw are 4th generation Orchardists, still working on Greg’s Grandfather’s orchard purchased in 1933.
Our main focus is growing apples with small areas of pears, cherries, peaches & nectarines. All fruit is grown using integrated pest management and apples are marketed wax free.

Our farmgate shed is open 7 days a week.
Jenny also has a developing Alpaca stud focusing on coloured animals.

Call us or go to our Facebook page for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets: Pearcedale Market, Red Hill Show

Stockists: DOC – Mornington, Provincia Foodstore – Safety Beach, High on Fruit – Hastings, Benton Rise Farm, Taylors Orchard stand – Dandenong market and Tully’s – MtEliza.

920 Stumpy Gully Road, Tuerong VIC 3915

Business – (03) 5978 8558

Facebook/KelownaOrchard

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Mock Red Hill (#018)

Mock Red Hill, located in the Hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula, is a well-established Bio-Dynamic apple orchard and processing facility. The family-owned and operated orchards has been producing high quality, Bio-dynamic (enhanced organic) fresh fruit, apple juice, apple ciders and apple cider vinegar for the local region and beyond for many years.

The Mock family has been growing apples since 1895, when they planted their first orchard just outside Melbourne. Mock Red Hill owner Neville Mock is a fourth generation orchardist, who completed an apprenticeship in fruit growing with his father, Walter Charles Mock, back in 1981. By that time the family had already been living on the Peninsula for almost twenty years, with Walter moving the business to the well-known apple growing area of Red Hill in 1960.

These days Neville Mock remains the orchardist and cider maker, but the business has moved with the times. The family became pioneers within the Bio-dynamic movement in Australia when their orchard was first certified in 1974, and Neville had continued to push this factor as a key differentiator for the Mock brand.

Mock Orchard Farm Gate Shop is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm & Sunday 11am to 4pm.

The Farm Gate Store & Cider Lounge run by Marti, is open all year round and invites the public to sample and purchase their products. Their most recent addition is a unique sensory cellar door, set up in the original wooden cool store, built in 1945. After the tasting experience, customers will have to option to take the experience back home, with products available for purchase. Otherwise kick back and relax with a cold cider, complimented by a platter of local cheese, produce and of course Mock Red Hill and Totally Pure Fruits’ very own dried and fresh produce.

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists: Local retailers

1103 Mornington Flinders Road, Red Hill VIC 3930

Business – (03) 5989 2242

www.mockredhill.com.au

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Shoreham Valley Produce (#006)

Shoreham Valley Farm, established in 2013, aims to provide a range of high quality produce for farm-gate sales.  With Pink Lady apples, avocados of the less available varieties, Wurtz, Shepard and Pinkerton, pomegranates, tamarillos, blood oranges and ruby grapefruit yet to fruit, sales of garlic, rhubarb and raspberries have started.  Fresh herbs, spring onions and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes have also been offered.  The range will vary seasonally, and full production from the orchard and blueberry planation will start in around two to three years.

A chalkboard sign at the gate at 6 Shoreham Road will indicate availability.
The enterprise uses the land’s extraordinary soils, the passion of its owners and organic and biodynamic practices, and is working toward appropriate certification and industry memberships.

Call us for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists:

6 Shoreham-Red Hill Road, Shoreham, Victoria.

M: – 0403 011 947

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