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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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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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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Red Hill Cherry Farm (#013)

The Oldest Pick Your Own Cherry Farm in Victoria. The cool Red Hill climate and the rich volcanic soils add to the unique flavour of the cherries.  We grow green manure crops between the trees to help sweeten the ground. We also use organic and biodynamic preparations, essences and sustainable agricultural methods only. (We do not use artificial fertilizers.)

We select cherry varieties that suit our growing area and that have unique intense flavour. The reason that people want to pick their own cherries is the flavour and freshness of the fruit.  We sell our entire crop of cherries from the farm.  The varieties we grow today are:- Lewis, Merchant, Vista, Bing, Van, Stella, Lapins, Simone,  Sir Don, Williams, Sweet Heart, Sweet Georgia and many others.  We also grow Sour Morellos which are a cooking cherry.

If you are planning a trip in advance it is always a good idea to check our website before you travel!

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists:

69 Prossors Lane, Red Hill, Victoria 3937

  (03) 5989 2237

M: 0407 819 751 (Trevor)

www.redhill-cherryfarm.com.au

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