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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Peninsula Fresh Organics (#002)

Once conventional farmers, Wayne and Tash Shields of Peninsula Fresh Organics make a very convincing case for going organic. Wayne is a fifth generation farmer and had experienced problems with unexplained toxins in imported horticultural chemicals which wiped out a complete crop and damaged others. They became certified organic in 2010 and have seen their land come back into balance with frogs, snakes and ducks returning to their Mornington Peninsula property. The Shields grow around 40 lines, including heirloom and heritage vegetables, contemporary hybrids and some vegetables which vanished off most supermarket shelves many years ago but which can be found in the Shield’s rustic farmgate shop.

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets: Mornington Farmers Market

Stockists:

6 Henderson Rd, Baxter VIC 3911

Mobile – 0430 097 972

Email sales@peninsulafresh.com

www.peninsulafresh.com

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Benton Rise Farm (#021)

This little patch of paradise in Tuerong, has been meticulously created by the previous owners from the overgrown paddocks into the glorious farm we have today. This is a family lifestyle choice we have made, where we know we can bring up our children in a fantastic community, place food on the table that we know the origins of – and enjoy the lifestyle the area provides.

Stock up on what’s ready and in season now!  Feed your family with nothing but the freshest fruits and veggies. And because we only sell what’s in season, we can be sure it will taste great. Quality produce is paramount for us at Benton Rise Farm, we aim to provide you the most cost effective produce on the Mornington Peninsula. Sure, we can’t always be the cheapest (though often we are!) this is purely a situation of ‘scale of economy’, but what we do promise to provide is fresh, high quality goods from our farm. Support your local peninsula producers!

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists:

150 Coolart Road, Tuerong VIC 3915

M: – 0418 571 221 (Tony)

www.brf.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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