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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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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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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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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