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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Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (#012)

In 1964 parents Pietro and Rosa Gallace, their four children; Ralph, John, Catherine and Michael moved to the Mornington Peninsula from Melbourne, and developed a cherry and apple orchard at Main Ridge. It was Pietro’s dream to own a farm.
But – apple and cherry orchards took 5-7 years 
to bear fruit. What they do in the meantime to survive?
Strawberries! Strawberries planted in May bore fruit in November. How good was that! What was even better, they all knew how to pick them, as they had completed harvest training at Nick Tedesco’s strawberry farm, right across the road.

Within 10 years they were growing approximately 10 acres and 200,000 plants. In no time berries were being picked, packed and shipped to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and on odd occasions to Singapore and Hong Kong. By the early 1980s a painful decision was made: the apple orchard would have to go! They needed the land to expand the berry business.
Today, Sunny Ridge grows berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries at their Mornington Peninsula Farm.

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets:

Stockists: Local Fruit shops

244 Shands Road, Main Ridge, Victoria  3928

– (03) 5989 4500

Fax (03) 5989 6363

www.sunnyridge.com.au/

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Hawkes Vegetables (#008)

Richard Hawkes is a huge supporter of agri-tourism, which he first experienced in Canada while completing his agricultural science degree. Hawkes Farm grows a range of vegetables, especially potatoes, and the family opened a farmgate store to sell direct to local people. Richard invited other Boneo growers to supply a wider range of fruit and vegetables, and his market now includes Melbournians who’ll take a trip to the Peninsula to buy freshly picked produce at very low prices. The farm store has also proven to be an excellent testing ground for new products, which the Hawkes family can trial with customers before scaling up for the market.

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: YES

Markets: Boneo Market

Stockists: Farm Store

661 Boneo Road, Boneo

Business – (03) 5988 6785

Email georgie@hawkesvegetables.com.au

www.hawkesvegetables.com.au