Georgie Bass Café & Cookery (#037)

 

Georgie Bass – Flinders

Georgie Bass Cafe and Cookery is all about putting fresh, local and seasonal produce on your plate. Starting at our very own vegetable patch – Mornington Park

We’ve also handpicked the best regional farmers, dairies, orchards and vineyards to help us serve simple, delicious food that not only looks great but tastes fabulous!

 

For more information don’t hesitate to call or email

Farmgate: No

Markets:

Stockists: Georgie Bass Café

30 Cook Street, Flinders

Ph – (03) 5989 0031

Email georgiebass@flindershotel.com.au

Web www.georgiebass.com.au


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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Fresh Herb Company(#025)

Fresh Herb Company

Fresh Herb Company (formerly Old Tyabb Herbs) was established in 2010 by Michael Russo. Old Tyabb Herbs began trading as Fresh Herb Company in January 2017.

What started as a hobby, steadily developed into a year round supply of over 20 varieties of fresh herbs, garlic, horse radish and gourmet baby veg.
With a history of working within retail and wholesale fruit and vegetables, Michael created the business, with a passion for growing and supplying fresh and edible bunched herbs to cafes, restaurants, stores and wholesalers within the Melbourne wholesale market. Freshness, quality and consistency is of the utter most importance to the team at Fresh Herb Company.

 

 

For more information don’t hesitate to call or email:

Farmgate: No

Markets: Red Hill Market

Stockists: Mt Eliza village fruits/ Melb. Wholesale Market

Mobile – 0403 060 240

Email michael@freshherbcompany.com.au

Produce availability


L’Herbier (#029)

L’Herbier – Founded in 1985

L’Herbier was established on the Mornington Peninsula in 1985 to supply fresh produce to the top Australian chefs, and developed a very close working relationship with over 50 of the country’s best chefs. The certified organic farm introduced the “salad mix” concept to Australia in 1987, as well as many gourmet vegetables and edible flowers.

We have 30 years’ experience in supplying the hospitality industry and an established reputation for the quality of our produce and service. Our scaled down operation is now focused on a partnership with local chefs, providing for their kitchen’s individual needs.

The farm was certified Biodynamic from 1986 through to 2014. It is now a chemical free farm.

For more information don’t hesitate to call:

Farmgate: NO

Markets:

Stockists: Restaurant deliveries

Business – (03) 5988 6206

Mobile – 0409 866 754

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Kings Market Garden (#027)

 

Kings market garden is run by Kerrie and Graeme King, fourth generation market gardeners. Our seasonal produce is available fresh daily at our farm gate as well as being supplied to merchants in the Epping market. We supply for all customers, from one or two veggies individually, to restaurants who buy wholesale. Young families are welcome to visit, while mum shops, kids can feed the chickens. Our farmgate is open Monday to Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-5, and you can also visit us at the local weekend markets.

Visit our farm gate open 7 days:

Farmgate: Yes

Markets: Weekend Farmers Markets, Epping Market.

Stockists:

158 Browns Road, Boneo VIC 3939

Business – 0417 886 218

Email kingsmarketgarden@bigpond.com

www.facebook.com/Kings-Market-Garden

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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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Peninsula Growers (#045)

Peninsula Growers – Founded in 1999
Peninsula Growers Wholesale Nursery of The Mornington Peninsula has been operating for over 10 years with Company Partner and Operator Gary Barfoot having over 30 years experience in the Propagation Industry.

Customer satisfaction is an extremely important. We Aim to provide materials, for wholesalers & retailers so they can deliver plants for sustainable landscapes and provide edible plant varieties for consumers. Our company is totally comprised of hard working people who want to continue to serve the community for years to come.

Our goal is to provide a good living for current and future generations, and to promote a greener Melbourne and the state of Victoria through providing a constant supply of top quality plants and produce that are sustainable to our local environment, low maintenance, and drought tolerant.

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

Farmgate: NO

Markets: Local Markets

Stockists:

Business – (03) 5982 0260

Mobile – 0439 820 260

Facebook/PeninsulaGrowers

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Red Hill Truffles (#022)

Red Hill Truffles was established in 2005. We produce and market the highest quality truffles for the Australian market. The property is situated in Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, named “Glen Bower”. It was first settled in 1864 by Jenny McAuley’s great great grandparents Robert & Eliza Sheehan. Jenny inherited the property in 2003. Jenny and husband Mike decided to experiment with growing the Perigold black truffle (melanosporum) because a lot of different varieties of fungus grew naturally on the property. The first planting of 300 trees was in March 2005 as an experiment.

Red Hill is 800 ft above sea level and has a microclimate that means that the temperatures are 4 -5 degrees cooler than on the coast and the area has a higher rainfall. In order for truffles to ripen they need the soil to get very cold. Therefore the best environment for truffles is a geographical area where there are a number of frosts each winter. Red Hill usually only has 2/3 frosts each winter. The average rainfall is conducive to truffle growing.

The trees planted were a mix of oaks and hazelnut trees. The original group of trees were sourced from Tasmania. The first truffle was found under a hazelnut in July 2010. It was relatively large approx 180 grams. There were further plantings of oaks in March 2010 and 2013. In 2015 a fourth section will be planted with 750 hazelnut trees for winter and summer truffles.

“Red Hill Truffles” is the only farm currently producing truffles on the Mornington Peninsula.

Call us or visit our website for more information:

Farmgate: NO

Markets:

Stockists: Local stores

M:  0417 190 193 (Jenny)

www.redhilltruffles.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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