Local food directory

 

A wide range of local producers, shops, eateries etc are listed in the table below (where ‘local’ means that they are in North East Melbourne). Shops and eateries have only been included if they sell at least one local product. Click any of the organisation’s names to see more detailed information about that organisation. Also, the list can be sorted by any of the columns, saved (in a variety of formats) or printed out. If you would like to be listed, or know of any organisation that you think should be listed, please email us.  Thanks to Nillumbik Shire Council for sharing the data from their 2014 local food survey, which we used as our starting point.

NameTypeCategoryCategoryProducts /
local brands
Township / SuburbTownship / SuburbEltham Farmers' Market?
A Local Baker St Andrews
Producer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Sweet Treats; CafeBread and Baked Goods
Sweet Treats
Cafe
Organic sourdough bread plus some cakes and savouries St AndrewsSt Andrews.
Alberto's DelicaciesProducer - secondaryPasta; Condiments and MakersPasta
Condiments and Makers
Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta saucesPrestonPrestonyes
Alot of Good StuffProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Condiments and MakersBread and Baked Goods
Condiments and Makers
Preserves, biscuits and loavesGreensboroughGreensboroughyes
Apted's OrchardsProducer - primaryFruitFruitApples and pearsArthurs CreekArthurs Creekyes
Arthurs Creek GarlicProducer - primaryVegetables; Olive OilVegetables
Olive Oil
Garlic (Italian Purple and Californian Late). Garlic & chilli fusions and olive oils.Arthurs CreekArthurs Creekyes
Australian Harvest / Bio GrapeProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersCertified organic horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and BIO-GRAPE fruit pastesColdstreamColdstreamyes
AVS Organic FoodsProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersVegan products: protein bites, biscuits, chocolate fudge, flavoured seeds and faux cheeseWatsonia NorthWatsonia North.
Backyard HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyHoneyHoney, bees wax and apiary servicesSurrey HillsSurrey Hills.
Barrow Boys Brewing Co.Producer - secondaryBeveragesBeveragesA range of beersReservoirReservoir.
Belleview FarmProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensEggs and ChickensChicken, duck, goose and quail eggsPark OrchardsPark Orchardsyes
Benny's BerriesProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersJamsMooroolbarkMooroolbark.
Blake + FablesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsCakes and pies - ordered online and deliveredLower TemplestoweLower Templestowe.
Blossom's OrganicsProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesGrains and SpicesSpices, herb, seed blends, chai, dukkah and relish made from Certified Organic ingredientsCroydonCroydon.
Blue Pear PantryEateryCateringCateringA range of healthy ready made meals delivered to your homeNorth WarrandyteNorth Warrandyte.
Bolton Street Deli & LiquorShopDeli; Liquor; CafeDeli
Liquor
Cafe
Arthurs Creek Garlic
Buttermans Track
Caffe Strada
Chef's Fine Food
Chocolatier Australia
Healthybake;
Hildebrand Grove
J.B. Shackleton's
Kellybrook Winery
Lovegrove Vineyard & Winery
Marisa's Kitchen;
Organic Times
Paleta Artisan Popsicles
PoppySmack
Red Box Vineyard & Winery
Shaws Road Winery
Under The Pickle Tree
Unforgettable Products
Vincent Testa's Honey
Wedgetail Estate
Yarra Valley Tea Company
ElthamEltham.
Bomba Wood Fired PizzaEateryMobile; CateringMobile
Catering
Vegan and vegetarian pizzasElthamEltham.
Bulleen Art & GardenShopNurseryNurseryBackyard Honey
KABUU
The Mushroom Shed
BulleenBulleen.
Buttermans TrackProducer - primaryWineWinePinot Noir, Shiraz, SangioveseSt AndrewsSt Andrews.
Caffe StradaProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Sweet Treats; CafeBread and Baked Goods
Sweet Treats
Cafe
Gluten-free breads, cakes and pastriesIvanhoeIvanhoe.
Charmain's Handmade ChocolatesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsHandmade chocolatesResearchResearch.
Chef's Fine FoodProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Condiments and MakersBread and Baked Goods
Condiments and Makers
Pies, pates, terrines, pesto, tapenade and relishesElthamElthamyes
Chocolatier AustraliaProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsAffordable, premium, luxury chocolateHeidelberg WestHeidelberg West.
Delicut DeliShopDeliDeliFloridia Cheese
Rustic Sourdough Bakery
That's Amore Cheese
The Provincial Bakehouse
Top Hundred Acres
St HelenaSt Helena.
Doreen Egg FarmProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensEggs and ChickensFree range eggs and Hyline Brown chickensDoreenDoreen.
Dynamic VegiesShopVegetables; FruitVegetables and FruitPaleta Artisan Popsicles
Organic Times
Seasonal, certified organic produce
ElthamEltham.
Edes & Bibi - Organic & Fine FoodsShopGeneral StoreGeneral StoreAVS Organic Foods
Caffe Strada
Healthybake
My Goosey Gander
Paleta Artisan Popsicles
Under The Pickle Tree
Yarra Valley Tea Company
MontmorencyMontmorency.
Eltham DeliShopDeliDeliBlue Pear Pantry
Juanita's Kitchen
PoppySmack
That's Amore Cheese
Unforgettable Products
Van Nunen Chocolates
ElthamEltham.
Gourmet LivingShopDeliDeliCunliffe & Waters;
The Mrs & Co
Unforgettable Products
Yarra Valley Tea Company
TemplestoweTemplestowe.
Gourmet PiesProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsBread and Baked GoodsPiesBrunswickBrunswick.
Harry HooProducer - secondaryMobileMobileSpring rolls, dim sims, dumplings and won tonsBayswaterBayswater.
Heidi Honey HurstbridgeProducer - primaryHoneyHoneyRaw, medical and creamed honey, plus honeycomb. Chai tea and bees wax candles.HurstbridgeHurstbridgeyes
Herbs to HomeProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsSeedlings and PlantsOrganic products to help you grow nutrient-dense herbs and vegetables. Also, fresh produce.ElthamEltham.
Hildebrand GroveProducer - primaryOlive OilOlive OilExtra virgin and infused olive oilCottles BridgeCottles Bridgeyes
Hildebrand Ridge Organic VineyardProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot NoirCottles BridgeCottles Bridge.
IGA Friendly Grocers HurstbridgeShopGeneral StoreGeneral StoreLovegrove Vineyard & Winery
Shaws Road Winery
Top Hundred Acres
Under The Pickle Tree
HurstbridgeHurstbridge.
J.B. Shackleton's
Producer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersMarmalade, jellies, jams and luxury condimentsWonga ParkWonga Park.
Juanita's KitchenProducer - secondaryCondiments & Makers; BeveragesCondiments and Makers
Beverages
Mexican and West African sauces. Also, selected beverages.PrestonPreston.
Just PickedProducer - primaryVegetables; Fruit; Condiments and MakersVegetables
Fruit
Condiments and Makers
Apricots, berries, blood plums, nectarines, peaches and other fruit. Vegetables, herbs, chutneys, jams, tomato ketchup, cured fruit and spiced pears.Yan YeanYan Yeanyes
KABUUProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsSeedlings and PlantsSoil block seedlings (veggies, herbs and flowers)MontmorencyMontmorencyyes
Kangaroo Ground General StoreShopGeneral Store; CafeGeneral Store
Cafe
Arthurs Creek Garlic
Kylie's Slow Dough
Panton Hill Estate Olives
Warrandyte Local Honey
Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods
Kangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Kinglake VegetablesProducer - primaryVegetables; FruitVegetables
Fruit
A wide range of vegetables plus some fruitKinglakeKinglake.
Kings of Kangaroo GroundProducer - primaryWineWineChardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, ShirazKangaroo GroundKangaroo Groundyes
Kooinda Boutique BreweryProducer - secondaryBeverages; BarBeverages
Bar
A range of beers
Heidelberg WestHeidelberg West.
Kookaberry Strawberry FarmProducer - primaryFruit; Condiments and MakersFruit
Condiments and Makers
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, persimmon. Jams, syrups and vinegars. Soup, berry pies and frozen berries.WandinWandin.
Kylie's Slow DoughProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsBread and Baked GoodsOrganic artisan breadChristmas HillsChristmas Hills.
La Villa SalumiProducer - primaryMeat and PoultryMeat and PoultryPork sausages, bacon and smoked smallgoodsMontroseMontrose.
Les Crepes de MarionProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsSweet crepesBalwynBalwynyes
Little Drop of PoisonEateryCafe; BarCafe
Bar
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse
The 3 Ravens Brewing Company
ElthamEltham.
Lockton Farm Gourmet SausagesProducer - primaryMeat and PoultryMeat and PoultryA wide range of gourmet sausagesMooroolbarkMooroolbarkyes
Lovegrove Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Fortified Chardonnay Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pressings, Liqueur Sauvignon Blanc, Liqueur Pinot NoirCottles BridgeCottles Bridge.
Magic MuesliProducer - secondaryGrains & SpicesGrains and SpicesMuesli and porridgeFitzroy NorthFitzroy North.
Mama Bakes NaturallyProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Sweet TreatsBread and Baked Goods
Sweet Treats
Gingerbread men, chocolate chip cookies and sweet & savoury bitesRingwood EastRingwood East.
More Than A MouthfulProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersPasta sauces and preservesSurrey HillsSurrey Hills.
My Fresh MenuCateringCateringCateringLocal catering and delivery of Vietnamese dishesResearchResearchyes
My Goosey GanderProducer - secondaryGrains and Spices; Bread and Baked GoodsGrains and Spices
Bread and Baked Goods
Granola. Some baked goods.ElthamEltham.
My Little Country KitchenCateringCateringCateringA range of catering meals and finger foodKinglake WestKinglake West.
Napoleone Brewery & CiderhouseProducer - primaryBeveragesBeveragesBeer and ciderColdstreamColdstream.
Nature's Harvest HurstbridgeShopGeneral StoreGeneral StoreHildebrand Grove
Organic Times
Paleta Artisan Popsicles
Under The Pickle Tree
HurstbridgeHurstbridge.
Nee's High Apple PiesProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Mobile; Sweet TreatsBread and Baked Goods
Mobile
Sweet Treats
Apple pies and baked cheesecakesKinglake WestKinglake West.
Nillumbik CellarsShopLiquor; CafeLiquor
Cafe
Coldstream Brewery;
Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Lovegrove Vineyard & Winery
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse
Panton Hill Estate Olives
Red Box Vineyard & Winery
Yarrambat Estate Vineyard
Diamond CreekDiamond Creek.
Nillumbik EstateProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet Merlot, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Pinot Chardonnay (sparkling), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, ShirazSmiths GullySmiths Gully.
Noggerath ProteasProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsSeedlings and PlantsProteas and leucadendronsKinglakeKinglakeyes
Old EvropaProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; CafeBread and Baked Goods
Cafe
Focaccias and organic breadsElthamElthamyes
Organic EmpireShopGeneral StoreGeneral Store.Mt EvelynMt Evelyn.
Organic TimesProducer - secondarySweet Treats; Condiments and MakersSweet Treats
Condiments and Makers
Organic chocolate, cookies, dairy, powders and sweetenersElthamEltham.
Paleta Artisan PopsiclesProducer - secondaryBeveragesBeveragesIcy polesElthamEltham.
Panton Hill Estate OlivesProducer - primaryOlive OilOlive OilOlives and olive oilPanton HillPanton Hill.
Panton Hill Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet Franc, Cabernet-Savignon-Merlot-Franc, Chardonnay, Chardonnay Liquor, Muscat, Pinot Port, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Sparking Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Verdehlo Panton HillPanton Hill.
Peter Castaldo's Local HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyHoneyHoneyRosannaRosanna.
Petty's OrchardProducer - primaryFruitFruitApplesTemplestoweTemplestowe.
PoppySmackProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersAsian saucesWarrandyteWarrandyte.
Prosciutto Bros. Craft BarEateryBarBarNapoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse
The 3 Ravens Brewing Company
ElthamEltham.
Punch
Producer - primaryWineWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot NoirSt AndrewsSt Andrewsyes
Quists CoffeeProducer - secondaryBeveragesBeveragesCoffeeResearchResearch.
Real Food CateringCateringCateringCateringA range of catering meals, both lunch/dinner and finger foodResearchResearch.
Red Box Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ice Riesling, Ice Cabernet and Classic Tawny. Jellies, jams and chutneys.Kangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Research Poultry Farm & HatcheryProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensEggs and ChickensNew Hampshire chickensResearchResearch.
Rivers Cafe & Farm ShopEateryCafeCafeLeslie Apted & Sons
Rustic Sourdough Bakery
Top Hundred Acres
Under The Pickle Tree
Unforgettable Products
YarrambatYarrambat.
Rustic Sourdough BakeryProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsBread and Baked GoodsSourdough bread, yeast-free bread, wheat-free bread and spelt breadGreensboroughGreensboroughyes
Screaming WafflesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsDutch stroopwafels (syrup waffles)Park OrchardsPark Orchards.
Shaws Road WineryProducer - primaryBeverages; WineBeverages
Wine
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot. Also, cider and beer.Arthurs CreekArthurs Creekyes
Shillinglaw Cafe and RestaurantEateryCafeCafeHargreaves Hill Brewing Co.
Kings of Kangaroo Ground
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse
Yarra Valley Tea Company
ElthamEltham.
Simply CrumpetsProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsBread and Baked GoodsCrumpetsElthamElthamyes
Smiths Gully General StoreShopGeneral Store; CafeGeneral Store
Cafe
Under The Pickle TreeSmiths GullySmiths Gully.
Smoke and RoastProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersSmoked sea saltElthamEltham.
Spice FusionProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesGrains and SpicesIndividual spices, spice and curry blends, dukkah and chilli jamRingwoodRingwoodyes
Spirli StrawberriesProducer - primaryFruitFruitStrawberriesWandin NorthWandin Northyes
Stanbach BlueberriesProducer - primaryFruitFruitBlueberriesElthamEltham.
Steffen's Fine FoodsProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersChutneys, sauces, dressings, butters, jams, nougat and kasundiEltham NorthEltham Northyes
Stir Crazy
Producer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsBread and Baked GoodsCrackers, shortbreads and oatcakesBox HillBox Hill.
Subtle Spice CreationsProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesGrains and SpicesSpice blends, pickles and tea blendsHeidelberg HeightsHeidelberg Heights.
Sugarloaf ProduceProducer - primaryVegetables;
Mushrooms
Vegetables
Mushrooms
A wide range of vegetables. Also, swiss brown mushrooms.StrathewenStrathewenyes
Sure ThingsProducer - primaryVegetablesVegetablesCertified organic garlic. Some seasonal veggies when available.MontroseMontrose.
Swipers Gully RestaurantEateryRestaurantRestaurantSwipers Gully WineKangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Swipers Gully VineyardProducer - primaryWineWineMerlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, VerduzzoKangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Take Me HomeProducer - secondaryPasta; Condiments & MakersPasta
Condiments and Makers
Pastas, gnocchi, pizza bases and pasta saucesCoburgCoburg.
That's Amore CheeseProducer - secondaryCheese; Deli; CafeCheese
Deli
Cafe
Italian-style soft curd cheeses, including mozzarella, caciotta, bocconcini, ricotta, smoked cheese and matured cheeseThomastownThomastown.
The 3 Ravens Brewing CompanyProducer - secondaryBeveragesBeveragesA range of beersDarebinDarebin.
The Cherry Boys
Producer - primaryFruitFruitCherries and figsWandin NorthWandin North.
The Magic PantryProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsHandmade chocolates, macarons, meringues and nougatWarranwoodWarranwood.
The Mrs & CoProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesGrains and SpicesMuesliDoreenDoreenyes
The Mushroom CoProducer - primaryMushroomsMushroomsA range of Asian mushrooms and mushroom kitsRingwoodRingwood.
The Mushroom ShedProducer - primaryMushrooms; Seedlings and Plants; VegetablesMushrooms
Seedlings and Plants
Vegetables
Mushrooms, mushroom kits, some seasonal veggies, plus herb and veggie seedlingsMontmorencyMontmorencyyes
Top Hundred AcresProducer - primaryEggs and Chickens; VegetablesEggs and Chickens
Vegetables
Eggs (certified Free Range by FRFA). Garlic.Yan YeanYan Yean.
Turners Bakehouse EateryProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Sweet Treats; CafeBread and Baked Goods
Sweet Treats
Cafe
Sourdough bread, pies, cakes and pastriesMerndaMernda.
Under The Pickle TreeProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCondiments and MakersRelishes, stir fry sauces, curries, pastes, pickles and saucesPanton HillPanton Hillyes
Unforgettable ProductsProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsFlavoured meringues, honeycomb, lemon curd, passionfruit curd, chocolate sauce, pavlovas and fruit medleyWarrandyteWarrandyte.
Van Nunen ChocolatesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet TreatsHandmade chocolatesElthamEltham.
Warrandyte Local HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyHoneyAmber honeyWarrandyteWarrandyte.
Watson's Creek WinesProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, MerlotKangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Wedgetail EstateProducer - primaryWineWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, ShirazCottles BridgeCottles Bridge.
Weeping Grevillea NurseryProducer - primaryVegetables; FruitVegetables
Fruit
Lemons, limes, pumpkins, basil, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage and thymeKangaroo GroundKangaroo Ground.
Wholemilk Continental Cheese CompanyProducer - secondaryCheeseCheeseItalian cheeses: pecorino, parmesan, provole, mozzarella, ricotta and moreHeidelberg WestHeidelberg West.
WyldbloomsProducer - primaryMushroomsMushroomsA range of Asian mushrooms and mushroom kitsRosannaRosannayes
Yarra CoffeeProducer - secondaryBeverages; CafeBeverages
Cafe
Coffee and chaiLilydaleLilydaleyes
Yarra Glen Quality MeatsShopMeat and PoultryMeat and PoultryLocal meats: fresh and smoked ham, bacon, cabana, chorizo, smoked chicken, smoked duck, terrine and hocksYarra GlenYarra Glen.
Yarra OrganicsShopVegetables; Fruit; CafeVegetables and Fruit
Cafe
A Local Baker St Andrews
Paleta Artisan Popsicles
Petty's Orchard
Yarra Valley Tea Company
TemplestoweTemplestowe.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice CreameryProducer - secondarySweet Treats; CafeSweet Treats
Cafe
A wide range of chocolates and ice creamYarra GlenYarra Glen.
Yarra Valley DairyProducer - secondaryCheese; Deli; CafeCheese
Deli
Cafe
Soft style cheeses, both cow and goatYeringYering.
Yarra Valley Gateway EstateProducer - primaryVegetables; Fruit; Meat and Poultry; Deli; CafeVegetables
Fruit
Meat and Poultry
Deli
Cafe
Capsicum, strawberries, basil, beef and wineColdstreamColdstream.
Yarra Valley Gourmet GreenhouseProducer - primaryVegetablesVegetablesHeirloom tomatoesMt EvelynMt Evelyn.
Yarra Valley Homemade Pies & CakesProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods; Sweet TreatsBread and Baked Goods
Sweet Treats
Pies, muffins and sconesLilydaleLilydaleyes
Yarrambat Estate VineyardProducer - primaryWineWinePinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ChardonnayYarrambatYarrambat.
YbeefProducer - primaryMeat and PoultryMeat and PoultryBeef and beef productsColdstreamColdstream.
Yummy GardensProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensEggs and ChickensA range of both cross bred and pure bred chickensSt AndrewsSt Andrews.

  8 Responses to “Local food directory”

    • Hi Fleur and thanks for the suggesions.

      Wholemilk Continental Cheese are already in the directory. I wrote to Chocolatier some time ago asking them if they wanted to be in the directory but I haven’t yet had a response – I will try again.

  1. Thanks for this great list. It is so helpful in preparing for the Local Food Challenge week. I’ll be using it a lot thereafter too.

  2. Thank you for this awesome list 🙂 I”m new to Victoria & it’s great to see such a list. Can I please ask what are the criteria to get on the list? (Just in case I get to know some local producers that should be added). Many thanks and keep up the good work.

    • You ask an interesting question, Saba. The directory is limited to organisations in Banyule, Nillumbik and the immediate surroundings. We also want to make sure that the directory focuses on organisations that are genuinely local in spirit, in their sourcing of materials, and in their outlets.

  3. Lovely to see this site up and running. Well done! I look forward to chasing up many of these local growers and distributors of local produce.

  4. Well done Guy! Yippee!
    I think many community members will be thrilled that at long last this list is available.

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