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.

NameTypeCategoryProducts /
local brands
Township / SuburbEltham Farmers' Market?
A Local Baker St Andrews
Producer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsOrganic sourdough bread plus some cakes and savouries St Andrews.
Alberto's DelicaciesProducer - secondaryPasta;
Condiments and Makers
Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta saucesPrestonyes
Apted's OrchardsProducer - primaryFruitApples and pearsArthurs Creekyes
Arthurs Creek GarlicProducer - primaryVegetables;
Olive Oil
Garlic (Italian Purple and Californian Late). Garlic & chilli fusions and olive oils.Arthurs Creekyes
Australian Harvest / Bio GrapeProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersCertified organic horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and BIO-GRAPE fruit pastesColdstreamyes
AVS Organic FoodsProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersVegan products: protein bites, biscuits, chocolate fudge, flavoured seeds and faux cheeseWatsonia North.
Backyard HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyHoney, bees wax and apiary servicesSurrey Hills.
Barrow Boys Brewing Co.Producer - secondaryBeveragesA range of beersReservoir.
Belleview FarmProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensChicken, duck, goose and quail eggsPark Orchardsyes
Benny's BerriesProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersJamsMooroolbark.
Blake + FablesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsCakes and pies - ordered online and deliveredLower Templestowe.
Blossom's OrganicsProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesSpices, herb, seed blends, chai, dukkah and relish made from Certified Organic ingredientsCroydon.
Blue Pear PantryEateryCateringA range of healthy ready made meals delivered to your homeNorth Warrandyte.
Bolton Street Deli & LiquorShopDeli;
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
Eltham.
Bomba Wood Fired PizzaEateryMobile
Catering
Vegan and vegetarian pizzasEltham.
Buttermans TrackProducer - primaryWinePinot Noir, Shiraz, SangioveseSt Andrews.
Caffe StradaProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods;
Cafe
Gluten-free breads, cakes and pastriesIvanhoe.
Charmain's Handmade ChocolatesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsHandmade chocolatesResearch.
Chef's Fine FoodProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersPies, pates, terrines, pesto, tapenade and relishesElthamyes
Chocolatier AustraliaProducer - secondarySweet TreatsAffordable, premium, luxury chocolateHeidelberg West.
Delicut DeliShopDeliFloridia Cheese;
Rustic Sourdough Bakery;
That's Amore Cheese;
The Provincial Bakehouse;
Top Hundred Acres
St Helena.
Doreen Egg FarmProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensFree range eggs and Hyline Brown chickensDoreen.
Dynamic VegiesShopVegetables and FruitPaleta Artisan Popsicles;
Organic Times;
Seasonal, certified organic produce
Eltham.
Edes & Bibi - Organic & Fine FoodsShopGeneral StoreAVS Organic Foods;
Caffe Strada;
Healthybake;
Paleta Artisan Popsicles;
Under The Pickle Tree;
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Montmorency.
Eltham DeliShopDeliPoppySmack;
That's Amore Cheese;
Unforgettable Products;
Van Nunen Chocolates
Eltham.
Gourmet LivingShopDeliCunliffe & Waters;
The Mrs & Co;
Unforgettable Products;
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Templestowe.
Heidi Honey HurstbridgeProducer - primaryHoneyRaw, medical and creamed honey, plus honeycomb. Chai tea and bees wax candles.Hurstbridgeyes
Herbs to HomeProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsOrganic products to help you grow nutrient-dense herbs and vegetables. Also, fresh produce.Eltham.
Hildebrand GroveProducer - primaryOlive OilExtra virgin and infused olive oilCottles Bridgeyes
Hildebrand Ridge Organic VineyardProducer - primaryWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot NoirCottles Bridge.
IGA Friendly Grocers HurstbridgeShopGeneral StoreLovegrove Vineyard & Winery;
Shaws Road Winery;
Top Hundred Acres;
Under The Pickle Tree
Hurstbridge.
J.B. Shackleton's
Producer - secondaryCondiments and MakersMarmalade, jellies, jams and luxury condimentsWonga Park.
Just PickedProducer - primaryVegetables;
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 Yeanyes
KABUUProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsSoil block seedlings (veggies, herbs and flowers)Montmorencyyes
Kangaroo Ground General StoreShopGeneral Store;
Cafe
Arthurs Creek Garlic;
Kylie's Slow Dough;
Panton Hill Estate Olives;
Warrandyte Local Honey;
Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods
Kangaroo Ground.
Kinglake VegetablesProducer - primaryVegetables;
Fruit
A wide range of vegetables plus some fruitKinglake.
Kings of Kangaroo GroundProducer - primaryWineChardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, ShirazKangaroo Groundyes
Kooinda Boutique BreweryProducer - secondaryBeverages;
Bar
A range of beers
Heidelberg West.
Kookaberry Strawberry FarmProducer - primaryFruit;
Condiments and Makers
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, persimmon. Jams, syrups and vinegars. Soup, berry pies and frozen berries.Wandin.
Kylie's Slow DoughProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsOrganic artisan breadChristmas Hills.
Les Crepes de MarionProducer - secondarySweet TreatsSweet crepesBalwynyes
Lime Fresh ProduceShopVegetables and FruitOrganic Times;
Top Hundred Acres
Heidelberg.
Little Drop of PoisonEateryCafe;
Bar
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse;
The 3 Ravens Brewing Company
Eltham.
Lockton Farm Gourmet SausagesProducer - primaryMeat and PoultryA wide range of gourmet sausagesMooroolbarkyes
Lovegrove Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineCabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Fortified Chardonnay Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Pressings, Liqueur Sauvignon Blanc, Liqueur Pinot NoirCottles Bridge.
Mama Bakes NaturallyProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsGingerbread men, chocolate chip cookies and sweet & savoury bitesRingwood East.
More Than A MouthfulProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersPasta sauces and preservesSurrey Hills.
My Little Country KitchenCateringCateringA range of catering meals and finger foodKinglake West.
Napoleone Brewery & CiderhouseProducer - primaryBeveragesBeer and ciderColdstream.
Nature's Harvest HurstbridgeShopGeneral StoreHildebrand Grove;
Organic Times;
Paleta Artisan Popsicles;
Under The Pickle Tree
Hurstbridge.
Nee's High Apple PiesProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods;
Mobile;
Sweet Treats
Apple pies and baked cheesecakesKinglake West.
Nillumbik CellarsShopLiquor;
Cafe
Coldstream Brewery;
Kooinda Boutique Brewery;
Lovegrove Vineyard & Winery;
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse;
Panton Hill Estate Olives;
Red Box Vineyard & Winery;
Yarrambat Estate Vineyard
Diamond Creek.
Nillumbik EstateProducer - primaryWineCabernet Merlot, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Pinot Chardonnay (sparkling), Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, ShirazSmiths Gully.
Noggerath ProteasProducer - primarySeedlings and PlantsProteas and leucadendronsKinglakeyes
Old EvropaProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsFocaccias and organic breadsElthamyes
Organic EmpireShopGeneral Store.Mt Evelyn.
Organic TimesProducer - secondarySweet Treats;
Condiments and Makers
Organic chocolate, cookies, dairy, powders and sweetenersEltham.
Paleta Artisan PopsiclesProducer - secondaryBeveragesIcy polesEltham.
Panton Hill Estate OlivesProducer - primaryOlive OilOlives and olive oilPanton Hill.
Panton Hill Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineCabernet Franc, Cabernet-Savignon-Merlot-Franc, Chardonnay, Chardonnay Liquor, Muscat, Pinot Port, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Sparking Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Verdehlo Panton Hill.
Peter Castaldo's Local HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyHoneyRosanna.
Petty's OrchardProducer - primaryFruitApplesTemplestowe.
PoppySmackProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersAsian saucesWarrandyte.
Prosciutto Bros. Craft BarEateryBarNapoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse;
The 3 Ravens Brewing Company
Eltham.
Punch
Producer - primaryWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot NoirSt Andrews.
Quists CoffeeProducer - secondaryBeveragesCoffeeResearch.
Real Food CateringCateringCateringA range of catering meals, both lunch/dinner and finger foodResearch.
Red Box Vineyard & WineryProducer - primaryWineCabernet Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ice Riesling, Ice Cabernet and Classic Tawny. Jellies, jams and chutneys.Kangaroo Ground.
Research Poultry Farm & HatcheryProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensNew Hampshire chickensResearch.
Rivers Cafe & Farm ShopEateryCafeLeslie Apted & Sons;
Rustic Sourdough Bakery;
Top Hundred Acres;
Under The Pickle Tree;
Unforgettable Products
Yarrambat.
Rustic Sourdough BakeryProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsSourdough bread, yeast-free bread, wheat-free bread and spelt breadGreensboroughyes
Screaming WafflesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsDutch stroopwafels (syrup waffles)Park Orchards.
Shaws Road WineryProducer - primaryWineChardonnay, Pinot Noir and the classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot. Also, cider and beer.Arthurs Creekyes
Shillinglaw Cafe and RestaurantEateryCafeHargreaves Hill Brewing Co.
Kings of Kangaroo Ground;
Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse;
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Eltham.
Simply CrumpetsProducer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsCrumpetsElthamyes
Smiths Gully General StoreShopGeneral Store;
Cafe
Under The Pickle TreeSmiths Gully.
Smoke and RoastProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersSmoked sea saltEltham.
Spice FusionProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesIndividual spices, spice and curry blends, dukkah and chilli jamRingwoodyes
Spirli StrawberriesProducer - primaryFruitStrawberriesWandin Northyes
Stanbach BlueberriesProducer - primaryFruitBlueberriesEltham.
Steffen's Fine FoodsProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersChutneys, sauces, dressings, butters, jams, nougat and kasundiEltham Northyes
Stir Crazy
Producer - secondaryBread and Baked GoodsCrackers, shortbreads and oatcakesBox Hill.
Subtle Spice CreationsProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesSpice blends, pickles and tea blendsHeidelberg Heights.
Sugarloaf ProduceProducer - primaryVegetablesA wide range of vegetablesStrathewenyes
Sure ThingsProducer - primaryVegetablesCertified organic garlic. Some seasonal veggies when available.Montrose.
Swipers Gully RestaurantEateryRestaurantSwipers Gully WineKangaroo Ground.
Swipers Gully VineyardProducer - primaryWineMerlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, VerduzzoKangaroo Ground.
That's Amore CheeseProducer - secondaryCheese;
Deli;
Cafe
Italian-style soft curd cheeses, including mozzarella, caciotta, bocconcini, ricotta, smoked cheese and matured cheeseThomastown.
The 3 Ravens Brewing CompanyProducer - secondaryBeveragesA range of beersDarebin.
The Cherry Boys
Producer - primaryFruitCherries and figsWandin Northyes
The CommonEateryCafeRustic Sourdough BakeryEltham.
The Magic PantryProducer - secondarySweet TreatsHandmade chocolates, macarons, meringues and nougatWarranwoodyes
The Mrs & CoProducer - secondaryGrains and SpicesMuesliDoreenyes
The Mushroom CoProducer - primaryMushroomsA range of Asian mushrooms and mushroom kitsRingwood.
The Mushroom ShedProducer - primaryMushrooms;
Seedlings and Plants;
Vegetables
Mushrooms, mushroom kits, some seasonal veggies, plus herb and veggie seedlingsMontmorencyyes
Top Hundred AcresProducer - primaryEggs and Chickens;
Vegetables
Eggs (certified Free Range by FRFA). Garlic.Yan Yean.
Under The Pickle TreeProducer - secondaryCondiments and MakersRelishes, stir fry sauces, curries, pastes, pickles and saucesPanton Hillyes
Unforgettable ProductsProducer - secondarySweet TreatsFlavoured meringues, honeycomb, lemon curd, passionfruit curd, chocolate sauce, pavlovas and fruit medleyWarrandyte.
Van Nunen ChocolatesProducer - secondarySweet TreatsHandmade chocolatesEltham.
Warrandyte Local HoneyProducer - primaryHoneyAmber honeyWarrandyte.
Watson's Creek WinesProducer - primaryWineCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, MerlotKangaroo Ground.
Wedgetail EstateProducer - primaryWineCabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, ShirazCottles Bridge.
Weeping Grevillea NurseryProducer - primaryVegetables;
Fruit
Lemons, limes, pumpkins, basil, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, sage and thymeKangaroo Ground.
Wholemilk Continental Cheese CompanyProducer - secondaryCheeseItalian cheeses: pecorino, parmesan, provole, mozzarella, ricotta and moreHeidelberg West.
WyldbloomsProducer - primaryMushroomsA range of Asian mushrooms and mushroom kitsRosannayes
Yarra CoffeeProducer - secondaryBeverages;
Cafe
Coffee and chaiLilydaleyes
Yarra Glen Quality MeatsShopMeat and PoultryLocal meats: fresh and smoked ham, bacon, cabana, chorizo, smoked chicken, smoked duck, terrine and hocksYarra Glen.
Yarra OrganicsShopVegetables and Fruit;
Cafe
A Local Baker St Andrews;
Paleta Artisan Popsicles;
Petty's Orchard;
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Templestowe.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice CreameryProducer - secondarySweet Treats;
Cafe
A wide range of chocolates and ice creamYarra Glen.
Yarra Valley DairyProducer - secondaryCheese;
Deli;
Cafe
Soft style cheeses, both cow and goatYering.
Yarra Valley Gateway EstateProducer - primaryVegetables;
Fruit;
Meat and Poultry;
Deli;
Cafe
Capsicum, strawberries, basil, beef and wineColdstream.
Yarra Valley Gourmet GreenhouseProducer - primaryVegetablesHeirloom tomatoesMt Evelyn.
Yarra Valley Homemade Pies & CakesProducer - secondaryBread and Baked Goods;
Sweet Treats
Pies, muffins and sconesLilydaleyes
Yarrambat Estate VineyardProducer - primaryWinePinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, ChardonnayYarrambat.
YbeefProducer - primaryMeat and PoultryBeef and beef productsColdstream.
Yummy GardensProducer - primaryEggs and ChickensA range of both cross bred and pure bred chickensSt 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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