Bolton Street Deli & Liquor, in Eltham, is well on its way to being a fully-fledged local food hub. It now stocks products from an impressive 22 local food producers in North East Melbourne.
Given that the deli does not stock vegetables, fruit or fresh meat, it has most other bases covered, from condiments and bread, through beverages and honey, to chocolate and wine.
In recognition of its unique status in the local food economy, Local Food Connect awarded the deli a certificate of recognition in April 2015, presented at Eltham Farmers’ Market by Vicki Ward. The photo shows Colin – the owner of the deli – with this certificate.
The 22 producers are:
|Beverages||Paleta Artisan Popsicles
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Certified organic tea
|Condiments & makers||Chef’s Fine Food
Under The Pickle Tree
|Pies, pates, terrines, pesto, tapenade and relishes
Relishes, sauces, curries, pastes, pickles and sauces
|Honey||Vincent Testa’s Honey|
|Olive oil||Arthurs Creek Garlic
|Garlic & chilli fusions and olive oils
Extra virgin and infused olive oil
|Ready made meals||Blue Pear Pantry|
|Sweet treats||Unforgettable Products||Meringues, curds and other sweet dishes|
Lovegrove Vineyard & Winery
Red Box Vineyard & Winery
Shaws Road Winery