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A Local Baker St Andrews
Products: Organic sourdough bread plus some cakes and savouries
Local outlets: Own shop - Thursday to Saturday
Local outlets: Dynamic Vegies, Eltham
Ange's Fresh Fruit & Veg, Kinglake
Bridge 2 Eden, Hurstbridge
Kinglake Pub and Pantry
Rosewood Cottage, Kinglake
The Roundabout Cafe, Warrandyte
Township/Suburb: St Andrews
Notes (in their own words):

A Little Baker St Andrews produces traditional handmade organic sourdough breads plus a range of artisan croissants, cakes and savouries, all baked in a wood-fired oven. The process includes resting the dough for a minimum of 6 hours from mixing to baking, with this resting time giving the bread a unique flavour and texture and making it easily digestible. All the breads are both yeast and preservative free, using the Lactobacillus bacteria for fermentation. Local ingredients are used where possible, including: berries from Kinglake, honey from Hurstbridge, citrus fruits, mushrooms and olive oil.

Now a cafe as well as a bakery.

A&G Handmade Biscuits
Products: Homemade biscuits and cannoli
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Cranbourne North (Casey)
Notes (in their own words):

A&G's biscuits and cannoli are freshly made on a weekly basis. They sell more than 20 differently flavoured biscuits of all sizes.

Abbotsford Convent Farmers’ Market
When: 4th Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm
Local brands sold: Chef's Fine Food
City Larder
Cocoa Rhapsody
Cooking With Koji
Eureka Coffee
Gourmet Pies
Kinglake Vegetables
Offaly Good Food
Plough To Plate
Sugarloaf Produce
Take Me Home
The Mushroom Co
Township/Suburb: Abbotsford
Alberto’s Delicacies
Products: Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta sauces
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Preston
Notes (in their own words):

Alberto's Delicacies use old family recipes and have been servicing small markets for around 12 years.

All Nations Kitchen Garden
Township/Suburb: Northcote
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is membership-based but membership is free.

What: Darebin Council collaborated with members of the Northcote Library Food Garden and the local communuity to develop this visible and accessible urban food demonstration site. The All Nation Kitchen Garden design incorporates permaculture principles and is based on a multi-layered garden of fruit trees, edible understory and ground cover.

Who: A group of local residents care for and manage the site in partnership with Council. The goal is to sustainably produce local food and to provide opportunities for education and community building.

When: Community gardening days are held on the first Saturday of each month, from 10am.

Alot of Good Stuff
Products: Preserves, biscuits and loaves
Local outlets: Own shop (Tuesday to Saturday).
Township/Suburb: Bulleen
Notes (in their own words):

Alot of Good Stuff's preserves, biscuits and loaves are all made from locally-sourced produce and high quality ingredients. They are handmade in small batches to assure peak freshness and maintain quality. They include gluten-free options.

Alphington Farmers’ Market
When: Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Local brands sold: Bee Rescue - Heidi Honey Hurstbridge
Gourmet Pies
Kinglake Vegetables
Kings of Kangaroo Ground
La Villa Salumi
Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms
Offaly Good Food
Take Me Home
The Mushroom Co
The Practical Beekeeper
Under The Pickle Tree
Township/Suburb: Alphington
Alpine Walnuts
Products: Walnuts (including oil and flour), hazelnuts and chestnuts
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Bundoora Park Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Eurobin (Alpine Shire)
Notes (in their own words):

Alpine Walnuts sell walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts. The walnuts are sold in their shells, shelled, green, as oil and as flour. The hazelnuts are sold in their shells and shelled. The walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts are all harvested around April and are then available until sold out; typically, this means that the walnuts and hazelnuts are available for most of the year, whilst the chestnuts are available until early Autumn.

Apted’s Orchards
Products: Apples and pears
Local outlets: Farm gate (both 864 Cottlesbridge-Strathewen Road, Arthurs Creek, 3099 and 1105 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake West, 3757).
Bolton Street Fruit Market, Eltham
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Township/Suburb: Arthurs Creek
Notes (in their own words):

Available February to November. Apted's Orchards is a family owned company. It operates an orchard and grazing enterprise from Arthurs Creek and Kinglake West north east of Melbourne that has spanned 5 generations. The farm gate sales at 864 Cottlesbridge-Strathewen Road Arthurs Creek are proving very popular, with 2kg bags of apples straight from the bin - that is, unwaxed and unsorted. Farm gate sales also operate from 1105 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake West. Wholesale marketing is done through the associated Melbourne Pear Company which operates out of the Footscray Wholesale Market.

Arthurs Creek Garlic
Products: Garlic & chilli fusions and olive oils.
Local outlets: Online
A1 Bakery, Fairfield
Fairfield Delicatessen
Psarakos Market, Thornbury
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Renaissance SUPA IGA, Hawthorn
Township/Suburb: Arthurs Creek
Notes (in their own words):

Arthurs Creek Garlic was established in 2010 as a cooperative venture for the purpose of growing quality Australian garlic and and producing premium garlic and chilli food products. Unlike some imported garlic, their garlic is not fumigated or bleached. Rather, it is nurtured through its growing period with tender loving care to ensure intense flavour and superb looking and tasting garlic.

Their food products come from the same inspiration. They include: garlic & chilli fusion; garlic fusion; garlic & chilli extra virgin olive oil; garlic extra virgin olive oil; eggplant magic with garlic & chilli; and eggplant magic with garlic. The fusion is an old family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. The garlic in all of their products is grown at their farm in Arthurs Creek. Because of their belief in using the finest ingredients, they only use Australian chilli and extra virgin olive oil in their products.

"Grown from the earth, inspired by our heat, loved by our hands, adored by your tastebuds."

Australian Harvest / Bio Grape
Products: Certified organic horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and BIO-GRAPE fruit pastes
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Coldstream
Notes (in their own words):

Certified Organic, award-winning, handmade gourmet foods that not only taste great but are also good for you. Horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and a range of four Panforte di Australia (quince, sambucca, ginger, siena). BIO-GRAPE range of delicious fruit pastes to serve with cheese, red wine, and chilli sauce. They are a family business, with only family members working in the business, who have been hand making certified organic and functional foods for over 25 years under their AUSTRALIAN HARVEST ORGANICS and BIO-GRAPE Brands.

AVS Organic Foods
Products: Vegan products: non-dairy cheese and cream, sauces, pies, black salt and pet treats
Local outlets: Online
Aunt Maggies, Carlton
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Best of Health, Greensborough
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Naturally On High, Thornbury
Oasis Fairfield
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Sculli Brothers, Greensborough
Terra Madre, Northcote
The Cruelty Free Shop, Fitzroy
Vegan mini market, Abbotsford
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Township/Suburb: Watsonia North
Notes (in their own words):

AVS Organic Foods (formally A Vegan Smiles) aims to create and provide tasty foods that are free from animal cruelty.

AVS focuses on non-dairy cheeses using different techniques that include culturing, ageing and fermenting. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan cheese.

AVS is a strong advocate for animal welfare and was founded on a desire to educate non-vegans that foods can taste great (even better without animal products), coupled with the frustration of the limitation in purchasing vegan-friendly or dairy-free products when out with family and friends.

Backyard Honey
Products: Honey, bees wax and apiary services
Local outlets: Online
30Kerr65 Expresso Bar, Fitzroy
Acorn Nursery, Surrey Hills
Alimentari, Collingwood
Alimentari, Fitzroy
Balwyn Fruit Supply
Balwyn Heights Fruit Supply, Balwyn North
Blood Orange Foodstore, Hawthorn East
Boccaccio Cellars, Balwyn
Chatham Food Store, Surrey Hills
Classic Fruits, Canterbury
Coltivari Fruit and Vege Store, Camberwell
Coles Local, Surrey Hills
Coombe Yarra Valley Providore, Coldstream
Dineamic Food, Camberwell
Flowers of Canterbury, Canterbury
FoodWorks Mont Albert
Glenferrie Gourmet Meats, Hawthorn
Hawthorn Common, Hawthorn
Honey Thief Bakery Cafe, Blackburn South
IGA Blackburn
IGA Blackburn North
Kew Organics
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Piedimonte’s Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Pure Bread Bakery, Surrey Hills
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Reunion Cafe Dining, Surrey Hills
Salzano Delicatessen, Balwyn North
Strawberry Point Fresh Food Market, Forest Hill
The Common Good, Hawthorn
The Craft and Co, Collingwood
The Green at St Columbs, Hawthorn
The Organic Union Fruit and Vegetable Store, Surrey Hills
The Something Different Shop, Hawthorn
Toscano's Kew
Toscano’s Richmond
Wattle Park Green Grocer, Box Hill
Zimt Patisserie Café, Mont Albert
Township/Suburb: Surrey Hills
Notes (in their own words):

Backyard Honey's raw, local, multi-floral and varietal honey is hand-harvested, unheated, cold extracted and permeated with local pollens. It retains all the beneficial nutritional and medicinal properties often lost in pasteurised commercial honey. Each harvest's colour, smell and consistency may be a little different as the foraging of bees is neither within the apiarist's control nor inclination. Some harvests may crystallise, which simply means that the bees have gathered pollens more likely to turn the honey solid. If you prefer a liquid honey, gently warm the crystallised honey on a sunny windowsill or in a warm bowl of water, remembering that temperatures higher than 40°C will reduce the honey's therapeutic properties.

As backyard beekeepers, Peter and his wife Jane were often approached by people interested in keeping bees. As time passed, they realised that, while many people dreamed of having hives to harvest their own honey, they felt they did not have the time or apiary experience required. Inspired by this demand, Peter retired in 2012 to pursue his beekeeping passion and develop an innovative urban apiary service to provide local city dwellers with the skills and equipment necessary to host bee hives and obtain pure local honey from their own backyards. Hence, Backyard Honey.

The Backyard Honey ethos is simply to provide an effective and efficient service to ensure sustainable, healthy and mindful communities.

Backyard Honey beekeepers are qualified to provide apiary incursions to complement education programmes and have worked with many schools and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden programmes. Their bee incursions are tailored to complement and/or extend the curriculum and include a fully enclosed perspex beehive, apiary equipment, bee suits, wax and propolis and pure, raw, unheated honey tastings. Backyard Honey incursions provide a catalyst for enquiry-based learning across the curriculum for both young and old. Phone them to discover more.

Read an interview with Peter Dyer.

Balam-Balam Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Carlton North
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is open to the public.

The Balam-Balam community garden comprises a number of communal plots, a market garden, herbaceous border, hot house and indigenous bushfood garden. The garden supplies produce to the local Community Grocer market held weekly at the Carlton public housing estate and to migrant and refugee students at Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre studying English.

On the fourth Saturday of each month at 11am, they have a working bee. They also welcome people during the week to help out. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact them.

The garden includes a community compost hub where you can contribute your food scraps to be recycled into nutrient-rich compost for the garden. Ask them for a food scrap container if needed. During business hours, enter via the back gate and deposit your scraps directly in to the compost hub. Outside business hours, place contents in the green bin (you will need to contact them to get the code to the lock).

Enquire about buying a bag of compost for $5 and seedlings for your garden grown in the Balam-Balam community garden when available.

Balashi Flowers
Products: Cut flowers
Local outlets: Own shop, open 7 days a week.
Township/Suburb: Doreen
Notes (in their own words):

Balashi Flowers grow a variety of seasonal cut flowers all year round. These include roses, bravadia, celosia, delphine, ester, gerbera, gyp, lisianthus, lilies and stacie. In 2018, they sold around 250,000 bunches of flowers.

Township/Suburb: Heidelberg West
Notes (in their own words):

The BANSIC Food Hub provides food assistance to residents of southern Banyule who are struggling with food security. Clients are provided with a range of groceries, such as fresh produce, eggs, meat, pantry items and bread, all free of charge.

The hub is open from midday to 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Members of the Banyule community who are in a financial crisis can access their service by ringing them on 9459 5959 to request a food parcel. The food parcels can be accessed generally every 2 weeks for eligible clients.

The hub's supporters include SecondBite, Foodbank, Aldi, Woolworths and Sustainable MacLeod. SecondBite, Foodbank and Aldi donate non-perishable pantry items, fresh fruit and vegetables. Woolworths in Heidelberg donate eggs. Sustainable Macleod donates locally grown vegetables.

Bayswater North Food Swap
When: 1st Saturday of the month, 10-11.30am
Township/Suburb: Bayswater North
Notes (in their own words):

There is a community garden at the location.

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap.

Bedford Park Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Ringwood
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is open to the public.

This project began as a dream of the manager at the Central Ringwood Community Centre when she spied an empty unused sunny patch of grass that begged to be filled with plants and people. This site used to be a skateboarding park that was filled in and left. A group of volunteers (led by brother-and-sister team Robin Hallett and Jess Ness) have been working to develop it into a community garden. They aim to develop and maintain the site as the primary sustainability centre in the Outer East of Melbourne.

There is an open public space with fruit trees, herbs and a bush tucker garden whose fruitful harvest is free for all to enjoy. The communal garden beds are keyhole shaped and of an ergonomic height designed for up to 10 people each. There are companion herbs beneath the fruit trees to serve as organic pesticides, soil remediators, and pollinator attractors. Everything will be labelled so that the public can learn from what is growing, and members of the garden can share their knowledge and passion for gardening, thereby building a sharing economy. Their plans also include: wicking beds; a seed library; a covered area for teaching, potting, cooking, events, etc; and a play area for the children.

They run many workshops and classes at the garden. See their Facebook page for details.

The garden's partners include the local Rotary (TTM), Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Heathmont College, Ringwood Secondary College, The Box Hill Institute, and the social enterprise Elishacare. The inclusion of schools and community groups is helping to build a strong sense of community ownership.

A management committee has been established, in the form of a sub-committee of the Central Ringwood Community Centre’s Committee of Management.

Bee Rescue – Heidi Honey Hurstbridge
Products: Raw honey, creamed honey and honeycomb. Hay fever, sinus and pollen asthma remedy. Chai tea and bees wax candles.
Local outlets: Farm gate honesty box (during daylight hours only)
Township/Suburb: Hurstbridge
Notes (in their own words):

Their honey is unheated and is without added rice or corn syrup. Seasonal varieties may include Grey Box, Messmate, Yellow Box, Red Gum and Manna Gum. The honey comes from hives which are migrated from Eltham and around the Green Belt, Yarra Valley to central Victoria, plus honey from rescued hives across Melbourne.

They also offer creamed honey, honeycomb, and a highly sought after local honey remedy for hay fever, sinus and pollen related asthma (see testimonials). Plus chai tea and bees wax candles.

Finally, as Bee Rescue, they also rescue bees across Melbourne from pest controllers.

Beenak Farm
Products: Biodynamic kiwifruit (Heywood variety)
Township/Suburb: Hoddles Creek (Yarra Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

Available June to September.

Beenak Farm is a small farm in the Yarra Valley with five acres of kiwifruit. It is certified as Biodynamic by NASAA. Since converting to the Biodynamic method of management in 2002, they have been selling their fruit through wholesale markets and, increasingly through farmers' markets. They have been farming in this way for 35 years and are convinced that biodynamics is a sustainable way of growing food into the future. They like to tell their customers about kiwifruit and the way they are grown and regard farmers' markets as the best way of communicating with them.

Belleview Farm
Products: Eggs
Local outlets: Farm gate - Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market
Township/Suburb: Park Orchards
Notes (in their own words):

Located on a scenic hillside with a beautiful view, Belleview Farm is a small boutique farm selling free range eggs. Their birds are raised and tendered to on the farm and Belleview Farm takes pride in their welfare. They ensure that the birds are fed a nutritious, vitamin-enriched diet including seeds, grains and canola. The farm is pesticide-free and chemical-free.

Bellfield Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Bellfield
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is membership-based.

The garden was incorporated in November 2014, and is entirely run by volunteers. The three main aims are:

1. To develop an open space community fruit and vegetable garden for individual community members and community groups who want to engage in, and learn about, sustainable gardening practices.

2. To provide a meeting place for individual community members and groups to develop a community gardening identity.

3. To promote the Bellfield Community Garden within the Bellfield neighbourhood, and across the Banyule council area and neighbouring council areas, and to form strong community partnerships to enhance and influence the success of the garden.

Ben’s Bees
Products: Honey and beeswax products
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Blackburn North
Notes (in their own words):

Ben's Bees sell raw honey - honey that has not been treated in any way. It is taken from the hive in frames designed to hold honey, spun with centrifugal force, drained through a fine sieve to remove any wax particles, and bottled.

They also sell candles, beeswax, soap, hives, bees and clothing.

Their services include bee & swarm removal, beehive pollination and European wasp removal.

Benny’s Berries
Products: Strawberries and jams
Croydon Farmers' Market
Colonial Fruit Company, Forest Hill
Toscano's Kew
Township/Suburb: Mooroolbark
Notes (in their own words):

Benny's Berries are well known for their fresh strawberries. In addition, their jams include blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, mixed berry and spiced fig with pear and walnut. These jams are cooked in small batches ensuring minimal cooking times, enhancing the fullest flavours and colours. They are made from a traditional classic family recipe using all natural ingredients sourced from the Yarra Valley. The philosophy is to keep it simple (only 3 ingredients are used) and natural, the way our grandmas use to make it.

Billy van Creamy
Products: Gelato and sorbet
Local outlets: Own shop
Various festivals and community events
Township/Suburb: Fitzroy North
Notes (in their own words):

Billy van Creamy's ice cream is made with a simple philosophy. It is based on the idea of home style cooking. The creaminess doesn't come from any secret ingredients, synthetic stabilisers or emulsifiers, or in fact anything that you wouldn't find in a regular pantry at home; rather, it simply comes from balanced recipes made with organic milk, fresh cream, raw sugar and free range egg yolks. They make everything from scratch using real, whole ingredients. This means roasting and grinding organic nuts, making honeycomb, jams, coulis, caramels in their own kitchen. Their aim is to bring people the childhood joy of eating ice cream but with some adult sophistication in flavours that aren't based on the body's reaction to sugar, rather the perfect balance of flavour and texture.

Billy van Creamy are committed to reducing their impact on the environment, which is why they use as much recycled or recyclable packaging as they can. They support organic and ethical farming to reduce the impact that their supply chain has on the environment. They also support the local art and culture scene, which is where the art in their shop comes from.

Bimbimbi Farm
Products: Strawberries plus, sometimes, other fruit
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Barjarg (Mansfield)
Notes (in their own words):

Available November to May. Bimbimbi Farm grow strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, rockmelons and watermelons. They are chemical-free, use only certified organic products, and are currently going through Organic Certification. The fruit is picked when ready to eat, chilled, packed and sold.

Bizzy Beehive Australian Honey
Products: Honey
Local outlets: Online
Laurimar Quality Meats, Doreen
M n M Fruits, Coburg
Moxie Cafe, Whittlesea
The Flying Tarts Bakery, Kinglake West
Township/Suburb: Beveridge (Mitchell)
Notes (in their own words):

Bizzy Beehive sell raw, unpasteurised honey, including orange blossom and wildflower. The precise flavours of the raw honey depend on where the bees collect their nectar and pollen so every jar is distinctive.

Blackburn Food Swap
When: 1st Sunday of the month, 10-11am
Township/Suburb: Blackburn
Notes (in their own words):

Not held in January.

When: 4th Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/Suburb: Blackburn North
Blossom’s Organics
Products: Spices, herb, seed blends, chai, dukkah and relish made from Certified Organic ingredients
Certified Organic ingredients
Local outlets: Online
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Go Vita, Doncaster
Harvest Food Store, Fairfield
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Kew Organics
Rhubarb Rhubarb Organics, Preston
Superfruit Organic, Ivanhoe
Village Greens, Yarra Junction
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
Township/Suburb: Croydon
Notes (in their own words):

Internationally inspired gourmet blends made with Certified Organic ingredients, including curries, dukkah, relish and chai. No added colours, flavours, preservatives, GMO free, gluten-free, vegan friendly.

Blue Bay Cheese
Products: Dairy products, including soft and hard cheeses, yoghurts and kefir
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Heathmont Farmers' Market
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Township/Suburb: Mornington (Mornington Peninsula)
Notes (in their own words):

Cheeses and yoghurts are made by hand following traditional family recipes, which have been continually improved over the years. No chemicals, no preservatives, non-animal rennet are used, and the cheeses are suitable for vegetarians. Cow's milk produce: natural yoghurts and kefirs/probiotics, quark-soft cheese, bries and blues, hard cheeses/vintages - cheddar (tasty), romano, gruyere, tasty gouda, fettas. Goat's milk produce: kefir, chevre, marinated fetta, haloumy, tasty cheese (caprino), chevre with dill.

Blue Pear Pantry
Products: Savoury rolls
Local outlets: Online
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Eaglemont Foodsmiths
FoodWorks Research
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Mt Evelyn SUPA IGA
Park Orchards Cellars
Providence Melbourne, Surrey Hills
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Ritchies SUPA IGA Diamond Creek
Riverview Cafe, Warrandyte
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Two Doors Cafe, Templestowe
Township/Suburb: North Warrandyte
Notes (in their own words):

Blue Pear Pantry sell savoury rolls: sausage rolls, Thai chicken rolls and vegan rolls. They strive to use grass fed and free range meats in their rolls. Together with their homemade Thai curry paste, each roll is individually handmade in their home kitchen.

They pride themselves on supporting other local businesses. From graphic design and stationery to suppliers and producers, they choose to use local business.

Blue Pear Pantry have devised a range of fundraising options for kindergartens, schools and sporting clubs, with a particular emphasis on accommodating for allergens so that everyone can participate. Fill in the application on their website for more details.

Boatshed Cheese
Products: Goat, cow, sheep and buffalo milk cheeses. Also vegan cheese.
Local outlets: Online
Boccaccio Cellars, Balwyn
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Stir Crazy, Hawthorn
Two Tall Chefs, Fitzroy
Township/Suburb: Mount Martha (Mornington Peninsula)
Notes (in their own words):

BoatShed Cheese are makers of artisan cheese from cow, goat, sheep and buffalo milk using traditional French methods. They never use animal rennet so vegetarians can be assured that their product is suitable for them.

Bolton Street Deli & Liquor
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Local brands sold: Arthurs Creek Garlic
Marisa's Kitchen
Vincent Testa's Honey
Township/Suburb: Eltham
Notes (in their own words):

Bolton Street Deli & Liquor provides a full range of groceries, from condiments and bread, through beverages and honey, to chocolate and wine. They also sell a wide range of cheeses, meats, dips and homemade produce in their deli section. Gluten-free and organic products are available.

They are THE major stockist of local food products in North East Melbourne, with products from around 20 local producers.

They also serve coffee, breakfast, snacks and lunch from 7am daily (8am on Sundays). Some examples of food options include soup, pasta dishes and moussaka.

Bomba Wood Fired Pizza
Products: Vegan and vegetarian pizzas
Township/Suburb: Eltham
Notes (in their own words):

Everything made from scratch, Bomba Wood Fired Pizza offers a mobile food catering experience selling gourmet vegan and vegetarian friendly wood fired pizza at events and functions around Melbourne. Fully equipped with a mobile wood fired pizza oven, 4x4 Kombi van and collection of antique & rustic decor, they offer a classy, fun, delicious and unique catering experience for your special event.

Their ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and organic where possible. For example, at markets, they source their veggies from other stallholders. They use 100% dairy free mozzarella style vegan cheese.

They are also available for catering at private events, birthday catering, party catering, wedding catering, corporate events, family fun days, sports events, expos, car shows, charity fundraisers, cultural events & more!

Box Hill South Urban Harvest
When: 3rd Saturday of the month, 11am-12.30pm
Township/Suburb: Box Hill South
Notes (in their own words):

Organised by Whitehorse Urban Harvest.

Brunswick Neighbourhood House Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Brunswick
Notes (in their own words):

The garden is membership-based but is open to the public whenever the neighbourhood house is open (Mon-Thur 9am-4pm and Fri 9am-midday).

The garden is a communal garden which comprises a mixture of raised and wicking beds. It is a place to meet neighbours and have a chat. Everyone is welcome.

Bulleen Art & Garden
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Local brands sold: Backyard Honey
Township/Suburb: Bulleen
Notes (in their own words):

Bulleen Art & Garden (BAAG) is a nursery which specialises in edible, indigenous and low water use plants. As such, it has a large range of herbs, fruit trees and veggie seedlings. All of its seedlings are either Certified Organic or grown using Low Environmental Impact Practices.

BAAG hosts a monthly veggie swap on the 3rd Saturday of the month. It also runs regular sustainable living and gardening classes.

BAAG's landscape supplies yard specialises in soil mixes and mulches. It also has an art gallery, called the Bolin Bolin gallery.

BAAG is located along side the Yarra River. It is committed to helping to improve the local parks and has been actively revegetating the site in collaboration with Parks Victoria and the Friends of the Yarra Valley Parks for many years.

Bumpstead Family Apiaries
Products: Honey and beeswax products
Local outlets: Online
Bollygum Community Market, Kinglake
Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market
L-Atieh Hair & Beauty, Doreen
Township/Suburb: Kinglake
Notes (in their own words):

Bumpstead Family Apiaries sell honey and beeswax products. Their honey includes Ironbark and Stringybark. Their other honey products include honeycomb and soap. Their beeswax products include moisturising lotion, lip balm and wood conditioner.

They have also set up apiaries around Melbourne and Victoria, offering a rental hive service. Finally, and most importantly, they promote the important job that bees do in supporting human life.

Bundoora Park Community Garden
Township/Suburb: Bundoora
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is allotment-based.

What: The garden is located within the Bundoora Park Farm. Within the farm, there is a fruit orchard including an urban farm with chooks and bees. The farm also supplies tools, water and manure.

Who: There are garden plots available for rent to the general public. Annual fees are $79 for a raised plot and $105 for a standard plot. There is a waiting list for these plots.