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J.B. Shackleton’s
Products: Marmalade, jellies, jams and luxury condiments
Local outlets: Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Bee Sustainable, Brunswick
East Ivanhoe Grocers - Foodworks
Foodworks Wonga Park
Metropolitan Foods, Templestowe
The Post Office, Wonga Park
Township/Suburb: Wonga Park
Notes (in their own words):

J.B. Shackleton's make traditional homemade marmalade, jellies, jams and spreads using recipes handed down through their family for more than five generations. Specific products include marmalade (orange, tangelo, cumquat, lime, lemon, grapefruit), jellies (quince), jams (raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry), various honeys and panforte. Everything is made by hand, in small batches, using natural ingredients, and with all the fruit from Australia. Because they use fresh fruits, availability depends on what is in season.

J.B. Shackleton's have won a host of international awards, including Gold medals in the World’s Original Marmalade Competition in the UK in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020.

The company is one of the earliest to have made and sold marmalade in Melbourne, with the original shop being at 3 Elgin Street, Carlton in the 1880s. The business, however, began much earlier in the UK around 1780, probably making them one of the earliest ever makers of marmalade.

Read an interview with Lachlan Shackleton-Fergus.

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

The garden is open to the public. There are 10 planter boxes on the bikepath outside the Nice One cafe which are available for anyone to harvest.

Juanita’s Kitchen
Products: Mexican and West African sauces. Also, selected beverages.
Local outlets: Own shop
Casa Iberica Deli, Alphington
Casa Iberica Deli, Fitzroy
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Township/Suburb: Preston
Notes (in their own words):

All of Juanita's products are vegan, with no preservatives, dairy, gluten or sugar. They include a range of Mexican sauces & salsas, West African sauces & marinades, and beverages (chai, hibiscus tea and a smoothie mix). Her aim is to share flavours and ingredient combinations that she has discovered, stumbled accross and loved over the years, producing products that are as close to home cooking as they can be.

Juanita also operates a cafe, the menu of which is designed around, and uses, the Juanita's Kitchen products.

Just Picked
Products: Apricots, berries, blood plums, nectarines, peaches and other fruit. Vegetables, herbs, chutneys, jams, tomato ketchup, cured fruit and spiced pears.
Local outlets: Farm gate (from December - August) - Saturdays, Sunday and public holidays
Bundoora Park Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Yan Yean
Notes (in their own words):

December - August. Hans and Maria Hoffmann established this orchard and berry farm 20 years ago based on the concept that fruit, where ever possible, be grown locally, picked at its optimum stage of ripening, and be available directly to the public with minimal processing. They do not use insecticides, use organic fertilisers were possible and farm sustainably.

There is a direct outlet on site where a wide range of produce is available in season. The fruit includes apples, apricots, blackberries, blood plums, boysenberries, figs, mulberries, nectarines, peaches, pears and raspberries. The vegetables include beans, beetroot, corn, cucumbers, garlic, lettuce, onions, pumpkins, silverbeet, snowpeas, spinach, tomatoes, zucchinis and herbs. Many jams and preserves, chutneys and other delicacies are made in the commercial kitchen on the premises. Also situated on the property is a cafe where a delicious variety of smoothies, ice cream, gelaties, morning and afternoon teas with scones are available. Farm tours are available by appointment.