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Yarra Coffee
Products: Coffee and chai
Certified Organic ingredients
Local outlets: Online
Brunswick Flea Market
Coburg Night Market
Local brands sold: Cunliffe & Waters
Township/Suburb: Lilydale
Notes (in their own words):

Yarra Coffee have been roasting coffee for more than 20 years using Arabica coffee beans sourced from around the world. Their range includes certified organic and fairtrade coffee, plus a selection of teas. Their products can be purchased either online or at their cafe, where they also serve coffee, tea, light lunches, cakes and biscuits, plus a range of coffee equipment and accessories. At the cafe, they choose a single origin every week to feature.

They also sell cups of coffee, chai and hot chocolate at selected markets. The coffee uses certified organic and fairtrade coffee. The chai that they blend is also made from certified organic ingredients.

Finally, they wholesale their coffee to cafes and restaurants across the Yarra Valley to Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

Yarra Organics
Certified Organic
Local brands sold: A Local Baker St Andrews
Township/Suburb: Templestowe
Notes (in their own words):

Open Thursday to Saturday (no vegetables on Thursday). As well as a wide range of Certified Organic fruit and vegetables, Yarra Organics also sells grocery products, drinks, treats and dairy products. Everything sold is Certified Organic.

At their cafe, you can enjoy Jasper Organic & Fairtrade coffee and tea with organic milk and soy milk, gourmet pies, homemade delicious cakes, muffins and biscuits. Sit down and enjoy your coffee and treat while the kids play in the indoor play area or explore the outdoor playground. They cater for all dietary requirements with gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
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Products: A wide range of chocolates and ice cream
Local outlets: Own shop
Township/Suburb: Yarra Glen
Notes (in their own words):

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery has over 250 different delectable chocolate delights and related products, including: truffles, pastilles, chocolate bars, nut clusters and rocky road, bush tucker chocolates. They also sell macarons, fudge, nougat, biscuits, chocolate sauces, chocolate spreads, mousse logs and take home ice-cream tubs. The product range features fruits and nuts picked from the Chocolaterie's own orchard of cherries, plums, apricots, citrus, quince and almonds, locally-sourced provisions and the best quality, Belgian couverture chocolate.

They welcome everyone with free chocolate tastings and displays of thousands of premium chocolates. You can also watch their European chocolatiers at work handcrafting and handpacking their creations. When tastings are done, children are encouraged to roam and explore the Chocolaterie's lawns, native gardens, orchard and developing wetlands conservation area on their beautiful property. Set on 16 hectares amongst one of Australia's premium wine regions and surrounded by picturesque Yarra Valley vistas, an emerging orchard and sweeping lawns, the Chocolaterie is an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Finally, stay a while and enjoy the peaceful Yarra Valley views in their cafe. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch or an afternoon treat - their menu features produce from their kitchen garden or sourced from nearby farms. And, of course, desserts, fondue, pastries and ice creams.

Yarra Valley Dairy
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Products: Soft style cheeses, both cow and goat
Local outlets: Own shop
Croydon Brewery
IGA Yarra Glen
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Lettuce Inn, Hurstbridge
Mitcham IGA X-press
Paul's SUPA IGA, Ringwood East
Wandin Valley Produce
Local brands sold: Unforgettable Products
Cunliffe & Waters
Hurstbridge Deli & Larder
Township/Suburb: Yering
Notes (in their own words):

Most of Yarra Valley Dairy's cheeses are fresh, soft style cheeses made in a style that reflects the farmhouse cheese of France and Italy, although their mature cheeses have also become an important part of their range. The cheeses are made from cow's milk from nearby Yarra Valley dairy farms and goat's milk from Gippsland.

All of their cheeses are available for purchase in their Cheese Shop, alongside a range of carefully selected regional produce and local wines. Cheese plates, together with locally baked fresh breads and various regionally produced charcuterie items, are also available to purchase and eat in. The Cheese Shop is open 10.30am-5:00pm every day (except Christmas Day), and is located in a 100 year-old milking shed with beautiful views of the Yarra Valley. You can also view the making of the cheese through a viewing window.

Yarra Valley Gateway Estate
Products: Capsicum, strawberries, basil, beef and wine
Local outlets: Own shop - open 7 days from 8.30am (9am Sundays) to 5.30pm.
Coldstream Dairy
Cunliffe & Waters
Montrose Meats & Smokehouse
Township/Suburb: Coldstream
Notes (in their own words):

Yarra Valley Gateway Estate grows strawberries, capsicums and basil, runs a small beef herd, and makes wine and strawberry products. The fruit and vegetables are grown in a 5,000 square metre high tech hydroponic greenhouse, which uses much less water than conventional growing methods. The strawberries are available for U-pick. The beef herd is Angus cattle which are grass-fed and free of any hormones or growth stimulants; all regular cuts are available and they are also happy to cut to order. Their wines (Pinot Noir and Shiraz) are made from their own grapes. Finally, their strawberry products include liqueur, port and cream.

As well as their own produce, Gateway Estate sells a range of fruit, vegetables, pies, chutneys and jams at their farmgate, all grown or made in the Yarra Valley.

Next to the farmgate, there is a cafe where they sell cold drinks, local organic tea or coffee and local handmade cakes and biscuits.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods
Products: Salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys, mayonnaise, vinegars, and infused oils
Local outlets: Online
Abbotsford IGA
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, Balwyn
Charlie's Chocolate Bouquets, Croydon
Coburg IGA
Deliland at Northland, Preston
Dench Bakers, Fitzroy North
Farinacci Deli, Preston
Fergusson Winery & Restaurant, Dixons Creek
Frootz on Parade, Fitzroy North
Gervasi Continental Deli, Brunswick
Glenferrie Gourmet Meats, Hawthorn
Heathmont IGA
IGA Blackburn North
IGA Blackburn
Il Cestino, Kew
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Kuranga Native Nursery, Mount Evelyn
Lavish Abode, Lilydale
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Made Locally, Ringwood North
Mirabella's of Doncaster
Miss Gourmet & Co, Hawthorn
Montrose IGA
Northcote IGA
Oakridge Wines, Coldstream
Paul's SUPA IGA, Ringwood East
Piedimonte’s Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Punt Road Winery, Coldstream
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Red Coral Seafood, Bayswater
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Research Fruit Supply, Research
Ritchies SUPA IGA Diamond Creek
Ritchies SUPA IGA Ringwood North
Ritchies SUPA IGA Yarra Glen
Rochford Wines, Coldstream
Templestowe SUPA IGA
The Bosses Boots Cafe, Chirnside Park
The Cellar Door Providore, Ringwood
The Deli Coburg
The Roast Kitchen, Kew
The Yarra Store, Warrandyte
Top Shelf Fruits, Forest Hill
Tunstall Deli, Doncaster East
Wild Wombat Cafe, Hurstbridge
Yarra Farm Fresh, Coldstream
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
various Woolworths
Township/Suburb: Wandin North
Notes (in their own words):

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods brings together the freshest local produce in a collection of gourmet salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys, mayonnaise, vinegars, and infused oils. Produced in small batches from the finest ingredients.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods' brands include Yarra Valley Preserves, Yarra Valley Larder and Mad Dog.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Greenhouse
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Products: Heirloom tomatoes
Local outlets: Farm gate (by appointment)
Township/Suburb: Mt Evelyn
Notes (in their own words):

Available late December to March, Yarra Valley Gourmet Greenhouse specialises in heirloom tomatoes. Summer also heralds their Italian zucchini flowers, generally available from mid November to early April. Other vegetables, herbs and edible flowers are available seasonally. Almost 3 acres of multi-span igloos enable an extended growing season, and afford protection from destructive weather events such as frost or hail. Yarra Valley Gourmet Greenhouse supplies and delivers to local restaurants. Produce is also available direct from the farm (by appointment only).

Sustainability is a driving force in the business. Cultivation and hand-weeding are practised rather than spraying herbicides. Similarly, biological controls and certified organic sprays are employed for pest and disease issues to avoid the use of harsh chemicals. All of our crops are harvested by hand, and cultivation is kept to a minimum, as constant traffic from heavy machinery can cause soil compaction and structural problems. Natural seaweed extracts, delivered via fertigation, boost the health of the plants by supporting soil ecology. The overhead irrigation has gradually been replaced by drip tape, which reduces water usage.

Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmers’ Market
When: 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm
Local brands sold: Australian Harvest / Bio Grape
Belleview Farm
Blue Pear Pantry
Blossom's Organics
Chef's Fine Food
Kookaberry Strawberry Farm
Mama Bakes Naturally
Raw 4 The People
Smoke and Roast
Sure Things
Unforgettable Products
Yarra Coffee
Yarra Glen Quality Meats
Township/Suburb: Yarra Glen
Yarra Valley Tea Company
Category:
Products: Tea
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Online.
Abbotsford IGA
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Boccaccio SUPA IGA, Balwyn
Brunswick SUPA IGA
Burwood IGA, Camberwell
Chirnside Park Health & Wellbeing
Chocolatte, Camberwell
East Ivanhoe Grocers - Foodworks
Finders Keepers Cafe, Hawthorn
Foodworks Balwyn North
Foodworks Carlton North
Foodworks Croydon
Friendly Grocer Kew East
Go Vita, Doncaster
Go Vita, Forest Hill
Greasy Zoes, Hurstbridge
Hahndorf's Fine Chocolates, Montrose
Heathmont IGA
IGA Blackburn North
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Kerrimuir Goodfellows Supermarket, Box Hill North
Lady Bower, Reservoir
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Localized Organic Grocery, Cremorne
Meletos, Coldstream
Mirabella's of Doncaster
Mr K Deli, Wandin North
Northcote IGA
Nourish on Maling, Canterbury
Piedimonte’s Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Rosanna IGA
Scentsational Flowers, Croydon North
Station Street IGA, Fairfield
Templestowe SUPA IGA
The Hub 3070, Northcote
The Persimmon Tree, Croydon
The Storehouse, Mount Evelyn
The Yarra Store, Warrandyte
Three Locals, Fairfield
TT Mart, Brunswick East
Two Beans and a Farm, Mernda
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
Yarra Farm Fresh, Coldstream
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
Township/Suburb: Coldstream
Notes (in their own words):

The Yarra Valley Tea Company specialises in Certified Organic loose leaf teas and tisanes (herbal beverages). Their range is comprehensive, including black (e.g. Earl Grey, English Breakfast), green, herbal (e.g. chamomile, lemongrass), chai, and functional blends. Each line is hand sorted and blended. They source their tea from both Australian growers and Fairtrade tea estates, including locally grown green tea.

Their factory, although small, produces up to 3,000,000 pyramid bags per year and 5 tonnes of tea service lines supplying Melbourne metropolitan and Australia-wide, together with exports.

They invite you to visit them at their factory in Coldstream or at one of the many festivals and trade shows that they attend.

Yarralicious
Products: Gluten-free cakes and savouries
McAdam's Apple, Croydon North
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Township/Suburb: Seville
Notes (in their own words):

The Yarralicious gluten-free cakes include almond cakes, brownies and walnut biscuits. They are made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Yarralicious products are also available wholesale to cafes.

Yarrambat Estate Vineyard
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Products: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay
Local outlets: Online
Hurstbridge Liquor
For sale by appointment
Township/Suburb: Yarrambat
Notes (in their own words):

Within 24 hours of picking, their grapes are crushed at Hanging Rock Winery and made into wine. 12 months after picking, their white wines are released to the market and 18 months after picking the reds are ready for release. Every second year they produce a Pinot Noir/Chardonnay sparkling wine and they usually blend their Cab Sav and Merlot to make a Cabernet Merlot.

Township/Suburb: Reservoir
Notes (in their own words):

This garden is open to the public.

What: At Your Community Health (YCH), there is a communal garden area with vegetables, 29 fruit trees, and some lawn. As well as planting and garden maintenance, they also use the space as a venue for activities and events. Their Men’s Shed is located on the edge of the garden and some of the guys get involved in the garden.

Who: People who visit YCH, staff, local residents and community members are all welcome to come and enjoy the garden.

When: There is someone in the garden on Thursday mornings, between 10am and midday.

Yummy Gardens
Category:
Products: A range of both cross bred and pure bred chickens
Local outlets: Farm gate (by appointment)
Township/Suburb: St Andrews
Notes (in their own words):

A range of both cross bred and pure bred chooks are available for sale from point of lay. Availability will vary depending on the time of year. The cross breeds include Australorp x New Hampshire, Australorp x Leghorn, New Hampshire x White Leghorn and New Hampshire x Rhode Island Red. The pure breeds include Australorps, Silky Bantams, Buff Cochins and French Wheaten Marans.

Yummy Gardens also design and build chook houses to suit your requirements. And they can supply other accessories as well as free advice.