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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cathedral Cherries
Products: Cherries and cherry ice cream
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Taggerty (Murrindindi)
Chiron Health
Products: Laundry powder, oils, soaps, etc. Also, some teas, chutneys, etc.
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Online
Chapkoun Pharmacy, Thomastown
Clifton Hill Pharmacy, Clifton Hill
Joe's Organic Markets, Northcote
Miller Gilbert Pharmacy, Preston
Pharmacy Select, Mill Park
Sprout Health Store & Organic Grocer, Hawthorn
Takis & Kathy's Christenings & Weddings, Northcote
Top of The Town Organics, Preston
Vasili's Organics, Coburg
Township/Suburb: Seaford (Frankston)
Notes (in their own words):

Chiron Health's products include: prickly pear oil; olive and cactus gel laundry powder; olive oil soaps; shampoo; talc free powder; St Johns oil; olive oil; herbal teas; fig jams and chutneys; peach and nectarine chutney; grape molasses; and cold press honey (olive tree blossom).

Chiron Health's products are based on science, with formulas researched by Dr Natalie Alexopoulos. 99% of the ingredients are from their own certified organic farm. All the ingredients are grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides and, because their products are made in small batches, each product is made as soon as the associated herbs have been picked.

Cloud Produce Asparagus
Products: Fresh asparagus
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Iona (Cardinia)
Notes (in their own words):

Cloud Produce Asparagus grow asparagus on the extremely fertile soils at our farm in the Koo Wee Rup area in West Gippsland. This area is synonymous with asparagus due to the Mediterranean climate and its rich dark soils. The farmer owner, James Terry, is a fourth generation producer from Northern Tasmania who grew up on a mixed cropping and livestock farm.

Doron Talmi Sweet-eez
Products: Mandarins and oranges
Township/Suburb: Colignan (Mildura)
Notes (in their own words):

Doron Talmi Sweet-eez is a 50 acre citrus farm which grows mandarins (including satsuma & imperial) and oranges (including blood, yellow, sweet-eez & summer gold). All products are sold at the farmers' markets around Melbourne from April to October.

Dreaming Goat Dairy
Products: Goat cheeses
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Monegeetta (Macedon Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

Dreaming Goat Dairy are a small scale dairy goat farm (24 goats) who make halloumi, chevre, marinated fetta, pressed chevre, yoghurt and labne. The goats are rotated to fresh pasture every week. The baby goats are kept with their mothers, with the males subsequently sent to a 600 acre free range meat farm.

For The Love Of Lamb
Products: Lamb and lamb bacon
Local outlets: Online
Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market
Township/Suburb: Lancefield (Macedon Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

For the Love of Lamb is a 150 acre farm 85Km north of Melbourne. Their lambs are Australian White Marbled (wagyu style of lamb); the marbling renders during the cooking process and results in a sweet and tender experience. All their lambs are paddock raised and grass fed. They are Australia's first producer of commercially available lamb bacon.

Freeland Pork
Products: Fresh and smoked pork cuts
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Rushworth (Campaspe)
Notes (in their own words):

Freeland Pork is a farrow-to-finish free range pig farm which prides itself in ethically raising its pigs and in engaging in sustainable farming practices. Its pigs are free to wallow and graze in a paddock/crop rotation. All pigs are fed a vegetarian-only grain mix and are free from hormones and meat meal. Its fresh and smoked pork cuts include: roasts, steaks, sausages, belly, cutlets, chops, mince, bacon, ham, smoked hocks and kabana.

Gamila at Beechworth
Products: Saffron, fermented olives, dukkha, pickled cherries and quince paste
Local outlets: Online
Rose Street Pantry, Fitzroy
Township/Suburb: Beechworth (Indigo)
Notes (in their own words):

Nestled in the heart of the high country, on a sunny north facing slope just outside of Beechworth, Gamila at Beechworth is a small family farm that uses traditional, sustainable practices to grow saffron and olives. Their olives are wild fermented in natural brine for a minimum of 18 months.

Gembrook Potatoes
Products: Brushed potatoes: Nicola, Kipfler, Lady Jane, Dutch Cream and Sebago. Also pumpkins.
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Mount Burnett (Cardinia)
Notes (in their own words):

Both Elaine's and Joe's fathers were potato farmers and they themselves have been growing potatoes for 45 years. They supply freshly dug, good-eating potatoes.

Gorgeous George Probiotics
Products: Probiotic beverages and condiments
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Coolaroo (Hume)
Notes (in their own words):

Gorgeous George Probiotics' products include kombucha, water kefir, sauerkraut, prebiotic dips, vegan pestos and apple cider vinegar tonic.

Goulburn Valley Pork
Products: Pork
PROOF certification
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Harston (Greater Shepparton)
Notes (in their own words):

Goulburn Valley Pork believe in producing ethically-grown pork without compromise, with the welfare of their pigs paramount. The pigs live a free range life here on their 140 acre farm, where they have the space and freedom to behave with their natural instincts and socialise with their peers. The farm is both Certified PROOF (pasture raised on open fields) and Certified Free Range.

Their pork products include: leg of pork (on the bone), leg of pork (boned & rolled), boned rolled shoulder roast, whole shoulder (bone in), hand of pork , pork schnitzel, pork loin rack, rolled boneless pork loin , loin cutlets, forequarter chops, bacon, bacon speck (streaky bacon), pork belly, U.S. style spare ribs, leg of ham (on the bone), pork steak, pork tenderloin fillet, fresh pork knuckle, ham hock smoked, mince, sausages (3 varieties), pork cheeks, spare ribs and trotters.

Happy Goats Travelling Coffee
Products: Coffee
Township/Suburb: Healesville
Notes (in their own words):

Happy Goats Travelling Coffee serve coffee from the back of a 1960s Morris Minor van. They use coffee from Proud Mary, a local coffee roaster in Melbourne, and milk from Schulz Organic Dairy.

Italian Chef
Products: A variety of pastas. Sauces.
Blood Orange, Hawthorn
Continental Deli, Hawthorn
The Rathdown Village Deli, Carlton North
Township/Suburb: Brighton
Notes (in their own words):

Italian Chef makes a wide variety of pastas, including tagliatelle, ravioli, tortelli, gnocchi, lasagna and cannelloni. They also make napoli and meat ragu sauces. At markets, they also sell ready-to-eat ravioli and gnocchi.

King Valley Walnuts
Products: Walnuts (in shell, kernel, pickled and spiced)
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Myrrhee (Wangaratta)
Notes (in their own words):

Available April to November. King Valley Walnuts work with the seasons to bring you award-winning walnuts in shell and walnut kernel. They also prepare a variety of products in their farm kitchen for sale to you including pickled walnuts and yum and wicked spiced walnuts.

Kingfisher Citrus
Products: Seasonal citrus fruits, juice, avocados, jams/marmalades/preserves, pickled garlic and some seasonal vegetables
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Narrung (Swan Hill)
Notes (in their own words):

Kingfisher Citrus is a proudly owned and operated fourth generation family farm, nestled on the banks of the Murray River in Narrung, North West Victoria. Their citrus includes oranges, mandarins, lemons. limes, tangelos, blood oranges and grapefruit, and they also sell avocados. With a focus on flavor, their fruit is picked at maturity, is full of juice and is pesticide, fungicide and wax free. Their jams/marmalades/preserves include mulberry jam, fig jam, orange marmalade, mixed citrus marmalade, spiced oranges, lemon butter and preserved lemons. Other products include freshly squeezed juice, pure juice icy poles, onions, pumpkins, garlic and pickled garlic.

Leadoux Turkeys
Products: Turkey
Cannings Free Range Butchers, Hawthorn
Cannings Free Range Butchers, Kew
Di Censo Butchers, Doncaster East
Kerrimuir Quality Meats, Box Hill North
Meat in The Box, North Balwyn
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers' Market
The Australian Dried Meat Co, Mooroolbark
Township/Suburb: Ellaswood (East Gippsland)
Notes (in their own words):

Leadoux Turkeys is a family run business on 21 acres of sandy undulating country. Their turkeys are free range, with no hormones, chemicals or antibiotics.

The turkey products are available all year and include: schnitzels,(breast and thigh) sausages, steaks, chops, mince, tenderised thigh fillets, tenderloins, marinated shaslicks, stirfry, smoked turkey, kabana, rumps, hindquarters, whole turkeys, rolls, fillets, burgers, pet mince and necks.

Click here for their price list by product.

Miramonte Farm
Products: Beef and artisan sausages
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Euroa (Strathbogie)
Notes (in their own words):

Aka Strathbogie Ranges ?Grass-Fed Beef.

Miramonte Farm sell premium beef cuts (fillet, ribeye, porterhouse, rump) and a range of gluten-free artisan sausages and coils.

They raise Murray Grey Beef cattle, taking the utmost effort to ensure that the herd is happy, relaxed and well cared for. Their cattle are 100% pasture fed - no grains, no feedlot, no growth hormones - with weekly movements to fresh paddocks to provide new grass and reduce boredom.

MKD Services
Products: Lettuce, other leafy greens and herbs
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Diggers Rest (Hume)
Notes (in their own words):

MKD's main products are green and red oakleaf lettuce. herbs include basil, coriander, dandelion, mint, parsley, sage, sorrel and thyme. When in season, other vegetables include cabbage, endive, kale, mizuna, silverbeet and spinach.

All of MKD's vegetables and herbs are grown hydroponically, with no chemical spraying and only organic nutrients.

Mount Prospect Farm
Products: A wide range of vegetables
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Mount Prospect (Hepburn)
Notes (in their own words):

Mount Prospect Farm's produce includes: potatoes, garlic, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, celery, kale, leeks, peas, pumpkin, rhubarb, shallots, silverbeet, swedes, sweetcorn and zucchini.

Murray River Smokehouse
Products: Smoked meats and fish plus gravlax
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Albury (NSW)
Notes (in their own words):

Murray River Smokehouse are a small family business which is focussed on producing smoked meats and fish plus gravlax. Their smoked products include trout, trout pate, ham, bacon, kransky, kangaroo, lamb, beef/pastrami, chicken, eel, quail and turkey. Their pork & turkey are free range, their lamb & beef are pasture fed, their chicken & quail are barn raised, and their eel & kangaroo are wild caught. There are no 'e' numbers in any of their products and they use no artificial smokes, flavours or fillers.

The business started smoking fish in the 1970's but started off life as a butchery in the 1930's. They have kept the original open fired smoke ovens but also have a modern smoking oven capable of cold smoking. They use only river red gum as timber for their smoke.

Natural Distilling Co.
Products: Gin and vodka
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Fish Creek (South Gippsland)
Notes (in their own words):

The Natural Distilling Co. creates craft spirits, more specifically gin and vodka, from their own grown hemp plus other locally sourced ingredients. They have been doing so since 2017, when the use of hemp was legalised.

Pascoe Vale Food Swap
When: 1st Saturday of the month, 11.30am-1pm
Township/Suburb: Pascoe Vale
PEACE Farm Organic Nursery
Products: Seedlings (veggies, herbs and companion plants) plus fruit trees
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Yarra Junction (Yarra Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

PEACE farm (Permaculture, Education, Arts, Community, Enterprise) a small permaculture farm which, inter alia, teaches farm workers and interns how to grow plants and also save seeds. Their Certified Organic nursery produces a wide variety of heirloom veggie & herb seedlings, companion plants and fruit trees. They supply two wholefood stores plus a few nurseries and they sell their surplus at markets during Spring and Autumn.

Peninsula Fresh Organics
Products: A wide range of certified organic vegetables
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Coburg Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Baxter (Mornington Peninsula)
Notes (in their own words):

Peninsula Fresh Organics are certified organic market gardeners, growing vegetables on 30 acres and now diversifying on 100 acres in Barham. Vegetables include: asian greens, beans, beetroot, cabbage, canteloupe, carrots, celery, corn, cucumber, fennel, herbs, kale, kohl rabi, leeks, lettuce, onions, pumpkin, radish, spring onions, silverbeet, spaghetti squash, squash, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon and zucchini.

Pink Muesli
Products: Muesli
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Daylesford (Hepburn)
Notes (in their own words):

Pink Muesli is a mother-son team making beetroot-based muesli in small batches. Ingredients are sourced as locally and as organic as possible. The beetroot is Certified Organic.

The muesli is produced in a number of flavours, including: berries (GF); citrus & ginger; coconut, caramel crunch & almonds (GF); cinnamon, carrot, apple & raisin; dark cacao puffs & strawberry (GF); and Christmas special pear & pistachio (GF).

Primal Alternative by Diedre
Products: Grain-free breads, cookies and pizza bases
Township/Suburb: Keilor East
Notes (in their own words):

All of Primal Alternative's breads, cookies and pizza bases are grain-free. They are made with free range eggs, many certified organic ingredients, fresh vegetables and are free of refined sugar. They offer an alternative for those on vegan, paleo, low carb, and dairy free diets.

Their products include fat & seedy bread, fat & seedy bagels, pumpkin bread, no nut hemp bread, turmeric & hemp seed loaf, fruit toast, choc chip cookies, macadamia & currant shortbread, triple choc keto cookies, fat & seedy pizza bases, no nut hemp wraps, and packet mixes for breads.

The ingredients which are certified organic include: butter, coconut flour, chocolate chips, hemp seeds, honey, coconut sugar, cacao powder, cacao nibs, cinnamon,
pumpkin, zucchini, rosemary, and cacao butter.

Primal Alternative is an Australian-wide franchise.

Riddells Creek Vinegar Company
Products: Vinegars, relishes, sauces, jams/jellies and fruit pastes
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Riddells Creek (Macedon Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

The Riddells Creek Vinegar Company's traditional cultured vinegars are made from Austalian wines. Their Muscat, Old Tawny (Port) and Sweet Apera (Sherry) vinegars are made using fortified wines that are sweeter compared with their vinegars made from dry wines. Their range of infused vinegars, such as raspberry, quince, dill and tarragon, uses their own produce combined with Chardonnay or Pinot Noir grape derived vinegar. No concentrates, purees, artificial flavouring, sugar or colours are used in any of the vinegars and added sugars, usually found in balsamic vinegar, have been left out deliberately.

Their other products include relishes, sauces, jams & jellies, fruit pastes and candied quinces. All ingredients are Australian except for the spices used in the relishes.

Ross Tomatoes
Products: Tomatoes
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Bundoora Park Farmers' Market
Heathmont Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Yarrawonga (Moira)
Notes (in their own words):

Ross Tomatoes have been growing hydroponic tomatoes in their 3,000 square metre greenhouse for around 20 years, mainly truss tomatoes plus a range of heirloom and cherry tomatoes. They grow all year round. Their tomato varieties are chosen primarily for taste and they like seek feedback from their customers as to which varieties they prefer.

Schulz Organic Dairy
Products: Milk and milk products
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Online
Apples and Sage Organic Wholefoods, Balwyn
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Cannings Free Range Butchers, Hawthorn
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Kew Organics, Kew
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Sprout Health Store & Organic Grocer, Hawthorn
Terra Madre, Northcote
Township/Suburb: Timboon (Corangamite)
Notes (in their own words):

Schulz's products are truly simple and delicious, made from the whole milk of their Friesian and Jersey cows, and with nothing added but natural ingredients. They are processed right on the farm, in small batches, with great care and attention to detail.

They are on 832 acres of fertile land in South West Victoria. Since 1972, they have used biodynamic and organic principles to enhance the vitality of the soil, grasses and animals.

Selba Farm
Products: Extra virgin and infused olive oil. Also, pickles and honey.
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Toolleen (Campaspe)
Notes (in their own words):

Selba Farm's products include extra virgin olive oil, infused olive oil, olive pickles, honey and lime pickle. Their olive oil is produced on siote by grinding the olives at a controlled ambient temperature, preserving the natural taste, in a method is known as 'cold press'.

Selba Farm is a mixed farm enterprise on a 140-acre lot that includes a residential house, olive groves of 3,000 trees, an olive oil production and food packaging facility, commercial volumes of purple and white garlic, a small-scale vineyard (2 acres), Dorper sheep husbandry (50 sheep), Boer goat husbandry (70 goats), apiary and fresh produce grown both in greenhouses and in open nature.

Sennitts Valley Farm
Products: Garlic and chestnuts
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: The Patch (Yarra Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

The garlic is available from early February and the chestnuts are available from late March.

Sennitts Valley Farm's garlic is hand planted, picked, sorted and cleaned using traditional processes. Their farm is completely pesticide, herbicide and chemical free. They use biodynamic preparations for soil health.

Silvertine Farm
Products: A wide range of vegetables
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Wesburn (Yarra Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

Silvertine Farm run a small market garden at Yarra Valley ECOSS. They use biodynamic and organic principles and practices to create living soil to create living vegetables.

Tabouli Rasa
Products: Salads, hummus, dips and falafel
Local outlets: Coburg Farmers' Market
Township/Suburb: Cheltenham (Kingston)
Notes (in their own words):

Tabouli Rasa sell salads, hummus, dips and falafel. Their salads include: tabouli, beetroot and lentils, slow, quinoa and roasted veggies. Their dips include: natural hummus, beetroot hummus, pumpkin hummus, baba ganoush and Moroccan carrot. All of their products are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, with no preservatives. All are made using products sourced from within Victoria.