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 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.
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.
Laurimar Quality Meats, Doreen
M n M Fruits, Coburg
Moxie Cafe, Whittlesea
The Flying Tarts Bakery, Kinglake West
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.
Heathmont Farmers' Market
Leo's Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Mornington (Mornington Peninsula)
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.
Boccaccio Cellars, Balwyn
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Stir Crazy, Hawthorn
Two Tall Chefs, Fitzroy
Mount Martha (Mornington Peninsula)
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.
Butt's Gourmet 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.
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
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 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.
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.
Farce Charcuterie's products include chicken liver parfait, pork & pistachio pate en croute, green peppercorn & cognac pate, steel cut oats black pudding, and ham hock mustard & parsley terrine. Also, cucumber dill pickles, zucchini bread & butter pickles, and jalapeno pickled onions. All of their pork comes from APIQ free range certified farms.
Farming For Change are a small bioponic (similar to hydroponic) farm that grows both heirloom and standard varieties of summer vegetables. These include basil, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant and tomato. All produce is spray-free. They are passionate about reducing their global footprint.
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 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.
Furkids Supreme make treats for cats and dogs. Their products include carrot and chicken (or beef) sticks, sweet potato and chicken (or beef) sticks, beef sticks and dried chicken breast. There are no artificial flavours or preservatives, and there is no added sugar or salt.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mirboo Pastured Poultry sell pastured poultry meat including whole chickens, breast fillets, marylands, wings, frames/carcass/back, necks, hearts and livers.
They buy day-old chicks, keep them in a heated brooder for 2-4 weeks, and then move them out to pasture, where they are contained in mobile shelters that are moved everyday. Raising pastured poultry is very different to conventionally-grown chicken. It involves raising the chickens directly on green pasture such that they receive a significant amount of pasture forage as feed. It requires careful observation of the flock, reacting to the daily weather conditions and the different behaviours and capacities of the chickens as they mature. No hormones or antibiotics are used.
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.
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.
Peregrine Ridge is a boutique winery specialising in hand-crafted, elegant Shiraz styles, which include French oak blends, American oak blends, sparkling and fortified. Their fruit is estate grown, high on the east side of the Mt Camel Range in the Heathcote Region. They crop at low levels to maintain fruit intensity and fully express the terroir.
Pete's Travelling Pans produces vacuum-packed fresh curry pastes that make cooking a curry at home easy. They currently have 25 pastes, featuring the flavours of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Caribbean. They also produce chilli sauces, chutneys and pickles. All of these products are made with the freshest ingredients, in small batches, in a dedicated kitchen at their home in Heathcote Junction.
At the markets they go to, they also serve hot Sri-Lankan and Indian snack foods (Sri Lankan beef pan rolls, Kashmiri chicken samosa, Sri Lankan fish curry puffs and, in the colder months, hot soup).
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).
Bundoora Park Farmers' Market
Heathmont Farmers' Market
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.
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
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'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.
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.
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.
The Fitzroy Mills Market
Vegan mini market, Abbotsford
Laverton (Hobsons Bay)
Take and Eat Tempeh make authentic Indonesian tempeh (fermented soybeans). The product is sold frozen. The soybeans are Certified Organic.
Tempeh has a nutty/ mushroomy flavour. It has an high nutritional value in terms of protein, fibre and vitamin B12 and it is a staple dietary item for many vegans and vegetarians. It can be cooked in many ways: fry, grill, bake, stew, and so on. Think of it as like tofu but healthier because it is fermented and less processed.
Angelos Organic Natureland, Blackburn
Aunt Maggie's Carlton
Aunt Maggie's Fitzroy
Babbage, Brunswick East
Biviano & Sons, Fairfield
Bloom Coffee Bar, Carlton
Brunswick East IGA X-press
CLAY Health & Organics, Carlton North
Fort Green, Northcote
Ground Cafe 619, Mitcham
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Just Ripe, Preston
La Manna Fresh, Brunswick
Natural Food Market, Montmorency
Natural Life, Mill Park
Piedimonte's Supermarket & Liquor, Fitzroy North
Rhubarb Rhubarb Organics, Preston
Rose St Pantry, Fitzroy
Stones Throw, Montmorency
Terra Madre, Northcote
The Common Good, Hawthorn
The Full Pantry, Croydon
The Vegie Bar, Fitzroy
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Crib Point (Mornington Peninsula)
The Good Seed Kefir focuses on all things fermented and their products are made in small batches with no artificial ingredients. Their water kefir (sparkling probiotic soda) comes in seven flavours: lemon, chrysanthemum, ginger, blueberry, strawberry x lime, beetroot x orange, and coconut. Kefir ice pops and fermented vegetables are available on a seasonal basis.