Meat & Poultry

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La Villa Salumi
Category:
Products: Pork sausages, bacon and smoked smallgoods
Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Kilsyth
Notes (in their own words):

La Villa Salumi make pork sausages, bacon and smoked smallgoods which they sell at markets.

Sausages as they should be: pork, salt, spices and herbs. No preservatives, gluten, rice, rusk or filler. Herbs and spices are hand blended (no commercial mix here), and sausages are hand tied using natural casings. None of the meat has been frozen, allowing customers to freeze at home if they desire.

A sweeter, Canadian style of bacon: slow-cured with maple syrup and brown sugar, then double-smoked in-house. As this bacon is dry cured, it does not contain excess water weight, which means it provides consistent cooking and crisping. Available sliced to any thickness, as lardons, slabs or whole bellies.

Smoked American-style franks: made using the same quality pork as the sausages. Finely ground pork is blended with a hint of chilli and select (hand blended) herbs and spices, then smoked in-house to provide a smoky frank with a great snap.

Kielbasa (polish garlic sausage): a traditional Polish recipe forms the basis of this smoked garlic sausage which is ready to eat. A small amount of beef is incorporated with pork and fresh garlic, along with herbs and spices, hand tied into rings and smoked. The result is a distinct garlic flavour with good mouth feel.

Lockton Farm Gourmet Sausages
Products: A wide range of gourmet sausages
Local outlets: Own shop
Bundoora Park Farmers’ Market
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb: Mooroolbark
Notes (in their own words):

More than 20 varieties of gourmet sausages made from beef, pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and duck. All varieties are gluten free and low in fat, using only fresh, in-season herbs and vegetables, with all ingredients sourced locally where possible.

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.