Eltham Farmers' Market

A Local Baker St Andrews
Products:
Organic sourdough bread plus some cakes and savouries
Local outlets:
Own shop – Thursday to Saturday
Local outlets:
Ange’s Fresh Fruit & Veg, Kinglake
Bridge 2 Eden, Hurstbridge
Kinglake Pub and Pantry
Rosewood Cottage, Kinglake
The Roundabout Cafe, Warrandyte
Township/Suburb:
St Andrews
Notes (in their own words):

A Little Baker St Andrews produces traditional handmade organic sourdough breads plus a range of artisan croissants, cakes and savouries, all baked in a wood-fired oven. The process includes resting the dough for a minimum of 6 hours from mixing to baking, with this resting time giving the bread a unique flavour and texture and making it easily digestible. All the breads are both yeast and preservative free, using the Lactobacillus bacteria for fermentation. Local ingredients are used where possible, including: berries from Kinglake, honey from Hurstbridge, citrus fruits, mushrooms and olive oil.

Now a cafe as well as a bakery.

A&G Handmade Biscuits
Products:
Homemade biscuits and cannoli
Local outlets:
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.

Alberto’s Delicacies
Products:
Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta sauces
Local outlets:
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb:
Preston
Notes (in their own words):

Alberto’s Delicacies use old family recipes and have been servicing small markets for around 12 years.

Alpine Walnuts
Products:
Walnuts (including oil and flour), hazelnuts and chestnuts
Local outlets:
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.

Apted’s Orchards
Products:
Apples and pears
Local outlets:
Farm gate (both 864 Cottlesbridge-Strathewen Road, Arthurs Creek, 3099 and 1105 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake West, 3757).
Bolton Street Fruit Market, Eltham
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Township/Suburb:
Arthurs Creek
Notes (in their own words):

Available February to November. Apted’s Orchards is a family owned company. It operates an orchard and grazing enterprise from Arthurs Creek and Kinglake West north east of Melbourne that has spanned 5 generations. The farm gate sales at 864 Cottlesbridge-Strathewen Road Arthurs Creek are proving very popular, with 2kg bags of apples straight from the bin – that is, unwaxed and unsorted. Farm gate sales also operate from 1105 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake West. Wholesale marketing is done through the associated Melbourne Pear Company which operates out of the Footscray Wholesale Market.

Australian Harvest / Bio Grape
Products:
Certified organic horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and BIO-GRAPE fruit pastes
Certified Organic
Local outlets:
Township/Suburb:
Coldstream
Notes (in their own words):

Certified Organic, award-winning, handmade gourmet foods that not only taste great but are also good for you. Horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and a range of four Panforte di Australia (quince, sambucca, ginger, siena). BIO-GRAPE range of delicious fruit pastes to serve with cheese, red wine, and chilli sauce. They are a family business, with only family members working in the business, who have been hand making certified organic and functional foods for over 25 years under their AUSTRALIAN HARVEST ORGANICS and BIO-GRAPE Brands.

Balashi Flowers
Products:
Cut flowers
Local outlets:
Own shop, open 7 days a week.
Township/Suburb:
Doreen
Notes (in their own words):

Balashi Flowers grow a variety of seasonal cut flowers all year round. These include roses, bravadia, celosia, delphine, ester, gerbera, gyp, lisianthus, lilies and stacie. In 2018, they sold around 250,000 bunches of flowers.

Bee Rescue – Heidi Honey Hurstbridge
Products:
Raw honey, creamed honey and honeycomb. Hay fever, sinus and pollen asthma remedy. Chai tea and bees wax candles.
Local outlets:
Farm gate honesty box (during daylight hours only)
Township/Suburb:
Hurstbridge
Notes (in their own words):

Their honey is unheated and is without added rice or corn syrup. Seasonal varieties may include Grey Box, Messmate, Yellow Box, Red Gum and Manna Gum. The honey comes from hives which are migrated from Eltham and around the Green Belt, Yarra Valley to central Victoria, plus honey from rescued hives across Melbourne.

They also offer creamed honey, honeycomb, and a highly sought after local honey remedy for hay fever, sinus and pollen related asthma (see testimonials). Plus chai tea and bees wax candles.

Finally, as Bee Rescue, they also rescue bees across Melbourne from pest controllers.

Beenak Farm
Products:
Biodynamic kiwifruit (Heywood variety)
Biodynamic
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.

Belleview Farm
Products:
Eggs
Local outlets:
Farm gate – Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm.
Kinglake Produce and Artisan Market
Township/Suburb:
Park Orchards
Notes (in their own words):

Located on a scenic hillside with a beautiful view, Belleview Farm is a small boutique farm selling free range eggs. Their birds are raised and tendered to on the farm and Belleview Farm takes pride in their welfare. They ensure that the birds are fed a nutritious, vitamin-enriched diet including seeds, grains and canola. The farm is pesticide-free and chemical-free.

Bizzy Beehive Australian Honey
Products:
Honey
Local outlets:
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:
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:
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:
Yarra Glen Racecourse Market
Township/Suburb:
Taggerty (Murrindindi)
Chef’s Fine Food
Products:
Pies, pates, terrines, pesto, tapenade and relishes
Local outlets:
Own shop – Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm (recommend that you call first)
Eltham Gourmet Poultry
Township/Suburb:
Eltham
Notes (in their own words):

Using locally-sourced, grass-fed beef and free-range chicken from the Yarra Valley, Erin and David Turnley have built a solid reputation over the last 10 years as producing some of the best family gourmet pies in the region. Their pie range includes chunky beef, chicken, scallop, roast vegetable and apple. At the local markets that they frequent, you can also sample their array of pates which includes chicken, duck, salmon and venison. Basil and coriander pesto and duck and chicken terrines are also available for sale. All ingredients are sourced locally, with grass-fed beef, and chicken, duck and venison which is free range and hormone free.

Chiron Health
Products:
Laundry powder, oils, soaps, etc. Also, some teas, chutneys, etc.
Certified Organic
Local outlets:
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:
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:
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.

DV Cider House
Products:
Cider
Local outlets:
Audacious Monk Cellars, Preston
Village Vineyard, Fitzroy North
Township/Suburb:
Darraweit Guim (Macedon Ranges)
Notes (in their own words):

Depending on the season, DV Cider House sell hopped apple cider, oaked apple cider and apple & pear cider. They know that, to make great cider, you need the right cider apples. They grow all the heritage apples that go in to their cider, blending them with fruits from other Victorian family orchards.

Esme and Marj
Products:
Cupcakes, macarons and brownies
Township/Suburb:
Briar Hill
Notes (in their own words):

Esme and Marj, named after the owner Rachel’s two nanna’s, makes cupcakes, macarons and brownies using quality ingredients like free range eggs, european butter & chocolate and lots more.

For The Love Of Lamb
Products:
Lamb and lamb bacon
Local outlets:
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.

Gamila at Beechworth
Products:
Saffron, fermented olives, dukkha, pickled cherries and quince paste
Local outlets:
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:
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:
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:
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.

Imbue Distillery
Products:
Gin
Local outlets:
Own tasting and boutique bottleshop (Wander North, 13/149 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe), open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, each midday-8pm.
Fitzroy Cellars
Hop and Vine, Warrandyte
Liquorologist, Balwyn North
Lower Plenty Liquor
Northcote Bottleshop
Second Home, Eltham

Venues: Bowerbird Bar, Richmond; Craft Kitchen and Bar, Eltham; Fondata 1872, Kangaroo Ground; Jock & Eddie, Eltham; Little Black Pig & Sons, Heidelberg; Little Drop of Poison, Eltham; Mercer’s Restaurant, Eltham; Next Door Warrandyte Bar and Eatery; Platform 3095, Eltham; The Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood
Township/Suburb:
Research
Notes (in their own words):

Imbue Distillery are a husband and wife team that make hand-crafted gins and gin liquers imbued with stories (and flavours) relating to where they live (Nillumbik). They are not afraid to play with flavours and, for example, their first product was gin infused with dandelion, prickly pear, blackberry and fennel, all foraged from the local area. Over time, they plan to expand to other spirits and liqueurs. Together, founders Mel and Mick Sheard share 30 years’ experience in Melbourne’s food industry.

Read an interview with Mel and Mick Sheard.

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.

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.

Kanelle
Name:
Products:
Quiches and pastries
Local outlets:
Township/Suburb:
Forest Hill
Notes (in their own words):

Kanelle’s pastries include chicken boucane, roasted vegetables, cheese, and hobey bacon & caramelised onions. Their pastries include coconut tart, cherrie tart and cupcakes. Kanelle comprises two twin brothers, originally from Lyon in France, who have been making sweet and savoury pastries for many years, ever since graduating from cookery school together. Their parents are originally from the French Caribbean, and their food reflects their French and Caribbean roots.

King Valley Walnuts
Products:
Walnuts (in shell, kernel, pickled and spiced)
Local outlets:
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:
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.

Kinglake West Blueberries
Products:
Blueberries (and sometimes raspberries)
Local outlets:
Township/Suburb:
Kinglake West
Notes (in their own words):

The blueberries are available December and January.

Love Is Coffee
Products:
Four different coffees
Certified Organic ingredients
Local outlets:
Township/Suburb:
Diamond Creek
Notes (in their own words):

Love Is Coffee sells four different coffees: Ethiopian, Nicaraguan, Peruvian and Timorean. The coffee can be bought as either roasted beans or as ground coffee. The coffee is roasted on the day of the market using Certified Organic, fair trade coffee beans.

Mary Monica Gin
Products:
Gin
Local outlets:
Township/Suburb:
Yarra Glen
Notes (in their own words):

Mary Monica Gin only started out business in 2020 and their first product is called ‘oriental gin’, which is a south east asian inspired citrus gin. They live on a regenerative citrus farm in the Yarra Valley where they grow the botanicals used to flavour their gins. Their key botanicals are picked fresh in season and distilled within 24 hours. Timing is everything. This means that, when the season’s batch is sold, they do not produce any more gin until the next fruit is on the trees.

Finally, whence the name Mary Monica Gin? Mary Monica was the owner’s Great, Great Grandmother, who ran a pub in Chapel Street, South Yarra, during the great depression.

Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms
Products:
A range of exotic mushrooms
Township/Suburb:
Reservoir
Notes (in their own words):

Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms grow and sell oyster mushrooms (pink, white and blue), shiitake and lion’s mane.

Milawa Free Range Poultry
Products:
Free range chicken
Milawa Free Range Poultry is available from many outlets across Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Township/Suburb:
Milawa
Notes (in their own words):

Chicken that tastes like it should.

Miramonte Farm
Products:
Beef and artisan sausages
Local outlets:
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:
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.