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.
Croydon Farmers’ Market
Colonial Fruit Company, Forest Hill
Notes (in their own words):
Benny’s Berries are well known for their fresh strawberries. In addition, their jams include blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, mixed berry and spiced fig with pear and walnut. These jams are cooked in small batches ensuring minimal cooking times, enhancing the fullest flavours and colours. They are made from a traditional classic family recipe using all natural ingredients sourced from the Yarra Valley. The philosophy is to keep it simple (only 3 ingredients are used) and natural, the way our grandmas use to make it.
Eastaway Food Products make small batch jams, chutneys, cordials and jam drop biscuits. At markets, they also serve fresh sodas (made with the cordials) and sell gift boxes. They choose playful flavour combinations such as saffron & strawberry cordial and plum & rosemary jam.
Products:Marmalade, jellies, jams and luxury condiments
Local outlets:Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Bee Sustainable, Brunswick
East Ivanhoe Grocers – Foodworks
Foodworks Wonga Park
Metropolitan Foods, Templestowe
The Post Office, Wonga Park
Notes (in their own words):
J.B. Shackleton’s make traditional homemade marmalade, jellies, jams and spreads using recipes handed down through their family for more than five generations. Specific products include marmalade (orange, tangelo, cumquat, lime, lemon, grapefruit), jellies (quince), jams (raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry), various honeys and panforte. Everything is made by hand, in small batches, using natural ingredients, and with all the fruit from Australia. Because they use fresh fruits, availability depends on what is in season.
J.B. Shackleton’s have won a host of international awards, including Gold medals in the World’s Original Marmalade Competition in the UK in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020.
The company is one of the earliest to have made and sold marmalade in Melbourne, with the original shop being at 3 Elgin Street, Carlton in the 1880s. The business, however, began much earlier in the UK around 1780, probably making them one of the earliest ever makers of marmalade.
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.
Fresh strawberries available mid October to mid June, raspberries available December to June, blackberries available from late December to mid March, and boysenberries and logonberries available in season. Fresh, hot homemade soup, frozen berries and award-winning homemade jams and syrups available all year. The soup is organic, Vegan-friendly and gluten-free. Most of the berries are spray-free.
Spice Fusion’s product range includes 30 plus unique and all-natural spice blends, 6 dukkah blends and a to-die-for chilli jam, all of which are handmade by Judy in her Ringwood home kitchen. Free recipes (and spice advice) are given away with every purchase.
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, Balwyn
Charlie’s Chocolate Bouquets, Croydon
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
IGA Blackburn North
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
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
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.