Sauces

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Alberto’s Delicacies
Products: Pestos, pasta, gnocchi, antipasto and pasta sauces
Local outlets: Eltham Farmers' Market
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.

Australian Harvest / Bio Grape
Products: Certified organic horseradish vinegar, mustards, jams, chutneys, sauces and BIO-GRAPE fruit pastes
Certified Organic
Local outlets: Online
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.

AVS Organic Foods
Products: Vegan products: non-dairy cheese and cream, sauces, pies, black salt and pet treats
Local outlets: Online
Aunt Maggies, Carlton
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Best of Health, Greensborough
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Naturally On High, Thornbury
Oasis Fairfield
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Sculli Brothers, Greensborough
Terra Madre, Northcote
The Cruelty Free Shop, Fitzroy
Vegan mini market, Abbotsford
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Township/Suburb: Watsonia North
Notes (in their own words):

AVS Organic Foods (formally A Vegan Smiles) aims to create and provide tasty foods that are free from animal cruelty.

AVS focuses on non-dairy cheeses using different techniques that include culturing, ageing and fermenting. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy vegan cheese.

AVS is a strong advocate for animal welfare and was founded on a desire to educate non-vegans that foods can taste great (even better without animal products), coupled with the frustration of the limitation in purchasing vegan-friendly or dairy-free products when out with family and friends.

Blossom’s Organics
Products: Spices, herb, seed blends, chai, dukkah and relish made from Certified Organic ingredients
Certified Organic ingredients
Local outlets: Online
Eastfield Organic Natural Food Market, Croydon South
Go Vita, Doncaster
Harvest Food Store, Fairfield
Health Food Thyme, Croydon
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Kew Organics
Rhubarb Rhubarb Organics, Preston
Superfruit Organic, Ivanhoe
Village Greens, Yarra Junction
Wholefood Merchants, Greensborough
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
Township/Suburb: Croydon
Notes (in their own words):

Internationally inspired gourmet blends made with Certified Organic ingredients, including curries, dukkah, relish and chai. No added colours, flavours, preservatives, GMO free, gluten-free, vegan friendly.

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.

Juanita’s Kitchen
Products: Mexican and West African sauces. Also, selected beverages.
Local outlets: Own shop
Casa Iberica Deli, Alphington
Casa Iberica Deli, Fitzroy
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Township/Suburb: Preston
Notes (in their own words):

All of Juanita’s products are vegan, with no preservatives, dairy, gluten or sugar. They include a range of Mexican sauces & salsas, West African sauces & marinades, and beverages (chai, hibiscus tea and a smoothie mix). Her aim is to share flavours and ingredient combinations that she has discovered, stumbled accross and loved over the years, producing products that are as close to home cooking as they can be.

Juanita also operates a cafe, the menu of which is designed around, and uses, the Juanita’s Kitchen products.

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.

PoppySmack
Products: Asian sauces
Arthur St Deli, Fairfield
Boccaccio SUPA IGA, Balwyn
Colonial Fruit Company, Forest Hill
Farmer Joe’s Market, Eltham
Fish Pier, Eastland, Ringwood
Fish Pier, The Pines, Doncaster East
FoodWorks Research
Heathmont IGA
Jefferies, Croydon Hills
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Local Pantry Co, Preston Market
Made Locally, Ringwood North
Max & Leo’s Foodstore Cafe, Blackburn
McCoppins Clifton Hill
Northcote IGA
Paul’s SUPA IGA, Ringwood East
Quintons SUPA IGA, Warrandyte
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Saltylicious Himalayan Salt, Preston Market
Township/Suburb: Warrandyte
Notes (in their own words):

PoppySmack’s products include viet dipping sauce, tangy tamarind sauce, caramelised pineapple sauce and salty sweet hoisin. These sauces are home recipes and full of yummy goodness. All their products are gluten-free and dairy-free, with no preservatives added. At the markets that they sell at, they also demonstrate how to make rice paper rolls for free tasting.

Si Mangia
Name: Si Mangia
Products: Tomato puree, pasta sauce and olives
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Reservoir
Notes (in their own words):

Si Mangia started as Mangia Mangia in 2015. After the success of their books that promote traditional Southern Italian seasonal foods, they saw a need in the market for locally-made tomato products that remained faithful to traditional cooking methods. The results so far are: passata di pomodoro (tomato puree); sugo pronto (ready made pasta sauce); olives cured and dressed according to traditional Calabrian recipes; and capsicum paste for salumi.

Steffen’s Fine Foods
Products: Chutneys, sauces, dressings, butters, jams, nougat and kasundi
Local outlets: Online
Township/Suburb: Eltham North
Notes (in their own words):

All products are gluten-free. 5 styles of kasundi and 3 types of butters (lemon, orange, passionfruit).

Subtle Spice Creations
Products: Spice blends, pickles and tea blends
Local outlets: Contact them by phone or email.
Ivanhoe Makers Market
Township/Suburb: Heidelberg Heights
Notes (in their own words):

Subtle Spice Creations is a small, home-based spice manufacturing business. Their husband and wife team have a combined experience of over 10 years in the food industry, and they have decided to take their love of spices and turn it into a food business. All of their products have been tried, tested and loved by them and their friends and family. Their recipes have come from their travels around the world and also their Indian roots going back three generations.

Their products include: 5 different varieties of dukkah (peanut, hazelnut, almond, pistachio and macadamia); salt rubs for roasts (simple, salt & lemon, salt & rosemary and Middle Eastern with sumac); spiced bread; special Indian spice blends (garam masala, raita/yoghurt dip, seasoning blend, tangy seasoning blend and chat masala); pickled onions; pickled ginger; and masala chai varieties (flavoured tea blends).

The dukkah can be enjoyed with drinks straight out of the jar with some fresh bread and olive oil, or cooked with meat, fish or vegetables, or in salads. They have recipe ideas that they share with their customers. The rubs are for roasting and adding a subtle twist to an everyday roast, making it easy to get the flavour into your meat. They can also do customised blends for their customers upon request.

Take Me Home
Products: Pastas, gnocchi, pizza bases, pasta sauces and crostatas
Local outlets: Own shop
Aunt Maggies, Brunswick
Aunt Maggies, Fitzroy
Balwyn Fruit Supply
Biviano and Sons, Fairfield
Brunswick Supa IGA
Fredricks, Richmond
La Manna Fresh, Brunswick
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Heidelberg
Leo’s Fine Food & Wine, Kew
Monaco’s Deli, Camberwell
Renaissance IGA, Hawthorn
Signorellis Fresh Fruiterers, Balwyn North
Wild Things Food, Fitzroy North
Township/Suburb: Coburg
Notes (in their own words):

Take Me Home are a family run artisan pasta business. They make everything by hand using traditional techniques and their Italian family’s recipes. They do not use any preservatives or additives. They grow as many of their veggies as they can at their farm in Thorpdale (Gippsland) and, apart from that, use local ingredients where possible.

Under The Pickle Tree
Products: Relishes, stir fry sauces, curries, pastes, pickles and sauces
Local outlets: Online
Clint Meaghers Quality Meats, Hurstbridge
Lettuce Inn, Hurstbridge
Local Fine Foods, Diamond Creek
Panton Hill General Store
Research Fruit Supply
Township/Suburb: Panton Hill
Notes (in their own words):

Under the Pickle Tree is a maker of premium quality relishes, stir fry sauces, curries and pastes. Proprietar Kelly Meredith inherited some of her grandmother’s recipes and created unique recipes influenced by her time living and working in Thailand and Vietnam. All of the Under the Pickle Tree range is made in small batches in a registered kitchen and every effort is made to source produce locally.

The product range includes: spicy tomato relish, burmese sauce, asian apple sauce, pickled cucumbers and ploughman’s pickle (300gm). Pastes include lemongrass, goan marsala, green curry, red curry and yellow curry (190gm). To cater for vegans, they have a vegan version of its best-selling lemongrass paste and a vegan red curry paste. Catering tubs are available. Their spicy tomato relish is made with tomatoes from Echuca that would otherwise be bulldozed into landfill; their apple sauce is made with Strathewen apples and pears; and their lemongrass paste uses Hildebrand Grove olive oil and local kaffir lime leaves.

Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods
Products: Salad dressings, jams, jellies, mustards, cordials, chutneys, mayonnaise, vinegars, and infused oils
Local outlets: Online
Abbotsford IGA
Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Aumanns at Warrandyte
Balgownie Estate, Yarra Glen
Blue Hills Berries and Cherries, Balwyn
Charlie’s Chocolate Bouquets, Croydon
Coburg IGA
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
Heathmont IGA
IGA Blackburn North
IGA Blackburn
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
Montrose IGA
Northcote IGA
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
Yarralicious, Warrandyte South
Yering Station Produce Store/Winery, Yarra Glen
various Woolworths
Township/Suburb: Wandin North
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.