March 07, 2023
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Hidden Farm Gate Gems

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Sometimes, the most satisfying journeys are those discovered off the beaten track. Mornington Peninsula’s farm gates offer the chance to enjoy an authentic experience while supporting your local community.

With such a diverse range of producers in the region, it makes sense to purchase your fresh food and beverages directly from the farmers themselves. Many local farm gates are open all year round and range from roadside caravans and stalls to market gardens, dairies, berry orchards, and small family farms.

Farm gates are also great destinations for weekends with kids in tow, with some offering activities such as berry picking and the opportunity to engage with the resident farm animals. Visiting farm gates also helps kids make the connection between the origin of their food and the food on their plate. As we know, food does not grow in supermarkets.

Here are 6 local farm gate favourites to add to your list;

Bryant’s Organic is a 20-acre family-run, organic farm growing a wide variety of seasonal vegetables and fruit for farm gate sales three days a week.

Located at 201 Old Cape Schanck Road, Boneo,
or here on Google maps.

Fresh Herb Company offers a year-round supply of over 20 varieties of fresh herbs, garlic, horse radish, and gourmet baby vegetables.

Discover more here.

Peninsula Fresh Seafood – a select range of fresh, locally caught whole fish and shellfish such as oysters, prawns, scallops, crabs, and more.

Discover more here.

Ripe ‘N’ Ready Cherry Farm – pick your own from November to January and buy seasonal produce directly from the farm gate 7 days a week.

Discover more here.

Hart’s Farm produces and sells a range of artisan apple ciders, olive oil, olives, cider vinegars, and a limited selection of seasonal produce.

Discover more about Hart’s Farm here.

Rahona Valley is the home of Peninsula sparkling wine, created using sustainable farm practices.

Book your cellar door experience here.

There are many more farm gates to discover in the Mornington Peninsula region, collectively harvesting every type of fresh produce you can imagine – fruit and vegetables, seafood, honey, cheese, meat, truffles, garlic – the list is endless. Why not plan to make a day of it and support as many local farm gates as you can for all your cellar and pantry essentials.

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Image Sources:
Bryant’s Organic: Google Maps, Fresh Herb Company: https://freshherbcompany.com.au/, Peninsula Fresh Seafood: https://peninsulafreshseafood.com.au/, Ripe ‘N’ Ready Cherry Farm: https://www.ripenreadycherryfarm.com/farm-gate, Hart’s Farm: https://www.hartsfarm.com.au/, Rahona Valley: https://www.rahonavalley.com.au/