Food producers and purveyors
Blue Tongue Berries
445 Northwood Road, Seymour
Grows blueberries and organic vegetables grown by sustainable means. The farm has several varieties of blueberries that ripen at different times throughout the season. Harvest time is typically late November to February and blueberries are available for sale during this time. Call the farm to organise collection at the farm gate or for larger orders delivery can be arranged. Short tasting tours of the various varieties of blueberries can be arranged by appointment.
Chapman Hill Extra Virgin Olive Oils
Located on the gentle ironstone slopes of Chapman Hill, the olive farm is set at an elevation of 300 metres. Eight hectares of ordered rows of olive trees thrive in the rich soil and Mediterranean climate. Cool sunny winters and long, warm, dry summers allow the olives to ripen perfectly, creating fresh, fruity extra smooth, extra virgin olive oils. Chapman Hill is open by appointment only.
If you love lamb and you love the taste of bacon, then we know that you’ll love our Original Lamb Bacon. As the name suggests it is a bacon made with lamb, not pork.
Using natural flavours, sourced predominately from Australia, each release is hand crafted by Lamb Bacon entrepreneur, Toni Barton. Toni developed the idea in 2016 in a bid to value add each lamb cut from her property in Central Victoria, half way between Lancefield and Tooborac. Toni started breeding Australian White Lambs, the wagyu of lamb, some years ago and was determined to pave the way in lamb smallgoods globally.
Phone: 0404 490 757
McIvor Estate Oilve Oil
80 Tooborac-Baynton Road, Tooborac
The McIvor Estate olive grove was established in 1999 and now has 7.5 hectares of different olive varieties, all perfect for olive oil production. Varieties include the Italians frantoio and corregiolo olives as well as the Spanish-bred manzanilla olives. A small amount of nevadillo blanco and kalamata are also planted. Extra virgin olive oil and preserved olives are available for purchase from the cellar door or online.
Tallarook Meat Co.
Tallarook Meat Co is a an alpaca farm located 10km from the small rural township of Tallarook and overlooks the great Tallarook Ranges. They run a commercial herd of huacaya and suri alpacas that have been specifically selected for their meat attributes. Their alpacas are well looked after and in the years they take to grow out they live a stress free easy life roaming our 50 acre property.
Alpaca is a very light flavoured meat. It readily takes on the flavours it is cooked with but, it also tastes great with just a bit of salt and pepper. Alpaca meat is also incredibly lean.
Open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm. Weekdays by appointment.
Available at many local farmers’ markets.
995 Whittlesea-Wallan Road, Upper Plenty
This Fruit & Vegetable shop is located on the Stokes family farm in Upper Plenty. The Stokes family are 3rd generation farmers who grow stone fruit, apples, pears and more. Stokes Orchard has recently opened a cafe, selling great coffee, homemade cakes, slices, and gelato, as well as fresh juices & smoothies. Cafe opening hours: Thursday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm
Phone: 0409 005 873
Tooboorac General Store
5015 Northern Highway, Tooborac
Peter and Emma Ryan are the owners of Tooborac General Store. They believe good food is a good for everyone, helped by using premium local ingredients. They make their own milkshake syrups, cakes, biscuits, sauces, pickled vegetables and chutneys.
An authentic paddock to plate experience from producers supplying quality restaurants and direct to the public through Victorian Farmers’ Markets.
McIvor Farm Foods
Corner of Northern Highway and the Lancefield Road, Tooborac
The Hagan family has farmed in the Tooborac area for over 100 years and both Jason and Belinda are passionate about farming, regenerating land, teaching people about food production and most of all love pigs. The award-winning McIvor Farm Foods current specialises in Old Breed Pork, from Berkshire pigs. The McIvor Farm Shop is open by appointment only.
Seven Hills Tallarook
160 Scotts Road, Tallarook
Breeders of Australian Boer Goats and Purveyors of Fine Quality Goat Meat. Situated just 5 minutes off the Hume Highway in Tallarook, the property is over 600 acres and, as the name suggests, sits on 7 magnificent hills viewing the valleys of Broadford, Seymour, Pyalong and Puckapunyal. Seven Hills Tallarook sell their meat and smallgoods to restaurants and delicatessens throughout Melbourne and at a range of shows and markets.
The Meat Room
26 O’Gradys Road, Kilmore East
James is an artisan butcher who is passionate about working with local pork, lamb and beef producers, to supply customers with premium, local produce. With a Primesafe-approved boning room, and proximity to local abattoirs, The Meat Room minimises food miles. James is also influenced by his Italian heritage and passing on sausages, salami, pasta and cheese making skills. Attend one of their regular classes, of groups up to 12, to gain skills to make your own food.
Warialda Belted Galloways
Allen and Lizette Snaith have been breeding Belted Galloway cattle for 30 years. The Snaith family believe in a paddock-to-plate approach to cattle breeding, and provide 100% grass fed, dry aged beef to restaurants and direct to the public through Victorian Farmers’ Markets. Warialda Belted Galloways have a sustainable philosophy of ‘nose to tail’ and ‘paddock to plate’.