Where do i get my ingredients for my recipes?
Updated: Feb 3, 2019
Lots of patients ask me where i shop for good quality fruit, vegetables and meat. Here i will list a few places around where i live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. I'm sure the list will grow in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out.
Benton Rise Farm
150 Coolart Rd Tuerong VIC 3915
They sell fruit, vegetables and other condiments such as olive oil, preserves and also now stocking dairy products from Gippsland.
233 Coolart Rd Tyabb VIC 3913
They sell ethically raised, organic meat that is grown right on their farm and there is even a butcher on site! They sell pork, beef and lamb cuts, bacon and ham, nitrate free as well as condiments and even leather goods!
Every Sunday at the Bittern train station carpark
A whole range of fruit and vegetables grown on local farming property and most of it is organic! There are stalls which sell seedlings, plants and other assorted nics and nacks. You can also buy good quality dairy from local producer Blue Bay Cheese.
Peninsula Fresh Seafoods
Marine Drive, Safety Beach VIC 3936
Ph: 0409 192 770
I cannot tell you how excited i got when i discovered this fresh fish food truck at Hastings Pelican Park on Friday's and Sunday mornings! The fish and seafood is unreal and sooo fresh, it's virtually caught the night before at Port Welshpool in Gippsland and sold on the peninsula by some lovely locals the next day! We are so blessed to have such great local seafood on our doorstep...be sure to visit this one!
Try and get your produce from a local farmer's market, look on Facebook or Google to see where and when there is one near you. You will notice the difference in quality and logistically it makes sense.
Peninsula Fresh Organics
6 Henderson Rd Baxter VIC 3911
If you live around Somerville/Baxter region this is a great produce store selling seasonal organic vegetables, heirloom and heritage varieties as well. They have been certified organic since 2010.
Shop 22 Balnarring Village Shopping centre
3050 Frankston Flinders Rd Balnarring VIC 3926
An organic shop stocking a range of fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, a great range of pantry items, gluten free items, personal care and cleaning products. Anne, the friendly shop owner can order anything else you need!