On Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Summer series we’re showcasing a circular farm gate trail where you can buy fresh, locally produced food and drinks on the Mornington Peninsula.
Right now bees are making honey at 2 Macs Farms; goats are making milk for sumptuous cheese at Main Ridge Dairy; and the sun is ripening the fruit at Green Olive Red Hill.
And you can spend a pleasant afternoon gathering or sampling a wide range of produce at one of the many the farm gates on the peninsula.
We’ve put together a circular route starting just off the freeway in Dromana, which will take you past a combination of farm gates, cafes and wineries. These include:
Torello Farm for a range of meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Johnny Ripe Cafe for lunch or delicious take away savoury pies, apple pies and cakes.
Main Ridge Dairy for goats cheese tasting platters and cheeses to take home.
Mossy Willow Farm (only open on Saturday mornings).
2 Macs Farms for raw honey (you’ll need $20 in cash).
Staples Apples (you’ll need at least $6 in cash).
T’Gallant for wine and pizza
Petit Tracteur for wine tasting and bistro
Green Olive at Red Hill for tapas, wine tasting and produce shop.
Mock Red Hill for apples, pears, avocados and cider
However, this is just a small sample of the farm gates you’ll find on the peninsula.
There are nearly 30 farm gates bearing the Mornington Peninsula Produce brand which guarantees that the produce has been grown, bred or raised on the peninsula and you can search by product on their website to find out where to buy.