SHERWOOD PARK ORCHARD
Tara and Ross Cheesewright of Sherwood Park Orchard in Bunyip have added to the 350-tree orchard with 300 new apple and 1000 cherry trees. Their 18-hectare property had 350 established late-season varieties, including Sundowners, Granny Smiths and Pink Ladies. The Cheesewrights have since planted 800 more trees, including Jonathon, Galas, Fuji and Snow apples to extend their picking season. Visit Tara and Ross at Sherwood Park and "YOU PICK" your own apples during harvesting season, and look for their apples in our box.
Address: 3165 Princes Freeway Bunyip VIC 3815
Phone: 03 5629 5139
Maurie and Maria Cafra and their band of workers grow an abundance of beautiful NASAA certified organic vegetables at Koo Wee Rup. As very experienced and innovative organic growers, they have developed a model of sustainable food production. Compost processed on-farm continually contributes to healthy soil life and nutritious produce. Tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, peas, beans, eggplant, capsicums, kale, cabbage, onions, sweet corn and pumpkins are some of the lines from Cafresco to be found in our vegetable boxes.
Address: 10 Lea Rd Koo Wee Rup 3981
Phone: 0423 326 245
THRIVING FOODS FARMS
Thriving Foods Farm is a small poly intensive farm which uses a combination of organic and permaculture farming techniques. They are chemical free. Their produce includes: beetroot, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, broccoli, kale, leeks, lettuce (cos, green and red frilly), onions, parsley, pumpkins, radishes, silverbeet, spring onions, tomatoes and zucchini. They also sell eggs, where their chickens are pasture fed with a very low stocking density (10 birds per hectare) which are regularly found in our vegetable boxes.
Contact name: Paul Watzlaff
Phone: 0401 274 285
Address: 115 Prestons Road, Koo Wee Rup, 3981
MUDDY CREEK GARDENS
Muddy Creek Gardens is operated by local farmer Ryan DeCoite. Muddy Creek Gardens is a small scale market garden located in Belgrave South, east of Melbourne. Ryan and his merry helpers grown seasonal organic produce all year round such as French breakfast radish, Coriander, Rhubarb and much much more. Look for these soon in our delicious weekly veggie boxes.
"As a new grower, in this difficult time, I have been having some trouble finding selling outlets for my produce. Thanks heaps for helping me out. I really appreciate it" Ryan DeCoite
Contact: Ryan DeCoite
Phone: 0403 523 962
Thanks for supporting our all local farmers at the Cardinia Community Food Hub.