Welcome to winter! As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter it’s tempting to stay inside but we think it’s worth rugging up and getting out and about. If you visit farm-gates and markets early you will get the first pick of the local fruit and vegies. Mornington Peninsula Produce is your sign of fresh local produce so look for the MPP sign at your local farm-gate.

There’s a lot going on this winter. June sees the commencement of truffle season which means delicious truffle products at the farm-gates plus an opportunity to join professional truffle hunters English Springer Spaniels Thomas and Maddie on a truffle hunt. The season is short so get in quick to book this great activity.

The Queen’s birthday long weekend also sees the return of the Winter Wine Weekend which is a celebration of our local wine industry. Get in quick to book tickets to the Winter Wine Fest or the Winter Wine Weekend Long Lunch or take the opportunity to visit some of the many cellar doors that will be open on this weekend.

Meet the producer

East Creek Farm is the newest MP Produce member, and we would like to introduce you to James who has been running this farm since 2019. East Creek Farm was previously known as Greenvalley Orchards before the previous owners moved away from apples and cherries to farm Angus.

James has always had a huge fascination with Aquaponics and the role it plays in food security, food sovereignty, food purity and its water conservation aspects.  So after some testing and learning with the pilot setup, he hopes to commercialise it and produce low-commercial fish, fruit and veg for the peninsula.

What’s in season

New season winter favourites include broccoli, snow peas, broad beans, mushrooms and of course truffles. The availability of year-round produce at your local farm-gate means that you will always have the freshest local ingredients for our nourishing winter meals. View the full list of below:

Search all Mornington Peninsula Produce here

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