Bringing the farm to you: Where to source the freshest in regional Victorian produce

There are a few key things getting us all through the livelong days as we seclude ourselves in isolation. Among those things are home deliveries. Whether we’ve ordered something on a whim from our favourite online store or decided to get takeaway for the umpteenth time, delivery services are definitely keeping many of us sane during COVID-19.

Many farmers have also opted to strengthen or initiate their online delivery services during the pandemic, joining forces with stores and businesses in a bid to distribute their produce more extensively.

Here, we provide you with a list of places delivering fresh fruit, vegetables and pantry staples direct to your door!

Heritage Farm Vegetable Boxes

Heritage Farm

Located in Moorooduc on the Mornington Peninsula, Heritage Farm delivers 100% organic vegetable boxes to certain Melbourne suburbs and various pick-up points. Each box is lovingly curated and harvested the morning of your delivery, and you can choose the size of your box and the option to add fruit, eggs and bread.

Find out more here

 


Eat Drink West

Eat Drink West

A celebration of the best in nutritional goodness, the Local Boxes by Eat Drink West are receptacles of pure dietary delight. With the option to choose regular or mini, these boxes include seasonal fruit and vegetables, milk, sourdough and eggs from farmers in Ballarat and surrounds. All products honour the Eat Drink West ethos of supporting western Victorian farmers and putting the finest seasonal produce under the spotlight.

Shop EDW here


Lancefield Providore

Lancefield Providore

Lancefield Providore prides itself on sourcing fresh, seasonal produce and providing good, old-fashioned customer service typical of a local greengrocer. A family-owned and operated business in the Macedon Ranges, the Providore delivers fruit, vegetables, and a range of grocery and speciality products to families and businesses in Lancefield and surrounding areas.

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Nightingale Bros Produce Store

Nightingale Bros

With a picturesque orchard setting, the Nightingale Bros Produce Store brings the Alpine region’s best seasonal produce direct from the grower to you. Now offering delivery, you can stock up on family grown apples, chestnuts and persimmons, or select from a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, locally made jams, relishes, gifts and goodies!

Get the goods delivered

 


Benton Rise Farm

Benton Rise Farm

With the option of choosing a box suited to your household and budget, Benton Rise Farm brings the best produce from the Mornington Peninsula direct to you. With boxes selling out super quickly, it’s a case of the early bird gets the worm, so make sure your orders are placed early in the week.

Place your order here

 


The Food Garden

The Food Garden

Sourcing from growers around central Victoria, The Food Garden has a whole range of options when it comes to the size and contents of its boxes. Choose either a one-off or recurring box with the flexibility to pick and choose what’s inside.

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Somerset Heritage Boxes

Somerset Heritage

Sourced direct from Somerset Heritage Farm in Seymour, these boxes are filled with farm-fresh produce you have to taste to believe. Typically distributing their products through markets, the farm has now moved to online ordering for pick-up only in certain locations.

Order online here

 


Prom Coast Food Collective

Prom Coast Food CollectiveFormed from a group of South Gippsland and Bass Coast farmers, the monthly fruit and veg box delivery around South Gippsland has expanded to weekly deliveries to Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula.
As you would expect, there are also some fantastic dairy options from the likes of Tarago Valley Cheese and Gippsland Jersey.

Paddock to door: 7 places that deliver meat straight to you

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve, we find ourselves getting sucked further and further into the self-isolation black hole. Restrictions on what we can and can’t do are getting more intense, and we’re all unsure when the light will shine again.

One thing is for sure – when it comes to grocery shopping, options that include home delivery are preferred, as more and more of us decide to stay within the confines of our four walls. That is, after all, the aim of the COVID game.

Enter, another game. The juicy, fresh, local, and tender kind. Delivered to you direct from the farm, ready to get fired up on the barby, grilled to perfection, or eaten up from the charcuterie board that accompanies your Netflix binge.

Here, we give you a list of some of the finest and freshest meat boxes available for delivery direct from Melbourne’s surrounding farms.

Game Keepers MeatCommon goods meat delivery melbourne

These guys dub themselves the meat and game specialists, and indeed they are. Chicken, beef, lamb bacon, kangaroo, rabbit  – you name it. Sourcing and producing their own meat, you can buy individual products, or opt for their boxes (they’ve got a special Easter pack right now, and even a charcuterie selection!).

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Lakey Farm 

Lakey Farm Meat Boxes

With the option to choose from three meat parcels (lamb, beef, or mixed), Lakey Farm is all about pasture-raised, regeneratively farmed animals. Operating on a Community Supported Agriculture subscription, the farm maintains a focus on sustainable meat consumption, with each box containing all the usual variety of cuts across the animal (subject to availability). Still not sure, sign up for a one-month CSA subscription and give it a go!

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Buloke Farm 

Buloke Farm Meat Orders

Located in the Gippsland region, this family farm prides itself on exceptionally tender and lean grass-fed, dry-aged beef and lamb. The farm gives you the opportunity to buy in bulk direct from the farmer, saving you money in the long run and ensuring you have loads of meat on hand! Also, since the animals are 100% grass-fed and ethically treated, the meat is not only significantly lower in calories and cholesterol, but is super succulent!

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Simply Free Range

Simply Free Range Meat

Owned and operated by Koallah Farm in Camperdown, Simply Free Range is passionate about traditional, sustainable farming. With a diverse production that includes beef, lamb, pork, chicken and more, this family-owned and operated business has a plethora of products on offer through its online store which delivers all across Melbourne.

Shop online here


Sidonia Beef

Sidonia Beef Box

Delivered direct from Sam White’s 2000-acre family farm north of Kyneton, Sidonia Beef’s nose-to-tail box contains a selection of prime cuts and secondary cuts from the whole animal, ensuring there’s no waste. These boxes are super popular and only available seasonally though, so you need to keep an eye out for the next drop!

Keep an eye out


Wattle View Farm

Wattle View Farm Meat Boxes

Another Gippsland wonder, Wattle View is a family-owned farm focused on producing nutrient-rich, clean food in a sustainable way. Featuring a whole range of packs including beef, lamb, pork and smallgoods, the farm is currently offering free delivery in Victoria if you spend more than $150!

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Mount Moriac Beef

Mount Moriac Beef Boxes

A slow cooking box, a beef box, a mini beef box, a sausage box, a premium steak box – Mount Moriac Beef has all the boxes! With the option to purchase once-off or go for an annual subscription, this south coast hinterland farm boasts tasty, tender and well-marbled Angus.

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