Red Hill Truffles

It’s a sunny, chilly autumn afternoon and Jenny McAuley of Red Hill Truffles is preparing for the busiest season of the truffle calendar. ”The truffle season starts at the beginning of June and runs for 12 weeks,” explains Jenny. “The truffle starts growing in the ground in the first week of December and it takes until the first of June to grow and ripen. The fungus grows on the root of tree, and the tree likes the fungus because the fungus kills the grass around the tree that competes with it for the sugar, water and elements it needs to thrive.

Summertime at Pitchingga Ridge

Hidden away among the tall gums in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland, is a 25 acre patch of tranquility - home of Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas, where Jean & David, for the past 20 years have farmed the gentle, inquisitive alpaca. Both types are raised on the property - suri, with their long, flowing silky locks and huacaya, the more traditional, huggable type.

Bellwood Farm

A rural gem that captures the essence of peninsula country living, discover the incredible lifestyle offered by this stunning 48 acre property featuring a superb main residence, original century-old farmhouse used as a B&B, fertile pasture, remnant bushland and large dam storage with substantial water rights.

Rare Hare Preview Dinners

The first of two preview dinners commences in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Brewery and Commonfolk Coffee. Highlights include five rounds of brews and chews, with dishes like snapper crudo, wood roasted prawns, and lamb shoulder, all served with select MP hops.

Award Winning Dairy

It’s summertime at Main Ridge Dairy, the season for their award winning hard cheeses - called Caprinella & Capony. This time of year the milk volume from the goats generally drops as feed hardens. Like all things from this award winning dairy, good planning and care prevails and due to the great cut of silage this year (harvested on the farm) the girls are well fed through summer which keeps them happy.

Georgie Bass

Welcome to Georgie Bass, the latest food experience in the heart of Flinders that combines a café & cookery. Inspiration for the name comes from George Bass, the legendary sailor who accompanied his good friend Matthew Flinders when they were charting Bass Strait to Tasmania.