Back in the days before impersonal supermarkets and oversized shopping centres, the humble general store was a community hub, a place that served an important social, as well as supply, service. General stores were once prolific in towns across the Peninsula region, stocking everything from kerosene and toothpaste to fresh bread and milk, run by owners who knew many of the customers by name. In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store opened to serve a variety of needs of the local community.
Heaven for me is a market – from Salamanca in the middle of a chilly Hobart winter, to a steamy day at Eumundi Market on the Sunshine Coast, nothing beats trawling around, sampling the food, digging through stalls to find something unique and brilliant and simply breathing in the atmosphere.
Olieve & Olie produce soap products from beautiful Australian-grown olive oil - measured, mixed, poured, bottled, labelled, packed and sent all by hand. Pure and natural, Olieve & Olie’s products are completely free from artificial additives and preservatives.
28 September 2019, 9:00 AM to 22 December 2019, 2:00 PMVisitors will discover a range of home-made, home-grown products, all while exploring the beautiful grounds, wildlife, walking trails, galleries and he...
Saturday 5th January 2019: 8am to 2pmSet in the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland town of Red Hill, this monthly market of over 300 stalls is all about celebrating hand made products. Expect to meet emerging ...
When we tell you that Blane Paton from Paton Estate Agents in Balnarring is the epitome of your Peninsula farmer, it’s the truth. If seeking advice on what to look out for in this neck of the woods we value his opinion and experience greatly. If your thoughts move you to covet a beautiful rural property or beach house on the Peninsula, then speaking to Paton Estate Agents first could be your best move. After 50 summers, Paton Estate Agents have seen many changes from the time when orchards, dairy & sheep farms were numerous.
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.
In 1924, Merricks General Wine Store (MGWS) opened, to serve a variety of needs to the local community. To this day, the well-preserved building offers a glimpse into the past as a typical example of the rural general stores that were once a central hub of community life.
Fluffy fronds of fresh fennel provide a frilly backdrop to newly sprouted daisies. Spindly shoots of segmented, bamboo-like asparagus hide in weeds among olive groves. Explosions of colourful flowers lure you in while the tough, nettle-like stems tease you away.
Over the past few years Hummingbird Eco Retreat has become well known as a focal point for health and wellbeing. A place where you can unwind, enjoy the natural surrounds, exercise and access some Naturopathic wisdom.
25 November 2016, 9:00 AM to 12 January 2017, 4:00 PMThis summer, w're unveiling The Traders at Merricks General Wine Store. A curated mix of local and travelled wares, The Traders features giftware for the...