Peppermint Ridge Farm: Australian native food experiences for all your senses!
We are passionate primary producers committed to growing quality food sustainably and in harmony with our environment. Set in the rolling hills of Tynong North, Peppermint Ridge Farm has been growing and cultivating a wide range of Australian native food plants for over twenty five years.
We have been welcoming visitors to the farm since the mid-1990s offering a range of unique foodie and educational experiences that showcase the fantastic flavours and aromas of amazing plants like lemon myrtle, anise myrtle, strawberry gum, finger lime and mountain pepper. These plants feature in our new native foods dukkah. Our established display garden features over thirty edible species of native food plants.
TOUR AND TASTE LUNCHES
Enjoy one of our popular Tour and Taste events, (check the 2022 dates) featuring guided tours of the Living Heritage Centre and our established native food garden, followed by lunch in the Schoolhouse Café, our tour and tastes are a great way to learn more about Australia’s unique bushfoods.
After July 2022 our Tour & Taste events will be held on a Saturday.
We love showcasing the fantastic flavours of native food produce picked fresh from our gardens and plantations. View some of our previous menus to see the types of dishes on offer.
Please note that we provide a set menu and cannot cater for all food preferences and allergies. Please call us on 59428580 to check before making an online booking if you have dietary requirements.
- Sunday July 10
- Saturday September 24
- Saturday November 5
- Saturday December 10
NATIVE PANTRY COOKING CLASSES
Native Pantry cooking classes are another regular event on the farm’s calendar. The classes introduce you to the wonderful world of cooking with native foods. We also run cooking classes for Food Studies students and Professional Development workshops for teachers of Food Studies. Call Julie to arrange an excursion on 03 5942 8580.
- Saturday 23 July- limited places left
- Saturday 15 October
OUR PRODUCT RANGE
Peppermint Ridge Native Foods produce organically grown herbs, spices and teas produced from our plantations including mountain pepper, lemon myrtle, anise myrtle, native thyme and strawberry gum. Our native spice dukkah is a unique blend of native herbs and spices.
The online shop is open 24/7 for purchases of our book Australian Native Food Harvest, as well as our dried products.
NATIVE FOODS NURSERY
The native foods nursery is currently stocked with a large range of over twenty edible native plants including fresh stocks of strawberry gum, mountain pepper and lemon myrtle. Click on Nursery to see the full range. We do have other species in smaller numbers in the nursery that are not listed in our online range. You can order plants by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can make a time to visit the nursery to purchase plants. We send a minimum of 6 plants by carrier in Victoria only.