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3 Farmers And A Chef at Polperro

Experience a tantalising culinary journey across the Mornington Peninsula, learning about the region’s extensive range of local and seasonal produce directly from the talent behind it all.

The Mornington Peninsula’s renowned ‘3 Farmers and a Chef’ pop up event series has been reshaped into an incredible digital event series. Providing viewers a front-row seat in exploring the magnificent produce available within the region, the digital event series offers an exclusive tour and interactive cooking experience all within the click of a button! Follow Polperro’s distinguished Executive Chef Michael Demagistris as he forages the region in search for delicious, fresh seasonal ingredients to create his final dish - Country-farmed beef terrine served with spiced apple chutney, sourdough crisps and organic black garlic. Along the journey, meet three local farmers, each of whom provide a behind-the-scenes tour of their business, share the journey of their trade and showcase the produce of which they offer.  

Join Michael Demagistris as he creates a divine dish showcasing Tuerong Farm flour, apples from Staples Apples and country-farmed beef from Hillock Downs Produce Store.

Meet 3 Farmers and A Chef

The Mornington Peninsula is renowned as a destination which offers quality dining experiences, ranging from foodie culture cafes to fine-dining at Chef’s Hatted restaurants.  No matter the venue, the quality of food and wine offered across the Mornington Peninsula is second to none, thanks to the region’s unparalleled fresh seasonal produce. The 3 Farmers and A Chef digital video series allows you to replicate this authentic foraging and cooking journey to create your very own culinary masterpiece at home.

Miller Jason Cotter

Jason grows and mills heritage, ancient and modern grains at Tuerong Farm, Tuerong. He is passionate about diversity, nutrition and flavour in grains, and building a more resilient agriculture through diverse genetics and sustainable farming systems. Jason’s passion is reflected in the quality and variety of flour available at Tuerong Farm.

Orchardist Glenn Staples

Glenn Staples is a second-generation orchardist at Staples Apples, his family-owned apple and cherry orchard since 1953. Hosting a wide variety of apples, Staples Apples’ modern practices guarantee the incredible quality of their fruit, which continues to grow from strength to strength. Striving for a modern progressive orchard, Glenn is open to expanding their varieties as needs arise.

Farmer Eddie Matt

Eddie Matt, third generation farmer at Hillock Downs Produce Store, is committed to ethical, sustainable, and traditional farming. Growing his own high quality lucerne feed, Eddie is passionate about producing quality beef naturally and free of any chemicals.

Executive Chef Michael Demagistris

Executive Chef Michael Demagistris leads both kitchen venues at Polperro and Many Little. Having had his passion for food ingrained in him since childhood, Michael showcases delivering incredibly flavoursome food that emphasises the region’s local produce. Michael has developed a menu that highlights his culinary skills and thirst for innovation, as well as his love for foraging and sourcing the best produce the region has to offer.

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Want to know more?

Tuerong Farm
76 Tuerong Road, Tuerong, 3915
P: 0419 307 934

Staples Apples
144 Roberts Road, Main Ridge, 3928
P: 03 5989 6255

Hillock Downs Produce Store
151 Dundas Street, Rye, 3941
P: 0413 777 737

150 Red Hill Road, Red Hill, 3937
P: 03 5989 2471

These are just a few of our talented foodie people. Why not grab your basket and explore the region on the Wine, Food, Farmgate Trail. The rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula are laced with vines and orchards, while vegetable growers abound on the fertile sandy flatlands. Dotted among them all are butchers, bakers, cheeseries, cideries and breweries with passionate locals producing quality fare. The Peninsula’s foodie scene has never been more vibrant and exciting.

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And then there is the growing art scene, fantastic walks, beautiful beachestowns and villages. With so much more to explore, why wait?

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