While one may say the festive season is the most wonderful time of the year, we also think it is the most delicious. Seasonal produce for summer is all about fresh and tasty flavours. Read on to see where you can source the best local produce from across the Mornington Peninsula, and make for the ultimate foodie festivity like never seen before.
These sweet red pops of delight might just be the most famous fruit for the festive season. Juicy, full of flavour and bursting with colour, they pair perfectly with a pre-lunch cheese board and especially with chocolate and ice cream for dessert. Ripe ‘n’ Ready Cherry Farm in Red Hill have beautiful fresh cherries to purchase at their farm shop. They also offer Pick Your Own cherry experiences between November and January, fantastic for all-in family adventures.
Explore more of Ripe ‘n’ Ready Cherry Farm here.
It wouldn’t be a festive season without luscious berries making their anticipated presence. Keeping with the U-Pick theme, Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm in Main Ridge offer sweetly superb Mornington Peninsula strawberry-picking experiences. Grab your pals, grab your basket, and wander the fields looking for those glistening red fruits! Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries can be sourced from the numerous Mornington Peninsula farmgates around the region.
See how you can spend the day exploring Rocky Creek Strawberry Farm here.
A seafood Christmas is a delicious is a perfect pairing for Christmas. And for Peninsula Fresh Seafood, they sure know how to fill the dining table throughout the festive season. Prawns, oysters, mussels, scallops, snapper...the list goes on! However you decide to curate the menu, choosing to source your seafood from Peninsula Fresh Seafood is the best place to start.
Learn more about Peninsula Fresh Seafood here.
We hinted at this decadent treat earlier on, so it only seems fair now to completely indulge. Chocolate during the festive season is the ultimate match made in heaven. Both Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery in Flinders and Cocoa Rouge in Red Hill showcase an array of colourful handmade artisan choccies. Their Christmas-themed ranges bring extra cheer while the countdown to the special day continues!
Unwrap your next sweet treat at Mornington Peninsula Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery here and Cocoa Rouge here.
Summer vegetable crunch is best found with zucchini, asparagus and cucumber while within the fruit aisle, nectarines, apricots and pineapple take the spotlight. You’ll love exploring more of the many Mornington Peninsula farmgates for the freshest locally grown produce. Torello Farm in Dromana, Benton Rise Farm in Tuerong, Hawkes Farm in Boneo and Tully’s Corner Produce Store in Mornington are all must-visits throughout the season!
Find out where you can fill your shopping basket with all the top summer staples on the Mornington Peninsula here.
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