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Farm gates and artisanal producers in the Grampians

26 Jul. 2022

On your road trip adventure to the Grampians meet the growers, farmers and producers of some of the finest food in Victoria. Stock up to make a nourishing meal after exploring the landscapes or take home your own piece of The Grampians Way as a reminder of your glorious experiences.

Following the harvest season, winter brings an abundance of fresh produce. Now’s the perfect time to sample and shop locally grown and made items.

As you circumnavigate Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park via The Grampians Way, fill your esky with award-winning olive oil, honey, delicious preserves, farmers’ market finds and so much more.

Where to start? Check out our list of artisanal producers and farm gate experiences.

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Rosehaven Farms

Located in Laharum, Rosehaven Farms gives visitors an insight into ‘farm life’ through sensory animal experiences. After petting donkeys and feeding alpacas, drop into the store to shop their range of local, handmade products. Owners Pam and David make everything on the farm, including soaps, lotions, beeswax wraps and their famous honey.

The pure, Australian honey is sourced from their 100 beehives and carries distinct flavours and aromas of the Grampians region.

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Grampians Olive Co

Also located in Laharum is Grampians Olive Co, one of Australia’s oldest olive groves, established back in 1943. It’s family-owned and operated with all olive oil grown, pressed and bottled on site.

Stop by and indulge in a platter featuring a range of estate-produced olive oils, table olives, vinegars, dukkah and honey. Soak in the stunning views and surrounding olive trees – there’s over 20,000 of them! Don’t leave without taking home some of their freshly pressed, Australian made and certified organic extra virgin olive oil and perhaps your own Dukkah to recreate their impressive platters!

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Great Western Granary

To really experience the taste of the Grampians, head to Great Western Granary in Great Western and discover their innovative range of sourdough and pasta. The artisanal bakers use locally grown and organic ingredients to influence the flavour of their products.

Their slow fermented sourdough and pasta aims to pay homage to the farmers from whom these ingredients are sourced. There’s nothing quite like fresh bread and a warming pasta on a cool winter’s day, so be sure to stock up on your travels.

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Red Rock Olives

In Pomonal is Red Rock Olives. Here, you’ll find award-winning extra virgin olive oil, table olives, flavoured salts, artisan vinegars and other delicious signature products – all grown and produced on site.

All products are made sustainably with a focus on low food miles. Alongside the 5,000 olive trees sits their welcoming café where guests can purchase their local produce or settle in for a grazing plate, homemade cake, coffee or tea.

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Five Ducks Farm

Just a stone’s throw away from Red Rock Olives is Five Ducks Farm, beautiful farm at the foot of Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. It’s more than worth the stop to browse the hand-crafted batches of delicious preserves that are made using the fruit grown on site.

Five Ducks Farm produce is also available in a number of local cafés, wineries and general stores – you may spot them along your travels.

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Grampians Store

As you continue exploring Pomonal, make sure you stop in at the Grampians Store. A great spot to stretch the legs on your journey and pick up some local produce. Let the friendly staff help you pick out the best crafts of the region while you relax with a coffee and a selection of handmade cakes.

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Hamilton Hamper

The Hamilton Hamper has it all – gourmet foods, cheeses, smallgoods, unique gifts, boutique wines and more. Experience the flavours of Hamilton in their café or take home something from their gourmet store. Explore their wide range of hampers, which are carefully crafted and sourced from over 40 local artisans, makers and growers of South West, Victoria.

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Dunkeld General Store

A one-stop-shop for local produce and great coffee is the Dunkeld General Store in Dunkeld. The store offers a range of gourmet delights from local producers, including deli meats, cheeses and artisan breads – perfect for snacking on your journey or cooking up a delicious meal back at your accommodation.

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Made the Grampians Way

You cannot leave the Grampians region without tasting the award-winning wines. Home to small batch and boutique wineries through to the most established and celebrated, there’s a style and varietal to please the most discerning palate. Don’t worry if you can’t visit them all, Made the Grampians Way allows you to sip and savour the Grampians famous wine region. Shop a wide range of wines, including personalised bundles to suit your taste buds.

Farmers Markets

Farmers markets provide the perfect opportunity to meet the local farmers, wine makers, bakers, cheesemakers and charcutiers of the region.

From October 2022, visit the Natimuk Farmers Market Plus on a brisk Sunday morning. Visitors can enjoy shopping local and regional produce, discover quality local arts and crafts, source organic vegetables and jams, listen to live music plus more.

If you’re heading to the Southern Grampians region this winter or spring, stop by the Hamilton HIRL Farmers and Craft Market. Here you can explore local produce and designers across 11 acres of beautiful land at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning.

In the popular town of Halls Gap, the Halls Gap Primary School hosts the Halls Gap Market. The outdoor market brings together homegrown and homemade produce, with over 70 stalls setting up in the grounds of the school. The next market takes place in October 2022.

Over in Stawell, the Stawell Show Market takes place on the first Sunday of the month, with the next one on Sunday 7 August at 9am. It supports and promotes the region’s local producers, creators and small businesses. Browse the range of quality goods as you sip on your morning coffee. All money raised from stallholder fees, the barbecue and canteen goes towards the Annual Stawell Show.