We all love eating fresh and and seasonally - it just tastes better. Meeting the farmers, growers and makers is both fun and rewarding. Smell the fresh air, see the red soils of the Gembrook potatoes, feel the soft loam soils underfoot as you forage, drive down to the famous the U-Pick orchards. Taste the difference as you indulge in your bounty at days end.
Seeking out the juiciest peach, the sweetest cherry and the crunchiest apple throughout the food bowl that is the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges is a treat you can never get enough of.

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm offers the thrill of catching fish, with out all the hassle. Including gas BBQ’s, kiosk, shaded areas, mini golf, playground, and a picnic area.

Blue Hills Berries & Cherries

Delight in the experience of picking your own sweet, ripe berries and cherries seasonally or purchase fresh picked from the farm gate. Open November - end of April. Please make sure to check the 'Fruit Report' on our website before you visit to ensure fruit availability.

Chappies

Chappies are growers of Cherries, Raspberries and Blackberries which are available fresh picked for sale or U-Pick during November and December. The Chapman family have been growing fruit in Silvan since 1894.

Cherryhill Orchards

Since 1940, the Riseborough family have been growing and exporting cherries all over the world. Now we are open to the public and you can purchase our famous cherries, or pack a picnic and enjoy the views while you pick your own BIG sweet cherries on over 85 acres of our picturesque cherry orchard.

Jay Berries

Jay's Berries, Wandin East, Dandenong Ranges
Jay Berries is a beautiful berry farm situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Bring your family and friends to see how a variety of berries grow and have fun picking them!

Kabloom Festival (Tesselaar)

Showcasing over 40 specialist growers with a huge range of new, rare and unusual plants on offer. This expo brings a wide range of experts together in the one place, providing the opportunity to buy and speak direct with each grower.

Ripe Cafe

Nestled in the hills of Mt Dandenong Ripe is located in Sassafras a small historic town 43km east of Melbourne.

Tesselaar - Farm Gate Nursery

The Tesselaar farm gate nursery is open daily. The shop is filled with a fantastic range of seasonal plants and bulbs, practical garden gear, and a gorgeous range of gift ware. Set amid historical gardens with something to see year round.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom.

The Cherry Boys

Rent your own cherry tree. We maintain your tree for you throughout the year and let you know when you can come and pick your cherries.

U-Pick Trail

We all love the sweet juiciness of a perfectly ripe peach, the explosion in our mouths as that delicious cherry or strawberry bursts with the first bite. It's a fact: fruit always tastes better in the sunshine, under the very tree it grew on.