Greenhouse

Greenhouse

 

 

At Green Olive at Red Hill, we embrace a farm-to-fork philosophy, growing fresh produce from seeds and then using this produce to create delicious tapas dishes for our visitors to enjoy. Up until recently, we have been growing our produce in the Kitchen Garden and Produce Paddock, but over the COVID break we added another growing space to our farm - a greenhouse! In the greenhouse, we grow a variety of farm produce from seeds and then transfer them to our Produce Paddock for the chefs to harvest. We source our seeds from Heronswood Gardens and Nursery on the Mornington Peninsula, home of the Diggers Club of which we are members.

In our greenhouse, we grow a range of different fruits and vegetables to use in our tapas and wine menu. We grow Tigerella, Tommy Toe, Wild Sweet and Red and Black tomatoes, which are all heirloom varieties that we use to create an amazing Heirloom Tomato and Artichoke Salad. We grow French Breakfast radishes, Rouge d’Hiver and Tennis Ball lettuce, as well as a range of potato, cucumber, pumpkin, eggplant, capsicum and herb varieties. These ingredients get used in a variety of dishes on our farm tapas menu which we change depending on what produce is in season. Growing produce in the greenhouse from seeds enables us to source rare or heirloom varieties that aren’t available as seedlings and it gives us more choice in the taste, colour and size of the produce we grow. Try our Heirloom Tomato and Artichoke Salad to taste fresh produce that has been grown from seeds on the farm!

Heirloom tomato salad using farm produce

Heirloom Tomato and Artichoke Salad