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 grazing style food and wine 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 food 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 grazing 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. Our seasonal farm produce appears in a variety of chef's specials at the farm but at the moment you can try our Heirloom Tomato and Artichoke Salad to taste some fresh produce that we have grown from seeds!

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on the seasonal produce and herbs we're growing at the farm.

Heirloom tomato salad using farm produce

Heirloom Tomato and Artichoke Salad