Stock up on bush foods at these native Melbourne grocers

Outback Pride

Outback Pride Mike and Gayle Quarmby’s website is both horticultural compendium and a store selling everything from samphire to Lemon myrtle and Lilly Pilly cordial. Online.

Vegetable Connection

You’ll need to get your order in by Monday for Friday deliveries, but then a world of finger limes, sea parsley and native thyme awaits. They also have river mint, pigface, lemon aspen, quandongs (fresh or frozen depending on the season) desert limes, rye berries, and magenta lilly pilly. Fitzroy.

The Leaf Store

They also stock quandongs here as well as muntrie berries and they occasionally get their hands on fresh saltbush and the hardy spinach-like warrigal greens. They also have dried lemon myrtle, pepper berries, bush tomatoes and wattleseed for the pantry. Elwood.

Peppermint Ridge Farm

This property, located out in Tynong North hosts classes that will teach you to be less ham fisted when it comes to incorporating strawberry gum and native mint into your cooking. They sell produce and plants/trees for growing and have accommodation so can stay the night. Tynong North.

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