School Holidays are almost over, but there are still a few weeks to fill, gathering your large group together for a getaway on the Mornington Peninsula. When it comes to mealtime, what better way to feed the hordes than a BBQ.

Here are some suggestions if you want to move on from Supermarket-grade BBQ thins and tough lamb chump chops…

Farmgate sales give guests at Peninsula Group Stays properties the opportunity to connect with local producers and to sample the best that Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

  • Binbarra Farm, Main Ridge
    • producers of quality lamb
  • Cape Schanck Produce Store
    • lamb is available from this local producer from January to June
    • beef from March until June
  • Hillock Downs
    • right on Dundas Street in Rye, Hillock Downs can supply all your BBQ needs
    • MSA licensed and pasture certified beef
    • apiary – local bees and honey, not primates
    • locally grown vegetables
  • Torello Farm
    • with the tagline of “peninsula grown, grazed and gathered” this is another great place to get everything you might need to feed the masses
    • Belted Galloway beef cryovaced for convenience; burgers; sausages
    • local farm produce
    • selection of relishes and preserves made on-site
  • Woolumbi Farm
    • Woolumbi in Tyabb focuses on rare breed pork, beef and lamb, specifically┬áWessex Saddleback Pork, Black Faced Suffolk Lamb & Belted Galloway Beef.
    • The farmgate shop sells cuts of meat, smallgoods, salamis and preserves, as well as locally grown fruit and vegetables

Gourmet Butchers

Balnarring Village Meats has an enviable reputation and champions local producers, many of whom only sell direct to the restaurant trade. As well as traditional cuts, you will also find pre-seasoned, marinated gourmet creations ready for a lick of flame.

Greg’s Family Gourmet Butchers. If Balnarring is too far, then this Rosebud favourite should fit the bill. Old-fashioned service meets contemporary gourmet butchery.