Meet Marilyn Lanyon and Cheeky Boy at Simply Tomatoes in the Loddon Valley. Here the Lanyon family welcome visitors to their historic homestead to enjoy country hospitality and the amazing Simply Green Tomatoes preserves, from an authentic Italian recipe. Lake-side Boort also boasts the picturesque Salute Olive grove. Meet Peter Eicher at the farm gate for a taste of what drives these passionate producers.
Further down the valley in Inglewood apprentice butcher James Essex is being education in the old ways at Meat on Brooke. "We want people to know that dry aging is the only way to have a steak," James says on the time-honoured tradition of dry aged beef being carried out at this butchery, wine and local produce store.
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