Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm - since 1985. This year Celebrating 27 years of berry growing
     
 
Opening hours during the season, December/January:
    10am to 5pm everyday except Christmas Day
   NB: Each year the Berry Farm and Cafe closes for public picking
in mid to late January. If you're planning on coming around then
please call ahead & check to avoid disappointment.

Note: Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm will open for PYO berry picking  on the first weekend of December 2015, at 10.00 am.

We welcome back all those many customers who came in and enjoyed our fruit and/or some of Katrine's scones or ice cream last year. We also welcome a number of new customers who have called to say they are coming this year. The fruit has set brilliantly and at this stage it looks like we'll have another great season!

NEWS:
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm recently featured in a video with berry lover
Lola Berry. Check it out here!

latest NEWS:
THIS YEAR SEES OUR NEW  ALL NATURAL APPLE CIDER -
THE
cRUCIBLE well and truly established, winning a Bronze Award in the 2014 National Australian Cider awards after only 15 months in production as well as a Bronze Award in the 2015  Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria's Awards.

also OUR RANGE OF BERRY GINS are now AVAILABLE, USING ONE OF THE WORLD'S BEST GINS FROM MCHENRY'S OF TASMANIA ALONG WITH OUR FRUIT PICKED AT ITS PRIME.

New! - at Caruggi Restaurant  - cucina rustica italiana in Lt Malop St. Geelong some fantastic cocktails with our range of berry gins!

watch THIS SPACE!!!

 

The Veggie Garden

Our organic vegetable plot is being planted and already the beans, garlic, shallots and heritage tomatoes are well on the way.

We stock our teahouse with as much of this, or products sourced from reliable local growers with an "all natural" approach, as possible. We think this results in not only a better quality product, but also - and most importantly - a tastier one.

When you visit have a look for our specialty products: the raspberry and strawberry vinegars; Bee Box honey brought to you by our local bees; the delectable berry ice-cream sandwich - to name just a few. Our Jostaberry Relish is now available - brilliant spread thinly with some Timboon Triple Cream Brie.

News/Events

*Check here for news and gourmet events throughout the year.

December 3, 2012: Gail Thomas wrote up our raspberries on Penny Woodward's gardening blog. Scroll down further to November 2 to see our jostaberries too.

We took part in the Otway Harvest Trail degustation luncheon, in both 2011 and 2012, as part of the Melbourne Wine and Food Festival. The seven-course lunch at Tardwarncoort's old bluestone apple store and cider press building was a huge success. According to The Geelong Advertiser, Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm's dessert course "to die for"! A slightly different event is in planning for next year with a focus on "Water"... watch this space.

If you want some ideas for things to do with raspberries, have a look at some suggestions from our teahouse in the December 28, 2011 issue of Epicure.

Also, look out for us in the "Australian Regional Food Guide" and "A Taste of the Great Ocean Road" as well as "Delicious", December 2012. We can also be seen in the September 2005 Edition of "Coast to Country", which has a great article on Birregurra and surrounding district (a couple of years old obviously but still a really good description of the area and worth a read. Note a new edition is just about to be published). We were also highlighted in Australian Horticulture, October 2005 edition, with a special outline on our Jostaberries, which are becoming more and more popular! In fact you'll see our Jostaberries in the Diggers Catalogue again this year. Note: we will again be running a masterclass at Heronswood early next year. For those interested in planting, propagating and harvesting any of the berries this will be a must. Watch this space or keep an eye on the Diggers website and advertising! Listen out for Jane Edmonson talking with Katrine about Gooseberries and Jostaberries or berries in general on 3AW some Saturdays. 

*If you're looking for a great breakfast in Melbourne, try "Collins Quarter" at 86a Collins Street Melbourne - a truly higher class of all natural artisan made jams is being served, exclusively from Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm.

As always, you can also get Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm jams and preserves at the Birregurra General Store, the Deans Marsh General Store and the newly renovated Angahook General Store in Anglesea along with Lorne Greens and the Visitor Centre in Lorne.

Also, our jams and preserves have been selected for inclusion in the Gourmet Hamper pack for guests at Mantra, Lorne. the Crucible cider and our Royal Penny berry Gins are also to feature in the French themed restaurant just being completed at Mantra.

Please note: we often receive comment regarding jams and preserves with the label Pennyroyal Farm or Otway Preserves. These are NOT our products. Pennyroyal Farm/Otway Preserve products are factory made in Geelong.

Our Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm jams and preserves are farm grown and made on the property. Our jams are made from fruit from our own canes on the farm and have NO additives, including any kind of commercial pectin.  

When buying our products, look for labels with this logo to be sure you're getting the real thing:

 

Interesting Links
 Great Ocean Road Accommodation
 Birregurra
 Banksia Foundation
 Pick Your Own
 Otway Harvest Trail
 Otway Escapes Accommodation
 

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