A decommissioned fire station is the home of Arrosto Coffee. Coffee is roasted at the back of the property and a delightful café is in the old Firehouse.
Builder and passionate foodie Callum Benda and his physiotherapist wife Lauren have transformed the disused fire station into a thriving coffee roasting business and café. Adding to the range of coffee beans sourced and roasted from around the world they now have cold drip Coffee Liqueur – Firewater, to add a new taste for coffee lovers.
Australia is globally recognised for supplying premium quality almond products since 1944. More than 85% of Australia’s almond growers supply Almondco – one of the most successful horticultural co-operatives in the nation.
They sort the natural kernel to some of the highest specifications in the world and their reputation for blanched meal and cuts is second to none among Australia’s leading pastry chefs. More than 100 almond products are produced at the almond-exclusive processing facility in Renmark, South Australia.
Australian Native Bushfoods founder Mark Lucas, originally planted wattleseed as a windbreak for his other crops. The trees are drought- and salt-resistant and happy in the most average of soils, even providing their own nitrogen back into the earth.
Mark with his wife Jenny now grow and produce Wattleseeds, Native Food Condiments and Wattleseed Extract. Like many bush foods, the wattleseed has a symbiotic relationship with nature. The trees provide homes for animals and protection for other plants but need heat to propagate – especially fire.
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The journey began in 2005, when Colleen and Peter Johnson built a traditional woodfired oven in their backyard at Cobdogla. They began experimenting with ingredients and flavours for their homemade bread.
Today, Flavours of the Riverland, home of Backyard Bread is a delightful café showcasing the foods of the region. The tastes on offer compliment the Riverland’s fine wines, boutique beers and locally roasted coffee. A great place to stop in Barmera and savour the flavours of the Riverland.
In 2015 Kerry had a hive in her garden and instead of simply having it removed she began beekeeping which lead to the beginning of Half Barrel Honey.
The Honey is 100% raw which is different to much of the honey found in supermarkets as it has not been treated in any way. It is extracted from the hive, filtered to remove any beeswax and then bottled.
Raw honey contains natural vitamins and enzymes and is high in antioxidants making it very beneficial to your health.
Illalangi is a proudly family-owned and run, grower, producer, and providore based at Waikerie. John and Keryn, had grown grapes and olives for over twenty years and in 2010 they opened their doors to showcase their produce and local gourmet goodies.
They celebrate their passion for the region and the premium, clean, green produce the Riverland has to offer. Illalangi is now the site of a living growing Bush Tucker Garden where visitors can come see, look, learn and taste. The garden’s been a shared project with the Riverland West Landcare.
Kaiyu works with communities that wild harvest fruits sustainably , making sure a percentage is left for native animals and natural regeneration.
Kaiyus goal is to use the native fruits to create products that everyone can enjoy and also to increase people’s awareness of the health benefits of these amazing fruits. All their products are freeze dried fruits made into a powder, allowing transport and long life and maintaining nutrient value.
Knightsgrove founders and owners, Stephen and Jacqui began their journey as a hobby, growing olives on their Renmark West property. They have been operating pesticide free since 1998 and have 800 trees with three varieties.
It takes up to four months to complete the harvest, forcefully knocking and catching the olives once they are ripened and ready. The oil pressing process is done offsite with specific pressing and centrifugal spinning to separate the oil from the flesh of the olive.
Kolophon Capers is a small business based in the Riverland, selling renowned South Australian capers to many 5-star chefs around Australia! Barry Porter and Helen Jones created and developed their niche market of award winning capers in 2007.
They use a dry salt method to capture the flavour of the true caper. Kolophon Capers are award winning, organically grown caper products: (2013 SILVER MEDAL, Sydney Royal Fine Food Show and more!)
The Kumquatery is based in Renmark, Andrew & Patria currently grow and process fruit from 500 Kumquat trees on the property. They have two varieties, each with their own distinctive flavour, Nagami and Marumi.
Once picked the Kumquats are processed into a range of tasty products which include – Candied kumquats, kumquat krumble, naturally dehydrated kumquats, kumquats in syrup, syrup, jams, dark chocolates and choc dipped. Fresh kumquats are also available during harvest.
The Mallee Caper Company is one of the trading names of DJ & HL Setchell –
a family run business based in the South Australian Murray Mallee which was established in 2003.
They grow, process & sell salted & pickled caper buds & pickled caper berries using all local ingredients. And they are passionate about producing fresh, high quality, locally grown produce & the sustainable use of their farm’s natural resources, while providing excellent service to their customers.
David and Heidi are pioneering a new delicacy to the Riverland -jujubes. Delicious and nutritious whether they are dried, fresh or freeze dried, labelled under Black Sheep brand.
Niche Fruits are third generation fruit salad ‘blockees’ that produce high quality dried fruit with a ‘twist’. Since 2013 Darrel and Charmaine have re directed their hard work into selling directly to the public and offering great produce with added luxuries in variety and a surprise in a new taste sensation .
Being able to surprise their customers the first time they taste the fruit with a nod of the head and a raised eyebrow at the surprise at how good it is, continues to be a buzz of excitement for the owners.
Singing Magpie brings delicious, high-quality products to consumers who care where their food is coming from. They take great care to produce high quality products with a minimal ecological footprint.
Australia grows beautiful figs — plump, juicy, full-flavoured and with jewel-like pink centres that make even the simplest meal feel like a medieval feast. They began small with semi-dried figs, quinces and pecans.
In 2006 Craig and Andrea discovered Toolunka Creek whilst on a houseboat holiday. From their search for the ideal waterskiing property came a gradual transition from city life to farm life.Growing olives however, was not originally their first thought.
After much research and development combined with their love of the environment and development of sustainable practices they now produce 6 varieties of premium green olives and Kalamata, all of which are selected from circa 9000 trees on 3 farms.
Tuckeroo is proudly 100% Australian owned and is totally committed to developing a unique high-quality range of Australian Native inspired products so anyone can easily bring home the taste of the Australian outback.
Tuckeroo products are memorable, as the flavours and quality are outstanding, the ingredients unique– each with an unmistakable native Australian twist, that has a story to tell, and links back 40-60,000 years to the oldest culture in the world.
Waikerie Olive Grove is a family run and owned business. Roger is a fourth generation horticulturist and prior to growing olives, he grew stone fruit and apples. They distinguish themselves as one of Australia’s premium olive groves.
The passion and dedication they give to their trees is evident in the quality of oil they produce. The olives are processed within 24 hours of coming off the tree, making their oil Extra Virgin. Their vision is to provide 100% Australian EVOO.
Southern Sky Pecans is a family owned orchard and the nuts are grown, hand-picked, processed and packaged in the Riverland. Pecans are native to Mississippi where the climate and soils are vastly different from South Australia.
To mitigate the impact on the plants, the Otto De Grancys use biological practices to develop a healthy plantation. They have planted cover crops to protect the soils and use worm juice to feed the trees.
South Australian emu meat is making its way to more plates, after a partnership between a producer and a chef translated to more retail opportunities.
Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorook, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times. In the past year, Wayne has teamed up with chef and native food enthusiast Andrew Fielke to supply emu meat for his Tuckeroo food brand.
Schmeks is a family run and operated business since 1996, located in the Riverland area of regional South Australia. They offer two great snack lines, SCHMEKS® BEEF JERKY and SCHMEKS® BEEF STIX which are highly sought after right across Australia.
Schmeks Beef Jerky is packaged in 20 g bags and is made from 100% Australian choice lean beef and marinated using our secret recipe before air drying it to perfection. NO soy sauce used.
Through a desire to help others whilst reducing waste and impact on the planet Jordan crafted and blended a range of teas and tees.
No moss teas are created to cleanse and aid healthy living.
No Moss tees follow a similar principle using sustainable organic hemp products and natural dyes.
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The Reilly family purchased Gurra Downs in 1990, and have become a pioneer in research and development for the production of premium table dates. The area is renowned for its fresh fruit and produce world-wide.
Given that there are no commercial date plantations in the semi-arid district or in the state, they are leading the way in a complete new field. They also produce high quality organic figs, pomegranates, wines and condiments.
Ausnat Fruits owner Anne Battams has been producing these fruit delicacies for almost 30 years, and began the Ausnat Fruits business 16 years ago, now sending them to around 50 stockists throughout Australia.
The product range, includes Chocolate & Yogurt Dipped Australian dried fruits, bottled Australian fruits in liqueurs including Brandied Apricots, Prunes in Port, Fruit Medley in Muscat and jams and sauces.
Nippys has been a household name for over 50 years.
Proudly South Australian owned and family run Nippys produces fresh fruit juices and flavoured milk products that are recognised and trusted throughout Australia and the world.
From humble beginnings near Moorook the iconic name of Nippys orange juice, expanded to include a range of other juices and flavoured milks.