Wednesday, July 8
Coming across the Farmer’s Place in the heart of farming and produce in Freshwater Creek, it’s almost like finding a secluded getaway – a home away from home. While the venue is located geographically in the heart of local farms, it also serves as the heart on a more emotional basis, and that became evident in the inaugural meet the producers dinner held on July 8.
Of what is said to be the first of many special events, the dinner enables you (as a consumer or fellow producer) to meet the creators of produce in the region. Featured on the night was Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm, Hilbilby Cultured Food, Great Ocean Ducks, Freshwater Creek Free Range, Moriac Farmstead Dairy and Ravens Creek Farm.
Over the course of the evening there were plenty of local wines to be had, finger food to indulge in and many like-minded individuals to join in conversation with. What soon followed was a five course (beyond expectation when the event was advertised as a three course) meal created purely from the local products by Farmer’s Place chef Luke Wakefield.
Dishes ranged from duck fillet with duck sausage to a dessert of rhubarb in varying forms of too-good-to-be-true treats and techniques. The quality served in each course was above and beyond and easily a chefs hat quality – something that can surely be attested to by each of the attendees. Wakefield’s creativity in the dishes was something that needs to be experienced, whether it’s in the next ‘Meet the Producers’ dinner or for lunch on the weekend.
Where: 675 Anglesea Road Freshwater Creek Victoria, 3217
When: Sun – Thur: 7am – 4pm (kitchen closes 2.30pm)
Fri – Sat: 7am – 10pm
The Farmer’s Place ‘Meet the Producers’ Dinner
Wednesday, July 8