Pennyroyal Farm Otway Preserves has now been operating successfully for over 20 Years. It was originally started by Richard and Patricia Gilbert in the Otway’s before being purchased by Chris and Debra in 2003 where it was relocated to a small Farm in Fyansford, just outside Geelong to take advantage of the new ring road and opportunities to supply Melbourne. During the last 10 years the business has been very successful supplying over 60 products throughout Geelong, the Otway’s, the Bellarine Peninsula and Melbourne areas.
The business has continued to grow simply from word of mouth. The most successful product has been the Raspberry Preserve with Strawberry a close 2nd. Other popular products include Tomato Relish, Tomato Chilli Sauce, Seville Marmalade, Autumn Fruit Chutney, and Raspberry Sauce. Chris and Debra have been working very hard to find the best local produce to make the products. Only the very best ingredients are sourced far and wide. Depending on seasonality factors there have been occasions where we have had to go as far as Queensland to get some of our fruit. More often however we source most of our fruit from Victoria. Our tomatoes have been coming from northern Victoria. More recently however we have been growing our own Organic tomatoes. This has proven to be an excellent decision as we have one of the most popular tomato sauce products in the market place and are struggling to keep up with demand. We have also been busy with new product development and have just recently released a number of new lines including Cranberry Sauce, Lime & Coriander Tartare Sauce, Garlic Aioli Mayonnaise, Mint Jelly Sauce, Fig Jam, and some wonderful Chilli Sauces. Our customers continually rave about our preserves. This has a lot to do with the fact that every product is hand made in small batches. This ensures maximum flavour . There is no high tech machinery used, just a lot of love and care in making all our products. This process is certainly labour intensive but is the major difference between some of the big Supermarket products and why our products have become so popular. The Company is an Australian family owned business and will continue to work very hard in supporting Australian farmers and businesses alike.
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310 HAMILTON HIGHWAY, FYANSFORD VIC, 3218
PHONE: 03 52 711 277 FAX:03 52 711 226