Our Members

Food Fossickers is a network of people who are passionate about the important role food plays in a healthy functioning society. It is a group that wants to let people know where their food has come from, and to share the stories about those who helped to put it on the table.

The network welcomes food and beverage growers, producers, distributors, retailers, cafes, pubs, restaurants, butchers, bakeries and more. Food Fossickers believe in building stronger relationships and an independent supply of local region food.

B & B Basil

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B&B Basil began as a father and daughter team in 2000. After noticing a lack of locally grown herb products at the Melbourne fruit and vegetable market, George Bobin and Susie Young decided it was time to begin something new and started growing large Hydroponic Basil in pots. Their products were an instant hit at the markets and the demand for their high quality herbs have only grown from there.

14 Rowena Street, East Bendigo 3550

Bendigo Wholefoods


Food…we love it! We are a quirky community food store that strives for old fashioned customer service. We’re a greengrocer, a kitchen garden, a delicatessen and a providore. We sell homewares and gifts, global foods, health foods, super foods, organic foods and more. “…from beautiful cookbooks to old-fashioned rolling pins, seedlings to watering cans, skin […]

314 Lyttleton Terrace, 3550

Bendigo Winegrowers

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From Rich, ripe reds to elegant whites, the wines from Bendigo’s gold-bearing soils are a wine lovers treasure. More than thirty boutique wineries offer a welcoming cellar door experience and chances are you’ll even meet the winemaker who’ll be keen to chat about the latest vintage.

PO Box 2288, Bendigo 3544


Choclartise Display

Transforming chocolate into edible art is Sue Schrieber’s passion. A passion she has taken to another level with the opening of her own small business, Choclartiste. Already an accomplished cake decorator, Sue began tinkering with chocolate at home before taking a course at the renowned Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School in Melbourne. She perfected the […]

48 Mayfair Park Estate, McDowell's Rd, East Bendigo 3550

Dunluce Lamb

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We are a family owned and operated business, providing a premium product, locally grown and delivered to your door at an affordable price. Composite rams were purchased from Cashmore Park and Oaklea studs, chasing genetic quality and hybrid vigour over the past five years to produce a self-replacing flock of maternal ewes, a mix of […]


Heathcote Winegrowers

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Good food is best enjoyed in the company of good wine and the Heathcote Wine Region is home to some of Australia’s best, particularly Shiraz. As well as premium Shiraz, Heathcote now produces outstanding examples of other varieties including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache and in white wines, some excellent Marsanne, Viognier […]

PO BOX 446, Heathcote 3523

Henry of Harcourt


Single variety and blends of Cider, Apple and pear Fortified Wines, Perry, Apple cider vinegar and pear wine vinegar

219 Reservoir Road, Harcourt 3453


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Hoo-gah (Hygge) is the Danish concept of celebrating warmth, connection and wellbeing in a relaxed social atmosphere. Allow Gina and Lee to welcome you to experience a cafe with a cool urban edge serving quality food and great coffee in a relaxed atmosphere. Hoo-gah uses local free-range produce and is open for breakfast, lunch, drinks and […]

3 Mitchell Street, 3550

Malayan Orchid

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Our unique cuisine consists of our very own recipes made from only the best fresh ingredients, with seasonal produce locally sourced. We feature exotic meats such as venison, alpaca, emu, kangaroo, crocodile and camel whilst also specialising in more traditional dishes such as Sweet and Sour Pork and Steak and Blackbean. The menu also extends […]

155 View Street, Bendigo 3550

Masons of Bendigo

Masons of Bendigo

Masons of Bendigo is located at 25 Queen Street Bendigo in the old WD Masons Glass shop once operating as the oldest family run business in Australia. Byron George has created an interior that combines the old with the new resulting in a very unique space for Central Victoria. With a culmination of local and […]

25 Queen Street, Bendigo 3550

McIvor Farm Foods

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Free range pork (Berkshire/old breed), freerange bacon and ham smallgoods

Corner Northern Highway & Lancefield-Tooborac Road, Tooborac 3522

Michel’s Fine Biscuit Co. Castlemaine

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‘I believe the recipe of a truly great biscuit can’t be found inside a book, rather in the heart and hands of the maker.’ Michel Mussett Michel’s Fine Biscuit Co. Castlemaine is an Australian owned and operated company based in regional, Victoria. Since 2002 the company has been delivering freshly baked handmade products with passion […]

36 McGrath Street, 3450

Mr Grimsby


Mister Grimsby Coffee, is more than just coffee but it is by far the best coffee in town! Offering two blends daily – Bombora & Rumba – we pride ourselves on a great coffee every time. Delicious light lunches are also available, with a focus on local produce. They include a range of fresh and […]

Shop 2, 35 Wills Street, 3550

Pud For all Seasons

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Rocky road and coconut rough, Variety of puddings

Room 24, 1 Halford Street, Castlemaine 3450

Rocks on Rosalind

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Rocks on Rosalind is the brainchild of two great mates. After working for years together in a variety of successful and renowned establishments, Finn Vedelsby and Ben Massey have decided to bring their own flair to the Bendigo restaurant scene. We believe this foundation is a combination of vibrant tastes and textures, a thoughtful beverage […]


Salute Oliva

Salute Oliva

Extra virgin Olive Oil – Frantio, Variety of home grown fruit preserves, Kalamata/manzanillo olives

5 Templeton Drive, Boort 3537

Simply Tomatoes

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Over almost thirty years of Lanyon’s growing tomatoes, Marilyn developed many recipes from red and green tomatoes. But, there was one stand out favourite for family and friends – Simply Green Tomatoes. So after extensive market research domestically and overseas, Ian and Marilyn began Simply Tomatoes journey in 2002. The family finished supplying the processing […]

479 Parkers Road, 3537

The Epicurean Delicatessen

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An Italian inspired “tavola calda” with a full gourmet delicatessen. The Epicurean, Bendigo’s little piece of Italy. Savour the flavours of Italian fare cooked with much love and care. Traditional recipes using seasonal produce to enjoy in or take home to share with family and friends. Gourmet lunches. All day breakfast. Gift certificates. Larder and […]

79 Mitchell Street, Bendigo 3550

The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery & Café

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Delicious sourdough loaves that are highly nutritious, 100% additive and preservative free, come from the ovens of Bendigo’s only authentic The Good Loaf Sourdough Bakery and Cafe from Monday-Saturday.

404 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo 3550

The Woodhouse

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Welcome to The Woodhouse. From the moment you enter, your senses will ignite. We are a Bendigo Steakhouse and Redgum grill dedicated to using our unique “cooking with wood” techniques. Specializing in premium beef, meats and wood fired pizzas, The Woodhouse has quickly become a local favourite. You can smell the delicious smokiness of the Red […]

101 Williamson Street, Bendigo 3550

Warialda Belted Galloway Beef


100% grass fed beef, specifically belted Galloway breed, Beef, gluten free smallgoods

130 Ryans Road, Cloribinane 3658