Life at AVA Communities Yarrawonga is all about supporting over 50s health and wellness, from the rural living and fresh air to the onsite facilities and the amenities nearby. And one of the best ways to enhance your wellbeing is by giving your body fresh and nourishing food, with a few treats thrown in on the occasion. 

Just a short drive from AVA Communities Yarrawonga you have access to an abundance of fresh ingredients and producers. Buying from these small businesses not only means you can support local, but it means you can shop for everything you need to create the ultimate paddock to plate degustation, prepared fresh in your own kitchen. 

Planning a cook up?
Here’s where to support local and buy fresh near Yarrawonga:

Rich Glen Provedore 

Rich Glen Provedore 

Want to enjoy some of the freshest and finest cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils in the country? Head to Rich Glen Provedore. Their farm, which has been in the family since 1982, is home to more than 36,000 olive trees, which they press on-site within a couple of hours of harvesting. Their store, on the main street of Yarrawonga, is foodie heaven, where you can gather an indulgent haul of olive oils, salad dressings, dukkah, sauces, condiments, as well as shop a range of other regional produce.

For an added dose of wellness, head two doors down to find Rich Glen Orangerie. There you can stock up on their stunning range of all-natural skincare, haircare, baby care, natural remedies, soaps, candles and eco-friendly home goods, all made right on their farm in Yarrawonga. Their natural remedies can also help support the wellbeing of anyone who suffers from allergies, arthritis, or itching.

Yarrawonga Apiaries

For a bit of sweetness, pop in to Yarrawonga Apiaries to try their ethically sourced, cold spun raw honey. The business is a full family affair, and they’re passionate about producing high quality, fresh local honey, just as the bees made it. You can also stock up on their handmade range of beeswax food wraps, candles and beauty products.

Yarrawonga Apiaries

Corowa Whisky & Chocolate

Over 50s wellness is all about balance—you’ve earned the right to indulge a little after all. And a great place to do just that is the Corowa Whisky & Chocolate. Based in the original Corowa Flour Mill, here you can stock up on their hand-crafted Belgium chocolates—you can even try your own hand and make a giant chocolate freckle or rocky road. While you’re there, take a tour of the distillery, and grab a bottle of their single malt whisky, sourced from local barley, to take home for an after dinner tipple.

Squires Winery, Warrabilla Wines and Byramine Homestead & Brewery

What’s a beautiful home-cooked meal without a local wine to wash it down with? Here you’re lucky to have two wineries close by. At Warrabilla Wines, their small-batch drops combine the best of traditional techniques with modern winemaking. In particular, their Durif is an icon in the region. The cellar door at Squires Winery is completely solar powered, and they practice minimal interference in their vineyard and olive grove. They have something to cater to everyone’s tastes, from a prosecco, through to a cabernet sauvignon. Prefer a brew? Take a visit inside the beautiful heritage Byramine Homestead to find an extensive range of local boutique beers, ciders and spirits.

So next time you’re planning a cook up, why not take a short drive, support local, and stock up on fresh, local produce near Yarrawonga?