The Farmer’s Larder aim is simple: Grow food that tastes great. Stewart and Louise Laing LOVE great tasting food, and want you to love it too. They raise their animals raised with love and made with taste in mind, using our Clean, Smart and Free Range principles approach. Their animals roam free across our paddocks near Daylesford eating beautiful green pasture and 100% natural feed.
Stewart and Louise are open, ethical and honest about how they raise, feed and kill their animals. We, like Stewart and Louise, encourage our customers to learn where their food comes from and make a change by choosing to eat healthy and to eat free range, local produce.
Spade & Barrow is the conduit between Yardmill and the smaller local farmer. Whilst at SecondBite, Katy (CEO of food rescue organisation SecondBite) witnessed the struggles facing our farming community and was shocked to learn that farmers were moving off their land in droves unable to remain viable. Katy founded Spade & Barrow in 2013 with a mission to keep Australian farmers on their land by paying a fair price for their produce, purchasing produce in all shapes and sizes and distributing it directly to commercial kitchens, including Yardmill.
Highly respected ceramicist and fine artist, Shane Kent is the man responsible for Yardmill’s beautiful ceramic shingled walls. Briefed by Projects of Imagination, Kent took Yardmill’s paddock to plate and health and wellness approach into consideration while working on the commission, and his work reflects Yardmill’s food philosophy beautifully.
With over 2,500 handmade ceramic tiles lining Yardmill’s walls, Kent subtly changed the colour and texture of each tile through the kiln firing and scratching process, bringing a greater sense of space and warmth to an otherwise narrow interior. While beautiful to look at, Kent’s tiles are not just for decoration, they serve a greater purpose and we feel privileged to bring Kent’s beautiful art into everyday culture.
Kent has also produced four sets of distinctive serving vessels for winter, spring, autumn and summer to reflect and enhance Yardmill’s commitment to using seasonal ingredients.
Come and see his work for yourself. We guarantee it will take your breath away.
Established in 1991,Family Homestead is a 100% Australian, family owned and operated business that produce genuine free-range eggs with the utmost love and care.
Located 86kms from Melbourne’s CBD, Family Homestead run by owners Vesna and Ivin, is home to happy hens who can be seen roaming the fresh paddocks to their hearts content. With a strong focus on animal welfare, Family Homestead allow their chickens to express their natural behaviour through natural farming methods and do not de-beak or cage them.
Hens are free to dust bathe, flap their wings and socialise. It’s this approach, along with a high quality grain diet of corn, wheat and lupins, which leads to the production of an old-fashioned, tasty free-range egg.
Located in Clonbinane, Victoria, just one hour out of Melbourne is Warialda Belted Galloways. Run by the Snaith family, Allen and Lizette have been breeding Belted Galloway cattle for 30 years.
Using quality stud genetics, the Snaith family believe in a paddock-to-plate approach to cattle breeding and are passionate about nose-to-tail consumption and utilising the entire animal.
The Snaith family think outside the box when it comes to farming and are constantly evolving to keep up to date with new trends and demands in the food industry. In addition to Warialda’s three ranges of fresh beef and selection of small goods, WBG also make gluten and preservative-free sausages and burgers.