Just before the turn off to either Healesville or Yarra Glen sits Coldstream - famous for being one of the coldest places in Melbourne and the shivering man in the creek. But this little town also celebrates all that is fresh and local at Yarra Valley Gateway Estate. This is your one stop shop for all that is delicious in the Valley. The shop is always full of fresh fruit and veg, chocolates and treats, meat and eggs. All produce is as local as possible and they are open all year round. Plus there is an amazing cafe where Mamma will always choose the homemade sausage roll that is served with real, chunky, tomato sauce - nothing out of a bottle here! Once you have had your lunch you can also head out to the strawberry greenhouse and pick your own punnet full of delicious plump strawberries, little ones have a ball searching out the ripe red ones!
Mamma's special mention: Have a look out for the Kennedy & Wilson chocolate - amazing local chocolate makers with the most divine blocks. They never last long at Mamma's house!
Maroondah Highway, Coldstream