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about us

Montague Farms have proudly grown Australian fruit since 1948. Since then, we’ve nurtured over 4.6 million trees, with families who’ve passionately grown fruit for generations.

With orchards and farms all around Australia, our work expands beyond home. Our expert team of growers and fruit enthusiasts travel the world to find the tastiest natural fruit varieties, to bring back home to plant and grow for you.
From the farm, to the fruit bowl. All for the joy of it.

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What we grow

Explore the abundance of quality fruit grown by Montague Farms, in orchards and farms all around Australia. From apples, to stonefruit, to citrus, we take pride in growing the best fruit Mother Nature can grow.

Apples

Sweet or tangy? Light or dense? Explore the delicious variety of apples we grow for every palette. From crowd-favourite JAZZ™ to indulgently sweet envy™ and more.

Stone-fruit

Grown under strict specifications to deliver exceptional sweetness, firmness and colour, discover the uniqueness of Montague Farms-grown stone-fruit.

Pears

Discover the goodness of Australian-grown pears. Sweet, crunchy and satisfying.

experiences

The Orchard at Montague invites you for a memorable experience with family and friends, just 35km from Melbourne and right next door to the serene Lysterfield Park. Explore a stunning restaurant, Stella’s Kitchen, where you can dine among orchard and garden views; tour the bountiful orchard abundant with fruit; and taste fruit hand-picked from the orchard while discovering locally-crafted artisan goods at Bill’s Orchard Gate.

Stella’s Kitchen

Stella’s Kitchen offers an enchanting dining experience.

Enjoy a seasonal menu of fresh, local produce, including fruit direct from the orchard, among breathtaking orchard views.

Bill’s Orchard Gate

Bill’s Orchard Gate boasts a range of fresh produce, homewares and gifts, beautifully overlooking the Little Orchard and lush gardens. Enjoy tastings and freshly-squeezed juice with fruit hand-picked from the orchard.

Pick your own fruit & orchard tour

The Little Orchard, situated gorgeously opposite Stella’s Kitchen, offers a range of apples, pears, plums, apricots, peaches and nectarines through the seasons. We are delighted to offer exciting and educational Orchard Tours that will inspire you to plant your own fruit trees. Open seasonally from November to March.

sustainability

Ethical produce

Montague Farms is committed to exploring sustainable solutions. In our 75 years, we’ve seen the world change. Adapting to the impacts of climate change – heavier hail seasons, warmer temperatures and unpredictable weather – hasn’t been easy on our growers and the community as a whole. Our sustainability destinations – guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – keep us committed to protecting our planet.

Support

Montague Farms will support Australians in need, providing them with food and  education to help them thrive.

Respect

Montague Farms will provide a respectful workplace that is safe, protects human rights, promotes growth and seeks out likeminded suppliers.

Nuture

Montague Farms will respect and care for the planet, revitalising the land for future generations to enjoy.

Reduce

Montague Farms will reduce waste wherever possible, through repurposing fruit into juices and pastes and by contributing regular donations to charities and farmers.

Latest Posts

This National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering Maths) Day, let’s take a quick look at how fruit is checked for quality before its packed for supermarket shelves. After a preliminary quality inspection, fruit will then go through tech-operated quality sorters and then pass 3 different quality steps in the packing facility:

Step 1: Fruit is inspected for imperfections.
Step 2: Using a penetrometer, our team of quality experts will check the pressure of the fruit, ensuring it has optimal firmness and texture.
Step 3: Fruit will undergo Brix checks. Using a refractometer, the quality team will measure the total dissolved sugar content - the Brix - to ensure fruit is of the highest quality nature can grow.

Once fruit meets all major quality checks, it’s good to be packed for supermarket shelves and for you 🍎🍑
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Your afternoon snack is calling.

envy™️ is many things: deliciously sweet, aromatic and satisfying. But it’s also the apple you reach for when you want to relax and take things slow. Have you had a moment with envy™️ today? 🍎✨
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It’s not a smoothie without JAZZ™️🍎 Get your daily vitamins A & C, as a refreshing snack or in a smoothie. Perfect before or after a workout, or as a revitalising pick-me-up 💪 ...

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Have you indulged in an envy™ apple? envy™ is the apple to savour, blessed by a beautiful sweetness, fragrant aroma and satisfying crunch. Slow down and take it all in with envy™ 🍎

Available at Woolworths, Coles, Costco, select independent greengrocers and Bill’s Orchard Gate at The Orchard at Montague.
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Being a parent is full of 'teaching moments'. One of the most important is the power of healthy eating. From diversifying your fruit bowl with a variety of fruits, like apples, citrus and stone fruit, to trying out different apples through the seasons, you can set an example of how nutrition helps us feel better and live more mindfully 🍎 ...

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Summer just got sweeter ☀️😉 Stay tuned for some very exciting news soon! 🤩

Any guesses? Comment below! ⬇️
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As blossoms become fruit, let’s reminisce on the beauty of spring at the orchard 🌸💕 ...

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