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Garden Like a Nonno: growing with the seasons

August 11, 2021: We're big fans of local writer and bookseller Jaclyn Crupi, who has just released her latest book Garden Like a Nonno. ?It's full of all the best tips for growing and preserving produce, and we're lucky enough to be able to share an extract!

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MOUNT ZERO HERO | Ollie Hansford, Siffredi's

August 10, 2021: Siffredi’s is ‘Italian’ by nature but not rigidly so, Ollie explains. “We don’t pigeonhole ourselves in terms of Italian food, there’s no Carbonara. But we’re a spaghetti bar, and we will put an Australian or Asian spin on pastas sometimes.”

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7 Foodies Share Go-to Farro Recipes | Mount Zero Olives

August 10, 2021: In search of innovative, satisfying and tasty farro recipes? Here are 10 of our all-time favourite farro recipes to work into your weeknight meal repertoire.

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Olive Oil Pasta: Simple 15 min Recipes | Mount Zero Olives

July 15, 2021: Need some fresh inspiration for your pasta dinner tonight? Try these three mouthwatering 15 minute pasta recipes featuring parmesan, chilli and plenty of garlic.

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Zero Waste Warehouse Market: Plastic Free July edition

July 14, 2021: We’re back again with our Melbourne Zero Waste Market on the last Saturday in July - perfect timing to celebrate the end of Plastic Free July! So BYO bags, bottles and containers, because it’s time to stock up – waste free.

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MOUNT ZERO HERO | Adam Baughan, Mr McCracken

July 13, 2021: Mr McCracken Head Chef Adam Baughan is this month's Mount Zero Hero. Here, he shares his consistent commitment to quality produce, which is evident in the popularity of his restaurant.

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How To Cook Farro | Mount Zero Olives

July 9, 2021: Want to perfectly cook farro every single time? Here’s our step by step cooking method and handy hints. Plus lots of delicious farro serving suggestions.

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Three ways with Arbequina extra virgin olive oil

June 29, 2021: Arbequina olive oil is versatile, delicious and perfect for sweet or savoury applications. Here are just a few of our favourite ways to use this new season olive oil.

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The story behind our Yuzu Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil

June 28, 2021: Based on the lower slopes of Mount Buffalo, you’d be hard pressed to find two people more passionate about growing cool climate citrus in all of Australia than Jane and Brian Casey of Mountain Yuzu.

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Harvest 2021

June 23, 2021: May to early June is one of the busiest times of the year at Mount Zero Olives: olive harvesting time. So by mid-June olive oil production is in full swing, and you can find our first new season olive oil pressed, extracted, bottled and ready to go.

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MOUNT ZERO HERO | Kim Sangsoo, James

June 8, 2021: Our Mount Zero Hero this month, chef Kim Sangsoo, has been cooking in Melbourne for the last eight years since he arrived from his hometown of Seoul, South Korea. Now you can find him behind the pans at South Melbourne bar and dining room, James.

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6 Benefits of Olive Oil

June 1, 2021: Wondering if olive oil is good for you? Find out why olive oil is a healthy choice and 6 proven benefits.

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WINNER | Frantoio takes silver at the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

May 31, 2021: ?Our new season 2021 Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil is off to a great start, taking out a silver medal at the world's premier olive oil competition, the NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition?.

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Salt of the Earth: salt harvesting at the Pink Lake

April 12, 2021: The ABC recently spoke to General Manager Rich Seymour as well as Wotjobaluk elder and artist ?Aunty Nancy Harrison, as part of Hetty McKinnon's ?The Kitchen Table ?series for The History Listen.

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FROM THE SOURCE: Our Organic Chickpeas

February 23, 2021: This is the story of where Mount Zero’s organic chickpeas begin - but it’s about more than that. It’s the story of a regional farming family and an underlying belief about the way things should be done.

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ZERO WASTE WAREHOUSE MARKET: February

February 11, 2021: Gather your bags, bottles and containers – our popular Zero Waste Warehouse Market is BACK in 2021!

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Drive-Thru Disco Market

November 10, 2020: We had such a great time at our last Drive-Thru Disco Market in May, we’re doing it all again – and we can’t wait to see you on Saturday the 28th of November.

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Drive-Thru Disco Market

May 6, 2020: The May 30th Quarterly Warehouse market is still a go - just with a few not so subtle tweaks. To ensure we can all maintain our social distance in these COVID-19 times, the market will employ a contactless, click and collect model.

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Family Album - Q & A with Daniela Zuniga

February 27, 2020: But how did the idea of creating a local smoked extra virgin olive oil come about? The answer is Daniela Zuniga, Mount Zero’s Product Development and Quality Assurance manager.

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WAREHOUSE MARKET VOL. 7

February 7, 2020: Our first quarterly warehouse market for the year is happening on Feb 28th!

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Family Album - Q & A with Nat Neal

January 31, 2020: This year’s first “Family Album” blog profile (plus bonus recipe!) is all about Nat Neal. Nat met the Mount Zero crew via Cam at Mountain Goat Brewery, one of the many food and beverage businesses she has worked with both here and abroad.

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Mount Zero Hero- Rachel Pitts of the Fruitful Kitchen

December 12, 2019: Tips and inspiration to help you use your Christmas Leftovers for a Waste free Christmas

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Mount Zero 2019 Christmas Gift Guide.

November 20, 2019: Give the Gift of Mount Zero this Christmas.

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our commitment to sustainability - part 2

October 23, 2019: Biodegradable package testing, waste-free events, reusable glass jars, solar power... these are just some practices we are undertaking as our commitment to sustainability. Read all about our journey so far...

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A Future For You in Olives - Excerpts from the original Mount Zero prospectus (circa 1950)

September 19, 2019: We are excited to have our hands on a vintage brochure from the 1950s that provides an interesting insight into the history of the Australian olive industry.

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WAREHOUSE MARKET VOL.5

August 29, 2019: We're back with our waste-free warehouse market 9am -2pm, Saturday September 14th.

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Mount Zero Hero - Jessie Spiby, My Grandma Ben

July 29, 2019: Jessie, an Adelaide born, self-taught cook, has a passion for seasonal and locally produced food. Through her selective sourcing of ingredients and a wealth of learned knowledge, Jessie opened My Grandma Ben with sustainable values at its core.

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Our Salt Story: Celebrating 10 Years

July 24, 2019: 2019 marks the 10 year anniversary of our first harvest of Pink Lake salt, a collaboration with the Barengi Gadgin Land Council who represent the five traditional owners of the land the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples and Parks Victoria who permitted the hand harvest of the Pink Lake salt using traditional low impact techniques.

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Mount Zero Hero- Chef Paul Wilson.

June 28, 2019: This month we have been lucky enough to work with and chat to our old mate, Chef Paul Wilson, in anticipation of our Pressed event. Here, he answers a few questions, about his culinary journey.

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Pressed. with Chef Paul Wilson - Sunday 14th July

June 18, 2019: Join us for a degustation of freshly pressed oils & matching dishes; with Mount Zero olive expert Richard Seymour & iconic chef Paul Wilson.?

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Mount Zero Hero – Josephine Prendergast

June 2, 2019: This month’s Mount Zero Hero is Josephine Prendergast, who works for Melbourne restaurateur Con Christopoulos across his Spring Street venues The European, City Wine Shop, Melbourne Supper Club, Siglo and the Spring St Grocer. After losing her mother at the age of 13 ‘Jose’ discovered a passion for cooking when she took on the responsibility of cooking at home.

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WAREHOUSE MARKET VOL. 3

April 12, 2019: ?Join us at our third zero waste Warehouse Market this Saturday 13th April from 9am - 2pm.

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All About the Olive

February 28, 2019: As you can imagine, the Mount Zero Olives team get asked all kinds of questions about olives - from how many varieties there are, to what they taste like; to how to store them and how to cook them. Well, we could talk about olives all day (and we do), so to help you understand our favourite fruit (yep fruit folks!) we put together a quick Q&A below which addresses some of the most common queries.

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

February 4, 2019: Not only does a commitment to flavour, sustainable farming and a passion for quality ingredients define our approach to we grow and gather, it also defines our choices in our production and distribution methods. We are proud of our continuous work to make our business as sustainable as it can be and encourage you to celebrate sustainable practices in your homes and offices where possible too.

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Warehouse Market vol. 2

January 15, 2019: We're doing it again! Join us for the second edition of our warehouse market in Sunshine West.

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Family Album - Grant Freeman

October 31, 2018: In this month’s edition of our Family Album series, we’re shining the spotlight on Grant Freeman a loyal and adventurous soul who has been with the Mount Zero team for close to a decade. Grant started out working in production when Mount Zero Olives was a smaller team of four and today works as Operations Manager in a team of twelve. He has known Rich and the Seymour family since his teens and recalls camping at Mount Zero before the school farm-house went in, as well as Mount Zero Olive's first commercial harvest.

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It Takes Courage – sharing secret recipes and stories from our homelands

June 26, 2018: Since August 2017 women from sixteen different cultural backgrounds ) have gathered in regional Victoria to share food, culture, and to build supportive networks. The result of their shared conversations is a beautiful and unique book, “It Takes Courage – sharing secret recipes and stories from our homelands” launched this month in Ballarat.

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Mount Zero Hero - James "Jimmy" Campbell, Head Chef, The Bunyip Hotel Cavendish

May 30, 2018: This month's Mount Zero Hero is James "Jimmy" Campbell of The Bunyip Hotel in Cavendish Western Victoria. Jimmy worked with MoVida's Frank Camorra for the best part of a decade, during which time he won two Good Food Guide hats as Head Chef MoVida Sydney and was recognised as one of the MoVida group's rising stars.

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Mount Zero Hero - Travis McAuley, Hellenic Republic

March 21, 2018: Travis McAuley, Executive Chef, Hellenic Republic shares popular Greek recipes with Mount Zero Olives, including 'Australia's favourite salad', a dish based on one that George Calombaris's mother Mary originally made.

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Melbourne's Best Hot Cross Buns (Staff Picks)

March 20, 2018: We provide some of the best bakeries in Melbourne (and beyond with olives, olive oil and much more. With Easter approaching we thought we'd ask our staff for their pick for Melbourne's best hot cross buns.

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Mount Zero Hero - Paul Baker, Chef

February 22, 2018: Paul Baker is the Head Chef of the Botanic Gardens Restaurant in Adelaide, one of the ‘hottest’ restaurants in the country, as voted by Weekend Australian Magazine.

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Mount Zero Hero - Emma Stirling, Dietitian

January 31, 2018: Emma Stirling is an accredited practising dietitian (APD), Director of Scoop Nutrition consultancy and Editor of Scoop Nutrition – a blog designed to promote expert dietitians and credible nutrition news from around the globe. She is also a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University specialising in food studies, gastronomy and culinary nutrition.

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Mount Zero Hero - Julia Ostro

December 6, 2017: December's Mount Zero Hero is Julia Busuttil Nishimura aka Julia Ostro. This month we are thrilled to share a short conversation with her, as well as summer salad recipes prepared for Mount Zero readers.

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Mount Zero 'Appetite for Bright' Hamper Range

November 21, 2017: We've updated our hamper range just in time for Christmas shopping! The new hamper packaging is designed by ANTIPASTEL, a Sydney based illustrator with a passion for food and fun.

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Pressing 'Agrumato' Olive Oil

November 17, 2017: Agrumato is the traditional Italian method of pressing citrus fruits with olives to create an delectable zesty olive olive oil.

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Mount Zero Hero - Richard Ousby

November 14, 2017: At 33 years of age, Executive Chef Stokehouse Richard Ousby has been named a ‘baby-faced assassin’ by the media. His friendly and relaxed countenance is seemingly worlds away from celebrity chefs who famously rule their kitchen’s with ire and fire. Born in NSW, Richard set his sights on a career in the kitchen from an early age. “Keeping in mind, at this stage there was no such thing as glamorous, celebrity chefs to be found in Bathurst!”

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Mount Zero Hero - Anna Quayle | Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel

October 6, 2017: Owned by dynamic husband and wife duo, Sean and Natalie Donovan, the Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel dining experience consistently delivers with its well-considered approach to classic pub dinning, textured with worldly accents and controlled flair. This month's Mount Zero Hero is Head Chef, the talented Anna Quayle.

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The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

September 25, 2017: Extra Virgin Olive Oil can assist with heart health, diabetes, cancer and many other health problems.

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Mount Zero Hero - Marco Lori | Lupino

September 21, 2017: This month’s Mount Zero Hero is chef Marco Lori of Lupino Melbourne. Marco has been creating Italian cuisine for Melbourne customers for three decades – ever inspired by family dinners growing up and the birth country of his parents.

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Mount Zero Hero - Allyse Wafer

August 22, 2017: This month's Mount Zero Hero, Allyse Wafer is a food stylist, a writer and marketer. She combines these passions by creating bespoke productions and events, documented on her website Wafer.

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We're Hiring - Warehouse Person/Order Picker

August 1, 2017: We're hiring a Warehouse Person/Order Picker in a full-time role at our Tottenham warehouse. Hello, is it you we're looking for?

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Mount Zero Hero - Egor Rodichkin | The Riverland Group

July 17, 2017: A self-described “gypsy” Egor was born in Russia, grew up in Brazil and immigrated to Australia in his mid-twenties.

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News from the Grove

June 27, 2017: In our 25th year of harvesting the Mount Zero Olive grove, we've been blessed by weather but also by our team of fantastic international pickers.

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Mount Zero Hero - Annie Smithers | Du Fermier

June 22, 2017: Annie Smithers' Farmhouse kitchen isn't just the title of her new book, it lives through her Trentham restaurant, Du Fermier. Annie's approach is simple - quality, farm produced ingredients, cooked with love and served to share. As our Mount Zero Hero, Annie offers more insight into her approach, ethos as well as some amazing recipes.

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Mount Zero Hero - Almay Jordaan | Neighbourhood Wine

May 24, 2017: As inviting as the name suggests Neighbourhood Wine in trendy Fitzroy North is a local eatery for all. Natural wines are paired with seasonal and local fare - including Mount Zero Olives!

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Our favourite 5 warming Winter soups and braises

April 20, 2017: It mightn't be everyone's favourite season but we love it, slow cooked lentil dishes and heart warming soups....yum! We've put together a list of our favourite winter warmers so that you too can enjoy the season and the tastes it offers.

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Photo Journal: Grown and Gathered from Mount Zero

April 18, 2017: Matt and Lentil from Grown and Gathered visited us at the farm for lunch and a bit of Glamping recently, see their photos from the weekend in the blog.

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Mount Zero Hero - Tez Kemp | La Madre Bakery

April 13, 2017: Learn more about the man behind the REALLY GOOD hot cross buns from La Madre Bakery - Tez Kemp. A marketing man turned baker, Tez doesn't need any flashy marketing tricks as the product is so so good.

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Photo Journal: Our Long Lunch at the Grove

April 11, 2017: Our Regional World's Longest Lunch as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival went off without a hitch. The Grampians produce and setting was enjoyed by a 100 hungry guests running along a long table in the grove.

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Grampians Wild Lamb - Local Lamb for our Long Lunch

March 23, 2017: Our Regional World's Longest Lunch is just a week away and our focus has turned to some sourcing of core ingredients. One of our amazing local chefs, Jimmy Campbell headed out to Grampians Wild Lamb to select some of the best looking stock for our five course menu.

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Mount Zero Heroes - Matt Stone and Jo Barrett | Oakridge

March 23, 2017: Our Mount Zero Heroes Co-Head Chefs of Oakridge Winery, Matt Stone and Jo Barrett share their inspiration, their recipes and the story of how they came together - in the kitchen and in life.

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News from the Grove - The Fat of the Land

March 21, 2017: We’re now counting down to not only hosting one hundred lucky lunchers for the Melbourne Food & Wine Fest’s Longest Lunch, but also to the arrival of fourteen beautiful bell tents that will harbour our intrepid glamping folk. But the main thing we’re excited about is the reopening of our gorgeous Millstone Café, which for five weeks from the 1st of April..

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Reopening of the Millstone Cafe at Mount Zero Grove

March 15, 2017: Looking for lunch in the Grampians? We are re-opening our famous cafe for 5 weeks to nourish tourists, travellers and locals alike.

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News from the Grove - A local connection

February 16, 2017: The Mount Zero cafe will re-open in April and we are lucky enough to have gifted cook Lisa Herbert assisting. In this edition of 'news from the grove' Lisa offers tells us the story of her heritage, her hospitality ventures and her vision for the cafe in April.

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Meet our Chefs - Regional Worlds Longest Lunch

February 15, 2017: Our very first World's Longest Lunch as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be held at the Mount Zero Olives Grove on Friday, March 31st. We've carefully selected some brilliant local chefs to cater for the event, find out a little more about them below.

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Mount Zero Hero – Ashly Hicks | Garden State Hotel

February 14, 2017: This month we introduce you to Ashly Hicks, Head Chef Garden State Hotel, a grand new multi-level restaurant and bar located in Flinders Lane, Melbourne.

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We're all GO at the Grove

January 25, 2017: A Melbourne Food and Wine Festival long table lunch, Glamping accommodation at Mount Zero and the Millstone cafe will re-open!

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News from the Grove - A Mount Zero tradition

December 15, 2016: We give thanks for another fantastic year. Could it be that the New Year’s tradition of eating lentils and pork, that we adopted from a past Italian WWOOFER’s (willing workers on organic farms) is responsible?

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Mount Zero Hero - Nicky Riemer and Union Dining

December 13, 2016: Head Chef Nicky Riemer opened Union Dining with co-owner Adam Cash in 2011 and it has been hit ever since. Within the first year of opening they were listed in the The Age Good Food Guide and Nicky was nominated as Chef of the Year.

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Mount Zero - Biodynamic Farming Methods

November 22, 2016: In 1993 we founded Mount Zero Olives, taking over an abandoned olive grove which we slowly nursed back to good health using biodynamic farming principles. We live simply on the land, making the best use of our limited natural resources and ensuring that we are sustainable.

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Mount Zero Hero - EARL Canteen

November 15, 2016: Earl Canteen co-founder Jackie Middleton gives us some insights into the inspiration behind their very, very good sandwiches and what it takes to feed Melbourne's hungry workers.

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5 Grain Salads For Summer Gatherings

November 10, 2016: Fresh, healthy and delicious salads just make so much sense in the Spring and Summer months. Here's 5 of our best.

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Mount Zero Hero - Michael James & Tivoli Road Bakery

October 6, 2016: Melbourne's kneaders don't come much more celebrated than Tivoli Rd Bakery's Michael James. We find out a little bit more about the man and the business behind the amazing bread.

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Hats Off! The Age Good Food Guide 2017

September 13, 2016: Congratulations to the talented and hardworking staff and chefs at the hatted restaurants in The Age Good Food Guide 2017 - many of whom are our wonderful customers!

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Mount Zero Heroes - Tulip

September 6, 2016: Tulip's Head Chef provides three amazing recipes using the Mount Zero range.

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Mount Zero Heroes - Karen Chau

August 23, 2016: Creative and recipe developer, Karen Chau provides four delicious and nutritious recipes using our biodynamic soup mix

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Our Olive Leaf Tea a state winner at delicious. Produce Awards

August 8, 2016: Our biodynamic olive leaf tea has taken out a 'state winner' gong at the 2016 delicious Produce Awards. Our version of an Australian green tea is grown on our farm in the Grampians.

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News from the Grove - A Natural Solution

July 8, 2016: Jane talks about the first of five new natural skin care products to be launched by Mount Zero - Organic Hand Sanitiser

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Alla Wolf-Tasker's Marinated Olive Recipe

June 28, 2016: Alla Wolf-Tasker of the Lake House Daylesford has generously gifted us her favourite marinated olive recipe using our Australian Mixed Olives. Warm marinated olives, mmmmmm.

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What makes olive oil 'Extra Virgin'?

June 28, 2016: Extra virgin, first pressed, cold pressed, light, virgin... buying olive oil can be a confusing task. We break down how to decipher the terminology and find the best quality olive oil.

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Harvesting Nature’s Bounty – the Cycle Continues

June 2, 2016: Mount Zero co-owner and farmer Jane Seymour reports on the yield from this year's olive harvest for extra virgin olive oil production.

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Why should I buy Australian olive oil?

May 24, 2016: When it comes to olive oil, Australian's are spoilt for choice. But do consumers really get what they pay for with imported oils?

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Mount Zero Heroes - Porch and Parlour

May 19, 2016: Our Mount Zero Heroes can be found in every corner of Australia but this month they reside in one of it's prettiest. Follow the link for a feature and recipes from the oh-so-hip Porch and Parlour in Sydney's Bondi Beach

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Mt Zero Olive Leaf Tea continues a time honoured tradition

May 5, 2016: Jane provides a comprehensive background on the importance of green tea throughout history, its health benefits and how to brew the perfect cup of our olive leaf tea

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Prince Charles champions Biodynamic farming

May 5, 2016: Prince Charles champions the biodynamic farming approach in his opening speech at the Italian Biodynamic Association Conference.

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News From the Grove (March) by Jane Seymour

April 5, 2016: Harvest on our Biodynamic olive grove has begun for the 2016 season. Jane Seymour (Mount Zero co-owner) reports from the farm on our 'enhanced organic' approach, the health of the harvest, the season that's been.

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Mount Zero Olives now available through Qantas epiQure

March 24, 2016: Our Australian grown olives and extra virgin olive oil is now available through Qantas epiQure. Members can now purchase the best Australian gourmet foods through the epiQure loyalty program.

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Our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | 2016

March 17, 2016: Our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

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Mount Zero Heroes - Masons of Bendigo

March 8, 2016: Masons of Bendigo feature as our March Mount Zero Heroes. The Age Good Food Guide 'chef hatted' restaurant is a major drawcard in Bendigo and their paddock to plate philosophy ties in nicely with us at Mount Zero Olives.

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French Style Green Lentil Changes

February 25, 2016: Extreme weather conditions in the Wimmera means our french style green lentils will no longer be certified Biodynamic, for now.....

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The importance of an indigenous relationship on our farm - by Jane Seymour

February 25, 2016: Gavin Reid is an Indigenous man from the Wiradjuri clan in Central West New South Wales.. He has been working with us on the MZ farm for the past 8 years.

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Mount Zero Dryland Feast - Dine, Camp and Wander the Grove

February 11, 2016: The Dryland Feast is back as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival! And this year you can stay at the grove in a luxury Homecamp bell tent!

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Straight to the Source - Grampians Graze

February 4, 2016: Join 'Straight to the Source' as they tour our very own backyard! Their 'Graze Grampians Tour' will visit the Mount Zero Grove, Pink Lake and our Wimmera Lentil growers.

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Mount Zero Heroes - The Independent

February 4, 2016: Our February Mount Zero Heroes are talented individuals behind The Independent. A produce focussed, regional, Argentinian influenced restaurant in Gembrook.

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News from the Grove - Our indigenous connection

February 1, 2016: Wonderful WWOOFers; Willing Workers On Organic Farms

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Mount Zero Olives & The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

January 25, 2016: We are teaming up with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival again this year to dress and season some of their most exciting events.

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International Year of Pulses

January 13, 2016: Delicious, healthy, easy to use - we are celebrating our chickpeas and lentils with the rest of the world in 2016!

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White Rabbit Hops into Geelong

December 7, 2015: White Rabbit Brewery have a new home, an impressive barrel hall in the Geelong Little Creatures Village to be exact. We cruised down the highway for the launch, had a couple of cold ones and chatted fermentation.

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Innocent Bystander - Mount Zero Heroes

December 7, 2015: Our December Mount Zero Hero Michael Smith, Head Chef of Innocent Bystander shares four recipes from the Healesville cellar door restaurant.

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Transformer Fitzroy - Mount Zero Heroes

November 5, 2015: Our November 'Mount Zero Heroes' are the co-head chefs of Transformer Fitzroy, Luke Florence and Bryce Edwards. The pair will provide four vegetarian recipes, from the transformer menu , using our Australian Olive Oil, Olives, Pulses and Grains.

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How To: Taste the Good Oil

October 26, 2015: Our 101 for tasting and noting the characteristics of olive oil. Learn to taste the fruit notes and identify the bitterness and pungency levels.

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Our Very first 'Mount Zero Hero' - Cle-ann

October 5, 2015: Our October 'Mount Zero Hero' is Cle-ann Stampolidis, winner of our 2015 recipe competition and supremely talented cook and food stylist.

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The Blending Lab - 2015 Harvest

September 24, 2015: ?We're hitting the lab for a session of olive oil appreciation and celebrating the 2015 EVOO harvest.

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Delicious Produce Awards 2015

September 14, 2015: Delicious? Yes! Winners? Not this year... Our Pink Lake Salt with Glenelg River Herbs came oh-so-close!

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We have a winner!

August 19, 2015: Congratulations to....us! Our Lime Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil has won a gold medal at the 2015 Australian National Olive Oil Awards!

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Mount Zero Recipe Competition

July 8, 2015: Win a full larder of Mt Zero pulses and grains by submitting your best Mt Zero recipe!

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Mount Zero’s Guide to Melbourne’s Best Hot Cross Buns

April 2, 2015: If you don’t like hot cross buns then this post isn’t for you, but seriously, who doesn’t like hot cross buns? How can you not love these warm, fluffy, fruity little packages of tradition that brings with them the impending promise of lots and lots of chocolate and Easter egg hunts?

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Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Myth Busters!

March 19, 2015: Having been in the business as long as we have, you hear some pretty whacky stuff being bandied around about extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).

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Week 1 of MFWF 2015 - what's been happening..

March 4, 2015: All the happenings from week 1 of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

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New Pink Lake Salts launching today!

February 11, 2015: New natural gourmet salt range launched. Includes gourmet herb salt, Gourmet chilli salt and kelp salt.

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Grampians Bushfires

February 12, 2014: Our Biodynamic Olive Grove was very lucky to survive the recent Grampian Bushfires. Thanks to the emergency services for their hard work..

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Karen Martini – Mount Zero Olives on Better Homes And Gardens

April 9, 2013: Karen Martini, a friend and loyal customer of Mount Zero’s, visited the farm along with the crew from Better Homes and Gardens during harvest.

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