News, stories & Events

Sun Nov 20 2016

The Colour Green

Green is an exciting colour for us in the Wimmera. Following 2 years of browns with the drought there has been a return of green in the region.

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Tue Nov 15 2016

Mount Zero Hero - EARL Canteen

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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Thu Nov 10 2016

5 Grain Salads For Summer Gatherings

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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Thu Oct 20 2016

News from the Grove - Reporting from the Australian Olive Association conference

Jane reports from the 2016 Australian Olive Association national conference, offering insights into the industries current practices and the research conducted in the field.

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Thu Oct 6 2016

Mount Zero Hero - Michael James & Tivoli Road Bakery

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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Sat Sep 17 2016

News from the Grove - Springing to life

In this month's 'News from the Grove', Jane reports that the farm has received extreme rainfall and is flourishing due to this rare gift.

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Tue Sep 13 2016

Hats Off! The Age Good Food Guide 2017

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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Tue Sep 6 2016

Mount Zero Heroes - Tulip

Tulip's Head Chef provides three amazing recipes using the Mount Zero range.

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Tue Aug 23 2016

Mount Zero Heroes - Karen Chau

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

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Thu Aug 11 2016

News from the Grove - Jane's Journey

Co-owner and Mount Zero founder Jane Seymour reflects on a life well lived as she celebrates a major milestone.

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Mon Aug 8 2016

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

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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Fri Jul 8 2016

News from the Grove - A Natural Solution

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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Tue Jun 28 2016

What makes olive oil 'Extra Virgin'?

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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Tue Jun 28 2016

Alla Wolf-Tasker's Marinated Olive Recipe

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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Thu Jun 2 2016

Harvesting Nature’s Bounty – the Cycle Continues

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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Tue May 24 2016

Why should I buy Australian olive oil?

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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Thu May 19 2016

Mount Zero Heroes - Porch and Parlour

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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Thu May 5 2016

Prince Charles champions Biodynamic farming

Prince Charles champions the biodynamic farming approach in his opening speech at the Italian Biodynamic Association Conference.

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Thu May 5 2016

Mt Zero Olive Leaf Tea continues a time honoured tradition

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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Tue Apr 5 2016

News From the Grove (March) by Jane Seymour

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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Thu Mar 24 2016

Mount Zero Olives now available through Qantas epiQure

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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Thu Mar 17 2016

Our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival | 2016

Our Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

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Tue Mar 8 2016

Mount Zero Heroes - Masons of Bendigo

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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Thu Feb 25 2016

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

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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Thu Feb 25 2016

French Style Green Lentil Changes

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

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Thu Feb 11 2016

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

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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Thu Feb 4 2016

Mount Zero Heroes - The Independent

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

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Thu Feb 4 2016

Straight to the Source - Grampians Graze

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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Mon Feb 1 2016

News from the Grove - Our indigenous connection

Wonderful WWOOFers; Willing Workers On Organic Farms

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Mon Jan 25 2016

Mount Zero Olives & The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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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Wed Jan 13 2016

International Year of Pulses

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

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Mon Dec 7 2015

Innocent Bystander - Mount Zero Heroes

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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Mon Dec 7 2015

White Rabbit Hops into Geelong

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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Thu Nov 5 2015

Transformer Fitzroy - Mount Zero Heroes

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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Mon Oct 26 2015

How To: Taste the Good Oil

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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Mon Oct 5 2015

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

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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Thu Sep 24 2015

The Blending Lab - 2015 Harvest

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

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Mon Sep 14 2015

Delicious Produce Awards 2015

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

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Wed Aug 19 2015

We have a winner!

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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Wed Jul 8 2015

Mount Zero Recipe Competition

Win a full larder of Mt Zero pulses and grains by submitting your best Mt Zero recipe!

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Thu Apr 2 2015

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

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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Thu Mar 19 2015

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil Myth Busters!

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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Wed Mar 4 2015

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

All the happenings from week 1 of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

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Wed Feb 11 2015

New Pink Lake Salts launching today!

New natural gourmet salt range launched. Includes gourmet herb salt, Gourmet chilli salt and kelp salt.

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Wed Feb 12 2014

Grampians Bushfires

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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Tue Apr 9 2013

Karen Martini – Mount Zero Olives on Better Homes And Gardens

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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