Producers &


Today a burgeoning group of local artisan food producers and wine growers inhabit our back yard – and supply us with an amazing variety of pristine produce farmed sustainably and with great passion.

It’s a far cry from the lonely bag of potatoes delivered to the kitchen door in 1984, in response to an advertisement for local produce. We work with many local suppliers and have an open kitchen door policy for folk who bring in windfalls from their own gardens. Foragers supply us with forest mushrooms in Autumn and morels in Spring as well as an increasing variety of wild herbs. Roy our octogenarian “orchardist” has licence to forage amongst many old forgotten plantings of fruit trees and is a great source of heirloom varieties.

"After three decades, I now often brag that we can almost refer to our back yard as 'the farm'"

Alla Wolf-Tasker

Featured Producer

Mt Franklin Organics

  • Amongst our many wonderful local suppliers a very special relationship has been forged with Florian Hoffinger of Mt Franklin Organics. Florian is an ex chef who understands the kitchen’s needs very well. His farm is fortunately situated within its own microclimate running up to 3 degrees warmer than many of the other local farms.

    We benefit from his extended growing season with tomatoes often available as late as August. Florian also works with Alla and the kitchen team in providing interesting produce specially planted for Lake House.

Regional Producers Day at Lake House