December 12, 2022
“Cooking Preserves is what we love to do. Its even more rewarding when we can either grow it ourselves of source it from our region”
Paynesville Pantry is a well-known local preserving business that was established over 20 years.
Originating in Paynesville, then moving to Sarsfield before settling in Ellaswood, just on the outskirts of Bairnsdale.
Its changed hands and evolved into a beautiful boutique business on a small family run hobby farm.
Chooks free range inside the enclosed orchard where over 300 berry canes and bushes grow. Not to mention the dozens or stone fruit, apples , pears, citrus and nuts that were planted long before Rhiannon and her husband took ownership of the business nearly 7 years ago.
With stockist and regular customers in the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors all over the Gippsland region as well as around the state Rhiannon has slowly expanded Paynesville Pantry and its lines of regular products over the years.
Not forgetting to mention the numerous collaborations with businesses such as restaurants, wineries, corporate gifting and small growers and producers. The most recent has been with friends at Tambo Valley Honey.
“Experimenting with the different honeys has been a lot of fun and really makes a difference when trying to pair with a particular preserve I’m wanting to create’”
Paying attention to what grows well in the area and also her interest in exploring new flavours the product list is now well over 40 varieties.
You can find Paynesville Pantry products in store at Tambo Valley Honeys base in Bruthen as well as numerous other venues across the state. You can find all the stockists on their website as well as browse their online store.
Limited releases have also recently been added to Paynesville Pantry’s online store. These lines are very small and will change with the seasons, so be sure to keep checking in.
‘We wish to acknowledge the Gunaikurnai people as traditional owners of this land and to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.’