Founder & Maker
What’s your product passion?
Polly’s Farm was born of a passion for the healing, nourishing powers of nature and a belief in the wonders we can create with a small plot of land and a big dream. Based in Shoreham, Polly’s Farm focuses on handcrafting premium natural botanical skincare products that provide nourishment for our bodies whilst protecting the land from which they’re made, all firmly rooted in and reflective of the Mornington Peninsula.
I use only the purest ingredients for Polly’s Farm skincare products and where possible grow them myself organically. Extra virgin olive oil forms the foundation of the range. This is grown and produced locally on the Mornington Peninsula and is of the highest quality. The result is a range of products filled with antioxidants and vitamins to provide the ultimate natural nourishment for your skin.
All Polly’s Farm products are handmade using packaging specifically designed for recycling or re-use.
What does the Mornington Peninsula mean to you?
I was born and bred on the Mornington Peninsula (Boon Wurrung | Bunurong) in the middle of Green's Bush, so it's simply part of my DNA. It has such a unique ecology and landscape, and if you're up early enough, you can still get your head under saltwater on a beach where yours are the first footprints for the day.
Favourite place to eat?
Weekly favourite: Wombat - my go-to for take-home salads and vegie bowls
Special occasions: Polperro - the food here is from the heavens, especially as a vegetarian accustomed to the standard offerings of risotto and roast vegie stacks. With many of the produce grown on site, the chefs at Polperro put as much care, consideration and artistry into their vegetable dishes as they do all others and the result is simply outstanding.
Favourite place to drink?
I’m more of a hot chocolate and smoothie girl so with this in mind: Hot Chocolate - Store 360 in Rye, Smoothies - Wombat in Dromana or Mubble in Sorrento
Favourite place to go?
Flinders township. Even when bustling it still has a small coastal town feel about it. It's filled with uniquely Mornington Peninsula stores offering a diverse range of locally made and grown produce, gifts, art and homewares such as the beautiful Little Alpaca and Red Hill Kitchen, as well as Flinders Mussels located at the historic pier.