Edible Gems are beans and peas. Gloriously fresh beans and peas. They are legumes* that have been liberated from their pods and freshly shelled just for your eating pleasure. Beans and peas that are so fresh and so tasty…we call them “pure deliciousness”.

Fresh from the pod. Fresh from our farm.

For generations, European families have passed down their love affair with fresh shelled legumes.

As Italians living in Australia, Michael and Jina both grew up with the tradition of shelling garden fresh beans and peas in summer. Inspired by these childhood memories, they test planted several acres of shell beans and peas on their farm at Lake Boga, near Swan Hill, Victoria. The beans and peas thrived…and Edible Gems was born.

Michael and Jina are passionate about the joys of eating fresh, real, seasonal food. Food that comes from a simpler time, a time of shared meals with family and friends: fresh, real and delicious, just as nature intended. Just like Edible Gems.


(*Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils.)

Latest Blog Posts...

Hello To Gemmie

  So sorry that I have not blogged for so long, but we have been so busy here at edible gems. The peas are back in Woolworths, but only in Victoria as the weather has played havoc with production. Too hot for our precious baby peas, they just did not … continue reading post

A Big Thanks

A big thanks to Nini Pops for her great blog on our EdibleGems Peas on her blog Miss Meaningful. You can check out the great post here: http://missmeaningful.com.au/food/peas-in-my-potato/ Jina

Weekly Times Article

Another fabulous article in the Weekly Times last week, at least this time I was forewarned and had time to wash my hair and apply some lipstick. Sandra Goodwin took the photo and Alex Sampson wrote the fabulous article, thank you girls. We are so pleased to finally have the … continue reading post

Recipe for Fresh Pea and Potato Soup with Garlic Croutons

If you loved the Pea Soup photos from the previous blog, here is the recipe. It is easy to make and can be served warm or cold, making it perfect for spring! Fresh Pea & Potato Soup with Parmesan Croutons Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil I lge garlic clove, chopped … continue reading post

The Best of Landline a Pleasant Surprise

I love surprises! So it was a huge surprise yesterday to start getting all these emails and Facebook Like notifications froms those of you who saw Edible Gems featured on The Best of Landline, which aired yesterday. We didn't realise we had been selected for one of The Best Of … continue reading post