What we grow

Our farm has several distinct ecosystems, with the river flats rising to two higher plateaus. We have terra-formed some of the slopes into productive growing areas. We have also established about 2.5acres (1 Hectare) of row-cropping area.

Daffodils Galore!

When we took over the property in June 2007, it was set up as a Daffodil farm. The daffodils bloom very early in June and July. The farm looks magnificent with large rows of ‘Magnifique’s’ which we sell direct to florists and green grocers in Melbourne. Late winter comes alive with a sea of beautiful yellow daffodils blooming against a backdrop of pink and white Japanese Cherry and Plum trees in blossom. We have

Garlic Garlic Garlic

Our main crop is beautiful organic garlic. We began growing garlic here in 2007 with a handful of bulbs of “Greek Early Purple” a purple striped hardneck variety. As additional varieties were brought in we were careful to isolate each new variety from the existing plantings so as to ensure no diseases were introduced. It takes at least three years for each variety to adapt to local growing conditions. To improve yields and bulb quality every season requires careful selection and saving of the best bulbs for seed for the next seasons plantings.

img_0978Really Free Range Chickens

We are breeding pure bred free ranging Australorp and Light Sussex chickens for both eggs and meat. Our intention is to breed a strain of bird better suited to free range egg and meat production than the breeds used in intensive commercial “factory” farming systems.

We apply a strong ethical basis in our approach to working with animals and producing food from animals. It’s so wonderful watching a chicken family [rooster, hens and baby chicks] free range – their bonding, caring and sharing of knowledge is a lesson to us all.

Vegies and Herbs, Nuts, Citrus and Pome Fruits

We’ve planted a wide variety of fruit and nut trees in four small orchards, including areas on the terraced slopes where we have started to ‘espalier’ apple trees. We now have around 80 Citrus trees, 60 Apples and Pears and 40 Stone Fruit as well as a couple of Chestnuts and a handful of Almonds and Hazel Nuts.

jam-familyValue Added Products

We value add our grown-on-farm produce by making a range of Certified Organic and superbly delicious preserves for sale that use our produce as the key ingredient. The range includes a variety of delicious organic Citrus Marmalades, Fruit Jams, Sauces, Chutneys, Pickles and Preserves. Whilst we are priveliged to have access to local