Wombat Forest Organics
Wombat Forest Organics farms are located in Lyonville, the central Victorian Highlands near Daylesford, in Victoria. It is owned and run by George, Anne and their son Adam Bremner, they have been farming certified organically for more than 20 years and Adam is the sixth generation of his family to have farmed the same land. The elevation of their area is 800m above sea level so it is a cool climate growing region ideally suited to root vegetables. They grow: several varieties of potato, carrots, beetroots and parsnips.
Bauer's Organic Farm
Bauer's produce award-winning vegies which are full of flavour and nutrition. The farm is located in Gatton, QLD and like most organic farms, is family run. First established in 1885 and now run by Rob and his sons Anthony and Phil Bauer. The farm is over 1,000 acres in total of which half is used for vegetable production and the rest is natural habitat. Bauer's grow a range of vegies, which includes: potatoes, celery, carrots, broccoli, corn and garlic.
Cafresco is a Certified Organic farm, owned and run by Maurie and Maria Cafra. It was certified for the first time in 1997, Maurie has been working on the farm since he was 18. The Cafras' farm approximately 25 vegetables, specialising in asparagus and artichokes. As well as asparagus and artichokes the farm produces a large range of other vegetables, such as: tomatoes, eggplants, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbages, fennel, lettuce, beans, corn, onions, pumpkin, capsicum and lemons. They are located on the fertile Koo Ree Rup swamp in Victoria which produces incredibly rich, deep and black soil.
Forest Orchards in the Adelaide Hills grow the most delicious, sweet, crisp juicy apples. Indeed, broadly recognised as the best growers of apples on the organic market. The farm is run by Graeme Schultz, his wife Fiona and their sons and was certified over 20 years ago. The family maintains a strong committed to healthy food and sustainability. Graeme has preserved over half his property as untouched forest, he values selling his apples in Australia rather than export (even though there is a strong demand), he does not sell to the big supermarkets and to demonstrate his commitment to sustainability pack his apples for dispatch in reusable plastic crates which we pay a deposit on. photo courtesy: dafoesinaus.blogspot
Googa Farms were first established in 1963 and is now owned and run by Anthony and David Beutel. It is a 200 hectare farm located just outside of Blackbutt, QLD. Growing on the farm are 7,000 bearing avocado trees, the rest of the farm is used for broad-acre and vegetable farming. The quantity and quality of the avocados are testament to the health of the soil which is maintained through Organic farming practices and mulching. The trees on this farm are expected to last 30 years, which is a third longer that most conventional avocado trees.
Mountain Range Farm
Mountain Range Farm is a 5ha certified organic vegetable farm and wholesale plant nursery located on the outskirts of Dapto just south of Wollongong and only 90km from Sydney. Its emphasis has been on social enterprise and environmental projects over the past 15 years involving the disabled, long term-unemployed, refugee and indigenous groups, farm gate tourism, Landcare, community farming and education. The farm has become a community hub for people in the Illawarra and South Coast interested in fresh local organic food. In conjunction with Mountain Range Farm and its commercial certified growers the Dapto Community Farm’s 130 members grow vegetables according to organic principles on a separate leased section of the farm. Visitors are welcome 7 days a week to explore and chat to both our commercial and community gardeners. Accommodation in a large 1 B/R flat overlooking the vegetable gardens is available on the farm via Airbnb. Farm gate tours are also available for groups, morning tea and lunch can be provided upon request. Contact us for tour costs and bookings.