November Farmletter

November Farmletter

Well, it’s been a HUGE month for us, we are gaining more local outlets and support – Yay! We want to stay close to our vision of being able to provide our food and flowers locally…as we are locked out of the local Byron Shire ‘Farmers’...
Exciting News!

Exciting News!

We are proud to announce that we are one of the farms supporting Australia’s first large multi-farm CSA. Local box business Munch Crunch Organics was sold and has been purchased by Heath and Mel, who have a vision for the business to connect 5000 boxes to 50...
Spring Farming

Spring Farming

Traditionally spring in the Nth Rivers was known by the indigenous people to be the hot dry season, and this spring is certainly keeping up with tradition! We have had no rainfall for months, plus strong winds and warm weather. Temperatures across the country have...
Why Choose CSA? (Community Supported Agriculture)

Why Choose CSA? (Community Supported Agriculture)

There is no history of CSA in Australia, however, we have models and definitions from other countries…Traditionally a system in which a farm is supported by local consumers, who purchase pre-paid shares in the farms harvest, for the purpose of buying regular...
It’s a Farming Life!

It’s a Farming Life!

This week I had my onboarding call with the Mentoring Scholarship I won – Rare Inspiring Birds to begin the process of matching me to a Mentor. One of the questions I was asked, was how is your lifestyle? what do you do outside of work? I have been asked this...
Bumper Crops

Bumper Crops

Australia has the capacity to, and more often than not does, produce more food that it needs.  So much so, that it is more often than not the weather that makes farming profitable in this country.  In the wake of Cyclone Debbie just over 5 months ago prices for many...
Market Gardening 101

Market Gardening 101

Market Gardening Business 101 So, we are hearing the catch cry from many groups and the media that we need to encourage new blood to come into farming, as the majority of farmers are in their late 60s, and about to retire, which is true….What we are not hearing...
The Business Of Farming

The Business Of Farming

I am very happy to let you know that I have been selected with 99 other female entrepreneurs Australia-wide to receive a 12 Month Business Mentorship scholarship, funded by the Federal government with the ‘Inspiring Rare Birds‘ Program :))) I had no idea...
Growing Land

Growing Land

When we first began growing in Mullumbimby, I was amazed to discover that most of our fresh food is being brought in from other growing regions around Australia rather than being grown and distributed here. With an increasing amount of Australia’s fertile land...
Sustainability and Hypocrisy

Sustainability and Hypocrisy

When I repeated Grade 12 my English teacher Wendy Cryle taught me that bias is unavoidable. I have since come to understand that hypocrisy is unavoidable too, at least for me. Whether it’s believing that we should not use plastic bags at our weekly supermarket...