Lastest Farm Tour

Byron Spice Palace


Duska Jefed and Rob Cullinan have always been keen to keep their food miles low. Since they started their farmers market stall Byron Spice Palace nine years ago, the ingredients for their fresh seasonal dips and sauces have always been sourced direct from local farmers at the […]

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Le Chop


Camphor Laurel may be recognised as a weed on the Northern Rivers, but the timber from these trees is a woodworkers dream, says Lawrence Clain. “As a timber it’s quite amazing. It’s not as hard as a hardwood and not as soft as say, pine, so it […]

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The Indonesian Kitchen


Every Friday, Mullumbimby local Tim Eichler orders a serve of corn fritters from the Indonesian Kitchen stall at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market. “They’re just the best, it’s that simple. No one makes them quite the same,” he said. Also known as Dadar Jagung, corn fritters are a […]

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McMahon’s organic apples


Late last year, the two big supermarket chains announced that they would no longer be selling apples with an added coat of wax. The move was a response to customer demand for a more ‘natural’ product, they said. Unwaxed apples were ‘as nature intended’, said a statement […]

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Blue lotus Liz


Blue lotus flowers not only look and smell good. They can also soothe and moisturise your skin, take the edge off anxiety and can even be used to decorate your birthday cake. This aquatic flower has a myriad of uses, and Liz Lualdi is more than happy […]

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Food adventures


When was the last time you tried a new food? We’re not talking a new flavour of chips here, or a new brand of biscuits, but a new fruit or vegetable? Most of us tend to be pretty conservative when it comes to our food choices – […]

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Healthy gut, healthy you


Lose weight, look better, feel happier. If your New Year’s resolutions included any (or all) of the above, then 2017 is the year to start taking care of your gut. Your gut has a huge influence on your overall health. An imbalance or lack of certain gut […]

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Cool drinks for a hot summer


Long hot summer days call for icy-cold, thirst quenching drinks. Skip the sugar-laden fizzies at the supermarket, and check out these locally made drinks that not only taste great, but are good for you too: KOMBUCHA Popular in the 60s and 70s, kombucha is enjoying a revival, […]

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Christmas for vegans (and everyone else)


Christmas traditionally means roast meat, seafood, rich puddings and sweets – not the kind of food that generally appeals to the vegans/vegetarians/raw foodies/gluten-free/dairy-free or those on other special diets amongst us. Fortunately, the Byron Shire is an epicentre for food producers who specialise in creating delicious food […]

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Ethical tastes better

Free range pigs at the Hayters Hill Farm near Byron Bay

Whether it’s the turkey, roast pork or Christmas ham, meat is traditionally the centrepiece of the Christmas table. We take great care in preparing it, spending hours stuffing, seasoning, glazing and basting, but how many of us take a moment to think about where it came from […]

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