Lastest Farm Tour

Bountiful bunyas


Be wary of walking under a Bunya Pine in the summertime. From December to March, these ancient trees that grow up to 45m tall, drop their fruit – football sized spiky cones weighing up to ten kilos that hit the ground with an impressive thud. They have […]

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For the love of pawpaw


Picking pawpaws is not a job for the faint hearted. Apart from the sheer physical effort involved, there’s the risk of swollen itchy arms from coming into contact with the fruit’s potent sap, and even temporary blindness if the sap gets into your eyes. “They’re very difficult […]

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Go local this Christmas


This Christmas, do your bit for the environment, the local economy and the health and welfare of animals by choosing locally produced meat. Let’s face it, most of us have no idea how and where supermarket meat is produced, how far it’s traveled to reach us, what […]

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The Japanese Kitchen


The Byron Shire is spoilt for choice when it comes to good food. Thanks to the bounty of fresh local produce grown by local farmers and a host of talented foodies and chefs, locals and visitors enjoy food that’s right up there with some of the best […]

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Picone Exotics


The return of Picone Exotics to the local farmers markets is always a sure sign summer is on the way. The stall, run by Tyagarah couple John and Lyndall Picone, always carries an incredible array of exotic fruits, herbs and spices that come into season during the […]

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Mumma Raw


Raw food isn’t just for raw foodies, it’s something we should all be eating for more energy, improved digestion and to get more nutrition into our diets, says Andrea Subirat. “It’s like saying Chinese food is just for Chinese or Italian food is just for Italians. Raw […]

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Coopers Shoot Tomatoes


Tomato season has well and truly kicked in for Heather and Hugh Armstrong of Coopers Shoot Tomatoes. For the past few weeks their stall at the market has been heaving with their renowned ripe red tomatoes, and Heather says there’s plenty more to come.  “We have an […]

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Crabbes Creek Woodfired


NO two loaves of bread from Crabbes Creek Woodfired are ever the same, and that’s just how bakers Jon and Gina Hutton like it. Because their sourdough bread is hand made, each has a slightly different shape, and because it is cooked in a woodfired oven – […]

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Neville Singh bananas


Long, short, fat, thin, curvy, straight, double and even triple. Every banana size and shape imaginable, Neville Singh has it, and that’s how he – and his customers – like it. The variety of bananas on the St Helena banana grower’s farmers’ market stall is a stark […]

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Denise Latham


Denise Latham is what you might call a lettuce expert. The Teven farmer has dedicated close to 25 years of her farming life to this leafy green salad staple, and she’s known for producing some of the sweetest and best lettuce in the area. Organic fertiliser, water, […]

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Recent news

  • Eggplant and tomato bruschetta

    Eggplants and tomatoes are in abundance and at their best at this time of the year. Make the most of them in this delicious recipe. A …
  • Can’t beet it

    We’ve come a long way from the days when you could only get beetroot in a can – and a big thumbs up to that. …

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