We are a family of 5 living south of Ballarat in Victoria, dabbling in market gardening. Our farming philosophy is one that encompasses organic, bio-dynamic, beyond organic (coined by Joel Salatin) and holistic permaculture farming methods. In our market garden, most of what we have growing are non-hybrid, traditional open pollinated varieties, which in our opinion, tastes better and are better for you than the hybrid varieties commonly grown today. Our orchard consists of heritage variety apples, such as Beauty of Bath, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Cornish Aromatic and the oldest variety we have is the Court of Wick dating back to 1790. We also have beautiful highland cattle, wiltipol sheep and croad langshan chickens, all of which are either heritage listed or extremely rare. Our alpaca herd guardians and silkie chickens keep them company.
Our aim is to provide a consistent supply of seasonal fruit, vegetables and eggs to our customers in a CSA (community supported agriculture) fashion and enjoy living life on our beautiful farm “Highland Heritage”.
Thanks to all our family and friends who have supported us through our journey so far as well as the inspiration and information from the following people and their farms:
Mike at Tiny Farm Blog: http://tinyfarmblog.com/
Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm: http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Milkwood Organic Market Garden: http://milkwoodmarketgarden.wordpress.com
Milkwood Farm: http://milkwood.net/
Dalles from K&D Family Farm: http://kanddfamilyfarm.wordpress.com/