Food tastes better when you know where it was grown. You don’t need to wait for Eat Local Week to meet these farmers, buy their produce and get muddy picking your own!
Buy produce direct from these Scenic Rim farmers all year round.
Aimee Young and her partner Simon Harradance started Young Farmers as a true ‘paddock to plate’ business.
Aimee was raised on a Scenic Rim farm and learned that every piece of an animal can be eaten and each piece has its own unique taste. This nose to tail eating concept drives their direct-to-customer business model. Customers are encouraged to order a box of grass-fed meat featuring a range of cuts, to ensure the whole beast is utilised.
Young Farmers now also butcher and sell their meat via their Tweed Farmers shop, as well as via a monthly delivery service.
David Tommerup is a sixth generation dairy farmer in the Lost World, outside Beaudesert. To diversify their income he and wife Kay have opened the farm to tourists and now sell their own beef, pork, eggs, Norco milk and White Gold Creamery cheese made from their milk via a farm larder and on regular farm market days.
Johanna Bell and her parents run Allamburra Organics, a certified-organic farm on Tamborine Mountain focused on sustainability and ethical farming.
About 500 chickens free-range on the property and there’s also a small herd of sheep, avocados, citrus and some vegetables. Raw honey and relishes are also available.
They sell direct to customers and also to restaurants and health food stores. Buy via their online store.
Mt Tamborine Organic Garden
Adam Willson is an agronomist and horticulturist who has advised clients on organics and composting in Northern Iraq, Romania, and China.
Adam established his organic garden on Tamborine Mountain in 2011 and now he sells organic fruit and vegetables direct to customers from his farm gate and online. Delivery is also offered.
His garden was modelled on an 1895 Paris market garden and customers receive their produce within 48hours of harvest.
Towri Sheep Cheeses
Carolyn Davidson breeds and farms Awassi, East Friesian and Assaf sheep on her farm just outside Beaudesert. They’re all breeds selected because they are hardy and ideal for milking.
Carolyn turns their milk in a range of gorgeous sheep cheeses, which can be found on the menus of leading Queensland restaurants.
Buy direct from Towri via the online store, or make an appointment and visit the farm.