Glenn Abbott grew up on the Tarome property he now farms and says he loves his office, with its sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range.
Vegetable farming is a job Glenn’s well-equipped for – he’s a fifth generation vegetable farmer on his mum’s side and fourth-generation on his dad’s.
Glenn and his parents, Mal and Meg Abbott, run their 300-acre farm in Tarome together, growing a combination of carrots, onions, beetroot and broccoli.
Glenn says the fertile volcanic soil and the temperate winter conditions make the Fassifern Valley an ideal place to grow vegetables.
Farming has certainly come with it’s own challenges these past few years, with the Tarome valley experiencing devastating floods in both January 2011 and January 2013.