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Boonah, Queensland, Australia 1.04 km
Andrew Scholl and his brother David are fifth-generation farmers, living and working on the family property in the Fassifern Valley, at the end of a road bearing the family name. Andrew and his wife, Theresa, purchased the property from Andrew’s parents sixteen years ago. The Scholls grow vegetables and herbs, which they wash and bunch…
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Milford Queensland 4.24 km
Milford’s Pam Leckie has been turning local fruit and vegetables into jams, chutneys and relishes for the past 24 years, trading under the name Pamela’s Kitchen. She had her first introduction to jam making as a child, under the instruction of her grandmother Hilda on their 10,000-hectare property outside St George. “…
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34 Watter Rd Kalbar Queensland 7.19 km
Narelle West is the wife of a vegetable farmer and she’s a keen cook. She takes the raw ingredients she and husband Kent grow on their farm and value-adding. With the help of local chef Jennifer Beadnell, Narelle has produced a range of natural, preservative-free relishes under the Kent’s Produce Label. She says they’…
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813 Boonah-Fassifern Rd Fassifern Valley Queensland 7.5 km
Matt and Sarah Muller are renowned in the Fassifern Valley for their brightly coloured, sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes. While they were already growing and selling red tomatoes, Sarah was interested in growing heirloom tomatoes for their beauty and taste. To successfully grow heirlooms for a commercial market, they needed to find va…
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58 Kulgun Road Kulgun Queensland 7.63 km
A certain serenity pervades the home and grounds of Glynn and Barbara Kelly, whose olive grove in Kulgun looks out to the mountains and the surrounding countryside. Glynn and Barbara were teachers in Brisbane before they moved to the Scenic Rim, where they purchased a rural property with the potential to earn an income. The grove now h…
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121 Brent Road Bunjurgen Queensland 8.48 km
David McMaugh is an interesting man with a diverse professional past. He has worked as a soldier, dentist, university professor and CEO, among other things. Following a six-week tour of Australian vineyards in 2000, he and his wife, Sue, decided to establish a vineyard in the Scenic Rim. The first grapes were planted in the Bunjurgen E…
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Roadvale Queensland 8.94 km
Joseph and Joanne Monsour’s Roadvale garlic business is a true family affair. Joseph’s uncle provided the original seed stock. The growing method has been adapted from his Lebanese ancestors, with input from his mother Chahla. When it’s time to harvest, the couple is joined in the paddock by their daughters and many o…
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222 Lake Moogerah Road, Fassifern Valley, Queensland, Australia 9.15 km
Stephen Pennell farmed conventionally for over thirty years. After becoming unwell, his wife, Angela, finally convinced Stephen to begin farming organically. Steve now says he wishes he’d made the change years ago. They sell their vegies at markets in Brisbane and locally. The Pennells are passionate about their organic leafy greens an…
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196 FM Bells Road Mt Alford Queensland 10.05 km
The Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm is ideally located at Mt Alford around one hour from Brisbane and one and a half hours from the Gold Coast. The property consists of a cellar door, restaurant, and lavender shop overlooking six acres of vineyards and fields of lavender with magnificent views of the Scenic Rim Mountains. The ce…
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898 Reckumpilla Street, Mount Alford, Queensland, Australia 11.26 km
Mike Webster says until you’ve tried a micro beer you don’t know what you’ve been missing. The Scenic Rim builder has been experimenting with home-brews for the past 30 years. He knew the day would come when his body wouldn’t be able to handle the rigours of building work and was always on the lookout for his se…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 11.39 km
Cool winters and light alluvial soil make the Fassifern Valley some of the best carrot-farming land in Australia. Meet primary producers Mick and Tracey Rieck, who grew up in the region and now run the family farming business. In the 1980s, Mick’s parents began growing carrots due to the slump in grain prices, and carrots remain the ma…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 11.39 km
Robert Hinrichsen still remembers rising early, in the dark and bitterly cold, to pick carrots and potatoes on his family’s Aratula farm. The conditions may have been trying but Robert has fond memories of his childhood and the hours he spent riding motorbikes, playing in the creek and enjoying the clean, open space of his family…
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