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58 Kulgun Road Kulgun Queensland 1.4 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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Kengoon Road Munbilla Queensland 5.44 km
Agronomist, turned vegetable farmer, Ed Windley grew up on a cattle station in Central Queensland. But he never felt the connection to cattle that his parents did. From the time he grew air plants as a young boy, Ed has always had an affinity with plants. It was during his final years at university that he was able to channel that love…
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34 Watter Rd Kalbar Queensland 7.89 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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Boonah, Queensland, Australia 8.32 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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19 High Street Boonah Queensland 8.94 km
This Boonah butcher says he sticks to good old-fashioned techniques and it’s an approach which has set him apart from the competition. He’s won a slew of awards at the annual Sausage King championships, for his traditional beef sausages, as well as for his gourmet snags. Gary says the awards help to confirm that he’s …
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813 Boonah-Fassifern Rd Fassifern Valley Queensland 9.14 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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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 11.29 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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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 11.29 km
Kalfresh Vegetables is Queensland’s “largest supplier of carrots. This farming, packing and marketing company is based at Kalbar and supplies carrots, onions, green beans and pumpkin to customers around Australia and overseas. The business started in 1992 as a small family-run operation. The Kalfresh Carrot Field Day has be…
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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 11.29 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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222 Lake Moogerah Road, Fassifern Valley, Queensland, Australia 11.63 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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Harrisville, Queensland, Australia 11.98 km
Paul Roderick is a fifth-generation dairy farmer with a passion for animal welfare and great-tasting milk. With his wife, Linda, and their two boys, and with his parents just up on the hill, he lives and works on the family farm at Harrisville. Like many dairy farmers, Paul has been negatively affected by the milk wars, but he is deter…
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Milford Queensland 12.18 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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