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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 0 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 0 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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222 Lake Moogerah Road, Fassifern Valley, Queensland, Australia 3.31 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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813 Boonah-Fassifern Rd Fassifern Valley Queensland 3.89 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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34 Watter Rd Kalbar Queensland 4.43 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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6728 Cunningham Highway Aratula Queensland 4.66 km
From the day Kane Lutter opened the Aratula Butcher Shop on the Cunningham Highway in 2012, he’s been busy. He does big weekend trade, with passing traffic pulling in to sample his range of fresh beef, pork and sausages. He breeds his own cattle at Tarome and Carneys Creek, and prepares the meat onsite, something which Kane says …
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606 Tarome Road Tarome Queensland 9.62 km
Established in 1924 by Allan Richard (Scotty) Moffatt & his father Robert Moffatt, Scott Moffatt & Co is a 4th generation specialist Carrot and Onion Growing family business located at Tarome at the base of the Great Dividing Range in the beautiful Fassifern Valley, with further farms at Gatton, Harrisville, the Southern Darlin…
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Kengoon Road Munbilla Queensland 9.81 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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58 Kulgun Road Kulgun Queensland 10.42 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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Roadvale Queensland 11.29 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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785 Tarome Road Tarome Queensland 11.33 km
As a young man, Rob Hutchings was working as a marine biologist in the science labs at the University of Queensland when he decided to trade his lab coat for overalls and a new career outdoors. Freshwater Australian Crayfish Traders (FACT) launched in 1979, and Rob moved from Brisbane to Tarome in 1984, to a 200-acre property just outs…
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19 High Street Boonah Queensland 11.39 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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