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813 Boonah-Fassifern Rd Fassifern Valley Queensland 1.26 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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222 Lake Moogerah Road, Fassifern Valley, Queensland, Australia 3.74 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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6202 Cunningham Highway Kalbar Queensland 4.43 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 4.43 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 4.43 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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58 Kulgun Road Kulgun Queensland 6.73 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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19 High Street Boonah Queensland 7.19 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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Boonah, Queensland, Australia 7.57 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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6728 Cunningham Highway Aratula Queensland 7.73 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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Roadvale Queensland 7.89 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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Kengoon Road Munbilla Queensland 8.57 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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121 Brent Road Bunjurgen Queensland 10.43 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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