So it happens that I have stumbled across this little gem in far northern New South Wales. I cannot wait to visit. I am sure after reading this that you will feel the same. Local or visiting on holiday, The Farm at Byron Bay needs to go on your to do list!
The Farm at Byron Bay was founded by Tom and Emma Lane who wanted to share their daughters delight in the home vegetable garden with the wider community. And so it was born, a collective of like-minded people with a passion for growing organic food in a traditional way on an 80 acre farm.
They have a great motto and philosophy: ‘Grow, Feed, Educate’.
Grow your food, your people and your community.
Feed and nourish your physical self, your soul and the land on which you live.
Educate yourself, your family and your community so that we can all actively participate as sustainable food growers, producers and consumers.”
There is plenty to do at The Farm. You can take a Farm tour, let the children play in the playground, look through the produce store, watch the tractors at work, enjoy breakfast and lunch at the café or look at the animals.
The Farm is home to free range heritage-breed pigs, heritage Scottish Highland cattle and chickens. There are also fields of flowers and delish vegetables, all of which are used and sold on-site.
The Farm is made up of Micro-businesses that operate in harmony with each other. The Three Blue Ducks Restaurant & Café, The Bread Social & Flowers at the Farm. You can also take a Milkwood Permaculture course. The beautiful farm is also available for weddings, corporate functions and private events.
The Farm operates 7 days a week and opens to the public at 7am. Entry to The Farm is free.
Guided tours are $10 per adult, $5 per child or $25 for a Family of 4- these tours operate on Saturdays.
You can find The Farm at 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale NSW Australia