Angelica Organic Farm is an expression of our passion for high quality, ethically produced, richly flavoured, seasonal foods, naturally & sustainably grown, largely by hand, with personal care.
|Owner||Deri-Anne & Tim Wyatt|
|Telephone||0438 482 738 (Tim)|
|Produce||Rocambole garlic: December – March/April; tomatoes (many heirlooms): late February – April; mixed seasonal vegetables (spuds, carrots, beetroot, various greens, salad, fennel, leeks etc): December – August; culinary herbs (November – May). NB: no spring produce due to the cold climate at our farm|
|Certification||VFMA Accreditation & Certified Organic with ACO (lic. 10966A)|
|Awards||ABC delicious Produce Award – From The Earth Category – GARLIC: Gold Medal 2010 & Finalists 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. ZUCCHINI: Finalist 2012. Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards– HARD NECK GARLIC: Bronze Medal 2014|
|Other markets||Collingwood Childrens’ Farm; Bundoora (Hawthorn)|
We started in 2006, the culmination of a long term interest/plan, research & backyard vegetable growing. Major focuses for us are the soil health, diversity & heritage varieties. We feel it is vital for all people to reconnect with where their food comes from, how it is grown, the people growing it & how to best & easily prepare it! We rarely make value-added products with our produce but when we do we use other certified organic ingredients where necessary & from other known Vic growers where possible.
Located in the Victorian Central Highlands, about 600m above sea level, we are working with a cool climate & long winters. We are lucky to have rich red volcanic soil. Both these factors – deep, nutrient rich soil & often slower growing times – contribute to the depth of flavour & health of all our produce – garlic, vegetables, tomatoes & herbs.
A major source of our income, farmers’ markets represent a weekly opportunity to get amongst people (farming is quite solitary often) & connect with shoppers, appreciative eaters/cooks & fellow producers – many of whom have become friends. Its also our opportunity to buy food we don’t grow. Farmers’ markets are often the most accessible, affordable and pleasurable way for people to purchase the freshest produce directly from the farmers and a few makers. The benefits flow both ways. They promote ethical consumerism, engagement between urban and rural communities and the land as well as being an important means by which growers can receive full credit for their labour and be paid fairly. It’s largely about FAIR FOOD!!