I came to farming through a friend in Bathurst, Russell. I went to stay at his place for a while and got into growing rhubarb there. I grow naturally, allowing the rhubarb to grow at its own pace, taking care to not disturb worms where possible. I even let the mustard grass grow even though snakes like to hide in it, as it attracts the bees! Eating food as close to its natural state as possible is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, that’s why I grow the way I do.

Owner Diane McDonald
Email di@disrhubarb.com.au
Telephone 0412 903 533
Produce Rhubarb January – December
Value-added products including rhubarb tarts, chutneys, relishes, jams and fruitcakes January – December
Certification VFMA-accredited
Links www.vicfarmersmarkets.org.au
Other markets Veg Out (St Kilda); Gasworks; Collingwood Childrens’ Farm

 

The rhubarb is grown at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie. The soil is loamy river flats, being on the Goulburn River and close to horse studs where I get manure, compost it for at least two years – makes a great combination.

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