In 1986 we bought our farm & moved a revegetation nursery with us to set up a demonstration tree farm to encourage farmers to grow trees on farms. We also sold all sorts of fruit bearing plants. From the powerhouse of the nursery, we established 20 acres of mixed fruit & nut orchards, along with extensive tree belts & woodlots.
|Owner||Marg & Jason Alexandra|
|Telephone||0438 943 196|
|Produce||40 varieties of apples available Februar –September. Plums in summer. Apple juice, three styles of cider, jams, chestnuts & walnuts & apple cider vinegar.|
|Certification||VFMA-accredited; NASAA certified organic|
|Other markets||Collingwood Childrens Farm, Veg Out/ St Kilda, Gasworks/ Albert Park, Bentliegh, Eltham & Fairfield|
|Awards||Silver in the Australian Cider Awards for our Sparkling Cider: Baw Baw|
We are in Ellinbank, 10km from Warragul train station in Gippsland, 80kms from Melbourne. The farm is on the gentle rolling hills at the north base of the Strezleckie Ranges. The soil is volcanic, hence food flavour and quality is excellent. We also have very reliable rainfall.
What’s important to us? Growing clean & nutritious food in an ecologically sustainable system. We also wanted to bring up our children with an understanding that change can be made to create a positive future.
The farmers’ markets are our life line for the survival of our business. We also enjoy the direct relationship with the customers and have met some lovely people.