We’ve been on our farm in Werribee South since 1953. This farm – its our living, and the living for our four kids.We farm about 40-45 We grow lots of Mediterranean vegetables: broccoli, artichokes, kale, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, cauliflowers, chillies, lettuce, silverbeet, pumpkins … a bit of everything. We also grow some Sicilian things like sinipa, cardoons. Rita makes preserves and crumbed artichokes too.
||Tony & Rita Faranda
|| Flemington, Veg Out (St Kilda), Collingwood Children’s Farm
The farmers’ markets really help us. When we sell to the wholesale market, its the middle man that makes the money.
Our farm is based in Yarra Glen. All our mushrooms are chemical free. We grow them all, except the pine mushrooms which are harvested. My partner has been growing mushrooms since we met; I followed him.
Mushrooms have been shown to have great medical benefits, with high antioxidants and immune system benefits. (more…)
We grow an extensive range of certified organic herbs and vegetables, including heritage varieties.
Located at Bellellen on the eastern slopes of the Grampians, we are in an area that is traditionally a non-horticultural area. This can produce challenges so we try to grow varieties that cope well with the local conditions. Our farm is a family property – Rod was born into a conventional mixed, broad acre, farming family and adapted to certified organic horticulture in the mid nineties, continually trialling and modifying crops to suit seasonal and market conditions. (more…)
We grow heritage perennials: artichokes, rhubarb and asparagus mainly. We also have some fruit trees, grape vines and sunflowers. (more…)
We grow several varieties of potatoes. I worked on the family farm with my father, a commercial potato grower, before starting my own business in 1980. (more…)
Aphrodite’s parents have always farmed, originally in Greece and then when they emigrated to Australia, starting with backyard gardens and then expanding their production when we bought the Kinglake property. (more…)
Wayne is a 5th generation market gardener. Our aim is to get our great produce direct to consumer via farmers markets and farm gate to keep consumer costs down and to deliver a superior product. We’re fortunate to be based on the Mornington Peninsula, which is very close to the city, therefore low food miles, and we have great growing conditions. (more…)
We’ve always kept a garden at home for ourselves – in fact we moved from Essendon to Keilor in order to have more space for chickens and a larger garden. We started growing things that we missed from Italy when we first came to Australia, but now we like to try growing everything, to see whether it will produce for us. Growing food is natural for us; our families in Italy did it and we can really taste the difference between the food we grow and what you can buy. (more…)
My father started in biodynamics in 1965 – I was born into farming! Our farm is in Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley. Being in northern Victoria offers the benefit of lots of heat in the summer, which lends itself to a long season for tomatoes, melons and sweet potatoes to name just a few of our summer produce items. (more…)