The morning summer air is filled with the fragrance of a thousand roses. Row after row of roses are in full bloom, a palette of pink, apricot, deep red, white, cream and ochre. Above them is a riot of insects: bees, native bees, hover flies, tiny moths – all eager to feed on the heady nectar.Read More
The grass is almost waist high and you can barely see the sheep. They are Suffolk, a breed of sheep that originated in England about 200 years ago with square bodies and open black faces which means they don’t have fleece on their face.Read More
When Yandoit farmer Paul Righetti went to register the name Real Eggs for his pasture raised eggs the authorities put the kaibosh on all that. He’d been calling his eggs ‘Real Eggs’ for years but had to settle on Honest Egg Company…Read More
The pigs at Brooklands Free Range Farm have one of the best views in the world. The herd of Berkshire pigs grunt and snuffle…Read More
The cheese in front of me is a thing of beauty. A network of tiny veins of blue-green mould interlacing a solid block of yellow gold cheese…Read More
The plate is covered in salume. Fine pink folds of prosciutto. Slices of salami stippled with flecks of ground pepper…Read More
There is a chill in the air. The surrounding bush is quiet but there are two boisterous dogs amongst the oak trees. Ella and Marla are truffle dogs…Read More
It’s the final days of the chestnut harvest and a battle for the last of the crop is being waged between the cockies and the drones…Read More
The apple crop in Harcourt is ripening nicely. The long, warm March, while a headache to many farmers, has allowed...Read More
The birdlife on Florien Hofinger’s farm is quite remarkable. Especially when you consider...Read More
Late last year Bruce Burton’s big fat chickens were described as the best chook in the country...Read More
Fiona Briers lives on top of a volcano. An extinct volcano...Read More
Angus Beaumont was born into a meat family. His grandfather...Read More
Des O’Toole is one of those blokes whose mouth barely opens when he talks. A hard-working bushman...Read More
Tammi Jonas has a problem with authority.
The outspoken Eganstown cattle and pig farmer produces high quality and ethically raised free-range beef and pork...