Nestled in Lorinna – one of the most pristine areas of farmland in the world – we grow an organic bounty. Our small farm is located in the upper Forth River valley within an off-grid community isolated from the influence of conventional agriculture. Here our family works tirelessly to grow honest food. Besides producing a wide variety of organic fruit and vegetables, we graze alpacas, goats, chooks and two friendly horses.
Wouter’s passion for many years has been growing vegetables and living sustainably. He started ‘deDoederij‘, one of Belgium’s first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms, in 2010 and passed it on in 2013 when our family moved back to Australia. Elyse was born in Lorinna and sustainability has always been embedded in her way of life.
With a strong grounding in renewable, organic practices and a long standing family tradition of growing vegetables, our market garden provides organic produce. This is available weekly via our Community Supported Agriculture customizable veggie box program, through our webstore and in select shops and restaurants statewide. We deliver to pickup points statewide once a week. Pre ordering is also possible for collection at Launceston Harvest Market. Would you like to organise a pickup point near you? Talk to us about what is possible!
We grow up to 70 different crops and only use heirloom and open-pollinated varieties to ensure high quality produce with great flavour. Our seedlings, potting mixes, solar and micro-hydro electricity are all produced on farm. We also save seed and propagate our own vegetable varieties, with particular pride in Wouter’s Belgian cauliflower and leek.
We aim to use as little packaging as possible. When we must, we choose biodegradable materials where available and take it as our responsibility to care for the environment.
At our nearby pickup points we use returnable boxes.
In addition to growing vegetables and fruit we are starting to run fibre animals regeneratively for organic fleece ensuring a healthy fertility balance on our land and we are setting up a temperate climate syntropic agroforestry system amongst our annual veggies.