Tours Pioneer Valley & Eungella
Please note that pick up will be from the Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market in Mackay on Wednesday mornings and you can also collect from the farm by appointment. For large orders we may be able to deliver if this is practical for us to fit into our weekly schedule.
Our farm covers 265ha and backs onto the beautiful Ben Mohr State Forest, a heavily timbered forestry reserve. This is a wonderful advantage for us, as we know there is no chemical or fertiliser coming down the creeks which flow through our farm. The area was settled in the mid-1800s and the farm has been home to several generations of farming families over the years.
Our vision is for a sustainable, local food production system which does not rely on artificial inputs and aids in the recovery of the environment and the local community. We have cattle, pigs and chicken, and all of the animals graze on our natural pastures, spreading manure and incorporating organic matter into the soil.
We believe very strongly in the principles of holistic management and work with the natural systems to achieve positive outcomes for our animals and our environment. Some of the tools that we use include biodynamics (a form of organic farming), rotational grazing, composting, and subtle energy.
TOUR FRECKLE FARM
If you’d like to see first hand how we produce food in an environmentally and ethically responsible way, join us for a guided tour of Freckle Farm. Please check our Facebook page for tour dates. Nestled in our own little gorge at the edge of the Pioneer Valley in North Queensland, Freckle Farm is home to the happiest cows, pigs and chickens you’ll meet – and their five human caretakers (our family!).
On our tours, you can:
Discover the difference between what we produce and what is more commonly found on the supermarket shelves
Get an insight into how we use natural farming practices to create stress-free lives for our lovely “residents”
Learn our top tips on how you can use permaculture, composting and worm farms at home in your own garden – to create a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle
Know your kids will be safe and catered for – we strongly believe that children should know where their food comes from too, so we’ve designed our tours to be