All FoodsFarm

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    All Foods Farm is situated in Buffalo, South Gippsland , Victoria. The farm has been operating since 2004 and is run on sustainable agriculture and permaculture principles, with emphasis on organically grown, fresh produce.

    As sustainable property we grow a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, mostly as older styles and heritage varieties. With a mixed orchard of apples, pears, stone fruits and berries we supply our customers with fresh, seasonal produce that they rarely get to experience when shopping at any large scale supermarket. In the picking season for fruit we attend local Farmers markets.

    Our current project is establishing our shop frontage directly from the property.  We are a bit more than a hobby farm, but not quite  a commercial farm.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    The property is not certified organic but we do use organic methods, some BD methods and Integrated Pest Management in the orchard.   Deep litter poultry pens are used for the annual vegetable beds.  No chemicals or pesticides are used in the orchard or on the annual vegetable crops.

    Part of the property is designed as a permaculture food forest and part of the orchard is a combination or IPM and more conventional rows of crops, inter planted with herb leys and berry crops.

    My Details

    Name

    All FoodsFarm

    Partners Name

    John Auckett and Kirsty Fletcher

    Gender

    Couple

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share some meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for, Fish, Meat, Vegetarian, Vegetarian only, Vegan, Gluten free

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    After 12 years establishing All Foods Farm and building a strawbale house we now feel that we have the capacity to share our beautiful property and knowledge with others who might be interested. After completing the straw bale house we have a small bed and breakfast abode that is mostly empty, waiting for visitors.

    We are also always interested in learning more from others about organic gardening, permaculture and sustainable living and hope that being a wwoof host will bring like minded people to our doorstep so we can share life experiences and knowledge with each other.

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