Short Property Description
A tropical fruit farm with mostly banana and citrus production for value adding dried banana products. Our farm is almost surrounded by rainforest in the Wet Tropics of North QLD. The farm is close to town with all the amenities of country living and close to Cairns and the beach. The farm is always green and lush with small creeks and lots of swimming locations nearby. We run a fruit stand at the front gate and sell ripe bananas daily.
Organic/Biological methods we use
Organic banana farming with focus on molasses fermentation and worm farming for fertiliser, mulching and vinegar spray for weed control. Banana pests are controlled by pyrethrin and traps. Lots of grass cutting and slashing to keep weeds under control.
We would prefer couples or 2 or more people together. Tropical conditions, we are very flexible with work arrangements, lots of different tasks with training to do. Weekly tasks include picking bananas and mowing, pruning. Our farm is within walking distance to the shops in our small town which has a cinema, pub and restaurants and bakery, and a swimming pool. The rainforest national parks nearby are magnificent for bushwalking and swimming.