NO, We do not have PICK-YOUR- OWN

raspberries chilliwack It is extremely frustrating to be constantly getting calls asking about pick –your –own raspberries..As Bio-Dynamic  farmers we pride  ourselves on the quality of our produce after all we are crafts persons working with life. and creating special environment to grow our produce.Our produce is nurtured in many ways over the seasons cumulating in harvest. For quality produce harvest needs to be done mindfully daily followed  by grading and packing before it is available for the public.  Once done it is available from our  on farm shop.The farm shop is opened daily once harvest is underway.

I can’t think of any other business that would allow untrained   persons to just come in off the street and do whatever the business does so why would you expect farmers who grow quality produce to do allow untrained persons onto their farms to pick what they have worked all year to produce, and OH yes expect to get it cheap!!.

Its time to value food and farmers more after all NO FARMERS, NO FOOD, NO FUTURE.


Garden Quality Farming

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Living lightly on our planet has always been our aim. In 1983 we purchased a rundown property at Heathfield, in the Adelaide Hills 3km from Stirling situated in outer suburbia. Today Nirvana now provides a wonderful lifestyle.

Nirvana is a small mixed orchard .Organic methods have been used since 1983 and since 1988 biodynamic methods have been introduced & developed. In 1989 became the first property in SA to be NASAA certified organic.Since 2003 the certification has been dropped because it was serving little purpose as the farm developed its own path of seasonal, regional quality food .

Poultry plays a role in the farming system. Geese are the orchard mowers . This has reduced mowing cost significantly. Also chooks, with the geese , provide us with manure ,eggs, meat and pest control.

All power machinery are single cylinder petrol. These are small, light & economical. Implements have been scaled or modified to suit the slopes.

Areas of native scrub provide over wintering sites for insects & nesting sites for birds & bats, along with diverse orchard plantings aid in the overall balance of the property.

The spring fed valley forms the head waters of Scott Creek. This provides ideal growing conditions for berries as well as providing a wetland habitat.

Value added agriculture is also part of the system. Quality jams & preserves are produced in small batches from produce grown on the property. Our Hot Roasted Chestnuts can be found is Stirling during Autumn and early winter. Our unique seasonal produce, jams & preserves are available only from our farm shop.

Valuable knowledge is passed on via workshops & farm tours.

Farming in the Adelaide Hills is under pressure from spreading suburbia. There is a need for a quality water catchment area & the preservation of the native environment. Quentin & Deb have proven over the years they can achieve a viable small farm, answering these needs by their methods of land management and marketing.

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