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‘Exercise your choice to buy local everyday’ by Emma Koch

Introducing Greg and Emma Koch from Redden Bridge Wines in Wrattonbully, South Australia. Greg and Emma manage their Wrattonbully vineyard using Organic and Biological techniques, to ensure the health of their family as well as that of the soil and vines. Their story is the 51st I have featured this year in celebration of the Australian…

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‘Dreams can come true’ by Madie Hamilton

Introducing Madie Hamilton. Madie is one of the most inspirational young farmers in Australia. Her young career has taken her all over the world and when she’s not busy at her day job in the city, she works with her dad George, from ‘Meroo Hills’ near Mudgee, NSW. Madie’s story is the 50th I have…

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‘We never, ever quit’ by Bernadette Walker

Introducing Bernadette Walker from far south west Queensland. Bernadette is the 49th farmer I have featured in my quest to feature 52 farmers in 52 weeks in celebration of the 2012 Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise We are graziers – that means we do not do anything to…

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Sidonia Hills Natural Pasture Grazed Beef

‘Good things take time to grow’

Introducing Paul, Ross, William, Sam, Benjamin and Danielle of Sidonia Hills Pasture Grazed Beef. Sidonia Hills is located 19 kms northeast of popular foodie town Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. This is the 46th story I have featured recognising the farmers who work hard to supply this country with food in celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer.

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‘Growing things is what we love’ by Sue Middleton

Introducing Sue Middleton. Sue and her husband Michael Brennan farm in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Their story is number 45 in my quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of our family and farming enterprise My Husband and his family have farmed…

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Mountain Blue Blueberries

Support Aussie Produce… Buy Australian! by Ridley Bell

Introducing Ridley Bell of Mountain Blue Orchards in Lismore, NSW.  His story is number 44 in my quest to feature a farmer a week to celebrate The Australian Year of the Farmer Summary of Family and Farm: Mountain Blue Orchard’s mission is to produce quality and flavoursome blueberries from vigorous, high yielding plants that extend…

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KTs farm life chooks

Chooks have a fabulous life by young KT

Introducing KT.  KT is 5 years old and lives on a farm in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales with her parents Stephen and Alison, and her grandparents Oppy and PopPop.  KT has her own blog called KT’s Farm Life inspired by her love of farm life and her desire to share her experience on…

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‘No life without bees’ by Andrew Wyszynski

Introducing Andrew Wyszynski, of Maya Sunny Honey in the Mudgee region of NSW.  Andrew is the 38th farmer I have featured this year in my quest to feature 52 farming stories to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our farming enterprise: Maya Sunny honey is a 100% raw honey range, handcrafted wholly by Andrew and…

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A beautiful Barham avacado ready to eat!

Real food needs real farmers

Introducing Tim and Katrina Myers from Barham in Southern NSW. Their story is number 36 in my quest to feature 52 farmers in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our enterprise Tim and Katrina took over the family farm Horseshoe Bend, just outside the southern New South Wales…

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Who made your dinner last night?

Introducing the Maitland Family from Clare, South Australia, their story is number 35 in my quest to feature 52 Farmers in 52 weeks in celebration of the  Australian Year of the Farmer.  Summary of our family and farming enterprise: The Maitland family own and operate a farming business, on the family property, 15 minutes north…

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If you ate today…thank a farmer by Taylan Atar

Introducing Taylan and Megan Atar of Seven Hills Tallarook. Their story is number #34 in my quest to feature 52 farmers in 52 weeks in celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise Megan and I were both Optus World Franchisee’s for some 15 years.  10 years ago we…

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Eat healthy, eat local by Warren Pensini

Introducing Warren Pensini of Blackwood Valley Beef from Boyup Brook in Western Australia. Warren’s story is number 33 of 52, in my celebration of  The Australian Year of the Farmer.  Summary of your family and farming enterprise Blackwood Valley Beef is located on 1640 acres in the gently undulating countryside of the Blackwood Valley in…

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You need farmers and farmers need you by Michelle Barrett

Welcome to Michelle Barrett who is a farmer to the west of Esperance and (disclaimer!) also a friend. Michelle’s blog is number 32 out of 52 to help celebrate The Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Kieran and I farm 12,000 acres near Munglinup (100km West of…

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Still stunned!

I have to say, I have never, ever sat down to talk to someone and had the feeling I had just met the character out of one of my books. I don’t think I ever expected it would happen. I’m very particular about not using anyone I know or have known, as a character in…

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Working with Mother Nature.

Introducing Alexandra Guild, her story is number 31 in my quest to feature 52 Farming Stories in 52 weeks to celebrate the Australian Year of the Farmer. I only came to live in the bush at the age of 43 and hit the ground running, so to speak. 1995 was a year of drought, not the…

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