Grass Roots Magazine
Grass Roots Magazine have been kind enough to publish a story on Gleneden Organic Farm. The article is a thorough explanation of what we have been doing and hope to achieve on the farm with some of our practical experiences thrown in. If you would like to learn more about how and why we are farming it's all here.
Organic and Chemical Free Food.
Gleneden Organic Farm is not certified organic as our volume of produce does not justify the heavy time and financial cost of certification. Organic certification is important in multi-step supply chains where there is no direct link between farmer and consumer. As we sell direct, (we prefer to meet our customers here at the farm), it is easy for people to investigate our practices for themselves while gaining an understanding of where their food is coming from. I like to call this â€œcustomer certified organicâ€. Should we start marketing our produce through a third party organic certification will be a necessary step. We stand firm in our organic and regenerative farming principles and are honest in reporting our practices to our customers. For example, we have incorporated the cattle from my Grandmotherâ€™s property into our lifetime organic herd. As we butcher these new animals we will give clear information on their chemical free status, which is over 12 months and counting. The whole herd are is now following a Holistic Grazing Management rotation over both properties to the benefit of soil, pasture and animals, and our customers have access to a larger volume of meat and clear information. In the coming weeks and months we will have beef, pork and lamb available as sides, fresh cuts, cured meats, mince and sausages. We offer free camping with any purchase to help people really get to know our farm. Ask us a for an order form 0429137224.
Until Next Month
Until next month we hope your work/leisure balance is more level than ours and that your life is just as rewarding. Weâ€™d love to see you in Gleneden during the beautiful weather of Autumn. Please share or forward our newsletter to anyone who may enjoy it.
Have a safe and happy Easter in good company.
Rohan, Fiona, Eden and Jethro