The Weekend Edition
As you drive into Byron, you’ll find it hard to miss the latest member of the community welcoming your arrival. Stretched out over 80 glorious acres on Ewingsdale Road, The Farm Byron Bay is now open, bringing the true meaning of paddock to plate to the heart of Northern New South Wales.
Whilst on his property in Federal one day, The Farm’s owner Tom Lane, of the Lane family who founded the Oroton fashion empire, realised he had lost his three-year-old daughter. Searching the property, he breathed a sigh of relief when he finally found her – sitting cross-legged in the middle of their vegetable patch, her t-shirt pulled out and filled with beans she had plucked straight from the stalk.
Watching her sitting there with such joy, eating the beans she had planted herself, Tom had a revelation. If he could do that for his daughter, why couldn’t he do it for the rest of the community? From that moment, the idea of The Farm was born.