Destination - The Farm Byron Bay
The ultimate heavenly Aussie foodie road trip
Get Forked and Fly
I just can’t wait any longer.
You see when the front gate at The Farm in Byron Bay swung open a little more than six months ago I decided to wait for the dust to settle on the car park, so to speak, before highlighting the newcomer on my blog. I thought I would wait until the initial convoy of curious locals, destination day-trippers and Byron beach holidaymakers who were descending on The Farm in droves had slowed down somewhat – and left me a parking space up front – before taking a closer look at the project.
The best of Byron Bay: Foodies flocking to Northern Rivers region to feast at top eateries
Cathay Pacific (Inflight Discovery Magazine)
Mark Jones tells a tale of yabbies, surfies, pipis, greenies, maccas, farmers, grog and paleo fiends.
ASTRID McCormack often has a laugh about how taken aback people are when they arrive at her tiny restaurant, Fleet. Like Fleet, The Farm has redefined regional food tourism in this state, with hundreds of visitors arriving daily to spread out over the sprawling property, admiring the livestock on-site, in some cases picking the vegetables that spring from the ruddy earth here, and eating great food that pours forth from the kitchen like the tide.
Wave of gratitude sweeps Byron Bay
Things We See Magazine
Walking into The Farm on Ewingsdale Road at the entrance of Byron Bay, I am not only hit with the rich, aromatic smell of roasting garlic, but a welcoming sense of community.
Emma’s bliss down on The Farm
Byron Bay is in the grip of a gratitude pandemic as the region’s residents prepare to celebrate World Gratitude Day. To raise awareness of the occasion, The Farm Byron Bay has built a ‘gratitude bench’. Uplift Connect has been filming locals coming and sitting on the bench and taking about what they’re grateful for.
Best paddock to plate restaurants in Sydney & regional NSW
We’ve all visited the intersection of Overwhelmed Avenue and
Stressed-Out Boulevard, and when I recently found myself at this hazardous crossing I began to plot my escape. But with scores of resort options available to one seeking refuge from the pressures of
Real Life, where to turn? A friend suggested I spend a few hours at a blissful haven called The Farm, in Byron Bay in far northern NSW.
Food Briefing - Global
The Daily Telegraph
The Farm houses a collection of micro businesses on a 32ha working farm which uses sustainable practices. Heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle and chickens roam freely and are used for meat and eggs in the on-site Three Blue Ducks restaurant, cafe and produce store. Ingredients are also sourced from nearby farms.
Head for the hills to experience another side of Byron Bay
Surprise is on the menu this month with coffee from a hole-in-the-wall in New Zealand and a restaurant, shop and gallery popping up in an old newsroom in Madrid. We also sup cider in the Big Apple and break ground in Byron Bay’s growing food scene. Join us on our worldwide tour of where is best to eat.
Permaculture features Cass Amundsen
The Daily Telegraph
The Farm is not simply the location for the north-coast outpost of Three Blue Ducks, the popular Bronte restaurant. The brainchild of Emma and Tom Lane is much more than that. “It’s all about growing a community and small businesses,” Tom says. “We develop the portal and allow them to come and start their business.”
Three Blue Ducks – Restaurant Review
Farmer Cass is an example of how Permaculture Design Training (and a whole lotta gumption) can lead from a career in pet minding to full-time organic farmer.
We caught up with her recently to chat about her journey…
Sydney Weekender visits The Farm
This is how it should be in paradise: chilled but efficient staff, big flavours from local produce, and cool, impossibly healthy company. This rural outlet of a famous beachside Sydney restaurant hits all the right notes.
Dishing the Dirt
Byron Bay has a farm eieio. And on that farm they have animals, farm tours, restaurants, yoga and more! The Farm Byron Bay is about getting back to traditional ways of growing food. Say hello to their animals like chickens and pigs or go for a stroll past paddocks. You might recognise their restaurant from their Sydney sister, it’s Three Blue Ducks. They’re plating up meals like sesame crusted kingfish with chinese broccoli and caramelised chilli. You can also learn to make bread or grow flowers plus join a Milkwood Permaculture course. The Farm Byron Bay is a beautiful spot to meditate and you can do that with Yoga at The Farm.
Bringing the table to the farm
Reality television shows such as MasterChef have revived the humble home-cooked meal, and there’s no reason why ingredients can’t be homegrown, too. Here are the farmers, restaurateurs and chefs bringing paddock-to-plate eating a whole new level.
The Farm Byron Bay
Slow Living Magazine
The Farm at Byron Bay is an ambitious “social experiment” with an avowed aim to “grow, feed and educate”. Will it work?
Big Love Photoshoot at The Farm
I have been watching and waiting with great anticipation for the opening of The Farm on Ewingsdale road at Byron Bay for months now. On my regular trips down the road to good old Byron I’d find myself coming around the corner off the roundabout and immediately looking left to see what progress was made since my last drive past. Being a country girl at heart and growing up on farms, I couldn’t wait to get amongst it and find out what this incredible space was all about. Finally, I can happily introduce to you The Farm.
The Farm Byron Bay: Three Blue Ducks
Gold Coast Magazine
Are you pining over the gorgeous bouquet used in our Big Love shoot? It was created by the creative genius that is Ros MacDonald, owner of Flowers at The Farm and manager Elle Buckley.
Healthy food ideas for family holidays
A unique Byron Bay farming initiative combines culinary flair with country fare. The Farm is possibly the most exciting venture to hit New South Wales’ most exciting town in more than a decade, maybe two. The 34-hectare community farm, complete with the far north coast’s best new restaurant, is located just a few metres from the busy main road into Byron Bay. In the 34 years since my family first moved to this hippie haven, I’ve never seen anything quite so … well … hippie. And it all began with a missing little girl and the dad who found her; the father who could never quite leave his childhood years behind.
Three Days In Byron
Sydney Morning Herald
The Farm, Byron Bay. This place opened in March, with the aim to “grow, feed and educate”. One of my favourite restaurants, Three Blue Ducks, is on site. Its menu lists the number of kilometres from where the produce was grown. On a children’s Farm to Fork Holiday, kids from five to 11 can plant a crop, or learn to make yoghurt cheese.
For as long as I can remember Byron Bay held a reputation as a mythical destination, a place of beauty and wonder. Then you get there, or try to get there but there is too much traffic, the streets are filled with dirty hippies and people trying to live an alternative lifestyle, man…. They too flock to the mythical beauty.