I visited Sandy Creek Organic Farm the other week and wow, what a place. I so enjoyed taking photographs there. You see the farm is just on the outskirts of Beerwah with the Glasshouse Mountains towering as a magical backdrop of this beautiful little piece of land. I became quite enamoured with the property, all sorts of fruit and veg growing very happily in what is obviously prime growing country.
Les has quite an assortment of vegetables growing on the property so there were colourful rows of all sorts; Asian greens, kale, cabbage, carrots, herbs, lettuces, snow peas… just enough to fulfil the needs of his growing number of members that purchase the organically grown vegetables from his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
I love his method of farming. He, in a sense, grows to order, but the orders are made up according to the seasons; what grows best based on climate and growing conditions. Then he puts a box of goodies together of that morning’s harvest that members of the program can pick up from the farm.
If you would like to know more about the Sandy Creek Organic Farm membership system, ring Les and he can tell you more about how it works, and at $70 a month (picked up from the farm), this is incredibly good value. If you have a few friends that would like to support this as well, maybe you can organise a pick up point amongst yourselves – speak to Les, he can tell you more about it.
If you would like to read a little more about Les and his farm, see his produce profile on the Local Harvest website:
This post was written by Petra Frieser – Local Harvest
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