About Freckle Farm
Our farm covers 265ha and backs onto the beautiful Ben Mohr State Forest, a heavily timbered forestry reserve. This is a wonderful advantage for us, as we know there is no chemical or fertiliser coming down the creeks which flow through our farm. The area was settled in the mid-1800s and the farm has been home to several generations of farming families over the years.
Our vision is for a sustainable, local food production system which does not rely on artificial inputs and aids in the recovery of the environment and the local community. We have cattle, pigs and chicken, and all of the animals graze on our natural pastures, spreading manure and incorporating organic matter into the soil.
We believe very strongly in the principles of holistic management and work with the natural systems to achieve positive outcomes for our animals and our environment. Some of the tools that we use include biodynamics (a form of organic farming), rotational grazing, composting, and subtle energy.
Rob and Deb start their first business
Transforming a conventional grain farm into a biological operation
Purchased property at Brightly, near Eton
The future home of Freckle Farm
Freckle Farm concept is born
First cattle arrive at Freckle Farm
Berkshire pigs introduced
50 hens added to the family
Started producing Freckle Farm eggs
Our first commercial product!
Helped establish Mackay's weekly Farmers Market
Won Silver at the Australian Food Awards
for our branded pork
Opened Freckle Farm Shop
Huge success at the Australian Food Awards
Won Best in Class (Australia) for our branded pork, a Gold Medal for our bacon and took out Bronze for our eggs