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Freckle Farm

a family affair

 
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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.

It’s wonderful to be able to buy such fantastic produce locally and at great prices, from such beautiful people who genuinely care about the quality of what they grow!
— Shellee, Seaforth

Rob and Deb start their first business

2005

Transforming a conventional grain farm into a biological operation

Purchased property at Brightly, near Eton

2008

The future home of Freckle Farm

Freckle Farm concept is born

2010

First cattle arrive at Freckle Farm

2011

Berkshire pigs introduced

2011

50 hens added to the family

2013

Started producing Freckle Farm eggs

2014

Our first commercial product!

Helped establish Mackay's weekly Farmers Market

2016

Won Silver at the Australian Food Awards

2017

for our branded pork

Opened Freckle Farm Shop

2017

Huge success at the Australian Food Awards

2018

Won Best in Class (Australia) for our branded pork, a Gold Medal for our bacon and took out Bronze for our eggs