Austin and Laurel’s farming is defined by their commitment to producing heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetables. This is reected in Austin’s keen interest in unusual or rare food sources and means you may often see puzzling varieties of produce at Austin and Laurel’s stall. Having resurrected land from what was once a destitute ex-mining site, the sprawling acreage on the banks of the Hunter River now boasts a market garden, chickens, a small rainforest and an orchard with the most interesting fruit trees. Austin practises sustainable farming methods such as seasonal planting, crop rotation and manual harvesting.
“Why poison Mother Earth? Caring for the earth through your growing practises makes sense. Farming is my contribution to the world.”