Farm life is the good life – wide open skies, fresh air and of course, tasty foods straight from the ground and into your hungry face.
Because the Gold Coast is the greatest place on Earth, we are blessed with both beautiful beaches and farmland where said foods can be grown happily and healthily.
Here are five said farms to which you can go and grab yourself some straight-outta-the-ground-goods.
Freeman’s Organic Farm
An entirely family owned affair, Freeman’s Organic Farm is already much-loved amongst Gold Coasters. Established in 1915, the farm became became the largest banana farm in Australia in the 20s with over 100 acres of bananas. Today, the Freeman’s run farm tours around the beautiful property and of course; you can purchase their organic goodies from the Farm Stall or enjoy a coffee and cake at Farm Café on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Where: 618 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley
Currumbin Valley Harvest
Picking your own biodynamic veggies is a good time. Especially when you’re inhaling fresh air in the lush Currumbin Valley at the same time. Currumbin Valley Harvest invites you to wander the isles and choose your own veggie adventure or buy from the onsite store where all the fruit and veg are vibrant colours and practically radiating healthy good vibes. You can also purchase delightful veggie accompaniments like pasta sauce, oils, sourdough and the like. All from local, ethical suppliers.
Where: 1380 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Valley
Farm & Co. Kingscliff
No doubt your Insta feed has been flooded with pretty pics from Farm & Co.’s sunflower fields at some point in the past but did you know they also have a little shop from which you can purchase fresh produce? Yep, they do. The beautiful property has been an avocado farm for the past 30 years and the stall is stocked with mainly organic produce grown on site. It’s almost time for the sunflowers to bloom again so head down to catch a glimpse of that and stock up on homegrown goodies while you’re at it.
Where: 529 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen
Currumbin’s Eco Village is one of the most beautiful spots on the Coast with big old trees to play in (whether you’re five or 33 going on five), resident kangaroos and a café serving up some of the most delicious eats around. Add Ground Grocer to the mix and it’s pretty much heaven if you ask us. There you can stock up on your weeks veggies (Saturday’s only) or pre-order an entire box and have someone else choose the best of the best for you.
Where: 4 Village Way, Currumbin Valley
Tropical Fruit World
There is many a fun time to be had at Tropical Fruit World. It’s 175 acres of land in the Tweed Valley which it would seem is the perfect place to grow tropical fruit. You can (and should) go on a plantation safari, a wildlife boat cruise and take a ride on the miniature train. When that’s all said and done, pop in to the fruit market and take home some locally grown goodies. Last but not least, put your feet up at Plantation Café and enjoy some tasty desserts, design your fruit ice cream or indulge in a healthy lunch.
Where: 29 Duranbah Rd, Duranbah
Words by Kirra Smith