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 four 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. These days you can purchase their organic goodies from the Farm Stall but make sure to check their Instagram page first because they sell out quickly.
Where: 618 Tomewin Mountain 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. There’s also a few sweet treats so you can pop in, let the staff gather your goodies for you and be on the way to the healthiest of eating.
Where: 529 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen
Currumbin’s Eco Village is one of the most beautiful spots on the Coast with big old trees and plenty of resident kangaroos. Nowadays you can order a veggie box online and head in to pick it up on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and be sure you’re eating the freshest of fruit and veg, grown right there on site.
Where: 4 Village Way, Currumbin Valley
Tropical Fruit World
Tropical Fruit World is175 acres of land in the Tweed Valley which it would seem is the perfect place to grow tropical fruit. You can (and should) purchase boxes of said tropical fruit plus boxes of avocados and treats like farm honey, macadamia nuts and dried fruit. Order online and opt to get it delivered if you like.
Where: 29 Duranbah Rd, Duranbah
Please take into account current border restrictions when considering travelling to any of these farms.
Words by Kirra Smith