Grand Designs

The other morning we got up early and took a daybreak flight over The Artisan Farmer via our drone. It felt like we were in a Grand Designs episode of our own choosing as we soared like birds over the farmland and framework of The Artisan Farmer’s main build. Thanks to Hughie for the incredible drone work – takes a… Read more →

An Auspicious Day

    25 August 2020… An auspicious day for The Artisan Farmer project, with 36 HUGE HOLES OF PERFECTION FRESHLY DUG AND CEMENTED IN!!! Ah, the things we get excited about. Local earthmover extraordinaire Zane’s mechanical extended arm worked tirelessly to move truck loads of soil out with farm manager Murray’s help in readiness to welcome the steel frame for… Read more →

New Beginnings

There’s no doubt the last six months across this region and beyond redefined the boundaries of ‘challenging’ for many Australians. But life is resilient, and despite the drought, bushfires, floods, and threat of Covid 19, work has continued behind the lockdown to realise the full potential of The Artisan Farmer within an onsite presence of a cafe, deli and bakery. So pop… Read more →

Smashin’ Avocados

There’s a lot to learn about avocados. Firstly, did you know the plural of avocados is not spelt with an ‘e’  (oops. Lesson learnt). Secondly, the origins of the name comes from the Aztec word for ‘testicle’. It has also been called ‘alligator pear’, referencing the rough skin and shape of the fruit. Thirdly, when growing avocados, it’s important to… Read more →

In the eye of the beholder

The Artisan Farmer’s Woosters Lane, by Andreas Tychon. Frost? Heat? Neither. The passing of seasons is often taken for granted, as the changes occur over a period time that we are constantly adapting to. So I was taken aback to find these photographs by local Diamond Beach photographer Andreas Tychon showcasing The Artisan Farmer‘s paddocks were taken at the same… Read more →

Feeling Sheepish

  It’s not everyday you get to see a lamb being born. Truth be told, I never have until now. And while I wasn’t actually there for this particular event itself, I’ll just say they don’t call them ‘smart phones’ for nothing. So check out what Peter Doyle caught on his phone when he went to check on the Artisan… Read more →

Perfecting Pasta… and more!

It was hard to know how to name this story – really, it should read ‘Perfecting Pasta and A Few Sauces Along The Way’ but that seems a little wordy (let alone, ‘Perfecting Pasta and A Few Sauces Along the Way While Gaining An Architectural Degree and Building A Tiny Home‘ – nice one Dan!) And yet such diversity encapsulates… Read more →

Glorious Garlic

They say if you haven’t planted your garlic by May, then you might as well forget it. Well, it’s now May, and as per usual I haven’t done a thing about it… But I bet Jan Goroncy has. I first heard about Barrington’s Jan Goroncy when I was working at the local paper – a local fondly referred to him as… Read more →