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If you are a family or group seeking not only to move to one of the most beautiful parts of Australia, but to find an excellent niche farming business to match, it is hard to go past here.
If you are a foodie or chef, there are many possibilities. In fact, bring your passion to all the opportunities this farm and business now provides.
This farm of 64.98 Hectares (156 Acres) is nestled in the picturesque Lorne valley, only 40 minutes south of Port Macquarie and 30 minutes to the beach and Crowdy Bay National Park.
Bushfoods grow all over Australia in different climate zones. On this farm, 10 acres are full of plants native to the NSW mid north coast. Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle trees, Dorrigo Peppers, Cinnamon Myrtles, Lemon Scented Tea Trees, Davidson Plums, Rosellas, Riberries and Brush Cherries.
Organic practices have been utilized since the owners first started farming as a beef cattle property. In 2001 organic certification was undertaken and the property and business has been Certified A Grade Organic since 2004 through Australian Certified Organic Pty Ltd (grower number 951A USDA).
Some open pasture remains in 10 paddocks, currently running 25 breeding cows, 1 bull and 18 calves (also organic).
All paddocks have spring fed dams and/or self filling watering troughs.
On this farm, irrigation is only needed in the early years of planting.
In ground irrigation is in place with license to irrigate.
Approximately 1 Km river frontage with deepwater billabong suitable for pumping water.
Fairly new boundary fencing and internal fencing and 8000 Volt/ 20Km rated Electric fence to 7 front paddocks.
The farm is currently structured:
30 acres natural rainforest
10 acres timber suitable for logging
40 acres regenerating bushland (these timbered areas are able to collect carbon credits)
3 acres of river flats
The 4 bedroom original farm house with some renovations in the 1970s sits on 3 acres house paddock.
Study / Computer room
Air conditioning in lounge,
Ceiling fans lounge and main bedroom
Wood heater in lounge
Plenty of water with 10,000 gallon rainwater tank with electric pump and a further 20,000 gallon gravity feed river water tank for gardens, toilets, cattle troughs
20Kva Solar electricity system in place for the house and business
Local school bus at gate
Currently exporting all around the world as well as supplying Australian markets this farm and business provides many opportunities for the astute buyer.
Exponential growth in lemon myrtle demand over the last 5 years and set to continue for the foreseeable future.
For anyone wanting a larger business this demand can be matched by immediate further development of 60 acres immediately available and an additional 50 acres with some restructure of the farm.
Barbushco currently is a wholesale / retail company that value adds to the produce from the farm. It is a reputable, professional, intensely knowledgeable, awarded and celebrated certified organic bush food business.
Multiple award-winning Barbushco grows Certified Organic Australian Native fruit and spice trees and turns these into spices, sauces, jams, pasta, teas and more, all produced with the exciting Australian bush flavours. From these, spices, jams, sauces, essential oils, bush flavoured pastas, Bush Dukkah and teas are produced.
All the infrastructure is in place for current operations for processing and storage.
Farm tours are also conducted and small on-farm shop.
Walk-in/Walk-Out available with all farm and business equipment and machinery (all certified organic ACO USDA EU). Other Options will also be considered.
Barbushco was awarded the coveted Green award at the 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show. This annual award is presented for “public acknowledgment and rewarding of the efforts made by individuals or an organisation to promote environmental awareness and sustainability.”
The quality of Barbushco products continues to be recognised and have been awarded the coveted Champion ribbons in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Foods, totalling 33 medals and 8 champion ribbons over the 4 years.
This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to be a bush foods farmer, with excellent capacity to establish a multi million dollar expansion program for anyone wanting to move from small is beautiful to a much bigger enterprise.
The Barbushco business is ideal for all foodies, particularly those with a passion for cooking though all of these activities can be undertaken by external suppliers. Paddock to plate entrepreneurs may welcome the opportunity to grow a mix of organic produce. The unique qualities of Australian bush foods now being recognised throughout Australia and the world are here and now for anyone wanting to produce high quality bush food products within the health and well being industry.
The sale will include all intellectual property, transition period for the organic certification status as well as full understanding of the operations and experience of this highest quality organic farm and business.