Join Straight To The Source on an exciting new tour for 2018 to explore The Riverina, one of the most productive and diverse agricultural regions in the country, giving rise to their claim of being the “food bowl of Australia”. On this trip, we will visit an award-winning family-owned organic rice producer, learn about soybean and grain production, visit a free-range egg farm, as well as discover the region’s sugar plums and jujubes.
On arrival in Griffith NSW, we’ll kick-off the tour with a visit to Randall Organic Rice an award-winning, family-owned and run farm producing a single-origin rice that is grown, milled and packed on the farm.
We’ll also pay a visit to Prickle Hill Produce, a 40-hectare family-owned farm planted with sugar plums for the fresh and dried fruit (prunes) markets, and, Jujubes (Chinese red dates). We’ll finish the day with dinner showcasing local and regional produce.
At Prickle Hill we’ll meet a local organic grain producer whose staple crops are organic soybeans and chickpeas; we’ll learn all about the farms’ rotational production cycle with a focus on environmental sustainability and biodiversity and we’ll see a sample of the soybean crop before it is harvested as we continue our journey towards the east of the region.
The following day, we’ll be exploring Holbrook Paddock Eggs, a free-range egg producer whose process is fully traceable starting with their day-old chicks. Then, a visit to a leading Australian lamb producer who is the process of developing an old UK heritage sheep breed for a new lamb product soon to be on the market.
Straight To The Source takes care of all details and logistics, including round-trip economy flights Sydney–Griffith-Albury-Sydney, all ground transportation in the Riverina, meals & accompanying beverages, 1 night’s accommodation, master-classes, workshops and private access farm tours.
*Please note: the tour starts and finishes at the domestic terminal of Sydney airport. Guests are responsible for getting themselves to/from the airport meeting point.
Please note: we must have a minimum of 14 for this tour to go ahead.
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