Brenden May tells me that he has been growing spuds with his dad since he was a boy. He grows Pontiac, Sebago and Atlantic potatoes at his farm at Forest Reefs, which is located between Orange and Blamey.
“We grow the Atlantics purely for the snack brands, so they’re the potato crisps you might buy. Our Pontiac and Sebago spuds that we sell here are the markets are the good all rounders, the Pontiacs being the sweeter ones”, he says.
Brenden sells his potatoes at the Capital Region Farmer’s Market in Canberra. Pontiacs are available from February through to June, and the Sebago from June to December. There's a VIP card, so once you've bought nine of the ten kilo bags, the tenth one is free.
Helen and Dennis Smith started their little business at their property just north of Temora four years ago with just 20 hens. Now, they are hatching galore and have more than two and a half thousand free range chookies.
The result is a bountiful supply of beautiful fresh eggs which they sell at the Capital Region Farmer's Market; as well as the Double Shot cafe in Deakin; and IGA Temora and Grenfell.
Helen and Dennis kindly stopped to smile for this photo in between a steady stream of regular happy customers.
Visitors to the farm are welcome.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.