Sam and Claire Johnson manage Boxgum Grazing on Windermere, a 1500 hectare multi-generational property near Young in NSW.
Their philosophy is simple. They stand by the quality of food they produce, their commitment to the animals and their welfare, and the long-term ecological health of their land.
They produce 100% grass fed beef and genuine free range pastured pork, which they market direct to customers in NSW and also the ACT.
Sam explained to me that the sows farrow outdoors and the weaned piglets grow out in the woodland areas where the they use their natural instincts to breathe life into the land.
They run predominantly Angus cattle that are% grass fed and receive no biocides or growth hormones. Look for Boxgum Grazing at
Allan Dixon and Sharyn Prendergast have much to smile about. This year, they bought the Clyde River Berry Farm, which is located in the hinterland between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla in NSW.
Visiting their farm is on my list of things for Peter and I to do in the holidays. I've been berry picking many times before, but I must say I have never seen such enormous blueberries! And the taste, oh my, these berries taste divine!
I've just frozen a 500g pack. Frozen blueberries are icy little taste bombs, perfect to snack on during the heat of Summer.
The Clyde River Berry Farm is open seven days from 10am to 6pm in December and January, except Christmas Day. There are all kinds of beautiful berries (including youngberries and raspberries), as well as peaches, plums and other seasonal fruits.
Farmers and growers, artisan producers, and wonderful providores.