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Feb 23 2021

NRF Member Story: Don Jones, Essential Greens A New Sustainable Microalgae Farming Industry for the Northern Rivers Region

“I can’t do that” is not a phrase that you will hear Don Jones utter…ever.   Don is the General Manager and Executive Director of emerging business Essential Greens Pty Ltd which is based in the Tweed region of Northern Rivers NSW.  Don has over 40 years of experience in Engineering and Architectural Design within the construction industry living and working in interesting and exotic locales such as Malaysia, Bougainville Island in PNG, Hong Kong and western Qld!   His latest base & business adventure is in the Tweed region of Northern Rivers NSW...

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Jan 20 2021

NRF Member Story: Barefoot Farms

Barefoot Farm is the story of Ash and Matt – two chefs with a shared paddock to plate passion who became regenerative farmers, café owners and value adders and then pivoted their business in the global pandemic with success.   Their story Ash and Matt started their farming story together while living in an old bus near Nimbin. Following organic farming principles, they grew a wide range of fruits and vegetables on a small one-acre market garden. They grew their produce and crafted it into delicious dips, pickles, sauces and spreads for sale...

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Dec 03 2020

Announcement: NRF Harvest Food Trail back on…May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2021!

NRF members have the chance to be part of our upcoming NRF Harvest Food Trail May 2nd, 3rd and 4th  2021 The opportunity: We would like to offer our NRF producers and food service members the chance to once again open their doors and promote food experiences with a “farm gate” / cellar door approach during the Harvest Food Trail weekend May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2021. We are aiming to create our 2021 NRF food trail connecting people with real food & beverage experiences on farm.   This will extend from Tweed...

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Nov 17 2020

NRF Member Story: Frida’s Field

Diversifying Income Streams on Small Farms The Rawlings are a hard working family living on a picture-perfect farm in Nashua and living their dream - to produce wholesome delicious food, shared with others, while farming sustainably to sequester carbon, build soil health and foster biodiversity. Background Frida’s Field is a farm owned by Jeanie & Edward Rawling and family since 2015. The property is in the Byron Hinterland hamlet of Nashua and offers 120 acres of fertile river flats, boarded by the Byron Creek and Wilson River.  It was one of the...

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Oct 14 2020

NRF Member Stories: Rainforest Foods – Value Adding Australian Native Foods

A passion for conservation & regenerating combined with some basic business know how has led Anthony Hotson and family to their successful family value-add business ‘Rainforest Foods’.    Background   Rainforest Foods is a pioneer in the evolving Australian native food industry. The people behind the brand are Anthony Hotson & Julz Martens and family.  Their passion for conservation and regeneration of the Australian rainforest is obvious and has resulted in the planting and harvesting of an extensive range of native food plants for over 25 years. They grow a wide range of Australian...

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