Seven Springs Farm introduction
Seven Springs Farm is an organic producer of vegetables run by Wouter and Elyse Sels in remote Lorinna on Tasmania’s North-West Coast. Lorinna lies about twenty kilometres south of Gowrie Park in the upper reaches of the Forth River Valley.
Seven Springs Farm is an excellent place to practice organic agriculture since there are no other farms in the immediate vicinity that use systemic sprays which might drift onto their property.
In their own words from their Web site:
Our small farm is located in the upper Forth River valley within an off-grid community isolated from the influence of conventional agriculture. Here our family works tirelessly to grow honest food. Besides producing a wide variety of organic fruit and vegetables, we graze alpacas, chooks and two friendly horses.
Seven Springs Farm vegetables
Their produce includes amazingly dense and flavoursome blue-green leeks and amazing Belgian cauliflower. We have also bought Hakurei turnips, radishes, peas, broad beans, kohlrabi, Batavia lettuce and excellent strawberries.
At one market this year we were able to buy some fabulous cardoons, just like the ones we are used to buying in Provence.
The gardens here take advantage of the extremely old volcanic soils from the Cambrian and Precambrian eras.
You can sometimes buy their produce from Harvest Feast at the Salamanca Market and they regularly attend the Harvest Launceston market on Saturday mornings.
Town/Suburb: Lorinna, 7306
Phone number: +61 437 723 422
Opening hours: Harvest Market Saturday morning Launceston
You can read more about this exciting venture and admire their beautiful photos of their produce by clicking on the link to their Web site below: