The talk of the town since it opened in March 2015, The Farm really is a working farm, 34 hectares in all, albeit one with a massive visitor carpark and new corrugated-iron buildings: a flower shop, a farmhouse yoga studio and the enormous “shed” restaurant run by Three Blue Ducks, who also have an award-winning cafe-restaurant on Sydney’s Bronte Beach (near Bondi).
The meals are simple-fancy, served on enamel plates, and the staff young, hip and well-informed. Service is city-slick here. Woodstock-era music enhances the revolutionary vibe of The Farm’s “Grow, Feed, Educate” ethos.
Bring the kids and let them free-range and learn where their food comes from: there’s lots to see, for visitors of all ages and there are maps (paper ones, or download one onto your smartphone) to guide you and daily farmer-led guided tours at 10am. Workshops are run on a regular basis too, in everything from beekeeping to permaculture gardening.
Open from 7am for breakfast and lunch daily, and for dinner Friday to Sunday (5pm-10pm).