meet some of our farmers

We work with a range of fantastic local, certified organic farmers, ensuring they are paid a fair price for their produce. Our farmers are passionate about producing nutrient-dense food in a way that supports the environment and wildlife around us.

Barambah Organics began in 2002 after Ian Campbell converted his fourth generation family farm, “Spring Creek” in 1999 to organic status with Australian Certified Organic. The family has been farming at “Spring Creek” since 1912.

The farming operation moved to the Goondiwindi region in 2006 in order to secure access to reliable water. This has been an excellent move for barambah Organics and the cows are thriving in this location.

Ian is a highly qualified Rural Scientist who specialised in animal nutrition at University and then delved further into human nutrition. Ian worked in Queensland and Victoria as an animal nutrionist in the early 1990s and then took a position with a company that had him working in both the United Kingdom (UK) and in South America in the late 1990s for two years. He had seen that many consumers were embracing certified organic foods in the UK. He could see on the UK farms, what practices they had in place in order to convert the farms to organic status, and soon realised that those practices were already in place on his family farm.

“Knowing that I am receiving a fair price for all my hard work and that everything I grow goes to feed someone is a key reason for being part of the MCO CSA project”.

Sunforest Organic Farm – The Sunforest property is farmed and owned by Matthew and is situated in the red soil country over the escarpment of Byron Bay.

Matthew traditionally reared organic pigs, turkeys and chickens. Despite still having a few animals around the farm he now specialises in growing certified organic vegetables, such as sweet potato, snow peas and cucumbers. An organic farmer for more than 15 years, the quality and the taste of Matthew’s produce is always top notch, and the rich fertile soils of his property combined with his crop rotation ensure a high level of nutrient density in his crops.

“I have always loved to grow plants. I had my first garden at a young age, I loved to grow flowers and vegetables – still do.

Born in England, of Turkish Cypriot and Punjabi descent, Sheia immigrated to Australia with her family.

Along with her love of gardening, Sheia also have a keen interest in health and healing. She completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in clinical Biochemistry and Microbiology. However, she became disenchanted with the pharmaceutical approach to healing, and began to look for other more holistic systems…leading her to Ayurveda, TCM, Kinesiology, Feng Shui and many other amazing ancient modalities.  Sheia has also been involved with Industrial Hemp.

  We are looking for more Farmers. Join our network

Avg. Farmer age
58
Farmers 40 & under
3
This will leave a big gap in Australian food production in the not too distant future.

We are actively looking to support new growers, and in particular, young growers to become part of the CSA project at Munch Crunch Organics to protect and keep our food supply local and organic for generations to come.

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