This sixth generation working dairy farm offers visitors and guests the ultimate farm-stay experience. In addition to cows, the Tommerup family also keeps chickens, free-range pigs, sheep and goats. Join them at one of the property’s open days or book a night or two in the on-site accommodation.
What: Milk, ham, bacon, vegetables
Where: 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry
In 1995, Robyn and Paul Lee planted 500 macadamia trees. Seven years later they harvested enough produce to sell. The farmers keep bees to pollinate the macadamia trees and also sell jars of raw honey with products stocked in local shops, wineries, markets and festivals. Book an overnight stay in the onsite Greenlee Cottages.
What: Macadamia nuts, honey
Where: Canungra Village Markets on the last Sunday of the month
Dale grows the best spray-free potatoes in the area, according to the locals. His 20-acre farm on Coburg Road has been in the family since the 1940s.
What: Potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, pumpkins
Where: Local retailers and from a shed on the side of Coburg Road
Every Sunday morning, local growers come together for a weekly market at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds. Drop in from 7am to pick up local organic produce.
What: Greens, avocados, rhubarb, tamarillo, chilled kefir, jams, preserves, coffee, plants
Where: Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds from 7am
This small-batch producer of high-quality cheeses, ice cream and yogurt uses the freshest cow and goat milk from The Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy. The factory has an on-site shop selling all manner of dairy indulgences.
What: Cheese, ice cream, yoghurt
Where: 165-185 Long Rd, North Tamborine
Utilising an onsite 24 Hectolitre brewery and only natural ingredients, Fortitude’s Head Brewer brews craft beer on the mountain for locals and visitors alike. Watch how beer is made and sample the end result in the on-site pub.
What: A core range of six beers plus seasonal and limited-edition specials
Where: 165-185 Long Road, North Tamborine
Towri is the only accredited artisan sheep dairy and cheese room in Queensland. More than 350 sheep of varying varieties live on the 300-acre property.
What: Cheese and yoghurt
Where: 206 Saville Rd, Allenview
Greg Dennis installed a robotic milking system to save his fourth-generation dairy farm. Milk price cuts led him to develop the Scenic Rim 4Real Milk brand and the family business – now run by his Teese and Wyatt cousins – is stocked across Queensland.
What: Milk, yoghurt, cheese
Where: 9023 Mount Lindesay Hwy, Tamrookum
Finger limes are a native Australian citrus that can be found growing wild in this part of the country. Pop open one of the narrow oblong-shaped limes and thousands of tiny green pearls resembling caviar will pour out.
What: Finger limes
Where: 542 Philp Mountain Rd, Running Creek
From marine biologist to crayfish farmer, Rob Hutchings launched his business in 1979 and now has a 200-acre, 70-dam property that produces about one million mature red claw crayfish each year. He no longer exports and instead delivers crayfish straight to customers’ doors.
Where: 785 Tarome Rd, Tarome
This fifth-generation farming family grows small-scale "bunched veg" including beetroot and silverbeet. Andrew Scholl bought the 32-hectare farm from his parents and continues to manage each harvest. He also runs Ants Fruit Market, overseeing both supply and sales of his fresh produce. Andrew is in constant contact with local chefs and customers to keep across food trends.
What: Radish, beetroot, carrot, silverbeet, kale and spring onions
Where: Ants Fruit Market and straight from the farm
Drop by the roadside stall of farmers Stephen and Angela Pennell to gather greens, vegetables and Angela’s homemade chutneys and jams.
What: Kale, silverbeet, pumpkin, leeks and broccoli
Where: 222 Moogerah Rd, Kalbar
Scenic Rim Brewery is a small family-owned brewery located in the picturesque town of Mount Alford. Under the steady hand of Head Brewer Mike Webster, the brewery specialises in creating delicious craft brews from the region’s crisp clean water and natural ingredients.
What: Beer and alcoholic ginger beer
Where: 898 Reckumpilla St, Mount Alford
Kalfresh packs and distributes carrots grown by a collective of Scenic Rim farms to supermarkets nationwide. Mark your calendars for Eat Local Week each winter when you can book a factory tour or take part in the pick-your-own carrot day.
Where: Kalbar Farm
Matt and Sarah Muller grow gorgeous and flavoursome green, yellow and red heirloom tomatoes at their property near Kalbar. They sell surplus red tomatoes from their big roadside stall so pop by and grab some on your next road trip.
What: Heirloom tomatoes, red tomatoes, potatoes, garlic
Where: Roadside stall on Boonah Fassifern Rd, Boonah
Fourth-generation farmers Troy and Vilma Stokes grow onions and lucerne. Most produce goes to the Brisbane markets – look for the Stokes Farm label at your local greengrocer – but their children also sell surplus produce from a roadside stall in front of the farm and split the profits.
Where: Roadside stall in front of the farm (Stokes Crossing, Mount Mort Rd, Mt Walker)
Meet a caravan of gentle camels and learn about the anti-aging and immune health benefits of camel milk at Summer Land Camels. See camel milk products being made and taste products straight from the farm including gelato, cheese and the on-site café’s famous camel-cino. Level up your next cocktail party with a bottle of Camel Milk & Honey Vodka.
What: Camel milk, gelato, cheese and vodka
Where: 8 Charles Chauvel Dr, Harrisville