The Farm is primarily a functioning farm that contains a mix of micro-businesses that all work towards a shared purpose. You are encouraged to come observe for yourself how a farm works, how it helps the environment, and how it contributes to a healthy living.
Visitors to the Farm can meet their farmers and take an educational behind-the-scenes farm tour. Experience a guided tour of The Farm’s grounds and learn firsthand about their sustainable and ethical farming practises.
‘Grow, Feed, Educate’ is the farm’s slogan and source of inspiration for the entire community. The firsthand experience of witnessing how food is grown and produced enhances the pleasure of consuming it. Curiosity and a drive to learn more grow from this simple pleasure.
They welcome large and small groups as well as school groups interested in agriculture, farming, and livestock. Their farmers will schedule a time to show groups around The Farm and show them what they are accomplishing.
Enjoy your visit to The Farm and leave motivated to make even the slightest change towards a healthier, more harmonious relationship with their land, animals, and communities.
The Farm is a great place to eat
Three Blue Ducks
The Farm Byron Bay‘s restaurant, cafe, and produce store are run by three Blue Ducks. ‘The Ducks,’ as they are affectionately known, are five friends who are dedicated to nourishing the community through ethical, authentic, and high-quality food and hospitality.
They try to source as much as possible from The Farm before venturing further afield. To make all of our meals, we use organic or spray-free produce that has been grown in a sustainable manner. When it’s in season, they get almost everything from the surrounding area, from southern Queensland to Port Macquarie. Their dishes reflect a shared ethos of creating honest, seasonal dishes that are high in nutrients and flavour.
The space was purposefully designed to be understated but welcoming. The undercover outdoor patio offers panoramic views of the Byron hinterland in the west, Mt Warning in the north, and Cape Byron Lighthouse in the east. On weekends and for private events, they love to fire up our 12 metre outdoor kitchen, which includes a double spit, a wood fire pizza oven, and an Argentinian grill. The bar features 56 taps of all Australian craft beers, wines, and ciders, as well as a variety of unique cocktails to suit all tastes.
The Bread Social
Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked bread from The Bread Social as you enter The Produce Store at The Farm Byron Bay. The Bread Social is an artisan bakehouse run by local baking legends Tom Scott, Sam Saulwick, and Paul Giddings, who bake everything from bio-dynamic sourdoughs to light buttery pastries.
Their ingredients are Australian, bio-dynamic, and as locally sourced as possible, and their products are nothing short of perfect. Get in quick for your daily bread because the shelves go quickly.
Byron Bay is known around the world for its style and high-quality local products; Baylato brings the same to your door!
Paola, a sixteen-year resident of the area, began selling gourmet gelato at local markets in 2000. Paola started the gelato wedding & events catering business in 2012 after many satisfied customers asked her to cater at their weddings. She loved seeing beautiful, happy people enjoying her gelato and looking great… at least in the beginning!
Baylato can be found at “The Farm” in Byron Bay as well as the local Byron markets. Baylato is also available as “The Byron Gelato” on Eat Street Northshore in Brisbane.
Get the Real “Farm” Experience
Guided Farm Tour
Popular guided tours are an excellent way to experience The Farm and learn firsthand how our farm community collaborates to live our ethos. Take a behind-the-scenes tour with one of our farmers and learn how we strive to grow, feed, educate, and give back in all that we do at The Farm.
Throughout the tour, you will learn about our unique farming practises, get up close and personal with our animals – think piglets, fluffy highland cows, and clucky brown hens – take a walk through our macadamia orchard, and learn about our ‘Growers Collective’ team of independent farmers.
You will leave with a better understanding of the health benefits of chemical-free farming practises, as well as how eating locally grown seasonal produce is better for us.
- Tour lasts one hour.
- Online reservations are strongly advised.
- Friday: only one tour from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday hours: 9.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. or 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Meet at the Welcome Sign at The Farm.
- $15 per adult, $10 per child under the age of ten, and free for children under the age of five! (*Reservation fees apply)
Feed the Animals
Starting at 10.30 a.m. Meet their muddy friends every morning as they go out to feed the sheep and chickens with their Farmers. Every day at 10.30 a.m., join us in front of the wishing well.
While they feed the farm animals, our farmers will share interesting facts about their friends and family.
Head to the back of The Farm to their Macadamia tree plantation. Where you can find Macadamia’s on the trees and on the ground. With tables already loaded with nutcrackers. Makes for some fun time nut hunting and cracking.
KidzKlub and The Farm
The Farm Kids programmes and workshops are inspired by the Farm’s core values of grow, feed, and educate.
The tours allow children to see firsthand how food is grown and produced, providing them with a new understanding and appreciation for our land, our animals, and our community.
Farm Kids programmes are available during all school holidays and on some Sundays. Because our experiences are constantly evolving, no two visits to The Farm are ever the same.
The experiences include topics such as farm life, ethical farming, food production, cooking with fresh produce, and crafting with natural and recycled materials.
KidzKlub Australia also hosts birthday parties at The Farm that are jam-packed with excitement and adventure.
If you are planning a visit to The Farm in Byron Bay and have a group of children who would enjoy a two or three hour Farm Kids Workshop and Tour, they can create a customised private package just for your group. Simply contact us to learn more.