Welcome to my garden!
Johnston Creek Farm is situated in the lush Murray valley with rich creek plains and surrounded by undulating hills. Large trees form a cool glade either side of the crystal clear waters of Johnston Creek as it makes its way through the farm .
Our family has a long tradition of farming over many generations. Traditionally we have been beef cattle farmers.
As a 6th generation Australian farmer, it is exciting growing without harmful chemicals and using permaculture principles. The soil is rich and the vegetable patch and crops of onions and garlic thrive with the addition of compost and a blanket of straw
The farm has a previous history as a dairy. The facilities are perfectly suited to curing and storing the harvest and developing and distributing the product.
I have an affinity with the land. As I walked through the farms across Northern Spain on my Camino I got back in touch with the rhythms of life. To me, farming is about balance, common sense and the natural cycles of life. Last years plants die and provide the rich soil for the next season as they are composted. Natural mulches retain moisture and prevent plants growing in the wrong places (weeds!). Companion planting, working with the uniqueness of the land.... it’s all linked. Organic farming and permaculture principles are all included in the mix of this boutique farm.
Thinking about my parents orchard, the taste of their tree ripened apricots lingers. The taste is sensational, bursting with flavour, dripping with juice. Wow! What has happened to Aussie farming? Why does food in the shops look perfect but have no taste? Why are so many products treated with growth inhibitors, toxic herbacides and even bleach? Why can’t I eat high quality food all the time? These were the ideas that germinated and grew into three years of trial, experimentation and rewarding hard work! Johnston Creek Providore is now ready to share the premium products with you all ... I hope you will join with me in celebrating produce which is great for your body, mind and soul!