Emily Yarra and Michael Kobier are a dynamic young couple practising biological regenerative farming on under an acre of land. Their farm is about an hour and a half south-east of Canberra and sits around 950 metres above sea level with a challenging cool-temperate climate and extreme temperatures.
They time their crop planting and harvesting around scorching hot summers, and at times, drought and frost. Despite these conditions, all seasonal produce is grown without chemicals. They model their family-based farm on traditional European and Asian smallholdings with all crops cultivated by hand. They choose varieties for intensive planting in compact spaces and calculate the spacing between plants to maximise every centimetre.
Emily and Michael offer a weekly or fortnightly pre-paid subscription to a mixed produce box servicing the Canberra region. They supply several Canberra-based chefs who love working with local, seasonally fresh ingredients.
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