Stuart Andrews’ family-run Forage Farms in the beautiful Mary Valley region of the Sunshine Coast operates under Natural Sequence Farming philosophies.
The aim is to restore natural landscape function and regenerate the farm while integrating food production. Food is ethically produced without artificial fertilisers or chemicals, and all their grass-fed hens, pigs, sheep, and cattle live permanently in the paddock, playing an important role in land management. Animals are rotated to the new ground each week, fertilising pastures and improving the soil while living a healthy life. Forage Farms offer their pork and eggs year-round and seasonal vegetables, lamb, and beef via farm gate sales and home delivery.
They regularly run farm tours and educate landholders about Natural Sequence Farming practices to promote biodiversity within the farm and environment, helping restore degrading systems to landscapes that function in a productive state for the environment and the farmer.