Guinea Grove Farm

Ginginup , West Australia, Australia

Rae Jefferies and partner Angus Cowling are biodynamic farmers operating Guinea Grove Farm, an 80ha certified biodynamic property. They have managed the development of a 3,000 olive tree grove with Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties since 1998, focusing on nurturing soil health using biodynamic and organic practices.

Over 100 guinea fowl free-range in the forest helping with pest and weed management while fertilising the soil. The farm produces multi-award winning extra virgin olive oils, flavoured olive oils, saffron and dukkah. Their flavoured olive oils are produced using the traditional “Agrumato” method where fresh citrus, herbs and spices are crushed with the olives. The processing shed houses a 500kg/hr olive mill, oil storage, bottling and labelling facilities so Rae and Angus can manage the entire olive oil making process from tree to bottle on the farm.

Products are sold through weekend farmers markets, online, weekly home deliveries, and organic/wholefood shops in Perth.

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