About Huntly Organics Farm

When you do your weekly shop with Huntly Organics, you are directly supporting young farming families in the difficult pursuit of growing food.

What are we about

We have set out to relive the heritage of our grandparents & of Bendigo - the diversified family farm.

Huntly Organics is an intensive market garden based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. We grow a diverse range of food crops, primarily annual vegetables, using natural, chemical free practices and a focus on building healthy, living soil. Our well loved specialty products include the Huntly Organics Seasonal Salad Mix & Rainbow Microgreen Mix. We’re told they are the best in the region by hundreds of customer reviews.
We aim to expand to include small scale heritage grain production, fruit trees, berries and native Australian food crops in production over the next several years. Our overarching mission is to prove that when it comes to agriculture; it doesn’t  need to be bigger, it just needs to be better. Read further below for more about where we come from and what we’re up to.

Where we came from

Huntly Organics started out with Jordan & Emma as Aotearoa Market Garden in our little sister country of New Zealand on just a half acre. The aim was to produce a meaningful amount of healthy food, intensively on a small leased block of land; all the while actively sequestering carbon and nurturing a healthy living soil in the growing space. We’re happy to say that this goal was met with enormous success.

Fast forward 5 years, and we are located on our own 28 acre farm in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. We produce a variety of over 50 different crops seasonally, and have become a household name in Bendigo for freshness, taste and sustainable practices.

In 2021, Jordan’s brother Josh, his wife Ebony and their children Hamish & Mia are joining Huntly Organics and buying half of the farm! They will be working with us to expand the scope of the farm and provide even more local food.

Where we are going

Our mission is create a model of agriculture that can be adapted to enable other young farmers to take up the life and love of farming. A recent UN statistic states that 70% of the world’s food supply is produced by small landholders, using 20% if the worlds arable land. We aim to be a part of leading Bendigo and Central Victoria in the charge to become lean, green and a thriving, modern hub of small farming, biodiversity, and family farm ownership.

Huntly Organics believes in promoting small scale farming widely and as cost effectively as possible. If you can support the social & educational side of the farm with services, sponsorship or opportunities then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at jordan@huntlyorganics.com.au. We have a range of social projects and event ideas, to promote agriculture in our local communities, lined up and just waiting for the stars to align!

Thanks for shopping local

When you do your weekly shop with Huntly Organics, you are directly supporting young farming families in the difficult pursuit of growing food.

From the bottom of our hearts,
Thank you for your support,

Jordan, Emma, Josh, Ebony, Hamish & Mia

The Collin Family

The Huntly Organics Team

Jordan

Jordan is a vegetable grower and local food advocate, and the grandson of local farmers Jack & Joyce. He is an avid reader of everything from gardening, soil and natural health, to sci-fi, philosophy, science and spirituality. Jordan takes the lead in Huntly Organics projects and is heavily involved in Bendigo's local food system through his work with the Bendigo Community Farmers Market, Young Farmers Connect, the Bendigo Agribusiness Advisory committee and other local organisations and businesses.

Emma

Emma hails from the far off land of market gardens, France! Also the grand-daughter of family farmers in her home region of Alsace. Emma has spent her life exploring food, where it comes from and how we can use it. She creates the life on the farm, planting seeds, tending plants, cooking seasonally with the farms produce, and showing others the art. Her cooking classes have been featured in a national food magazine and she is somewhat of an encyclopedia of growing and cooking seasonally.

Belle

Belle digs holes in poorly chosen places, and harvests all of the strawberries. It's not as helpful as it sounds.
But just look at that face. She's a good girl.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that the City of Greater Bendigo is on Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Country.

We would like to acknowledge and extend our appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Traditional Owners of the land that we are standing on today. 

We pay our respects to leaders and Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples.

We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing.

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