You don’t have to wait until June next year to visit a Scenic Rim farm.
Some of the region’s working farms welcome visitors all year.
The Tommerup family invites visitors to stay in two historic farm cottages on their working dairy farm in the Lost World Valley.
On November 26 the family is hosting Gourmet in Gumboots, an open day and market day, where visitors can stock up on beautiful fresh, local produce and goodies ahead of Christmas.
Farmer Greg Dennis and his family love to share the story of their family-owned milk brand with visitors to their Robotic Dairy.
See the cows being milked by cows and try some of the Dennis family’s Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk.
Visitors of all ages will relish a day, or a weekend, at the Lillydale Farmstay near Mt Barney.
Book into one of the self-contained cottages and enjoy a taste of country life. Milk the cows, ride a pony, feed the animals and drop a line in the lake.
If you want to see chooks roaming free in the paddocks, then put Ayton Farm on your list of places to visit.
Farmers Rod and Kathy have adopted the ethical farming practices of Joel Salatin to create a haven for chooks.
They sell pastured eggs, pastured broilers/meat chickens, as well as pasture fed beef and lamb – all raised ont heir property 15 minutes from Rathdowney and 30minutes from Boonah.
Ayton Farm opens a Farm Shop on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 10am to noon.
The health benefits of goat’s milk are well documented and if you want to learn more then drop by Naughty Little Kids at Peak Crossing, 15 minutes south-west of Ipswich.
This family-run farming business turns goat’s milk into amazing gelato, including coffee, strawberry and chocolate falvours.
The farm is open for tours every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. During your visit you’ll be able to pat and feed the kids, learn how to make cheese and taste the incredible gelato.