About the Farm
We use regenerative agriculture, which is beyond organic, and holistic management principles and are in the process of becoming organic accredited. We have vegetable gardens, herb gardens, berry gardens and mushroom farms, chickens, ducks, turkeys, quail and guinea fowl that roam free on the farm. We use cell grazing for our pasture raised sheep, pigs and cattle to ensure the highest opportunities for building soil health. Alpaca and Maremma guard our animals from eagles, quoll and fox.
Our animals that are raised for meat are fed on chestnuts to enhance the flavour of the meat and create an unique offer for customers who seek a high quality “taste experience.” Our plans include a food forest and incorporating permaculture principles into our management plans. We aim to not only be self sufficient but to offer a range of gourmet flavour products for sale at the farm, at farmers markets, boutique food retailers, restaurants and online.
We are involved locally with a group of other producers who share our values under the name Taste Blackwood. We work together with them to promote our pristine area, our values and our range of products. The farmers in our group are Organic Fine Food Company, Southern Forest Honey, The Cidery, Southampton Homestead, Spring Valley Orchard and Blackwood Valley Beef.
Chestnut Brae invites you to the farm, send us an email or give us a call first (it is a working farm). Farm tours can be arranged by appointment.
Chestnut Brae is one of 35 farms in the south west of Western Australia featured in Danielle Costley’s beautiful book “Beyond the Farm Gate” published in 2015 by Margaret River Press http://margaretriverpress.com/shop/new-releases/beyond-the-farm-gate-by-danielle-costley/