The Curated Plate highlights the importance of high-quality local produce, and the essential role that producers and farmers play in the phenomenal dishes that chefs create for dining enthusiasts. The producers that we spotlight will be working closely with the festival’s chefs on specially curated menus that showcase the best produce of the region. The Curated Plate delights in showcasing:
Baranbali Farm is owned by the Ellis family; mum Yvonne, Dad David and their children. They all share a love for animals – and the land – championing best farm practices wherever they can. The farm is organic – but not just for the sake of the buzzword. They have committed practices to ensure soil health and regeneration, farm animal health and happiness, production of clean produce, and are mindful to keep their food miles down. On the Baranbali Farm’s organically-certified 80 acres they run Murray Grey cattle, rare breed Wessex Saddleback pigs, a flock of Suffolk sheep, and rare breed poultry. They also have a very special Jersey herd, providing both milk and manure, who are an integral part of the farm’s self-sufficiency.
The farm is 80 rotationally grazed acres of mixed arable farmland, surrounded by the impressive Bellthorpe and Conondale Ranges. They grow their own vegetables, a variety of seasonal grasses and herbages, their own clovers and ryes for organic animal feed, and raise animal breeds carefully selected for their ease of birthing, production potential, and suitability to the micro-climate. Baranbali Farm is a way of harmonious self-efficiency through grow-make-cook, seasonality, and low wastage.
The Curated Plate is thrilled to be highlighting Baranbali Farm as a phenomenal Sunshine Coast producer. Find out more about them here: