Get to know a local farmer.  As part of our ‘I am Local’ project we will are meeting and sharing Farmers stories.  Here is our first local farmer profile, meet Frances Caltieri from Kookaberry Farm 

How long have you been farming?    45 years on our family owned farm

What suburb is your farm in? Wandin North- Yarra Ranges

What do you grow on your farm? Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, figs, fejoas

What do you love about farming?  The Lifestyle

Is there a main challenge you/your farm faces?  The Weather

Where do you sell your produce? A mix of our own farm gate and farmers markets including the Yarra Valley Farmers Market at Punt Road

Do you have any ideas on how we can encourage locals to buy more local produce? More advertising

What is the one message you would like to share with the local community?  Buy local and support the farmer

Please contact us if you are, or know of a farmer that would be happy to share their story.  

Our work is funded by the Victorian State Government via Health Promotion funding at Inspiro


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