Moonacres was born in 2006, when Phil Lavers, then working as a financial trader in Toyko, and his wife Lisa decided to bring their young family back to Australia to enjoy a more family-oriented way of life.
With their 140 acres of rich red basalt soil, in a beautiful location in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Phil and Lisa set about creating a farm to produce the best produce possible. And of course, that meant it would be organic.
“I had no idea what I was doing,” says Phil. “I used to go to the Burrawang pub to ask for advice. There’s nothing more exciting to a bunch of half-tanked guys than a bogged tractor.”
Despite some trials and failures – like half a paddock of purple potatoes no one bought – Moonacres is now thriving. Our family has extended to 2 cafes and school dedicated to what we love.
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