Burnside Organic Farm

For the McCall family at Burnside Organic Farm, each day demands devotion to the active pursuit of self sufficiency and the production of small crops of organic and biodynamic avocados, wine grapes, olives, capers and honey. In 2008 Burnside Organic Farm achieved full biodynamic status. Accommodation available.


  • Address:
    287 Burnside Road
    Margaret River, 6285
  • Phone:
    61897572139
  • Type:
    Wine, Food/Beverages, Organic/Sustainable
  • Produce:
    Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy, Cheese & Eggs, Olives & Olive Oil
  • Features:
    Have visit/buy premises, At Farmers Market
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Jamie and Lara McCall moved down south from Perth in 1997 in search of a more fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle for their young family. Early research into viable crops for their property on Burnside Road and a desire not to use chemicals on the land where they would raise their sons inspired the couple to experiment with permaculture. So began their journey into the world of organic and biodynamic farming and in 2008 Burnside Organic Farm achieved full biodynamic status. Spring is the McCall family’s busiest time as the first crop of creamy avocados is carefully picked and taken to eagerly awaiting customers at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market. Throughout the long, balmy Margaret River summer Lara picks zesty capers every eight days to be preserved in West Australian sea salt. March is vintage time and as the weather cools the McCalls head into the vineyard they planted back in 2001 to hand pick the sun ripened fruit that will be hand pressed and fermented using traditional methods to produce Burnside Organic Farm’s very own biodynamic wine, Three Boys Zinfandel.

 

 


Opening Hours

Fridays: 11am to 4pm. Farm tours at 10am. Advance bookings essential.


Where To Buy

At farm on Fridays and at Margaret River Farmers' Market on Saturdays.


Trails passing through Burnside Organic Farm Stops

Margaret River Gourmet Trail

This trail explores the north west corner of Margaret River and lets you sample some wonderful food and beverage producers that are to be found, almost hidden sometimes, in between the vineyards. The range of produce is almost hard to believe. Hand crafted beer, boutique wines, and small batch spirits & liqueurs. Extra virgin olive oil and goat meat. Local fresh produce, biodynamic eggs and hand-made nougat. This trail is a treat!

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Margaret River Small Batch Producer Trail

The Margaret River Region stretches 100kms from Augusta and Cape Leeuwin in the south, to Yallingup and Cape Naturaliste in the north. Between these two capes with their lighthouses shining safe passage for over a century is stunning coastline, majestic forests and fertile farmlands. Already renowned for its fine wines and perfect waves, the Margaret River Region is now capturing the world’s attention for its food. From handmade chocolate and artisan cheese to super healthy grass-fed beef and heirloom organic fruit and vegetables, the delicious produce from this beautiful region is ripe for discovery. At the centre of this exciting, sustainable food and wine movement is the Margaret River Farmers’ Market, a weekly market where customers can connect with regional producers, knowing that they are supporting local livelihoods and sustainable farming practices. Every producer has their own story – from baker to winemaker, potatoes to permaculture – all have travelled on their own unique journey to become producers of handcrafted food or wine with the taste of the south west in every mouthful, and the wellbeing of land and community at heart.

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