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.
287 Burnside Road
Margaret River, 6285
Wine, Food/Beverages, Organic/Sustainable
Fruit & Vegetables, Dairy, Cheese & Eggs, Olives & Olive Oil
Have visit/buy premises, At Farmers Market
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.
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.