Seven Hills Directions:
Thank you to all our customers who provided such praise for our delicious Dorper lamb. In the end we sold 55 lambs, and already have orders for our next batch. We hope to provide more lamb in a box in the Spring. If you would like some please email me and I will add you to our list.
The farm is getting busier. Josh is now harvesting about 120 dozen a day (Jack helps and so do I), and we are grading and delivering eggs six days a week. The new flock have started laying and the older hens are back on the lay. We call it an EGGPLOSION! Almost 1500 eggs a day is a lot of eggs. Demand is growing. We are adding more stores and selling heaps at the farmers markets. Last week was 171 dozen at Woodend market!
Seven Hills Organic Farm is nestled in the Kerrie Valley in the Macedon Ranges Shire. The Murray family, own and run the farm using organic and biodynamic techniques. Our goal is for the farm to provide 100% of our daily meals – and to introduce people to some of the best and freshest produce available along the way.
We sell most of our produce at local farmers markets (these include Woodend, Lancefield, Riddells Creek, Kyneton and Trentham Farmers markets), organic health food stores (Plump in Yarravile, and Alma Organics in Point Cook) and more recently independent supermarkets near the farm. These include Foodworks in Gisborne and Riddells Creek, and IGA in Trentham and Romsey. Royal George in Kyneton and Moobies in Macedon now both serve our eggs for breakfast. Our eggs are also available at Mass Nutrition in Moonee Ponds, Berties Free Range Butcher in Richmond and the Rustic Organic Sourdough Bakery in Greensborough.
It took almost a year for us to find our farm, many weekends dragging the kids around, bribing them with visits to the local bakeries. The day after we gave up our search, and resigned ourselves to staying in Gisborne for a bit longer, we got an email. more »
I grow all my flowers on the farm and have a mix of varieties so I have them all year round. Dahlias are my favourite. more »
In early 2009 Mom asked me to take over the responsibility of looking after the hens. By June 2010 Mom and Dad realised that as I was doing all the work for the chickens, it would be better for me to run it as a business and be in charge of everything. In the beginning I sold my eggs to friends and then started knocking on the door of businesses in Gisborne. Dad has his office there so it seemed an easy place to start.