Ever wanted to learn where your food comes from and better yet meet the farmer? Basliea Living Herbs and Edible Flowers allows you to do just that at their open farm gate on the third Saturday of every month from 8am until 1pm.
This second-generation Burpengary based micro farm is helping home chefs and green thumbs hone their culinary and gardening skills one pot at a time.
Next time you are in Moreton Bay, taste the flavours grown here and visit one of the best farm gates Brisbane has to offer.
The family farm has grown, packaged and delivered an amazing array of spray-free living herbs, edible flowers, salads, spinach and mustard greens seedlings for about 20 years.
It looks like a typical rural residential property from the street, but out the back you’ll find a hobby farm that proves anything is possible with hard work and determination.
Grower, Sarah Heath uses refined growing techniques to make the space as productive as it can be, opening the farm to the public and being selective about the retailers she's supplying, so she can handle demand.
The farm is home to more than 20,000 plants – across more than 80 varieties - grown using hydroponic and organic methods. You will find an array of Moreton Bay Region produce at this farm gate only minutes north of Brisbane including:
The plants are “living” and sold in small pots, with enough growth so they can be used straight away before being planted in larger pots or a vegie patch for future harvest by home chefs and kitchen gardeners
The edible flower varieties include viola, nasturtium, calendula, dianthus, cornflower, chamomile, borage, marigold and sage.
Among them are French, English and Italian lavender, bramhi – known as the memory herb, gota kola – used to reduce a range of ailments, including inflammation, and rosemary, which has been used since ancient times to alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory systems, and promote hair growth.
Visitors can explore the farm’s delights at Open Farm Gate days on the third Saturday of the month from 8am until 1pm.