We're temporarily closed for winter. During the colder months, we will be preparing seedlings, rebuilding water stocks, and taking a breather. Thornleigh Farm will return in the spring!
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Sustainable, natural, locally grown food
We grow naturally, using sustainable permaculture principles. Thornleigh produces all year round with summer and winter crops. We grow in small, sustainable volumes and focus on produce that thrives in our environment.
Our produce is grown in rich volcanic loam, and the health and fertility of our soil is of the utmost importance to our success.
We do not use artificial fertilisers or chemicals. Our garden is kept healthy through a combination of crop rotation, fallowing, green manuring and composting.
Everything we use for the soil is generated by the farm – we do not import any compost or fertilisers.
Pests are controlled as much as possible through natural methods. We attract ‘good bugs’ with herbs and flowers. Where necessary, we use only organically certified pest controls, and we keep this to a minimum.
This means that we suffer some losses to pests, but we think this is a small price to pay. And as the soil gets healthier, and the garden gets stronger, the losses will reduce.
We do not grow produce which is susceptible to fruit fly because this would require unacceptable levels of chemical intervention.
Water is our scarcest resource. We rely on rainwater which especially in the summer months can be in short supply. We build reserves in our tanks over the winter months and use drip irrigation to ensure optimal use when we grow.
Why do we only offer narrow pickup windows?
Thornleigh Farm is very small. We need to work all day to produce the food on offer to you.
We don't have additional staff to maintain an all-day storefront. Instead, we take a brief break from farming each morning to open for order pickup.
Thornleigh Farm is not open outside pickup times. Outside pickup times we are working on the farm to produce food, and cannot serve orders.