Cox’s River Rest is set on 2000 acres in the Megalong Valley. The property is a uniquely Australian mix of grazing paddocks and untamed bushland. Across the property we have 3 residences, 90 horses, 100 cows (give or take), a lovely community of kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and platypus, a host of fruit trees, a wonderful vegie garden and 1 very old and enormous apple tree. We are also lucky enough to have some magical picnic spots, watering holes and breathtaking vistas.
FARMING & GRAZING
We are experimental farmers, passionate about sustainable farming practices. At every turn we use natural methods of farming and grazing to reduce the impact on the environment, our animals and the natural flora and fauna. We use chook manure and compost to fertilize instead of supa. We muster on horseback to keep the cows quiet and settled (and because we love to ride!). Commercially we grow raspberries, boysenberries, lavender, rosemary and eating grapes. For our pleasure, we grow just about every other fruit and vegetable possible in cool climate regions. Our love and curiosity for farm life grows with every season – must be something in the Megalong air!
HARRIS FARM MARKETS
Harris Farm Markets is our family business and it’s the reason we are so passionate about Australian-grown fruit and veg. After 30 years of selling the freshest produce to the people of NSW, we thought “why not try growing some ourselves?”, and in 2001 we bought Cox’s River Rest. Today, the raspberries we grow are in the famous yoghurt we sell at our stores. And we supply our stores with Angus beef too!
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