Welcome to The Edible Forest, Annette Owen-Mulder and Les Mulder’s organic farm at Wherrol Flat.

Sunset and a storm at The Edible Forest Permaculture Farm
Sunset and a storm

We raise cattle and pigs, grow heritage fruit trees and a large range of vegetables. Annette uses the products of the fruit trees and veggie beds to make fabulous jams and preserves. We sell all of these things at local farmers’ markets.

In permaculture, the edible forest is a low maintenance and highly productive polyculture.  It overproduces compared to monocultures and contains many different ecological niches, which are all occupied by useful species.

Our Edible Forest is a 56ha (140 acre) demonstration permaculture/holistic management farm 10 minutes out of Wingham, NSW. We are building permaculture gardens and housing, as well as raising a variety of animals.

In conjunction with Manning Landcare, we have run a number of field days, around Keyline concepts and permaculture design.

Our aim is to use this web site to document the journey we’re on, learning our new trade and building a sustainable farming enterprise.

Cattle and Landrover at The Edible Forest Permaculture Farm

THE LATEST NEWS

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4 weeks ago

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7 years ago today, Sweetpea, our first house cow, arrived on the farm with her unnamed calf who we named Paprikas so I wouldn't forget he was not a pet. Hmm, not so easy for me. Sweetpea was always a placid dream to milk and would stand patiently for anyone to milk her.
Sweetpea is still with us but she's a pet now as she was much older than us novices were told and we couldn't get her into calf again after multiple attempts both with a bull and AI.
We now have Poppy and Honey both with calves and both providing great milk.
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We had lambs called Stew & Ragout ðŸĪĢ

And she is beautiful 💟

Piccies please.

Nice.

1 month ago

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Annette's sunflowers are providing a lovely sunny corner this winter.
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#sunflower #sunflowers #wherrolflat #theedibleforest #flowers #farmlife #polarisingfilter #polarizingfilter #zeisslens
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Annettes sunflowers are providing a lovely sunny corner this winter.
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#sunflower #sunflowers #wherrolflat #theedibleforest #flowers #farmlife #polarisingfilter #polarizingfilter #zeisslens

1 month ago

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Timeline PhotosFine woodwork, awesome avovadoes and fresh local produce - find it all this weekend at the Wingham Farmer's Market this Saturday 8am to noon at the Wingham showground.
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1 month ago

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Timeline PhotosWine, women and song; this Saturday at the Wingham Farmers' Market, 8am to noon at the Wingham showground.
Come and have breakfast and a coffee, enjoy the music of The Choir Girls and if you're very lucky, Tilda may give you a smooch while you're at the @oldinnroadwine stall 😁.
Covid-19 precautions will be in place, so please don't smooch Dale...
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2 months ago

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We know you don't want to see more tomato photos (but yes we're still picking about 5kg every 2nd day) so... we thought you'd like to see our 1st Chinese cabbage. So heavy! ... See MoreSee Less

We know you dont want to see more tomato photos (but yes were still picking about 5kg every 2nd day) so... we thought youd like to see our 1st Chinese cabbage. So heavy!Image attachment

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Glad you've posted this, that looks great. I have a question given we will have a surplus of cabbages soon ourselves. Firstly I'm not a big fan of sauerkraut, I'm thinking of pickling , but looking for other ideas please, thanks. ðŸĪŠ

It looks like a chinese cabbage (wombok) to me. Savoy look like ordinary green cabbage but has crinkly leaves. Whatever it is, it sure looks good. - Kimchi here we come.

Fabulous!

Ah maze ing!

Nom nom

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3 months ago

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Yes, more tomato pictures, every few days This bounty and the volume seems to increase. They are absolutely perfect. I don't think we could grow them so well if we tried.

Tomato sauce, passata and jam coming up. There are only so many we can eat raw.
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Yes, more tomato pictures, every few days This bounty and the volume seems to increase. They are absolutely perfect. I dont think we could grow them so well if we tried.

Tomato sauce, passata and jam coming up. There are only so many we can eat raw.

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Wish we lived close!

Amazing bounty!

Tomato envy!

Wow very happy plants there.

3 months ago

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Tomato harvest, again it's courtesy of the pigs! We never have such success when we deliberately cultivate them. They are scrumptious and there are many many more ripening. We miss our pigs ... See MoreSee Less

Tomato harvest, again its courtesy of the pigs! We never have such success when we deliberately cultivate them. They are scrumptious and there are many many more ripening. We miss our pigs

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The pigs are giving you a gift 💓

The colour is beautiful!

Paul has a great tomato soup recipe! Lol

3 months ago

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This morning's breakfast - home grown tomatoes(thank you pigs), home laid eggs and home made bread. ... See MoreSee Less

This mornings breakfast - home grown tomatoes(thank you pigs), home laid eggs and home made bread.

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Never seen a meal cooked by AOM I wouldn’t devour!

Yuuuummmmm!!!

Looks great!

I miss it so much. I can't wait to come back

And that yummy chilli sauce. Any brekkie left? I’m on my way.

Looks yummy 😎

Late tomatoes? Well done.

Yummy

Yummm

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4 months ago

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Thanks to our pigs' vigilant fertilising we found an abundance of volunteer rockmelon vines in one of their old yards. Today we ate the first ripe one - delicious! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to our pigs vigilant fertilising we found an abundance of volunteer rockmelon vines in one of their old yards. Today we ate the first ripe one - delicious!

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Had our ham on the weekend and it was beautiful!!!!!!!!!

They look delicious - hope you guys are all well. Missing the camaraderie of the market!

Joy, that's good to hear. How sad that that's the last Hope you're keeping well

4 months ago

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Sadly no more markets for a whileWingham Farmer's Market cancelled until futher notice.
Hopefully we'll get to see you all next spring.
Stay well everyone.
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