Frequently Asked Questions
There is a lot happening here at Gleneden Family Farm and we know you probably have many questions. Here are a few answers to some of the more common questions we receive.
If your questions are not answered on this page, simply give us a call on (07) 4666 1273 or send an enquiry via our contact us page.
We are open daily, by appointment only. Please call, text or email us before you come. Gleneden Family Farm is run just by our family and we are often out working around the farm. If your are interested in camping, farm tours, heritage displays or visiting the farm shop we recommend you contact us to book directly and arrange your visit so we are prepared and can be there to meet you. Please be aware that most of our tours and displays have a minimum booking fee.
Yes. We welcome day visitors for farm tours. You can choose a self-guided tour or a guided tour. Please be aware our guided tours have a minimum booking amount. Afterwards you are welcome to have a picnic and/or a swim in our creek and chill out.
Bookings are essential!
Yes. Please call, text or email us before you visit. Gleneden Family Farm is run just by our family and we are often out working around the farm or may be away.
For camping, school holidays and long weekends are our busiest times. We recommend booking well in advance. We do have cancellations though so you never know. It doesn't hurt to call us and ask.
Gleneden Family Farm is approx. 1.5hrs south-west of Brisbane, just off the Cunningham Hwy heading towards Warwick. Our address is 375 North Branch Road, Maryvale Queensland. You can find us on Google maps by searching for 'Gleneden Family Farm and Bullock Team'.
Our farm is a member of and inspected by Certified Naturally Farmed Granite Belt. CNF Granite Belt has adopted the Australian Organic Standard for inputs and practices and our farm has been inspected against these practices by fellow organic farmers, an independent auditor and our customers once a year. A copy of the standard we follow can be found here. CNFGB is also a supportive network of organic farmers with a wealth of practical knowledge which is shared at regular meetings. Certified Naturally Farmed (CNF) is an example of an internationally recognised Participatory Guarantee System (PGS). For a definition and more information on PGS's please visit the IFOAM Organics International website at https://www.ifoam.bio/.
However, our meat is processed at a small local abattoir and butcher that are non-certified. We are in the process of building and registering our own processing facility which will be inspected against the organic standard in the near future. In the meantime we use small, family-owned local processors which use minimal inputs, rather than travel to a large certified organic processor (4hr round trip). If you would like more information on our local processors please email us.
At Gleneden, we believe that being organic, ethical, regenerative and holistic in our farming is a way of life. It is not purely a business, political or marketing decision. For that reason we sell direct to our customers and have our gates open for customers to see how their food is produced at any time of year they choose.
We produce naturally farmed pastured pork, 100% pasture-fed beef & lamb, seasonal fruits and vegetables and natural soaps. Our Farm Shop also stocks other ethical local produce (honey, jam etc) and crafts. Please visit our Produce page for more information.
PROOF (Pasture Raised On Open Fields) defines pastured as
'All livestock are raised outdoors with continuous and unrestricted daytime access to paddocks that are suitable for grazing and are provided with shade and shelter. All animals must use the paddocks each day unless; they choose to shelter because of inclement weather, short term confinement for veterinary treatment or when giving birth. Feed supplements are available to ensure all their nutritional needs are met. Animals are kept at a stocking intensity that will ensure forage is always available in an actively managed rotational grazing system.''
What's pasture? Pasture is a mix (not a monoculture) of groundcover plants including grasses, herbs and forbs growing in the soil. At Gleneden ALL our animals are pastured and moved regularly (along with their shelters) to fresh pasture as needed. Need proof? Come and visit to see for yourself! Gleneden offers camping as well as self guided or guided Farm Tours. Gleneden CSA members are also entitled to free camping and seasonal farm tours so they can see for themselves exactly what's going on the farm over the year.
We sell all our produce direct from our farm gate to our customers. You can buy our produce either by the cut at our Farm Shop or through our Gleneden Family CSA membership.
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Yes we do have farm tours and heritage days a few times each year, generally in school holidays. To find out more about upcoming workshops and events please visit this page of our website.
We have six campsites spread over our 650 acre farm so there is no overcrowding and everyone can relax and enjoy their stay. There is a max of 12 per site. Well behaved pets are welcome.
For more information about our campsites please visit this page of our website.
A toilet is available near some sites. Most of our sites are for self-contained, off-road campers only.
Yes we do welcome keen and interested volunteers or those looking for farm work experience. To find out more about our volunteering, and internship programs please visit this page of our website.
Rohan the Bullocky is always keen to yoke the Bullock Team up and head into the bush. However, he also has a farm to run, a business to manage, and a family, so this doesn't happen every day. If you would like to see the Gleneden Bullock Team in action you will need to book ahead. Bullocky Rohan and the Gleneden Bullock Team is also available off farm for shows and displays. Find out more about our on and off farm Heritage Displays here.
Yes. Rohan the Bullocky and The Gleneden Bullock Team are available for hire! Rohan, Fiona and the Team have attended heritage days, re-enactments, agricultural shows, festivals and even a few weddings over the past 20 years. If you are interested in having The Gleneden Bullock Team or a display of bush blacksmithing, timberwork or leatherwork at your next event contact us.