Transition Farm is a first generation family farm focused on preserving and enhancing our natural ecosystem and keeping the “real food” taste alive by biodynamically growing chemical free, nutritious vegetables. We grow for our CSA members, providing 60 local families an assorted box of produce all grown on our 2.25acres of cultivated land and we also grow for a handful of Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula restaurants - Small scale, regenerative agriculture!
Through nurturing our whole farm ecosystem, focusing on soil health and soil life, incorporating integrated pest management, cover cropping and using intensive planting techniques, we are able to grow a large quantity of food on small acreage without the use of chemicals.
The design of our farm has been strongly influenced by the principles of Permaculture, and by the work of Robert A. de J. Hart. We are producing food for our CSA using the Australian Demeter biodynamic method in combination with vegetable mandala gardens set amongst a forest garden design.
Our farming methods are centered around building the life of the soil – which we are doing through a combination of Green Manures, Conscious tillage, Australian Demeter Biodynamic Preparations, Compost made on farm and Chickens.
Established September 2011.
Located near Gunnamatta Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Transition Farm specialises in growing over 200 varieties of tasty, seasonal vegetables using biodynamic and regenerative farming practices.
Our farm fresh produce is supplied to local families in a weekly box based on a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. We start our growing cycles from seed and all produce is harvested within 24 hours of farm pick-up. CSA members receive weekly crop updates with farm news and recipes ideas.
If you want to eat chemical free nutrient dense vegetables, know where your food is grown, who is growing it and how they are doing it – then we hope you will be interested to look through our website and join our CSA program.
Why we are a CSA Farm
This is a short description of what our CSA farm is all about – and what it is not. (October 2013)
There are many variations on the models of CSA and numerous explanations of what CSA means… we have included links on our website – but the USDA sums it up surprisingly well… “Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.”
For us, CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between farmers and members. In return for a seasonal membership fee to help cover the production costs of the farm, CSA members receive a weekly share of quality, organically-grown produce from our farm. ...read more >