Our farm is beautiful
Welcome To Hinterland Feijoas, Australia’s First Certified Organic Feijoa Growers
Our feijoa journey started in 2007 when we started planting a hectare of our Sunshine Coast hinterland farm with around 800 feijoa trees. We chose feijoas because we love eating them and wanted to bring a new healthy new taste to Australia. Luckily we found lots of other feijoa lovers along the way and we now sell our luscious tree-ripened certified-organic fruit from our farm gate in March each year.
We also make a beautiful range of feijoa gourmet products, and have an artisan farm gift shop and Myrtle the retro organic food van open Saturdays and Sundays in March seasonally, plus lots of beautiful farm animals for the kids to pat.
Thank you for dropping in to our piece of paradise and see you soon,
Sally and Peter
Farm Open Times:
This year our farm is open:
March only, Saturdays and Sundays 9-3. (during our fresh fruit season)
Pre-booked long lunches with farm tours available for 10-30 people throughout the year.
We have a farm shop, artisan gallery, and retro coffee van with organic coffee and amazing food. Small dogs on leads welcome.
Feijoas originated in the forests of South America and are fragrant smooth-skinned green sub- tropical tree fruit that have creamy sweet jelly centres. They are part of the Myrtle family, which includes other fragrant plants such as eucalyptus, allspice, guavas, and cloves. Their distinctive complex flavour has been likened to a mix of strawberries, pineapple and guavas, with undertones of quince, lemon and mint. The unique complexity and fragrance of the feijoa is the reason they are so versatile and addictive, with uses ranging from just munching them by the dozen to making beautiful perfumes.
Farm Open Times, Tours and Group Bookings
Our farm is open to the public in March, Saturdays and Sundays 9am -3pm. This is our fresh feijoa season so our menu is all about feijoas! If you’d like to join our mailing list we send out a note each year when we start picking, and how to order.
Throughout the rest of the year we take private bookings for 10-30 people and serve an amazing organic long-lunch, with a farm tour. We can answer all your questions about growing sustainable food, and can cater for any food preferences, including GAPS, Paleo, Vegan, or maybe you dont like mushrooms 🙂 These lunches are byo and start at $45 per head.
When the farm is open kids can run around, play with our mini-ponies Twinkle Toes and Smokey the Bandit, and our mini-goats Em and Ellie, and other farm animals. In March and April we also do organic tea and coffee, cakes and light lunches from our lovely retro coffee van ” Myrtle”, and have a beautiful new farm shop filled with artisan gifts and gourmet goodies from around the district.
We welcome group bookings from any interested parties, including clubs. We can tailor an event to suit your group’s needs. Contact us to book a time.
Huge in New Zealand
In New Zealand Feijoas are a major horticultural industry and most homes have a feijoa tree in their back yard, so if you are a Kiwi you’ll know all this … just skip to the bit at the end about how to buy them….
Aussies pronounce the fruit as “FAY-Jo-ahs”, Kiwis say “FEE-Jo-ahs”, but its really a sexy Latin word that should sound something like “ f-JSHO-as” with a husky voice!
Feijoas are an extremely versatile fruit with very little wastage, being scooped out and eaten as fresh fruit and in fruit salads, used in juices, smoothies and ice creams, wines and vodkas, jams and chutneys, salads, in savoury dishes, salsas and especially in baking. They are also easily frozen for future use, and are even used in perfumes and skin care ranges. The question should really be “What can’t you do with a feijoa??”.
Feijoas are prized around the world as a super- food because they are high in Vitamin C, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants. One feijoa is estimated to provide a quarter of your daily fibre needs, with the part-grainy texture cleaning as it goes. They are amongst the most alkaline foods available, helping to balance the ph of the body, plus a great source of potassium, vital for regulating blood pressure. Feijoas have been named as the best fruit to take during pregnancy as they also contain folates and iodine plus the all important fibre. Feijoas have been used in natural skin care ranges and teas for these healing qualities. Other than that they taste fantastic and one is never enough!
Organic – No Chemicals
We love farming and are committed to sustainable farming practices. We grow all our fruit and vegetables using biological farming best practices and their whole farm is organic.No synthetic chemicals are used on the fruit, and visitors are welcome at their farm. You can taste the goodness in our fruit!
Feijoa Gourmet Goodies
Hinterland Feijoas produces a huge range of gourmet feijoa products, for sale here on our website, at our farm shop, and at selected retailers around Australia. All our products are preservative free, and are hand-made with our own fresh organic fruit. At the moment we have four jams, two chutney’s, two balsamic glazes, preserved whole feijoas, pure organic frozen pulp, feijoa gelato, and seasonal specials like zucchini pickles when we have spare harvest.
What’s happening on the farm now?
Our fresh fruit season has finished, and we are starting the big clean up! First all fallen fruit must be collected, then the nets can come off, and then we need to fertilise and prune through winter. It does take all year to produce a crop.
Keep checking our website for updates on stockists and new products, and join our mailing list if you’d like to be notified when the fruit is ready.
We hope you enjoy eating our feijoas as much as we enjoyed growing them.
Sally and Peter.
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the feijoa love!
We have been humbled to have recieved many awards over the years, and had the support of media, chefs, Slow Food, and our local community.
2012 Winner Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards.
2013 Winner Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards
2014 Australian Delegates at Slow Food’s International Conference, Italy.
2014 Winner Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards
2014 Winner Sunshine Coast Business Sustainability Award
2015 Speaker TedxNoosa
2015 Inductees Sunshine Coast Business Awards Hall of Fame
2017/18/19 Slow Food International Snail of Approval recipients
2018 Finalists in the state delicious produce awards
SBS Destinations Flavours Down Under with Adam Liaw
Sunshine Coast Daily
In Noosa Magazine
How long until we have feijoas??