Mirboo Farm is set in the beautiful Strzelecki Ranges, in South Gippsland, Victoria.
It is a cold climate zone, not dissimilar to parts of Tasmania.
For the greater part of the past 130 years, the farm has been the home of sheep, dairy and beef cattle, with some cattle breeding over the past generation.
Today, our focus is on garlic. However, we have good company . . . with our small herd of ever-inquisitive angus ‘girls’ and the chooks that traverse the gardens and paddocks in search of worms. The pride of our orchard is a 100 year old apple tree . . and the veggie and herb gardens complete the picture.
We started planting garlic in 2011, and our journey of learning continues. We now plant around 40,000 cloves and have close collaborations with neighboring growers and onion and potato farmers.
Mirboo Farm Garlic may be purchased online, at Foster Farmers’ Market, Surrey Hills Market, by ‘phone or at the Farm Gate in Mirboo Road, Mirboo 3871.
Our garlic is the product of choice at Pastuso Restaurant in the Melbourne CBD, and we work with Executive Chef Alejandro Saravia on new and innovative ways to apply garlic to Peruvian cuisine.
Life moves at a relaxed pace in Mirboo. In our short time in the region, we have come to know many wise and generous farmers, who have shared their ideas, their time and their resources to help us establish our garlic farm.
We also have some “on farm” expertise upon which we call from time to time :-
|Farm Management Team
Keeps a firm pecking order in decision making
|Paddock Futures Committee
Provides expert advice on strip grazing
The kookaburras keep away the snakes . . . and the snorting sounds in the night are attributed to koalas. We are actively involved in the Mardan Mirboo North Landcare Group and have committed an area of the farm to re-forestation. It is exciting to see that from small tubestock planted five years ago, we now have young trees over fifteen feet in height – a diverse fledgling forest is emerging.