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Farmers Markets we'll be at this winter - See you there or at the farm!

If you'd like to stock up on raw honey, organic balms, beautiful beeswax candles, real goats milk soap, beetroot relish, rosella jam and lots of other yum.... here's where we'll be at farmers markets in the next few months! Or you can always visit us at the farm!

How to Make Goat Milk Soap Course - Workshop Monday June 1st 2015

Making goats milk soap is one of those things that is made so much easier if you can learn by watching and doing! Learn about "trace", how to incorporate the goat milk so it won't burn and plenty more.

If you'd like to make your own goat milk soap - this is the hands-on course for you. A lot more technical than "melt and pour" soap, this cold process soap making course will have you making your own soap in no time.

Bookings are essential. $85 includes morning tea, lunch, course notes, demonstrations and a soap to take home.

Agritourism Workshop for Farmers - Thu 28 May 2015 - Taree TAFE

Workshop on Agritourism and Alternatives Ways of Marketing Produce

Want to know more about agritourism? 4.9 million people visit the Mid North Coast every year. Could your farm benefit from providing farm gate sales, accommodation or on-farm experiences for the thriving tourist market?

Platinum for Honeycomb Valley Farmstay in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Programme

Honeycomb Valley Farm’s farmstay at Nabiac is one of the first hospitality businesses in Australia to be awarded the highest possible Platinum level in TripAdvisor’s global GreenLeaders program.

Developed in consultation with the United Nations Environment Programme, Ecotourism Australia and EarthCheck, the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme helps travellers around the world plan and book greener trips by highlighting hotels and B&Bs engaging in environmentally-friendly practices.

The Go Sun Solar Stove in Australia

So great to test out the Go Sun Solar Stove today. The Go Sun is joining the much loved and well used solar devices that we use and demonstrate at the farm here at Nabiac when you come on a tour.  

Solar cooking captured our interest years ago - and has held it! Why? Solar cooking is:

What to do these school holidays near Forster and Port Macquarie ?

The farmstay is all booked out, but you can join us for a tour and some fun and learning each day in the school holidays.

The farmgate shop opens between 8.30am-2.30pm if you'd like to pop in for some goodies including raw honey, balms, delicious sauces, jams and teas, fresh cut honeycomb (before it sells out), candles and more.

Find us at Farmers Markets this April: Port Macquarie / Newcastle / Gloucester / Warriewood

Looks like a busy April bringing you goodies from the farm. The farmgate shop and farm will be open every day in the school holidays, but we're also doing a bit of travelling so we might see you somewhere along the way!

We'll be attending:

Port Central Real Food Farmers Market at Port Macquarie every Tuesday 3pm-7pm

Newcastle City Farmers Market the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (7am-1pm)

The Beaches Market Warriewood on Good Friday, and our regular 4th Friday of the month

Gloucester Farmers Market - 2nd Saturday of the month

Giddy Ups - Fun for Kids at the Farm

If you're staying at the farmstay or joining us for a farm tour, you can now enjoy meeting our real horses, but then bounce off on some much easier to ride ones! These bouncy horses are just a hilarious ride, so giddy up! Unlimited rides on the Giddy Ups are included in your entry and they even have their own mini race track. They come in 3 sizes, so mum and dad....looks like you can play too!

Flow Hive - You still need to learn how to beekeep & care for your bees

What a remarkable invention the new Flow Hive is! Such a great innovation and so exciting for beekeepers around the world. What might have been lost on some bee lovers though is that the Flow Hive does not just mean you get to turn a tap every so often and collect honey - you still need to know how to care for your bees.

Want to Start Your Own Organic Growing Business at Nabiac NSW?

We are seeking expressions of interest from an individual/s interested in setting up their own organic, permaculture or biodynamic market garden business/s within Honeycomb Valley Farm, Nabiac, NSW.

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