Meet our Chittering chandler

Just when you thought we had just about everything in Chittering, a genuine candlestick-maker has jumped in the tub – joining the local butcher...

A fresh approach

There has been an unexpected benefit to sweltering through WA’s record-breaking summer. Joseph Ling, managing director of leading WA citrus producer AGRIFresh, says the...

Organic growth

Michelle De’Lisle, AUSVEG Gingin Organics is a Certified Organic vegetable farm located in Neergabby. It grows a range of vegetables throughout the year including celery,...

The chicken or the egg?

Dimitri Mackoski of Local Village Produce is fulfilling a dream of running his own poultry at a time when a perfect storm of a...
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The blessed fruit

Just when you think everything that can be grown in the Northern Valleys is being grown, along comes a new visionary to take advantage...
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Pandemic production

A COVID lockdown project has bloomed into a productive side hustle for Tony Munns and his six sons; growers of Munns & Sons garlic...
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Dave to the rescue

From ancient Egyptians to our beloved Winnie the Pooh, honey harvesting has been happening in our civilisation for a guesstimated 4500 years now, and...
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Healing with hemp

An almost fatal accident five years ago has led Shay Harris and husband Clint to develop a unique product that beautifully blends both their...

From little things big things grow

Appreciating the little things in life is an easy task for Christine Falconer, who spends her days in the company of pygmy goats. These...

Believe in tomorrow

Muchea Tree Farm’s manager Natalie Vallance has the Audrey Hepburn quote, “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow,” in a prominent position...

A little bit of everything

Tony and Jenny Maddern first appeared in the Northern Valleys News in early 2014, in a cover story focusing on the fruitful Kensington Pride...

Skin deep success at Challara

In the early nineties, tired of chasing fly blown sheep around their Badgingarra farm, Peter Wilkinson and his father Ron of Challara Poll Merino...