SAVE PICK YOUR OWN FARMS

SAVE PICK YOUR OWN FARMS

SAVE PICK YOUR OWN FARMS

It has recently come to our attention that the NSW Government has a Draft Agritourism Proposal in place to regulate all Pick Your Own Farms as well as Farm Stays.  The current proposal has been written without consultation with the farmers and customers who utilise Pick Your Own.

We have been operating as a Pick Your Own for 20 years and understand that some regulation is necessary but as the proposal currently stands it will only allow us to operate for 10 days a year with only 50 people entering the property on a given day.  This proposal will be unworkable for the majority of farmers who rely on many people visiting their properties.  This proposal will dissimate the industry and will make it impossible for us to continue operating so we will have to close down and deny children the opportunity to see where our food is grown and for you to have fresh produce direct from the farm.

To all those loyal customers and people who have made it a yearly tradition, please speak out and contact your friends and neighbours and shout out loud to your local member to express your concern.

I am happy to forward a copy of the proposal for your reference, simply email me @ fordsfarm1275@gmail.com and I will send it on to you.