Open Farm Day
24 March 2019
In a past life, Wollert was home to a thriving dairying community, supplying the Melbourne market well into the 1960s. Before this, the area’s main economic driving force was sheep raising, an industry which sustained Wollert from 1836 until the early 1850s. While industry in Wollert and the wider Whittlesea area has diversified over time, farming continues to this today. Local growers and farmers operate across the region, and on Sunday 7 April, they’ll be opening their gates to the public as part of Open Farm Day!
Open Farm Day gives locals the chance to explore working farms and chat to the hard-working individuals who run them. This unique experience offers a fantastic glimpse into the day to day of local producers and is sure to satisfy the curiosity of young and old. Farms and businesses across the region will be opening their gates to showcase the very best of farming in Melbourne’s northern reaches – from Nillumbik to Kinglake and Whittlesea.
A diverse range of producers will be welcoming guests, including fruit and veggie farms, livestock and animal farms, orchards and vineyards. Visitors will be able to experience demonstrations, product tastings, tours and plenty of fuzzy farmyard animals.
For those interested in the event, a trail map and passport is available to plan your itinerary. This will also act as your ticket to discovering the 16 local farms and producers participating in the Open Day. Gather the kids and plan your own trail to explore this beautiful region!