“Carrigbyrne”, home of Rochford Organic Garlic, is a 50 acre Certified Organic Property on the Tenterfield Creek, in a quiet location minutes from town.
The Business: Featured on Sydney Weekender, and in numerous publications such as: Garlic by Penny Woodward; Transition Farms by Bev Buckley; The Land newspaper; Small Farms and Border Living magazines,”Carrigbyrne” has been a thriving organic garlic business for the past 26 years, with a large customer base of both retail businesses and individuals from Melbourne to Darwin.
In 2015, Rochfords won silver in the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards. The garlic crop is usually sold before it leaves the ground. There is plenty of room for expansion.
The Farm has 1185m road frontage (with subdivision possible) and 150m of creek frontage. There are about 50 olive trees. Irrigation Licence, Working Waterwheel, a large sheep shed, large storage shed, drying sheds, large working barn with power, irrigation equipment, farm implements, and smoke house. Platypus Viewing Platform overlooking the waterfall. Fishing. The property is well fenced.
The Brick Veneer Home features: 4 Bedrooms with built-ins, main with renovated ensuite. Bathroom, newly renovated. Separate toilet, newly renovated. Large timber kitchen and wood stove (hot water connected) and electric stove. Walk in pantry/storeroom. Open plan dining/family room. Separate lounge/tv room. Large front verandah. Back patio. Double carport. Workshop. 2kw Solar system. School bus passes the gate.
The home sits in beautiful established cool climate gardens designed by renowned garden designer and plants woman, Carolyn Robinson. Well established, it now has abundant wildlife – echidnas, frogs and many birds such as blue wrens, honey eaters, parrots and bower birds.
Stone from the property has been cleverly used in features such as arches, walls, stone BBQ and pizza oven, a stone multipurpose workshop, and a beautiful round stone meditation sanctuary.
The grounds also feature a covered fruit and vegetable garden with watering system, a glass house, potting shed and shade house. Chook house and run.
There is a one room cottage (unfinished) in the wood just outside the garden grounds.