- ABOUT US -
Yarraglen Homestead is in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales Australia, down in the Capertee Valley. Most people have never heard of this valley, yet it is the widest enclosed canyon in the world and only 2.5 hours from Sydney. Our valley is surrounded by sandstone cliffs and at sunset it is a sight to see. Birdwatching is a favourite past time down here, with over 200 bird species to enjoy.
Sandy, one of seven children, grew up up on a farm in Tasmania where her parents grew their food and also ran a dairy. She moved to Mainland Australia when she was 19 and always felt the need to escape the rat race of Sydney and get her feet back on mother earth. Bill, one of 9, grew up in Queensland. He has lived on the land his entire life, primarily working in dairies and with horses.
We both have the opinion not to waste anything and to also live as frugally as possible.
Don’t feel you need to live on the land to follow our principles. Anyone, anywhere can choose to make decisions based on price, quality, making something from scratch and not bought in a packet or just turning off a light when you leave a room. We both felt the need to grow our own food, collect our own water and store our own electricity.
Our online shop gives us the chance to share our produce with you. We don't spray our fruit or vegetables with anything nasty, and our products are made as soon as we pick the produce. This ensures good quality and minimal intervention is needed to capture the goodness in the jar.
If you fancy a visit to this beautiful part of the world, why not drop in and do a workshop? We will teach you to make cheese, pasta and your own soap. Check out the dates under the Workshops Tab.
We want to share our journey to self sufficiency and our values as these are the things in life which gives us joy.