James and Aimee Thomas and their four young boys made the transition from cotton to macadamia growing in 2013. In the short time since they bought their orchard 'Falkirk Farm' near Gympie in Queensland, they have become passionate advocates of our native Aussie nut.
Aimee was not a complete newbie to macadamias, with her parents' macadamia orchard located on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Their positive experiences there led the young family to consider buying their own orchard.
"Fundamentally, we believe macadamias as a food source have so much potential. We have been on somewhat of a journey in rediscovering what 'real whole food' is and why and how you should eat it," says Aimee. "We believe families want to know more about where their food comes from, who grew it and how it was grown. We hope to transfer all our love and passion for growing macadamias and share our adventures (good and not so good)." You can follow 'Falkirk Farm' here on Instagram.
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