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Nillumbik Shire Council & City of Whittlesea

Open Farm Day 2019

Open Farm Day

Nillumbik Shire Council and City of Whittlesea  

Explore “farming on the fringe” at Open Farm Day on Sunday 7th April from 10am to 4pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover and visit 16 working farms, and businesses, and meet local farmers.  Farms will open their gates to showcase their fruit and veggies, livestock and animals, orchards and vineyards, flowers and food.


Choose the farms you want to visit to make your own Open Farm Day trail and experience: 
• farm tours 
• demonstrations 
• farm animals 
• product tastings 
• and more…


The public is welcome to follow the trail, or just visit the farms that are of interest to them. Meet the farmers to learn more about farming on the urban fringe as well as opportunities to sample some fresh produce and participate in activities at selected farms, including farm tours, demonstrations and more!

The Trail Map and Passport is the guide to discovering the farms and local producers for Open Farm Day. Visitors will be able to present their Open Farm Day Passport at each farm to collect a sticker. Collecting three or more stickers and completing the visitor survey allows entry to the prize draw, featuring some amazing prizes!


Open farms and businesses include:
Apted's Orchards
Balashi Flowers & Nursery.
CRAFT Kitchen and Bar
Edendale Community Environment Farm
Giammarino Wines
Hilderbrand Ridge Organic Vineyard
Hurstbridge Farmers Market
Kings of Kangaroo Ground
Nillumbik Estate Winery
Omaru Alpacas
Shaws Road Winery
Sugarloaf Produce
Turners Bakehouse Eatery
Weeping Grevillea Nursery
Yarra Valley Custom Meats
Yarrambat Estate Vineyard




This event is proudly partnered by the Hurstbridge and Doreen & Mernda Community Bank Branches of Bendigo Bank and the Kinglake Branch of Bendigo Bank. The event is supported by Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea and Visit Victoria.


Please note: Open Farm Day 2019 is a free event although costs may be incurred at individual farms and businesses for entry or activities. Please read the terms and conditions in your Trail Map and Passport when planning your day out.


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Contact details for further information:

Sarah Maguire – Event Publicity Manager
Marmalade Sky Marketing Group
Phone: 0438 505 189