This is the story of a family wanting to live a simpler life, and create a community. Emma and Tom Lane did just that, and the farm and associated award-winning restaurant they've established in Byron Bay, Australia has become a diverse community of its own, made up of organic growers, chefs, bakers – all connected by the common values of simplicity, sustainability and farm-fresh food.
In The Farm Community they share their guide to living and eating more sustainably, whether in the city, the suburbs or the countryside. Alongside tales of the people who have helped to make The Farm what it is today, you will find recipes collected from across The Farm’s community, celebrating a shared love of growing and cooking, as well as rewarding projects like making your own compost bucket, companion planting and drying flowers. Recipes range from the gourmet, like Seaweed-cured fish with Japanese turnip & aniseed myrtle pickle & caramelised kelp to the simple, like Charred eggplant and macadamia nut salad.
Chapters cover The Market Garden, Fruit & Nuts, Flowers & Herbs, Hunt & Gather, The Farmyard, and Bakery & Dairy, and each includes sustainable projects and beautiful recipes.read more