Everything we do at Ashbolt Farm is done with care and devotion, it’s part of why our products are so special. The way we care for and grow our crops and herds is a big part of why Ashbolt Farm products taste so special and win awards year on year.
Terroir: the relationship between trees, terrain, soil and climate.
Ashbolt Farm is situated in the unique microclimate of Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Grove orientation, soil type, topography and rainfall all add up to an environment which makes Ashbolt Farm products so distinctive and uniquely flavoursome.
To nurture the soil, we use clear clean water straight from the Derwent River, and hundreds of tonnes of organic compost and seaweed fertilisers. We also raise nutrient-rich cover crops which we mulch back into the tree rows for extra organic matter.
Commitment to the land and the future
We are constantly working on drought-proofing the farm, establishing efficient irrigation systems and shelter belts in each paddock. Ultimately, we will hope to have the most vibrant and self-sufficient ecosystem that we can create for our farm.
Colour you can taste
The land, and the way we farm it, is vital to the special colour and unique taste of our oils and elder products. Ashbolt Farm produce is physically and technically vastly different from others’ products.
“Nurturing the land” is not a cliché at Ashbolt Farm, it is a system of structured and carefully planned farming practices to enrich the soil and enhance the depth of flavour of our products. Taste the difference!