131 Browns Rd Belli Park QLD
A MINUTE WITH
Sally Hookey, owner
When did you start your business?
What inspired you to start your business?
My partner Pete and I both grew up on farms, and we wanted to create our own farm business on our land at Belli Park, based on our values of clean food. We researched lots of ideas and finally settled on growing organic feijoas, a South American Fruit not grown commercially in Australia, but huge in New Zealand. I'd grown up eating feijoas on our family farm near Yass, but Pete had never even tasted one, and so we went to New Zealand to do most of our research! Once we had established our orchard, it takes 5 years to fruit, and from the start of fruit production we opened our farm to direct farm-gate sales. Customers started coming to us from all around the state, even as far as Townsville, and so each year we added something to the farm gate as we've grown. This year we realised a long-time dream of converting our garage to a full gift shop and adding a food van, meaning we can open right through the year! Our retro food van is named Myrtle, after the feijoa trees, and we open every Saturday 9-3. We serve organic Montville Coffee, Fairtrade organic Tielka Teas, and all organic home-made goodies, lots featuring feijoas of course! Our gift shops stocks only things made by family and friends and we have also collected lots of very cute animals that kids can pat!
What do you love about your business?
We love working outside together in complete harmony with nature, and how our business has become a reflection of our love for each other and our family.
What's your favourite menu item?
Feijoa Chocolate Cake!
What little thing in life gives you joy?
Walking with mini-goats.
How do you recharge your batteries?
A cup of tea on our veranda enjoying our view!
What's your favourite Tielka tea?
Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion
TIELKA PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT HINTERLAND FEIJOAS
- Fairtrade Organic Tielka Breakfast Black Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Earl Royale Black Tea
- Fairtrade Organic South Cloud Chai
- Fairtrade Organic Cacao and Chilli Chai
- Fairtrade Organic Lady Betty Black Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Jade Mist Green Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Rose Moscato Green Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Persian Mint Chai
- Fairtrade Organic Midnight Blossom Oolong Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Lady Grace Oolong Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Moonlight White Tea
- Fairtrade Organic Lemon Ginger Herbal Infusion
- Fairtrade Organic Licorice Basket Herbal Infusion
- Fairtrade Organic Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion
- Fairtrade Organic Peppermint Leaf Herbal Infusion