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ABOUT US:   Our Story

ROB BAUER is one of the pioneers of the organic industry, having started growing organically in the early 1980's, just as his ancestors did on the family farm at Mount Sylvia back in 1885. He grew up on his family's farm and right from a young age just 'wanted to be a farmer'.

 

Bauer's Organic Farm is located in the extremely fertile Mount Sylvia area of the Lockyer Valley. The property covers 282 acres with approx 113 acres able being cultivated for cropping.  About half the farm is devoted to organic cropping, with the remainder of the 'hilly' treed country and creek areas providing habitat for our wildlife and our good organic-farm-critters.  We have been registered as a Land For Wildlife Property for many years and helped pioneer the Landcare Movement in Australia.

 

We grow using organic and biodynamic principles and enjoy producing yummy, healthy food for our customers.  The Bauer’s have farmed the land here at Mt Sylvia for since 1885 (Yes 1885!!!) and have fed many thousands of customers with quality organic produce. From all historical information, the property is as healthy now as it was back then. You can’t get more sustainable than that!

 
 

PHIL BAUER also grew up on the family farm and gained his qualifications as a Deisel Mechanic at Tilly's Crawler Parts in Toowoomba.  He worked there for many years before coming back to work on the family farm at Mount Sylvia quite a few years ago.  He and his family live on their nearby property and enjoy all the fun things that a rural lifestyle offers their 3 children.  Phil enjoys cricket, successfully playing for many years, including coaching juniors in the local competition. Phil is our Produce Sales Manager and organises the crops and the workers on a daily basis.  Phil's wife Rebecca, their son Cooper and their daughters Bronte and Zahra also regularly work on the farm when they have time away from their very busy work/school lives (they've never been left short of something to do on school holidays).  This year, 2024, Cooper has joined the team on a daily basis.

So all up there's now been 6 generations of Bauer's farming at Mount Sylvia!!

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