Barefoot Farm is the story of two Chefs with a paddock to plate passion who became farmers near Byron Bay. From their farmhouse kitchen, they created a range of delicious pecan recipes using quality ingredients and a spoonful of love.
Ash and Matt planted their first Market Garden together while living in a worn-out bus near Nimbin in the Byron Bay hinterland. Following organic farming principles, they hand-cleared two acres of overgrown farmland to raise free range chickens and pigs and grow vegetables which they turned into dips, pickles, fermentations, sauces and spreads for sale at the local markets.
Wanting to expand their paddock to plate business, they took over a pecan farm and café in the nearby pristine Eltham Valley. The farm has a majestic orchard of 300 pecan trees, plenty of pastures for their free-range chickens and pigs, a vegetable garden and sweet-scented native flora for their honey bees.