The Farm Byron Bay
Stumbling across an 80 acre former dairy farm just a stone’s throw from Byron Bay proper, the opportunity to transform the site (earmarked for housing) back to a fully functioning farm was too good to pass up for Tom and Emma Lane. In 2013, they purchased the land and embarked on their journey to build one of the most ambitious food enterprises the Northern Rivers has ever seen. Tom and Emma, with their backgrounds in high fashion and advertising, acknowledge the power of having a clear vision and making ideas a reality. However, they were understandably a little green when it came to farming. The two quickly partnered with experienced farmers who shared their ethos and forged knowledge-sharing relationships with similar establishments in Europe and the USA to direct and inform The Farm’s transformation from idealistic concept to today’s multi-faceted operation. Their role as visionaries continues to feed the business with new ideas and their passion for seeing it through is unbridled. Ultimately, however, their shared goal is as simple as that which saw them plant out that veggie patch on their property. Plant it, nurture it until it’s ripe and healthy, and inspire a new generation to continue their legacy.