When it comes to milk, there’s no shortage of producers in the Scenic Rim. There’s everything from a robotic dairy at 4 Real Milk, to sheep at Towri Sheep Cheeses, and even camels at Summerland Camels.
In the picturesque Kerry Valley, about hour-and-a-half southwest of Brisbane, there’s Tommerup’s. It’s a sixth-generation dairy farm where guests can experience a genuine farm holiday in a truly beautiful setting. In fact, it’s one of the only working dairy farms where guests can actually milk the cows!
Here, the Tommerup family — Dave, Kay and their kids Harry and Georgia — welcome helping hands.
Aside from the milking, there’s animal feeding rounds where guests can hand-feed calves, chicken and sheep. The pig feeding is worth a mention, too, where guests start by smashing pumpkins on the ground, and throwing the pigs the rewards. You should hear the symphony of delighted squeals that echoes around the property!
Tommerup’s is all about locals supporting locals, as the farm larder not only offers guests and visitors the opportunity to take home their produce, but also that of other locals. It also works vice versa, as many nearby cafes and shops also head to the larder for their ingredients. When it comes to food miles, you won’t get much closer.
And come Eat Local Week, Tommerup’s will be officially launching their brand new creamery. Here the entire butter and buttermilk process is done on site, which isn’t done with any other product. The milking shed is literally next door to the creamery, so Kay can get that fresh milk moments after it’s produced. There’s also Breakfast with the Jersey Girls, where Kay will be serving up a breakfast made mostly with the farm’s produce, including their eggs, bacon, sausages, milk… even the buttermilk in the pancakes.
Be sure to check out all the dairy events on during Eat Local Week.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
Breakfast with the Jersey Girls: 30 June 2019
Towri Sheep Cheeses
Jamming with the Lambs with Cameron Matthews: 29 June 2019
Children’s Cheese-making Workshop: 3 July 2019
Adult’s Cheese-making Workshop: 4 July 2019
Little Farmer Humpty Day: 3 July 2019