Farm Produce

Avocados, grapes and capers are  the main crops at Burnside. Honey and olives are also produced onsite and available seasonally, in small quantities.

Avocado season is September – December.  During this time the McCall’s have a stall at The Margaret River Farmers’ Market, where all the produce is available.

The grapes are made into wine in the onsite winery using traditional methods.

All other produce grown is for the McCall family’s own consumption and to share with guests who stay in the self-contained bungalows.

Farm Stay Experience

When you stay at Burnside you can experience;

  • Farm walks.
  • Farm animals including pigs, cows, geese and chickens.
  • Meet Hunter our border collie dog.
  • Vegetable gardens.
  • Fruit trees.
  • Bee hives and honey.
  • Vineyard.
  • Tour the winery and learn how organic wine is made.
  • See kangaroos and native birds.

What are we picking now? Winter – June, July, August.

Salad greens, tatsoi, kale, silverbeet, carrots, chives, garlic chives, rosemary, parsley, coriander.

Fruit – Citrus including; lemons, limes, oranges and mandarins.

Wine Sales by Appointment

If you would like to purchase Burnside Organic Farm wine please call or text first to organise a time or you may miss Jamie & Lara.  They are usually outside working on the farm. Text +61427572139

Burnside also has a unique private tasting area available for small groups who wish to taste, learn and tour an organic winery.  Please email for a price.

 Volunteer Work – Wwoofing

As a small farm Burnside does not have paid work, however you can learn about biodynamic/organic agriculture as a volunteer wwoofer.  Wwoofers are usually travellers from overseas who want to stay with a family, contribute and learn. You must be a wwoofer member before applying. Sorry no children.

Work varies from season to season; weeding, mulching, seeding, planting, picking, cooking and general farm work. Wwoofer applicants must have some skills to offer. An interest in learning, manual work, growing food and preparing food is essential. Preference given to applicants with some gardening, manual or farming experience.  Lara & Jamie enjoy being part of the wwoof scheme and take their host responsibilities seriously.

About Us

Jamie & Lara used to work in journalism and finance but decided, after having children, to change direction and establish Burnside Organic Farm. That was almost 20 years ago in 1997.

They have three young adult sons.  One son, Dan is currently working on the farm before he goes to University. The other sons are following study and careers off farm but come back regularly to help with seasonal work, like pruning the vineyard.

Jamie and Lara enjoy doing volunteer work and being involved with community groups like the Margaret River Farmers’ Market, Bush Fire Brigade, teaching Permaculture at Fair Harvest and open days, to inspire people to grow food.

Jamie & Lara both work full time on the property managing the farm and bungalows.

The farm has been certified organic and biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic for over 15 years. Jamie and Lara are also members of Demeter Australia, for advice on biodynamic farming.

Jamie and Lara are self-sufficient in meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, olive oil, honey and wine.  Lara makes cheese from milk from a neighbour’s diary. An amazing journey, with years of planning, physical work and time commitment to get to this stage.

When relaxing they like to do anything that involves the natural outside environment or food and wine; surfing, stand up paddling, diving, mountain bike riding, walking, cooking and preserving food.

They enjoy sharing their special piece of Margaret River and can help you plan your perfect holiday. Please don’t hesitate to email Jamie & Lara.

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