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.
- Vegetable gardens.
- Fruit trees.
- Bee hives and honey.
- Tour the winery and learn how organic wine is made.
- See kangaroos and native birds.
What is in season now? Autumn – April/May
Winter veges being planted.
Harvesting salad greens, kale, silverbeet, chives, last of basil and chillies.
Fruit – Coming to the end of fig harvest. Tamarillos will be ready in May/June.
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.
Burnside also has a 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. Please note no wwoofers are taken in December, January or February. Sorry no wwoofing places in 2017.