What produce is grown at Burnside Organic Farm?

Our family grow and produce avocados, grapes, honey and capers.  All these products are available in season exclusively for guests staying in the farm bungalows.

Avocado picking season is October – December.  During this time we have a stall at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market, where there quality avocados, honey, capers and wine are available for purchase.

The grapes are made naturally into wine in our onsite winery, using traditional and low intervention methods, letting the wine express the terroir. Please click here to buy wine.  Free delivery.

Guests who stay in the self-contained bungalows can pick from our family vegetable garden.  Lara and Jamie are always happy to show bungalow guests what is season and give advice on how to pick and cook.

Farm Stay Experience

When you stay at Burnside you can experience;

  • Farm walks.
  • Farm animals including pigs, cows, geese and chickens.
  • Helping feed the animal animals each morning.
  • Meet Hunter our border collie dog.
  • Vegetable gardens.
  • See the quarter acre of commercial certified biodynamic market garden.
  • See fruit trees including the avocado grove.
  • Bee hives and honey.
  • Organic vineyard.
  • Tour the winery and learn how organic wine is made.
  • See kangaroos and native birds.
  • Purchase organic wine, honey and capers.
  • Visit our stall @margaretriverfarmersmarket Saturdays, October-December.

What are we picking now? Start of Spring – September

It is still very cool and wet.  We can start seeding summer vegetables as the soil gets warmer. In the garden we are picking; lettuce, kale, collard, silverbeet, chives, garlic chives, dill, rosemary, parsley and lemon.

Fruit – avocado picking season started in October and is now well underway.  We are currently picking  weekly for our customers and to sell at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market.  We grade and sort on site, and picking should continue through until late December.

How to purchase Wine

Online If you would like to purchase Burnside Organic Farm wine online please click here.

Farm Direct If you would like to purchase farm direct please call or text first to organise a time with Lara & Jamie.  They are often outside working on the farm and don’t won’t to disappoint you. Text +61427572139

Private Tasting Cellar Experience Burnside also has a unique private tasting area available for small groups who wish to taste, learn and tour an organic winery.  Please email to make a booking.

About Us

Jamie and Lara have lived and worked at Burnside Organic Farm since 1997.

Previously Jamie worked as a pearl diver and sailor before studying journalism.  After several years as a journalist Jamie turned his skills to woodworking and started a furniture making business.  Lara previously worked as an economist and stockbroker.  After starting a family Jamie & Lara decided to work together and established Burnside Organic Farm.

They have three young adult sons.  Two are studying and one has his own online personal strength coaching business. They all come back regularly to help with seasonal work, like pruning the vineyard.  At different times guests will be hosted by Max, Ned or Dan as they help.   The original vineyard is called “Three Boys” as they spent hours playing in the dirt as Jamie & Lara planted the vineyard.  All that experience has paid off and they are all accomplished cellar hands and vineyard workers.

Jamie and Lara enjoy doing volunteer work and being involved with community and school groups. They are also pleased to be involved with the Margaret River Farmers’ Market, the Bush Fire Brigade, Margaret River TAFE and Fair Harvest

Jamie & Lara both work full time on the property farming, making and selling wine and looking after guests staying in the bungalows. They also devote time to growing food for their family.  Jamie and Lara are self-sufficient in meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, honey and wine.  Lara makes cheese from milk from a neighbour’s diary.

The farm has been certified organic and biodynamic for over 16 years. Jamie and Lara are proud to be certified with Demeter Australia

When relaxing they like to do anything that involves the natural environment, food, wine, friends, community and fun.  They both enjoy surfing, stand up paddling, diving, walking, cooking and preserving food.

They enjoy sharing their special farm in Margaret River and can help you plan your perfect holiday. Please don’t hesitate to email Jamie & Lara if you have any questions.