Huon Producers' Network

Clifton Farm

David and Melissa Frankcomb

Clifton Farm is in the heart of the Huon Valley on the confluence of the Huon and Mountain Rivers; just a stones throw from where our convict forebears first settled.

We started our business in 2008 and have been working to produce high quality, sustainable food using organic Permaculture principles. We, along with our three young sons, have been working on restoring natural balances to our fields, one paddock at a time. Over the last few years we have begun to reduce soil compaction, introduce soil microbes, reinstate natural wetland water courses and keep the wallaby’s to the riparian areas.

We are now seeing improved grass and clover growth, which in turn produces delicious, naturally slow grown rare breed lamb. They are 100% grass fed, and graze in fields, a hazelnut grove and old apple & cherry spray-free orchards. More recently we have been working on a smaller area for an intensive market garden.  We still have a lot to learn and a lot of work to do, but are so encouraged by the results we have seen so far. Definitely watch this space for more integration and diversification.