On the tasty trail
ONE of the region's hidden gems will bare all at the weekend's Wild West Farm Trail.
Four years ago the couple escaped the city for the sleepy little town.
"It is an exciting industry with lots happening," Jodie said.
"We want people to understand how important it is that we preserve that for generations to come."
They visited Bauple Mountain to see some of the original trees and want to share the rich pastoral history of Bauple.
"We really want to get that slow-food message out.
"Just teaching children the origins of their food and its links.
"It was great we found a farm where they grow here natively."
They are trialling new varieties on their 90 acre farm where they now have more than 3000 trees.
Michael and Jodie will take you on a tour of their farm showing you their young and older orchards, and how they dehusk the nut.
"I have six bush-tucker blends - they started because the macadamia is a native and want to complement it with a native including lemon myrtle, kafir lime leaf grown here, bush tomatoes, wattle seed and chilli and a rosella which I source from CC's Kitchen."
She said the orchard was just starting to flower and it was one of the most beautiful times of the year.
Barenuts, 45 Talegalla Dr, Bauple will open their farm on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18 from 9am-4pm.