Meet Wouter Sels from Seven Springs Farm.
Seven Springs Farm is situated in Lorinna, one of the most pristine areas of farmland in the world. Lorinna is located in the upper Forth River valley, Tasmania, on the outskirts of the Cradle Mountain Lake- St. Clair National Park and World Heritage Area. It is a small mountain community, off the power grid and isolated from the influence of conventional agriculture. Our farm is certified through Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
We are a family of four: Wouter, Elyse, Arend and Gita. Wouter’s passion for many years has been growing vegetables and living sustainably. He started ‘de doederij’, one of Belgium’s first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms in 2010, and passed it on in 2013 when we moved back to Australia. Elyse was born in Lorinna and sustainability has always been embedded in her way of life.
With a strong base in renewable, organic practices and a long standing family tradition of growing vegetables, our market garden provides certified organic produce available on a weekly basis: at the Launceston farmers’ market, through our webstore and in a few different shops, restaurants and cafes statewide. We do doorstep deliveries once a week. Preordering is also possible for collection at the farmers’ market – convenient for people who aren’t able to be there early enough to catch limited produce.
We grow up to 70 different crops and only use heirloom and open-pollinated varieties to ensure high quality produce with great flavour.
Our seedlings, potting mixes, solar and micro-hydro electricity are all produced on farm. We also save seed and propagate our own vegetable varieties, with particular pride in Wouter’s Belgian cauliflower and leek.
We aim to use as little packaging as possible. When we must, we choose biodegradable materials and take it as our responsibility to care for the environment.
In addition to growing vegetables and fruit we run fibre animals for certified organic fleece and to ensure a healthy fertility balance on our land.
All the produce we supply is grown on our farm: this way consumers are 100% sure where and from whom their food comes from, and who they are supporting.
Contact Seven Springs Farm
phone: 0437 723 422