Our own Macadamia Farmer & His Wife Story!

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Meet Andrew Leslie, a man connected to the land as a second generation macadamia nut farmer.  His passion & love for this region of the Northern Rivers brought him back here after a corporate career as an accountant.  Andrew comes across as being quite serious but he has revealed a definite cheeky larrikin side to him - and he knows a lot about macadamia nuts!  

So what better place to start than to listen to him tell us about the humble little macadamia nut & its journey from farm to face... 

Ann is the beauty & the brains behind the Avilla Farm Skincare story & we look forward to sharing more insights to her, her career and lifestyle change to follow Andrew back to his roots in the Northern Rivers...


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No Ordinary Day on an Organic Tea Tree Farm

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Harvest Time

There is a small window of opportunity to harvest the native “melaleuca alternafolia” tea tree plants – at the end of each Australian winter in the month of August.

So, as the northern hemisphere begins to cool down, here down under in Australia, we are beginning to warm up! 

No Ordinary Day 

It is a true family affair & at the end of final harvest, there is no better way to relax than gather by a campfire, create music & share stories of the day.The video below shows our Olive Gap Organic Farm family hard at work harvesting the tea tree, using an old Massey Ferguson 65 tractor & a forage harvester - slower than other commercial farms, but much gentler on the earth. 

Join us on our future posts to watch as we extract the most beautiful, botanical tea tree oil using traditional wood-fired distillation methods & share with you some natural benefits & ways to use our certified organic farm tea tree oil.



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The Australia’s Manuka Honey Story

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Our sweetest story yet…

Our happy bees in the pristine forests of Northern Rivers NSW Australia are the true heroes in this very sweet story. 

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