Summit Organics is situated 30 kilometres west of Murwillumbah, NSW, on a family-owned 338-acre (128 hectare) property, right next to the World Heritage-listed Border Ranges National Park. The vegetable production area is an intensive market garden and utilises approximately six acres.
The farm is certified with ACO (Australian Certified Organic Producer No. 2199A), is subject to the Australian Organic Standards and is audited annually.
Producing more than fifty different vegetable and herb crops in a year. They are marketed through a network of local shops and markets. Summit Organics originally started out as Summit Coffee Plantations and were processors of the first Certified Organic grown and processed coffee in Australia.
The irrigation water used by Summit Organics comes from two spring-fed dams and is gravity fed to the production area (no pumping). All irrigation is undertaken through drip irrigation.
Summit Organics produce is produced with the help of organic compost. It is brought in by the semi-trailer load, with the farm using almost 600m year. The compost is supplied by Tryton in Lismore and is produced from Council Green Waste. Tryton has one of the largest worm farms in the Southern Hemisphere.
Summit Organics’ team members are also involved in education via farmwalks held on the property. TAFE and Permaculture students – as well as many of our market customers – are regulars at such events. Speaking at various organic forums, film nights and related activities held throughout the region. Committed to minimal ecological footprint, greater sustainability and increased production. Their philosophy is: healthy soil, healthy plants, healthy people and a healthier planet!