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Chestnut Brae

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Chestnut Brae is a family-owned, accredited organic sweet chestnut farm located near Nannup in the southwest of Western Australia. Linda and John Stanley purchased the farm in 2013 with the aim of providing consumers with a range of added-value chestnut products. The Stanleys wanted to create a sustainable, organic, self-sufficient farm that produced a range of unique chestnut-based products, all using regenerative farming practices. The couple even travelled to Europe to learn how to farm chestnuts and to learn what could be done with these incredible nuts. Indeed, Chestnut Brae’s rolling hills, glorious pastures, permanent flowing springs and mature chestnut forest do give a feeling of being in Europe. The stunning gardens are part of the Organic Garden Trail, and are open for The Festival of Country Gardens, the Nannup Flower and Garden Festival and Bloomin Wild.

Chestnut Brae farm spans 70 acres, and the biodynamically planted trees are 50 years old, hence they have lot of maturing to go yet – chestnut trees can live for 1000 years!

The farm uses Wiltshire sheep as lawnmowers in the orchard and guinea fowl as pest control. Alongside the orchard are the Wessex Saddleback pigs who are free range. They’re also raised on chestnuts, which has produced some of the best pork you have ever tasted. Grazing and soil-turning animals also help to build microbial activity in the soil, which increases soil health. The farm also grows herbs and heirloom vegetables

To produce their delicious, organic, gluten-free chestnut flour, the Stanleys imported a flour mill – the only cold-press flour mill in Australia – to mill their nuts. Other products developed on the farm include chestnut cream, chestnuts in syrup, chestnut chutney, chestnut fruit mince, chestnut liquor and even award-winning chestnut ale. Of course, there are also fresh and frozen organic chestnuts on offer.

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