Its all about the blues
Blue Tongue Berries is a small scale 20 acre off-grid blueberry farm located in Seymour Victoria. We farm low yield premium quality organic blueberries and sell exclusively to the local community from our farmgate store.
We practice organic regenerative farming principles and have several varieties of blueberries that ripen at different times throughout the season. Harvest is typically late November to early February and fresh blueberries are for sale from our Cantina during that time.
We do not offer pick-your-own but are happy to offer a self guided tour of the farm during your visit.
Grow your owN!
Our edible garden provides us with year-round seasonal fruit, veg and fresh herbs. Through trial and error, we learn what grows best in our climate. We try to focus on heirloom varieties to entice our tastebuds. Apart from blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, some of our favourite food to grow on the farm includes a range of citrus, olives, capers, tomatoes, chillies, eggplant, pumpkins, potatoes, brassicas, beans, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, lettuce, shallots, garlic and many types of herbs.
...TheN STORE FOR A RAINY DAY
Our tomatoes are always a great asset for preserving for winter. We particularly love making them into sugo and kasundi. Our chillies are used to make sambal and pickled jalapeños, while our capers are picked and stored as salted capers and pickled caperberries. Our excess berries are turned into ice cream and jam and are available for sale at our farmgate kitchen & store, the Cantina. Our delicious berries are also the star ingredient for our cafe and are included in pancakes, tarts, ice cream, sorbet and more. We are always experimenting with berry recipes and love to share our creations with our visitors.
Without the wonderful assistance from the Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF) movement over the years, farming at Blue Tongue Berries would have been much harder and no where near as much fun. We were Wwoof hosts for nearly 10 years and loved meeting people from all around the world and sharing our stories. We hosted over 60 travellers during that time. Although we are no longer listed as hosts, we are still very supporting of the scheme. If you are interested, head to the WWOOF website.