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Local food for local folks.


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Local food for local folks.


 

Welcome to Half Moon Farm!

We grow delicious fresh produce using regenerative, organic techniques that make the most of Hampton's famous red volcanic soil and temperate climate. Visit us at our on-site farm stand for seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruit, or join us at one of our events.

We'd love to meet you!

 
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Market Garden


Market Garden


After moving to Half Moon Farm in late 2016, our first order of business was to set about transforming a disused ant bed tennis court into a compact 450sqm market garden. 

We first tilled the soil using a tractor to break up the compacted surface, then we sowed a green manure of cowpeas, buckwheat and millet to help add organic matter and stimulate biological activity. This was tilled back into the soil after about 6 weeks. Following another fortnight of decomposition, we made a series of 42 raised beds, and began sowing our first vegetable crops.

This initial planting was a mix of success and failure - it turned out that our soil, which is very free draining volcanic loam, was heavily leached of essential nutrients. To get the soil into shape for top vegie production, we switched to a completely no dig, compost driven system in winter 2017.

Our market garden might be small, but as we boost fertility and develop intensive management systems, we expect that it will crank out bumper crops of delicious, nutrient dense food!

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Orchards


Orchards


Avocados

May to September

We're fortunate to have inherited a mini avocado orchard containing 24 trees planted with three quality varieties - Hass, Sharwill and Fuerte. Recent plantings of Reed will help extend our harvest season into late spring.

Berries

December to May

Hampton is ideal berry growing country, with the right soils and climate to produce delectable fruit. Look out for raspberries, blackberries and blueberries in summer and autumn.

*Coming Soon!

Assorted Fruit

All year round

Half Moon Farm is home to a range of fruiting plants that bear smaller quantities of fruit throughout the year. Ask us about what's in season or pick up something tasty at our farm stand.

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