Longhaven Orchard is a fine example of what's possible on a small scale.
Grower and producer of premium fresh and bottled produce. Maria Brown-Shepherd is a grass roots operator with a big world view.
She is a third generation agriculturalist and active community member with a passion for the land and heritage food values. Determined to stay small.
Maria is nonetheless a passionate communicator and training provider, willing to share her experience and deep knowledge of fruit growing, seasonal food production and marketing.
Grass roots operator growing quinces, apples, feijoas, berries, citrus varieties, and walnuts.
Due to commitment to quality I make the products in small quantities,preserves set better, have a better colour and cutting up and cooking of small amounts is a pleasant rather than a wearisome task.
Quinces sold at markets April/May pinky lady May/June.