Hi, and welcome to Heritage Farm. We’re Matt Taylor and Rach Koch and we live in Moorooduc with our very young son Kingsley. We started farming our 20 acre patch just over a year ago, and we love it! We’re just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, and only a stone’s throw from some of Victoria’s best beaches and wineries on the Mornington Peninsula.
Matt loves ducks. He wants to raise them for eggs and meat, in a way that lets them be themselves. Our ducks roam our pasture, love to hunt bugs, and splash around in our seasonal creeks.
Rach is interested in integrating animals with plants in efficient, regenerative farming practice. That means she’s got a fruit orchard, geese, sheep and chooks roaming around, and lately she’s been threatening to buy some pigs!
The last year has been a steep learning curve – there’s more to know than we ever would have imagined. And we want to share it with you. We love having people to the farm, seeing what we’ve achieved, and what we’re still working on. We’re not the cheapest way to buy food, but we believe we’re the best. Our farm has the best ethical and environmental practices that we know of, and we’re constantly learning, and trying to improve.
At Heritage Farm, our aim is to produce high quality food, using organic farming practices. We want people to eat our food, and enjoy it guilt free. Because by buying our produce, they’ve voted with their dollar for a food system that’s good for their health, the environment, and our animals.
We hope you enjoy our website – we try and teach our readers how to do farm/food related activities, and share our mistakes so that others don’t do the same! We are transparent about our process, and run regular farm tours so you can see exactly what happens on site. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Francesca is a wonder with all of our animals, and also does a fantastic job talking all about Heritage Farm on regular farm tours. Fran also does some top notch housekeeping and is learning the ropes for our organic, local and zero waste vegetable boxes.
Laura is Heritage Farm’s Housekeeper. Staying with her family in our farm stay accommodation last summer, Laura wanted more time at the farm and applied for our housekeeping position! Laura does a fantastic job keeping the accommodation sparkling clean and ready for guests.
Archer is passionate about growing plants including vegetables and flowers. Having set up his school’s vegetable garden, he’s demonstrated enthusiasm and some get-up-and-go. Hard working and with a keen eye for detail, you’ll find Archer around the farm shop and helping out with animals when required.
Ruairi is an outstanding and valued part of the Heritage Farm team, able to work with our ducks, chickens, geese, sheep and alpacas. He’s passionate about animals, and currently outstanding at running our farm tours!
Want to join the team? Visit our Farm Work page for opportunities.