Fresh farm produce, from the farm gate in Oxley
By Susan Prior
In a previous article in Secret Brisbane, 'Not just a pretty label', I wrote about the honey industry in Oxley.
Today, the honey tradition is being kept alive by Micah Oberon, a young farmer who sells his farm produce, including honey from hives located in Oxley, at the farm gate in Cliveden Avenue.
I know. You wouldn't expect a farm selling produce in the middle of the city. But it is here, and Micah is doing a roaring trade with the locals.
Micah has set up a smallholding on Blackheath Road, in Oxley with the help of a long-time local market gardener Russell Osterfield. Russell has been producing honey here for years. The pair grow a variety of produce, including carrots, beetroot, celery, tomatoes, pumpkins and zucchini, all of which gets sold alongside the honey. He also sells free-range eggs.
Some of you may have read about the latest in new hive technology – the Flow™ Hive – an Australian invention that has taken the amateur beekeeping world by storm. Micah tells me that he recently purchased a Flow™ Hive to give it a try – so now I officially have hive-envy!
Some of Micah’s produce is organic and some is produced hydroponically. You can find his stall open on Fridays from 2.30 to 5.30 pm in his new-beaut, purpose-built shed. And he has an Eftpos machine.