Eden Hope is a certified Biodynamic and organic dairy farm located 12 kilometres outside Gympie in the South-East corner of Queensland, Australia. The farm is approximately 64.4 hectares (159 acres) in size and currently stocks around 150 head of cattle. The main cattle breed is Jersey, with several cross-breeds in the herd.
The milk produced by the cows is extremely rich and of a very high quality. The farm-label milk is processed at the local Cooloola Milk factory and is available throughout Gympie and the Sunshine Coast. One key feature of our product is that we can guarantee that the milk you buy under the Eden Hope label is from the Eden Hope farm. This feature allows you, the consumer, to truly experience the seasonal changes that we experience here on the farm.
Our journey over the last few years has been quite an adventure in terms of stepping outside the square. Glenn has always been known for his ability to challenge the 'experts' and has often changed his farming practices despite industry consultants telling him that 'it'll never work' or 'that's not going to grow in your area'. By changing his thinking and how he views the world, Glenn has seen immense change both on our farm and within himself.
The neighbouring dairyfarmers often shake their heads at our practices but we can see that the way we have chosen to farm is sustainable and lower in costs than our previous choices. It would be hard to imagine many dairyfarmers thanking their cows for their milk and wishing them a lovely day, good grazing and 'see you tomorrow!'. Our cows respond to this by rushing in to the dairy and giving their milk freely. Illness in the cattle is a thing of the past. Mastitis is very rare which means medication is never used. If we are required to treat a cow for any reason, we use a combination of homeopathy, nutritional supplements (vitamins and minerals) and kinesiology. It is obvious to farm visitors that the main reason for our cows health and happiness is the love they receive from us.
Over the months, we hope to paint such a picture for you that you will feel as though you are actually helping with the milking each morning. There's another reason why our cows are so happy and unstressed - we only milk once per day!
At the time of writing, the weather is extremely humid and hot. We expect that this will herald some rain in the not-too-distant future. We rejoice in the rain and have learnt, through the recent drought, that you can never have too much - at least where we live!!EDEN HOPE ORGANIC MILKOur love is in our milk.......taste the difference!!