Farm to Plate

Being located on a genuine working orchard it is only natural that David and Ros follow a “Farm to Plate” philosophy. Both dessert and cider apples are grown on the orchard with an increasing variety of cider apples planted in recent years. This allows for apples to be picked and processed at the peak of freshness.

Fruit and herbs grown in the café garden and orchard provide produce for the kitchen. Vegetables and fruit grown on the Granite Belt and to a lesser extent, Queensland, ensure that only the freshest of produce is used in the continually changing café menu items. Sam from Sam’s Fruit and Vegetables shop at Cottonvale is a valuable source of local produce produced by smaller Granite Belt growers.

Farmhouse preserves at Stanthorpe
Preparation for cooking the days menu in the cafe
Cider apples at Stanthorpe
Fresh produce used in the cafe at Sutton's Farm
Mulberries used in the cafe
Chutney at Sutton's Farm