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Basilea Farm Open Day

Discover a sensory journey at Basilea Living Herbs, a peri-urban farm, and wholesale nursery nestled in the heart of the Moreton Bay region. Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for the exclusive Basilea Farm Open Day. FREE ENTRY - ALL WELCOME!
 

Explore the vibrant aisles, selecting from our seasonal array of spray-free, sun-hardy 50mm pot seedlings—featuring gourmet herbs, edible flowers, and an assortment of salad greens like spinach and mustard. As you immerse yourself in the beauty of our offerings, don't miss the opportunity to meet Basilea Owner and Grower Sarah, and her expert team. The team are available to guide you through our diverse collection of 80+ plant varieties, providing essential growing tips for success in your own garden.
 

The experience doesn't end with our lush greenery. Kickstart your morning on-site with a cup of aromatic coffee from Chilli Coffee and explore locally-made preserves by Joyous Jams. Fulfill your soil and compost needs with offerings from In The Loop BNE and Red Soil Organics, ensuring your garden thrives.
We have recently welcomed local producer Ibis Brewing Company to share their Strawberry Lemonade & Finger Lime Soda, cleverly named 'Bin Juice'. 
Additionally, delve into the fascinating world of native bees with an educational display by Queensland Herb Society member Harold. It's a unique opportunity to learn more about these essential pollinators.
 

Don't forget your hat, sunscreen, and a bag or box to carry home your newfound treasures. Join us for a day of discovery, community, and the finest in local produce at Basilea Farm Open Day.
We eagerly welcome you!


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2024 dates:                              Sarah talk topic:                                                     
January 20th                      Hot Growing, surviving the heat of summer
February 17th                       No Spray! Pest Solution Secrets 
March 17th                            How to select the best seedlings
April 20th                             Green Bits - Getting herbs into kids 
                                       

May 18th                              Not known

June 15th                             Winter Warmers - Spicy Salads                    
July 20th                             Not known
August 17th                          Alternative Lawn Herbs 
September 21st                  
Tea Please - Surprising  Tea Herbs
October 19th
November 18th (Pop Up Gifting Market) Vendor EOI form click here

December 21st


A rundown of our Farm Open Days:

9:00 am - Welcome!

Take a basket and head off around the farm, choosing your favourite herbs and edible flower seedlings. There is also compost, sugarcane mulch, organic plant food and local craft and preserves from makers and bakers. Enjoy browsing and chatting with local producers.

11 am - Meet the Grower talk (20 mins) and often we have a special guest!
Meet owner and grower Sarah Heath at the workshop courtyard to hear about the farm and get useful tips for planting and using herbs.

When ready, make your final purchase at the cashier at the top of the hydroponic system near the shed.  Please ask us if you would like your plants labeled. 

1 pm - Closed for the day. We look forward to seeing you next time!

 

**Frequently Asked Questions - Basilea Farm Open Day**
 

1. What is Basilea Farm Open Day?
   - Basilea Farm Open Day is an event where visitors can explore our urban farm and wholesale nursery, gaining insights into sustainable farming practices. It's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of herbs and greens.

2. When and where is Basilea Farm Open Day held?
   - The Open Days take place at Basilea Farm, Burpengary, nestled in the heart of the Moreton Bay region. We open to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Open Days are also posted on Facebook.

3. How do I get to Basilea Farm and is parking available?
   - Basilea Farm is at 135 Hawthorn Rd, Burpengary. You will find us on Google Maps. We have onsite parking on grass, including two accessibility parks on road base. Follow the signs from the front gate for easy navigation. Overflow parking is available on the road out front.

4. Is there an entry fee for Basilea Farm Open Day?
   - No, entry to Basilea Farm Open Day is free for all visitors. The 50mm seedling pots are priced at $4.00 each or as otherwise stated.

5. What can I expect to see and do during the Open Day?
   - Explore our garden oasis, peruse and acquire seasonal 50mm pot seedlings, and enjoy a diverse selection of sun-hardy, spray-free treasures. Engage with our team for insights into our expansive plant collection, and participate in sensory-friendly activities, guided tours, and informational talks.

6. Are there facilities available during the Open Day?
   - Restrooms are available in the homestead upon request, but please note that disability aid facilities are not present. We encourage you to bring along a hat, sunscreen, and a suitable bag or box to transport any green companions you acquire.

7. Can I bring my pet to Basilea Farm Open Day?
   - Yes, Basilea Farm is pet-friendly. Pets are welcome, provided they are under the owner's direct control (e.g., on a lead), and the owner acknowledges full responsibility for their pet's actions.

8. Can I make purchases at Basilea Farm Open Day?
   - Yes, you can acquire seasonal pot seedlings and other products during the Open Day. We accept both card and cash payments for your convenience.

9. Where can I get a morning coffee during Basilea Farm Open Day?
   - Chilli Coffee Australia is set up on-site, providing you with the perfect opportunity to enjoy a morning coffee as you explore Basilea Farm. Chilli Coffee have a range of beverages including hot chocolate. 

10. Are there on-site parking and accessibility parking available?
   - Yes, there is on-site parking. Follow the signs for directions, and for accessibility parking, follow the blue signs. Overflow parking is available on the road out front.

11. Do you have card payment facilities?
   - Yes, card payment facilities are available for your convenience.

12. Is this event child-friendly?
   - Absolutely! Basilea Farm is child-friendly, offering a range of unique flowering plants and activities to keep children engaged while adults enjoy their visit.

13. Are dogs allowed?
   - Yes, dogs are allowed but must be on a lead. Owners are fully responsible for their dogs, and aggressive behavior or excessive noise may require removal from the property.

14. Are you open any other time if I can't make the farm day?
   - No, the farm is not open to the public on any other day. Seedlings are delivered weekly to our stockists, and special event days are announced on social media.

15. Does Chilli Coffee make coffee without chilli in it?
   - Yes, Chilli Coffee offers a full menu of beverages, from iced chocolate to flat white, with varying chilli levels to suit different preferences.

16. What other products are available other than plant seedlings?
   - Basilea proudly supports local businesses, offering a range of products, including soil, compost, worm castings, growing amendments, handmade crafts, native bee hives, preserves, jams, relishes, and gardening books. When available, Basilea Bee Honey can also be purchased.


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