POTATOES & PRIME LAMB – THORPDALE
This tour will take you to the rich red soils, rolling hills and accompanying huge dams of Thorpdale. Here you’ll enjoy an afternoon with Val Murphy on the family run property which is noted for its extensive potato growing and prime lamb production. Wander around her garden, enjoy tasting some homemade potato ice cream or buy some spuds with proceeds going towards Drought Relief. Val also operates an Agri tourism business in Gippsland and takes an active role in the promotion and staging of the annual Thorpdale Potato Festival each March.
Kirby Richmond-Davies, the Victorian manager for Safe Ag Systems will be joining this tour to explain how the owners will use the Safe Ag Systems on the property with the benefit of working towards compliance to address the health, well being and safety issues facing farmers.
If time permits on the way back to Warragul the bus will stop in Yarragon Village where you can stroll through some of the arts and crafts shops and galleries.
TOUR DEPARTS – 1:30pm