'Mini' makes it fresh
HIGHLIGHTING the rich agricultural resources of the region is one goal of the new branding of the Summerland House with No Steps in Alstonville, according to its general manager.
"It's about raising the profile of the House With No Steps as an agri-tourism destination and to highlight our food production business which is open to the public seven days a week," general manager, Brett Lacey said yesterday.
"We want to offer this site as a one-stop showcase of the best agricultural produce the Northern Rivers has to offer," he said.
The launch of the re-branding to Summerland House Farm was celebrated by several thousand people yesterday who visited the farm for a family fun day and a chance to meet Sydney Roosters star, Anthony "Mini" Minichiello.
Mr Minichiello, who actively promotes eating fresh food for heath, donated his time to help launch the Summerland House Farm which features a rooster in its new logo.
The Summerland House Farm offers farm-gate produce sales; tractor tours of the 68ha macadamia and avocado-producing property as well as plans to introduce a pick-your-own strawberry farm and a hydroponic tomato farm.
At yesterday's family fun day, the Summerland House Farm also launched its new nine-hole mini-golf course, with each hole representing a feature of the farm, such as the cafe and orchards.
Testing the new mini-golf course yesterday were brothers Alec 4, and Bailey Gibson, 7 of Lismore.
"We really love coming out here," their mother, Melissa Gibson said.
"They especially love the children's waterfall and they've been loving testing out the new golf course," she said.
"We have some beautiful parks in Lismore, but this one has the water feature which the kids love."