Maravista Farm is a culinary garden of organic, locally grown produce for the Ogilvie Group venues which include Rickys, Locale Noosa, Wood Fire Grill and aromas noosa. A stunning 250 hectare working macadamia farm in the Noosa Hinterland (Queensland, Australia), the property boasts beautiful fertile land, rolling hills, more than 20,000 macadamia trees, vegetable, citrus, micro herb and honey production. Three vegetable plots are currently in production as well as macadamia and a substantial citrus grove with over 60 fruiting trees. Maravista Farm’s newest residents are a small herd of Ultra Black cattle that enjoy life on the farm.
We aim to create something that truly celebrates food provenance from start to finish in the food life cycle.
The Ogilvie Group of restaurants consists of some of Noosa’s most iconic venues.
Maravista Farm enables the Ogilvie Group restaurants to access the freshest possible local produce as well as food in different stages of the growth cycle. Normally rare and difficult-to-source ingredients are made a reality for the restaurant Chefs allowing them to focus on creativity.
Maravista Farm creates an opportunity for us to research and refine our ability to locally source ingredients and enable our chefs to create fresh, uniqe and quality dining experiences.
Mark Ormond is the man leading the project on a full-time basis and continuously works on the development of the property, using organic practices dedicated to improving soil health and sustainability. Mark is a passionate and experienced farmer who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. His passion for creating fresh, sustainable and seasonal produce is second to none. “The heart of our philosophy encompasses creating healthy soil, with the plants and produce to follow from there.”
Starting its life as a selection and timber cutting venture in the late 1860s, Maravista Farm has evolved through many names (Lake View, Eurobin, Maravista) and uses over the years, from logging through to banana, bean and beef farming. Early macadamia farming commenced in the 1930s but it wasn’t until 1983 that macadamia production was seriously developed. It was during this period that much farm infrastructure and planting was conducted. Maravista Farm now produces over 200 tonnes of macadamia nuts, most of which are exported.
THE COMPLETE CIRCLE
As healthy soil is our priority, no chemical inputs such as herbicides, pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers are used on the culinary garden or citrus grove and the soil is developed using compost made from the vegetable waste and coffee grinds from the Ogilvie Group restaurants completing the circle from pasture to plate.