The Riverside Community Farm has a diverse history of farming including: dairy, gardens, orchards, sheep, pigs, all playing a part in its development.
The dairy cows have always been a part of Riverside. In the old days it was a small herd of about 50 Jerseys. Today the dairy herd has around 140 milking cows and provides farm fresh milk from our vending machine to the general public.
Riverside also had one of the largest orchards in the district 30 years ago. However, from 2002 the commercial apple production became uneconomic and was ceased completely in 2004.
We still continued to maintain a small commercial pear orchard for a number of years until the economics forced us to abandon the pear block in 2013.