Some NSW farmstays are in walking distance to the small shopping strip of a village with restaurants and cafes.
But most are a bit of a trek down winding roads. Some their closest town is 30 minutes away and only has a pub, a petrol station and a Greasy Joe’s. Some don’t even have a petrol station so make sure you ‘fill er up’ before you roadtrip!
Its a very good idea the check this out when booking. You don’t want to spend time tracking down a meal, the kids will be more interested in being on the farm – feeding the animals rather than feeding themselves
We regularly head to our favourite farmstay located in Bundanoon – about once a year.
I always like to pack antipasto, lots of cheeses, meats dips and pates with some fresh bread rolls and artisan style biscuits. In that way our family can enjoy a platter, or use the meats and cheeses for sandwich fillings. A couple of bottles of wine to finish the day out on the long verandah.
Take a rustic frittata, and some salad mix and you’re done for a lunch or dinner – you can serve it hot or cold – mmmm perfection! Then for dinner from our farmstay we head just 3 minutes up the country lane for a restaurant meal for a treat some evenings.
Some villages which have a NSW Farmstay are fully sorted when it comes to food, with the latest (and often local) specialities. In Bundanoon located just 90 minutes away in The Southern Highlands, we love a delighful Deli called Delilicious.
This gem has wonderful organic foods, duck eggs, goose eggs, cheeses, wraps, flakey gourmet pies. Byren the owner of this great cafe/deli was the head chef at The Waterfront in Sydney so you can be assured of some great tucker here!
Bundanoon has several cafes and restaurants as well as a butcher, bakery and supermarket. Petrol Station, Newsagent and Chemist too!
So make sure you check what’s in your farmstay locality before you book.