Our Shire’s fertile basalt soils, reliably high rainfall and subtropical climate supports a rich and diverse farming community that produces everything from macadamias, avocados, bananas, coffee, pork, vegetables, bush foods, diary, flowers and much more. Byron’s entrepreneurial spirit has seen many of our farmers and local businesses 'value-add' to the raw produce by turning it into a variety of food products such as cheeses, spirits, oils, cured meats, small goods, muesli, sauces, jams, relishes and artisan breads.
Agriculture and value-adding agribusinesses are vital to Byron Shire and the region. Local's and visitors alike relish the ‘clean and green’ produce for sale on the side of our roads, at our farmers markets and our restaurants.
Our community feels strongly about protecting our farms and their produce. With continued pressure from urbanisation and climate change, Byron Shire needs to ensure that we have sustainable farms, farmers and their produce in years to come.