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Vic farmer encourages young people to consider being “commuter farmers” | Farm Online

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A VICTORIAN vegetable grower reckons there’s great potential for agriculture in the concept of “commuter farmers”.

A commuter farmer is someone who lives within a major city but operates on farmland at the city fringes.

One advocate for the concept is Velisha Farms owner, Catherine Velisha.

Ms Velisha considers herself to be a commuter farmer, going from her car stacker parking in inner city Melbourne to tractors helping to grow cauliflower and broccoli on her farm at Werribee.

She said there are opportunities for city dwellers to be engaged with reputable and established agricultural businesses.

“These businesses have been around for 100 of years, they are secure, they are essential and for many city dwellers they are really…



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