Introducing youngest farmer, Jorja.
Jorja started working on the retail side of the All Natural Meat Co at the age of 8. Now age 12, you can find her every Saturday morning at Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers’ Market. Jorja’s day starts at 3.30am on Saturday morning when mum drags her out of bed. Her uniform is ironed and prepared by her the evening before, so it is waiting to be put on. She grabs a piece of fruit and a hot chocolate in her thermos cup and stumbles silently to the car. It is an hour drive to the market and she puts on a Netflix video through the bluetooth in the car and dozes. Talking is not an option for the first half of the drive.
On arrival at the markets, she is sprightly and motivated. She opens up and sets up the trailer, blackboards and signage, whilst mum parks the car. She then organises more hot beverages and a pan au chocolate from the French baker. Jorja’s next step is the weekly meal plan and the fresh food shopping list. Off to Brett, from Tyalgum Ridge Fresh for his lettuce and Judith from Burringbah for all the other things. By Saturday afternoon she is exhausted and looks forward to going home, feeding her chickens and cuddling up with mum on the sofa and watching a pre-recorded movie. Up again Sunday morning and off to Tugun Surf Club for nippers[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”750,751,752,753,748″ img_size=”medium” autoplay=”yes” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][/vc_row]