The Farm, located on Ewingsdale Road near the Byron Central Hospital, has sold for an undisclosed price, according to owners Emma and Tom Lane.
A statement from the Lanes says they sold to local business and property owners Fraser and Allyson Short, ‘who will take ownership of The Farm when the purchase settles later this year’.
The Farm is an internationally recognised agri-tourism enterprise where micro-businesses share the Lanes’ ethos ‘to grow, feed, educate and give back’.
In 2014 AFR reported that Mr Lane, who is heir to the Oroton empire, spent about $6 million on the project.
The 80-acre property, features the Three Blue Ducks restaurant, The Garden Shed, Baylato and The Bread Social.
The Lanes’ statement says, ‘The seed for The Farm was sown on the Lanes’ previous family farm at Federal when, watching their young children immerse themselves in growing their own food, an idea was sparked. If they could provide this opportunity for their own children – perhaps they could create a similar experience for the wider community?’
The couple say they are planning to spend time with their family on their other rural property The Range, ‘where they will continue their focus on a regenerative way of life’.
‘The Shorts are passionate about continuing the legacy that the Lanes have created’, they say.
‘It will be business as usual at The Farm with all tenants remaining on site and the Shorts rolling their sleeves up to carry on the Grow, Feed, Educate and Give back philosophy’.