The Blue Frog Truffle Farm (or truffiere), has been harvesting black truffles (T. melanosporum) since 2007. The farm is located just north of Canberra (5 km from the ACT border), close to the Federal Highway and was established in 2003 with the planting of just over 2 hectares of oaks and hazelnut trees. The area was increased in 2008, with additional oaks, to approximately 4.5 hectares.
The Blue Frog Farm owners, Wayne, Lanie and son Justin Haslam are strong supporters of the Australian truffle industry and Wayne was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Truffle Growers Association in 2006, the Canberra Region Truffle Festival in 2009 and EAT Truffle in 2016, a truffle marketing cooperative for small holder growers in NSW and the ACT. The Festival and the Cooperative seeks to include growers and venues in the ACT and a large area of regional NSW. Blue Frog Farm plays an active role in the Festival Grower Association, which runs the Festival from the June winter solstice, through July until harvest-end in August. Blue Frog welcome visits by chefs and their staff, (at no cost, please contact us for an appointment) to learn about the truffle industry in Australia and the finer points of growing and harvesting truffles.
We harvest twice a week and conduct truffle hunts during the season on Sunday for groups and the for the general public, from late June until mid August.
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