Penny Kothe, with her partner Paul McKinnon have for the past four years farmed on 100 acres (40 ha) east of Bungendore. Caroola Farm is in the broadacre (RU1) zone at Mulloon off the King’s Highway. Many readers may also know Penny from her pioneering work to help establish the brand and reality of the local Southern Harvest Farmers Market.

The couple now face sudden threats of regulation to their innovative family farming operation. But the same issue also sparks discussion about real opportunities for more diverse local food production and tourism.

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This article was written by Maria Taylor and appeared in The District Bulletin on 9 March 2017.