DAVID FLINTER: Owner and Manager.
David grew up exploring and playing in the bush around Sydney and it was here where his love of nature developed. It was a natural progression for him to grow in the Scouts movement and immerse himself in nature; camping, kayaking and bushwalking with his friends. It was through these experiences that David’s understanding of nature developed and the idea of sustainable farming made absolute sense to him. David lives his truth in that he lives a sustainable lifestyle, and he hopes this is conveyed in his message and is reflected in his products.
David’s message is “there is sustainability in everything in our lives. Allow it to happen and be prepared to make it happen. Don’t lose sight of the importance of family in the process. Have patience as it all takes time!!”
Tristan was born and bred on the farm and has worked in the business since 2006. He works directly with customers, and oversees most of the sales and orders. He travels far and wide selling Hand’n’Hoe’s certified organic Macadamia products at Farmers Markets.
Keiran was born and bred on the farm and has worked in the business since 2006. He is responsible for looking after all aspects of farm operations including fencing, fertilising and pruning the trees, overseeing the harvesting and managing the farm hands.
Adelaide has committed her broad range of skills to the business since 2006. She does all the administration work, oversees the sales, assists in making the butters and spreads, helps with packaging, and is also out on the farm harvesting the macadamias! The rest of the time Adelaide travels to Farmers Markets to sell their certified organic products.
Farm-hand and machinery operator
Max has worked with Hand’n’Hoe since 2015, however over many years Max and his family have helped David with many aspects of looking after the farm.
Makes the macadamia spreads and butters
Since 2006 Daniel has donned his apron and worked in the kitchen making all the various macadamia spreads and butters on the farm.
Maintains the Infrastructure on the farm
Gordon has worked for Hand’n’Hoe since the business began in 1997. Prior to that Gordon and his family have worked with David in maintaining access to the property.
SARAH & DANIEL NEY:
Sarah was born on the farm and both have helped plant trees and look after farm over the years. Sarah is now a full-time teacher and Daniel has a farm machinery business.
Simon was born on the property and has helped out in all aspects of the farm over the years. He is now studying full time in a different field.
MINI, MACA & SCOOBY:
Our Mascots and trusty pooches that help out; no matter where you are on the farm, one of them will always be at your feet.
MANY OTHERS from the local community and around the world have shared their time, expertise and their stories.