In the media


RM Williams Outback Magazine, August 2010

Park and Farm article.
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Wimera Farmer, August 2010

Career, change provides highlights, challenges...
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The Age - Harvest Picnic, Werribee Park

Visit us at the Age Spring Harvest Picnic at Werribee Park (Sunday 29th November 2009).
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The Age - Epicure, Tasty Twist

Well known for its organic olive oil and capers grown just below Mount Difficulty's western escarpment in the Grampians, Laharum Grove has spiced up its range of products with a new tomato marmelatta...
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Vogue Entertainment Produce Awards - Finalist

LATEST big news bubbling away is the Vogue Entertaining + Travel Produce Awards 2008, judged last week over two days at Sydney's Aria restaurant (Aria's Matt Moran is on the VE+T judging panel with chefs from across the country).
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Wimmera Farmer - November 2007

Dealing in the capers caper
Laharum Grove owners Deidre and Richard Baum have extended their farm's productivity with plans to become only the second farm in Australia to commercially grow capers...
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SMH - October 2007

'Buds on the Burst'
'Deirdre Baum from Laharum Grove, near the Grampians National Park in north-west Victoria, started growing capers in 2006. Her plants are thriving and soon she will have more than 300 bushes sprouting up between rows of olive trees.'
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The Age - Epicure 5th February 2008

Welcome drizzle
Drizzled over seafood or game meats, splashed onto fresh strawberries or over roasted peaches, Laharum Grove's new vanilla bean infusion of extra virgin olive oil is sure to be a hit this summer. Created for Laharum Grove by chef Daniel Schelbert of Cecconi's, this versatile product...
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The Age - Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock

A panel of five judges from the food and hospitality industry surveyed over 100 excellent exhibits at The Age Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock and found that the winning exhibitors displayed strengths in regional displays, olive oils, innovative products which provided extra value and in dietary and environmental health. The judges wished to record their appreciation to all the rural and regional stallholders who had come and shown their best despite an especially difficult year.
Bronze: Laharum Grove

Long journey to Laharum The Wimera Mail-Times

Deirdre Baum grew up on a sheep farm in the far south of New Zealand.
At 13, she left home to attend boarding school at Dunedin and five years later, began training as a physiotherapist in Auckland.
After a further three years of education, Deirdre was eager to travel...
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Olive Business

The Savantes international extra virgin olive oil professional tasting programme has selected the six best Australian olive oils for 2006. The ‘Savantes Selection 2006’ comprises the six best olive oils produced or retailed by Savantes, and covers the full spectrum of taste and flavour from subtle and delicate to peppery and robust.

The six selected oils are:
• Timbercorp Coratina 2006 – Victoria
• Dandaragan estate fruity 2006 – Western Australia
• Laharum 2006 – Victoria
• Salsi Organic 2006 – Victoria
• Saluté 2006 – Victoria
• Golden Creek 2006 – Victoria

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The Age - Epicure

Victoria's first commercial caper crop is closer to fruition. At their Laharum Grove property on the western slopes of the Grampians National Park, Deirdre and Richard Baum are busily planting new bushes to expand their 50-bush organic grove. In the meantime, their excellent new product, caper paste, is being made with South Australian capers combined with Laharum Grove's organic extra virgin olive oil. Take the lid off the jar and have a sniff: the purity and freshness of the paste is apparent even before you taste it. Happily, too, the salt level is not aggressive. Try it in place of olive paste in Mediterranean dishes, or just have it on toast, perhaps with sliced tomato, or leftover roast lamb... NECIA WILDEN

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The Wimmera - Mail-Times

Having a grape time: At the Halls Gap Grape Escape festival, Michaela Settle from Garden Gully Winery and Deirdre Baum from Laharum Grove Olives show their produce to celebrity chef Tobie Puttock, who is best known for his work at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant which featured on network Ten...

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