Near River in the media

Our unique Near River story and events have garnered their fair share of interest from the media. Following are links to some of the stories.


August 2017

River of Dreams

in Australian Country Style August 2017 issue

Australian Country Style by Rob Ingram

February 2017

Max stars in Dog Tales

in Australian Country Style February 2017 issue

Dog Tales ‘One in a million’  Australian Country Style by Rob Ingram

December 7 2016

Tastings on Hastings

is our region’s annual Food and Wine Festival. Mark Chipperfield from The Australian penned this piece about his visit in 2016.

Food Lovers Catch Onto Port Macquarie The Australian by Mark Chipperfield

September 2016

SMH Good Food Guide

our events garnered a listing in the At a Glance section of the 2017 SMH Good Food Guide

June 2016

delicious. Produce Awards

our pasture raised fresh pork was a State winner in the 2016 delicious. Produce Awards

March/April 2015

Meals in the Fields 2015

was a pretty spectacular event, with hatted chef Clayton Donovan manning the pans. A couple of journalists came along for the night, and here are their pieces.

Field of Dreamy Food  Newcastle Herald by Jim Kellar

Meals in the Fields Review  Good to Go by Tiana Templeman

Sydney Weekender at Near River

June 2014

Sydney Weekender episode hosting

Mike Whitney Channel Seven

Mike and the team from Sydney Weekender spent a day with us and put together this great story. This show does a wonderful job of providing exposure to little known gems all throughout NSW.

October 2013

Where Food Grows

Green Lifestyle magazine by Caitlin Howlett

Caitlan joined us as part of the Tastings on Hastings festival that is held each October to celebrate the food and wine producers of the Hastings region. Here she offers her views on Breakfast in the Beds and what we do at Near River.

August 2013

5 Questions with Andrew, Therese and Near River

with the Orange Grove Market blog

Great piece from the team at Organic Food Markets, managers of the Orange Grove Markets.

March 2013

The Great Food Inquisition

This is a piece we were invited to write in response to the first ‘Meat Free Week’ campaign in March 2013. Check it out at the Locavored blog.

March 26 2013

Andrew SMH image

October 2012

Field studies and growing pains

Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Food’ insert article by Barbara Sweeney

Comprehensive piece detailing some of our hits and misses.

October 1st 2012

Qantas inflight Magazine diary Oct 12 BitB image

October 2012

Near River Produce’s Breakfast in the Beds, Tastings on Hastings

Qantas Onboard Inflight Magazine features Breakfast in the Beds image in NSW Diary edited by David Levell

Great  placement of our wonderful Breakfast in the Beds promotional image.

Therese tele image

September 2012

Vegie farmers find cyber sales fruitful

Daily Telegraph article by Grant Jones

Article about our online sales with garlic and our other produce.

September 5th 2012

Planting 001

April 2012

Year of the Farmer – Therese and Andrew Hearne Near River Produce

Sustainable Table – Table Talk Year of the Farmer series by Maria H

Good piece capturing our story and beliefs.

April 10th 2012

Andrew SMH garlic 300

January 2012

Garlic growers get a whiff of healthy sales made online

Sydney Morning Herald article by Alexandra Black

Story and picture about our garlic crop and supplying Rockpool Bar and Grill Sydney.

January 7th 2012



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