It was lights, camera, action at The Peach Farm last week when popular Nine Network program Today visited the Clarence Valley’s most beloved rural attraction.
As the leaves on the fruit trees in the orchards twinkled brightly in the early morning sunshine, the resident animals got ready for their close ups, a small crowd of locals gathered together and property owner Edwina Cameron stood proudly and graciously alongside Today weather presenter Lauren Phillips as the camera operator started recording, showcasing the beauty of the farmland to viewers across Australia.
Between breaking news events and nationwide stories, breathtaking scenes from The Peach Farm featured prominently on morning television as the daily weather forecasts and updates were filmed on location in Mororo.
Describing the filming process as “heaps of fun” and also “nerve wrecking with plenty of laughs”, Ms Cameron was thrilled to welcome the crew from Today to The Peach Farm.
“It was great,” she said.
“Everyone was so excited and everyone who works at The Peach Farm and our neighbours rallied together and came over to be a part of the event when we were filming.
“The producers came on Monday (January 11) for a look around the day before filming, and we worked out a few different areas to shoot from.
“Lauren, the Today weather presenter, thought The Peach Farm was fantastic and she kept saying how beautiful and relaxing it was.
“She really wanted one of our goats to jump up on her while we were filming as we had all the animals around us.
“Generally, the public don’t go into the paddocks with the animals, but they had to be part of the show.”
Poppy the sausage dog and Marli, a young alpaca who was born on The Peach Farm late last year, were especially popular with the film crew and enjoyed plenty of love and cuddles in between filming.
The visit was orchestrated by Yamba businesswoman Sonia Deakin, a marketing personnel for The Peach Farm who pitched the idea of filming on the gorgeous Mororo property to Today producers in July, 2020.
Describing The Peach Farm as a beautiful place owned and managed by great people, Ms Deakin said it was a huge win for the Clarence Valley to have such a big, commercial station such as Nine Network, support a local business and share the vision the Camerons have of the importance of farming, agriculture and caring for the environment.
“The Peach Farm has such a grass roots vibe, the people are so interactive and it’s really grounding because they (Camerons) have such a great vision for their property and the local area and it’s great to be able to share that on such a large scale,” she said.
“Everyone involved with Today loved being at The Peach Farm, especially Lauren.”
Ms Cameron said The Peach Farm is welcoming high numbers of visitors during the school holidays and she is excited to see how many more will come through the front gate following the visit by the Today crew.
Ms Cameron also hinted of several upcoming activities and ventures for The Peach Farm, scheduled to happen over the next few months.
Keep an eye out for more details in upcoming editions of the Clarence Valley Independent to make sure you don’t miss out on the action.