"Meet The Grower" brings you Jason Mesman the founder and director of The Truffle Farm in Canberra.
As the truffle season kicks off Sydney Direct Fresh Produce will be sourcing some of the best black gold in Australia from "The Truffle Farm".
Sydney Direct Fresh Produce director Luke Kohler, Mike McEnearney and Jeffrey De Rome from No.1 Bent St took a trip to Canberra to learn more about the process and what makes truffles so special. Check out part one of this adventure before our Truffle Dinner at No.1 Bent Street on the 15th June 2017.
Jayson was born and raised in Canberra. He is very proud to be the owner of the only truffle farm in the ACT.
Jayson's goal is to create a farm that Canberrans can be proud of. The Truffle Farm strives to be a meeting place that visitors from far and wide are drawn to and excited to visit.
Jayson's truffle story started a decade ago when his passion and skills with dogs took him to Western Australia. Whilst living and working in Perth, Jayson discovered Samson, the black Labrador. The inseparable pair were invited to The Truffle and Wine Co. - the world’s largest producing truffle farm - to see if they could make it as a truffle hunting team. Samson was a natural and more than a decade later, Samson's portrait is the centre of The Truffle Farm logo.
The Truffle Farm Canberra is the only Trufferie in the world in a capital city.
Based in the picturesque Majura Valley, surrounded by an oak tree forest and overlooking the trellised vines of Mt Majura Winery, The Truffle Farm invites visitors to experience the rare and delicious black truffle.
The entire farm is more than 100 acres, with beautifully kept open spaces. The Trufferie itself is set over 10 hectares and comprises over 4,000 oak and hazelnut trees.
The first planting of trees on the farm was undertaken in 2004. Two and a half years later the first truffle was found.