Fraser Short buys The Farm at Byron Bay

Three Blue Ducks restaurant, cafe and produce store at The Farm.
Three Blue Ducks restaurant, cafe and produce store at The Farm. Photo: Paul Harris

Fraser Short already owns hotels, restaurants and bars – so why not throw in one of Australia's most famous food farms?

Short confirmed he's snapped up The Farm at Byron Bay from owners Tom and Emma Lane. Its food operator, the Three Blue Ducks crew, isn't going anywhere.

"I don't want to get involved in the Ducks' business. I see opportunity with the farm, really helping the supply chains for small farmers," Short says.

Fraser Short has snapped up The Farm at Byron Bay from owners Tom and Emma Lane.
Fraser Short has snapped up The Farm at Byron Bay from owners Tom and Emma Lane. Photo: Supplied

Short, who already owns The Balcony Bar and Oyster Co at Byron Bay, says he and his wife Ally look on the area as a second home.

"We'd probably be living up here if we didn't have so much going on in Sydney. We're passionate about sustainable food sources."