Tumbarumba's iconic Jolly Berry is back on the market, after bushfires and coroanvirus thwarted plans to sell the blueberry farm.
Farmer Molly Crozier had been planning to sell the blueberry farm since December last year, but was forced to postpone those plans once bushfires began ravaging the Tumbarumba region.
"We were affected by fires; nothing was burnt, but we had to leave right in the middle of our picking season which was a bummer," Mrs Crozier said.
After the fires subsided some Chinese investors showed interest in buying the farm, however they had to leave Australia when the coronavirus pandemic struck and have been stranded in China since.
Mrs Crozier said it had been a rough year for her and for Tumbarumba in general, but had been buoyed to see renewed interest in the blueberry farm after being put back on the market.
"It will sell. It's quite a beautiful farm," Mrs Crozier said.
"It was pretty run down when we bought it; we brought it back from the dead."
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Jolly Berry had been a family-run farm for the past 11 years, and since then it has developed a big name for itself in Tumbarumba's tourism and backpacking scene.
It now hires around 100 backpackers on a typical, bushfire and covid-free year, and attracts a large share of Tumbarumba's tourists.
Mrs Crozier said she had grown quite attached to the blueberry farm, which she built up over the years with the help of her husband James.
"He fixes everything I break, and I break a lot of things. He's handy to have around," Mrs Crozier said.
"We own a couple of cattle farms and we own a pub in town, and since we're getting a bit older we'd like to take it a bit more easy."