Rancho Relaxo is an organic citrus farm in the Byron Bay Hinterlands of northern New South Wales, Australia.
Owners Jane Boniface and Jose Falagan grow and sell mixed citrus, including limes, mandarins, lemons and tangelos.nnJane and Jose also create award winning hand-made cordials, including Rancho Lime, Rancho Mandarina and Rancho Elderflower.
You can also find a range of fruit shrubs at their stall, made with organic fruit from the farm. They come in some unusual but delicious flavours, including blueberry with ginger, strawberry and rosemary, mandarin and cardamom and custard apple and mint.
Shrubs is an old recipe that dates back more than 2000 years. In ancient times they would just use date honey and vinegar and whatever seasonal fruit they had, set it aside for a while, strain it then add water. Jane uses a similar process but substitutes organic apple cider vinegar and local honey. The result is a concentrate that best enjoyed with sparkling water. The shrubs are also ideal as cocktail mixes.
Produce: Custard Apples (Brazilian), Lemons, Lime (Tahitian), Mandarin (Murcott), Oranges, Blood Navels, Washington Navels, Tangelos
Value add Lime, Mandarin, Elderflower Cordial and a range of fruit shrubs.