Meet The Team

The team at Cape Trib Farm spans four generations of the family:

  • Merran Blockey
    Merran Blockey

    daughter of Colin and Dawn. Spent much of her youth grafting trees and digging holes for many of the now mature trees. Can still be found digging holes and grafting trees as well as picking and packing fruit for the southern markets.

  • Jeremy Blockey
    Jeremy Blockey

    husband of Merran and one of the original ‘wwoofers’ who first worked at Cape Trib Farm in 1987. Now running Fruit Tasting. Can usually be found out in the orchards picking and pruning.

  • Colin Gray
    Colin Gray

    the original pioneer of many of the exotic fruits from around the globe now found in Far North Queensland. Can usually be found grafting new trees or giving out orders!

  • Dawn Gray
    Dawn Gray

    fruit taster extraordinaire! Started fruit tasting back in the early 80s and, when not travelling, is now official 'Meet and Greet' for our farm stay guests. If you have a question about Cape Trib… Dawn can answer it for you.

  • Sam Blockey
    Sam Blockey

    son of Merran and Jeremy and 'shaker and mover' when it comes to researching and designing new farming methods. Can usually be found on a cherry picker somewhere in the orchards!

  • The Grandkids (Sam, Jordan and Hannah)
    The Grandkids (Sam, Jordan and Hannah)

    Have left home and now returned! Often spotted on site fixing and maintaining equipment in the sheds, helping 'Papa' with the irrigation, assisting 'Mama' with the fruit sales. Can usually be found free diving and fishing … or eating Papa's beloved durians.

  • Reuben

    newest team member, Reuben is son of Jordan & Maddy, and chief feeder of the ducks & chooks. Favouite fruit - Mangosteens!

  • The Back-Up Crew (Rosie and Lucy)
    The Back-Up Crew (Rosie and Lucy)

    Disposers of fruit (and any food stuffs) left on the packing floor and remaining members of the ‘Meet and Greet’ committee.

    Can usually be found sneaking off for swims in the creek behind the farmhouse!

Contact us on +617 4098 0042 for more information and bookings.