A busy harvest time, with a nice break in between

We’ve had a relax and revitalisation period over the Easter long weekend, and now it’s back to work with two markets on this weekend:

We will have limited Harvest Boxes available for collection at either market, or from the On-Farm Shop on Sunday, but require orders by 2pm Friday. Just $40 each and valued at over $50.

Produce this week includes:

  • Limited Lamb, limited pork and chicken (we’ll be processing next week so stay tuned for where you can find fresh chicken)
  • Mint (to go with the lamb of course)
  • Salad Mix
  • Rocket
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Stir-fry mix
  • Limited Cucumber
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Vegetable stock
  • Chicken Stock
  • Salad Dressings
  • Blackberry Kombucha
  • Cordials (Mint OR Rhubarb and Vanilla)
  • Preserved Peaches
  • Chutneys

If you would like to order anything in advance, simply reply to this email – but don’t leave it too late as we’ll be busy harvesting and then heading to markets.

Order Your Harvest Box Here

Upcoming activities at Caroola Farm

  • April 3 – Fermentation of vegetables and fruits (eg: sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, ketchup, Indian chutney)
  • Pastured PigsApril 10 with Lee McCosker – one day only! $300 More information and bookings.
  • May 8 – Air exclusion, salt and fermentation for preserving meat and dairy (eg: yoghurt, cheese, milk kefir, confit or rillettes) Early bird bookings for first 10 – booking out fast!
  • Introduction to Permaculture – August 2016 with John Champagne – book now
  • Permaculture Design Certificate Course – August to November 2015 with John Champagne – bookings being taken now

On the farm

We had a lovely time with friends and colleagues visiting the farm on the Easter Long weekend – not much work got done but lots of talking, scrabble and some bonfires.

Now we’re back into the swing of things feeling relaxed and ready to get stuck into Autumn (like the weather we’re a little late).

We’re trying to expand the vegetable availability and grow more of the staples this year in order to keep up demand for our Harvest Boxes. In addition we’re looking at scheduling our fresh meat production more regularly to give our customers more choice.

We’re not very thrilled about the news of Woolworths coming to town, we really feel this will put smaller local businesses, including many local farmers, the butcher, baker, local IGA and more out of business and would love everyone to help continue supporting these fantastic local businesses and farmers market initiatives – vote with your feet people!

Enjoy the season.

Paul and Penny
Caroola Farm

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