Interview with Penny Kothe of Caroola Farm on Regional Voices
In this episode we talk to a truly inspirational woman who shares her story about what it means to roll with the punches and build a thriving farm business from nothing.
Penny Kothe from Caroola Farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was born on the western side of the Snowy Mountains. She finished off her schooling in Sydney before working in corporate roles both in Sydney and in Singapore. But the land kept calling and she returned to run a conventional beef farm in 2007.
Life was coasting along … CONTINUE READING
SCPA Organics Field Days
9.45 for 10am – 3pm Sun 18 Oct, Brogo; Sun 25 Oct, Mulloon
This is a unique opportunity to learn about SCPA Organics and to see how organic production systems have been implemented on the properties of 2 SCPA Organics members.
There are 2 events in October:
Sunday 18 October at Brogo Permaculture Gardens, property of John & Sharon Champagne
Sunday 25 October at Caroola Farm, Mulloon, property of … CONTINUE READING
We apologise to everyone that we have been out of stock of chicken for around a month. The chickens we are growing are a special heritage breed and the breeder is in the middle of expansion, as such we have had very limited supply of this beautiful style of birds 🙁 We are processing in time for the first weekend in May and fresh chicken will be available … CONTINUE READING
Special dinner showcasing and celebrating Caroola Farm produce
Sunday May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Caroola Farm will be having an Open Day on Sunday 3 May 2015 with local produce stalls, information stalls, talks from various sustainable farming and living organisations plus 3 farm tours.
Our next Open Day is Sunday 3 May from 10am until 4pm. Followed by dinner (limited bookings) of Caroola Farm Produce at Le Tres Bon in Bungendore at 6pm (booking separate and direct with Le Tres Bon on (02) 6238 0662).
We will have a range of guest speakers (yet to be announced) doing short presentations on the hour every hour, plus regional produce for sale from a variety of producers.
Farm tour bookings are essential (tours at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm).
Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. … CONTINUE READING
Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors. View the film preview here.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.
When: Wednesday 11th February, 6PM
Where: National Library of Australia
Level LG1, Theatre
Parkes Place West, Canberra
Cost: $20 (with 25% going to support the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, launched Sunday 25 January at the Bungendore Show – the market only sells food produced only in … CONTINUE READING
By popular demand, and following from the resounding success of our Open Day, we have set a date to open the farm for tours.
On Saturday 28 February, one day only, we’ll be offering farm tours for limited numbers.
Our 10.30am tour is full, but we do still have a few places for the 2.30pm please allow 2 hours. Tours will still proceed in wet weather (you’ll just need to come … CONTINUE READING
Upcoming availability for chickens, heritage chickens and ducks listed below.
We have beef ready to go anytime (usually requires a few weeks to slot in)
We will also have pork available for Christmas if you wanted to get in early to secure any?
Online orders here
Poultry processing dates are below on a Thursday for Friday or Saturday delivery:
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We’re heading to Bega this week and will return on Friday with freshly processed Chickens and Ducks, including a limited supply of our Heritage Chicken.
We’ll be at Braidwood Farmers Market on Saturday Morning and Southside (CIT) Markets in Canberra on Sunday Morning.
We’ll have breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks, necks, livers, heads, hearts, frames and more.
Look forward to seeing you there!
We are now offering 2-3, full time, 3 month internship positions throughout the year in each season, beginning September 2014. You may apply individually or as a couple.
Our internships offer motivated individuals or couples the ability to get stuck into learning about practical permaculture applications on a small farm.
You need to be able to commit to a minimum 3 month period. Positions are now open for application for Spring, Summer, Autumn and … CONTINUE READING