Farewell Yoann and Emilie – for now…

Our Volunteers in Residence are moving on, having come to learn how we farm and run our farming business, it’s now time to go out to pasture – so to speak.

We’d like to thank Yoann and Emilie for all the hard work they’ve put in, in the garden, with the animals and helping turn our produce into many varied and lovely things for our customers.

They’ve hatched out baby ducklings, watched the pigs grow up, the … CONTINUE READING

Fresh from Caroola Farm this week

All this gorgeous rain is making the garden boom!

Fresh from the garden this week will be:

  • Garlic – of course!!!!
  • Beetroot
  • Spring Onions
  • Brocollini
  • Silverbeet
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Broadbeans
  • Kale

And maybe more…

We have organic, grass-fed lamb in being processed which will be available Fresh on Saturday and Sunday – drop us a line if you are looking for something specific!

See you at:

Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-7pm

Bungendore … CONTINUE READING

Christmas Turkeys Sold Out

Just a quick notice that we’ve sold out of Christmas Turkeys, so if you haven’t had your order confirmed then there are three options:

  • Go on a waiting list in case someone cancels
  • Order a Pastured Chicken instead… These are $18/kg
  • We do have the very last of our Sommerlad Chickens in the freezer if you are after something smaller and super special (they are not being grown locally anymore) 🙁 These are $25/kg
  • Sorry!!!!!

     

    Caroola Farm @ Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week

    We’ll be at the Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week in Crawford Street – so, come on down and get your fresh and regional produce!

    Ready to eat food from Caroola this week is our fabulous Chicken Rissotto – at just $3 a cup this is great for a mid-afternoon snack for the kids or an entree if you are buying produce for dinner as well!

    We will have organic grass-fed beef, organic pasture pork plus Hillside Farm pastured chicken available – yum.

    The garlic braiding is in full swing, so get in now and stock up for the year – … CONTINUE READING

    Australasian Permaculture Convergence – April 2018 – Canberra

    Connecting all permaculturalists!

    The fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence will be held in Canberra from 15-19 April 2018. The four day convergence kicks off with the ACT Permaculture Festival on Sunday 15 April 2018, at Canberra City Farm and then 4 days of connecting and learning at The Greenhills Centre in Cotter. Followed by tours, workshops and courses across South East NSW.

    Convergence attendees are expected to have completed a permaculture design course or equivalent, or to be participating … CONTINUE READING

    Celebrating Local Garlic

    Celebrating Local Garlic

    Across the region, the garlic harvest is in full swing, it’s been a busy month pulling out all the lovingly grown garlic and hanging it to dry.

    The local region is home to more than 30 commercial garlic growers, with the Braidwood Garlic Group having more than 65 members. Varieties grown locally include Monaro Purple, which is a hard-neck Turban variety, as well as later season crops yet to be harvested including Dunganski, Spanish Roja and Silverskins.

    It’s the perfect time to pick up fresh young garlic at local outlets including the Wynlen House Slow Food Farm … CONTINUE READING

    Southern Harvest BBQ and AGM – Friday 8 Dec 2017

    We love a good gathering, and we love an event that shares great food!

    Join us for a Southern Harvest Gathering on Friday 8 December for a summer celebration coupled with our AGM.

    Bring a chair, bring a plate (plus knives, forks and spoons) and something to share… perhaps even some local wine or beer if you care…

    Where: 4 King Street, Bungendore

    When: 6.30pm Friday 8 December

    What: 7.00pm AGM (it will be short as most AGM’s are) – followed by a BBQ and networking – come along and meet producers, consumers and more…

    RVSP to secretary(at)southernharvest.org.au

    The AGM … CONTINUE READING

    Local, organic produce this week…

    It’s been a busy week (as always) – with garlic harvesting, tomato planting, the Canberra City Farm Open day and more… Like looking at the draft NSW Planning Permission changes as well as the review of the EPA legislation – hmm….

    However, firstly a HUGE congratulations to Canberra City Farm on an awesome day out – what a long way the farm has come and what a great effort to pull off such a fantastic … CONTINUE READING

    Go Garlic, Go!

    Thank you to everyone who came and helped to process and braid garlic on Tuesday, we had a wonderful day and there are some pictures to prove it!

    We’ll be at the market equipped with braids and loads of fresh garlic this week.

    We still have 6 final rows of the ‘turban’ variety to harvest, so we are having another garlic harvesting party on Tuesday November 27 starting at 8am, all are welcome – we’ll … CONTINUE READING

    From Caroola This Week

    What a week it was last week at Queanbeyan, and we are looking forward to tomorrow too!

    We’re in the midst of garlic harvest, raising ducklings, planting out seedlings and more…

    This week we will have Fresh Organic Pastured Pork, literally just picked up from the butcher in the last few hours:

    • Preservative and Gluten Free Sausages
    • Pork Mince
    • Loin Chops
    • Butterfly Chops
    • Pork Belly
    • Spare Ribs
    • Trotters
    • Roasts and more…

    We’ll be … CONTINUE READING