Spring Harvest Boxes from Caroola Farm

Our Harvest Boxes are back on the menu… Valued at $30 or $60 each

If you would like to order a Harvest Box, please do so before 2pm on Fridays and let us know your best collection point. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll include a selection from seasonal produce (including but not limited to the list below)

Heading past? Our produce is available for purchase 7 days a week- so stop on by for our range of seasonal produce, preserves, herbs and home made cool drinks.

Harvest Boxes available by order before 2pm … CONTINUE READING

Farm tour, good selection of meat and greens, greens, greens

This week is Fair Food week and there are lots of activities on all across Australia – just one of them is the farm tour we are running on Saturday afternoon. It looks so far to be a small group, so there will be plenty of time for questions…

As an extension of Fair Food week we encourage you all to join us for the Australian Food Sovereignty Convergence being held in Canberra this year on 23 and 24 October – … CONTINUE READING

Help secure the future of free-range farming in Victoria

Victorian Government Welcomes Feedlots and Rejects Free Range Pigs & Poultry

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is deeply disappointed at substance of the proposed new planning provisions from the Victorian Government’s work on Planning for Sustainable Animal Industries. Despite our efforts to assist Agriculture Victoria and the relevant ministers in understanding the practical realities of small-scale livestock farmers, the draft graduated controls don’t appear to reduce red tape for small-scale commercial farmers, nor homesteaders or hobbyists, and yet they make it easier than ever before to set up … CONTINUE READING

Fresh, Organic, Pastured Pork plus Pork Crackling, greens and eggs

This weekend we’ll have Fresh, organic, pastured pork including:

  • Mince
  • Sausages – yum!
  • Loin chops
  • Roasts
  • Trotters, Heads and more

In the freezer we still have some fabulous cuts of beef and lamb, plus we’ll have fresh chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm.

We’re cooking up some pork crackling for treats and the garden is producing:

Natural Building – Roundhouse Practical – Canberra City Farm

Roundhouses are an ancient building method dating back to as early as the Bronze Age. These structures are quick, easy and cheap to set up and are a perfect building option to create a guest room, shed space or a studio.

 This workshop will be led by Dan Harris-Pascal who has studied natural building and Bio-construction in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. The wattle and daub roundhouse emerged by blending a range of natural building techniques.

Over the weekend we will study the different components of a building and construct a foundation, roof and walls using non-toxic, accessible natural building … CONTINUE READING

Organic Growing – Paddock to Plate

Organic Growing

Paddock to Plate

4th November – Vegetables and 18th November – Animals 10am to 4pm

Want to grow organic produce from your paddock to the plate?

  • Animals?
  • Vegetables?
  • Or both?

These workshops will show you how, from start to finish using organic production methods. From planning and preparing your space, growing from scratch, to harvesting the final produce and all the bits in between.

This workshop series is based on a working certified organic  farm.

Your instructor: Penny Kothe owns and manages Caroola Farm with her partner Paul McKinnon. They have been growing organic fruit, … CONTINUE READING

Specials, beef, pork, chicken plus new herbal teas and garlic produce

It’s been a week of bed prepping and planting out alliums (think onion and garlic families). We’ve just had a drop of light rain but more would be welcome!

Our freezers will be full at the markets this week with organic beef, pork, take-home meals and more (like garlic scape pesto  – yum) – plus we’ll have a range of fresh chicken, but get in quick!!

The frosts are hitting the garden hard and the … CONTINUE READING

Fireside Gathering to connect local food community

Join us at a fireside gathering to connect with people and businesses who are passionate about growing our local food community.  Southern Harvest has achieved a lot in the last 12 months to help local farmers and small food business owners connect with each other and with more consumers, and we need your help to determine where to focus our efforts in the next 12 months and beyond.  If you can’t join us, please complete the survey … CONTINUE READING

On-Farm Volunteer Residencies – applications now open for Spring and Autumn

Caroola Farm’s seasonal, full time, 3 month volunteer residencies are NOW available for Spring 2017 and Autumn 2018.

These will be available via an application process with applications accepted for:

Spring 2017 up to 15 August 2017 with a decision made by 30 August. The program will run from Sept to December with actual start and finish dates to be negotiated with successful applicants.

Autumn 2018 up to 15 February 2018 with a decision made by 28 Feb. The program will run from March to June with actual start and finish dates to be negotiated with successful applicants.

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We are back! Fresh chicken and garden veg this week

We are back at the markets this weekend, refreshed and revitalised (particularly coming back to the cold).

We’ll have fresh pastured and Sommerlad chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm including whole, wings, thighs, frames, breast and more plus organic yearling grass-fed beef including mince, preservative-free and gluten free sausages, steaks, roasts and more and a range of garden produce including: