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Community Owned Farming Opportunity near Canberra

Community Owned Farming Opportunity near Canberra

Samantha Hawker & Scotty Foster from Co Canberra* write:

Caroola Farm is up for sale, Gleanna Meala is up for sale, several other farms are likely to change hands soon.

How can we keep our local organic farms producing when the farmers need to move on and potential young farmers cannot afford to buy in?

Maybe by buying them and operating them ourselves?! Community ownership?

Please spread this far and wide through your networks, we will be assessing the level of interest in 2 weeks time for this project, but … CONTINUE READING

Follow us on LoadsOfR’s plus GoFundMe Campaign

We’re heading on the road, so don’t forget to follow our journey on Facebook at the LoadsOfR’s Page…

LoadsOfR’s is about helping rural and remote people in need. Whether that is farmers looking to take a break, or need short term help, or businesses struggling with finding staff in remote and rural locations.

Penny Kothe and Paul McKinnon are setting out in Amber to travel and help others in need. Most recently of Caroola Farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands, the couple have a wide range of skills from farming sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry, vegetables and more, business and … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Meat Sale

Caroola Farm has limited stocks available of Beef, Chicken and Pork.

We are no longer attending markets and will not be processing any more meat.

Order online in advance for Pickup Saturday 1 September at the Southern Harvest Farmers Markets in Bungendore, Butmaroo St. 9am to 12noon.

Order online now

For those interested in purchasing certified organic live animals please drop us a line we have beef, lamb, and pigs available.

Fresh Organic Beef this weekend plus more…

Well, we are over the shortest day of the year and we’ll only have more daylight – yay say the plants!

We’ve been incredibly busy prepping beds and planting out the last of the garlic and winter crops in preparation for our winter holiday – our last market will be Sunday 1 July at Southside and we’ll be back on Saturday  21 July in Bungendore – so, if you need Kombucha, Stocks, Beef and Chicken NOW is the time to stock up!

We’re heading north to the Big Red Bash and 22 degree days – yay! Many thanks in advance … CONTINUE READING

Flavour Sensations from Caroola Farm

With the garden in slow growth time over winter we’ve had time to pull together some new flavour sensations…

This week in the Kombucha stakes we’ll have:

Pomegranate

Persimmon

Tamarillo – who knows, give it a go

Quince

Ginger and Tumeric

Blueberry

Raspberry

Persimmon

Plus we have loads of organic vegetable, chicken and beef stocks for all those great winter warmer dishes.

This week we’ll have Fresh, Organic pastured pork, plus Hillside Pastured chicken a small selection from the garden.

See you this week at:

Beautiful Organic Pork, Pastured Chicken, Stocks and Preserves plus fresh greens

Continued light drizzle… yay!

This week we’ll have Fresh, Organic pastured pork, plus Hillside Pastured chicken a small selection from the garden, but loads of preserves!

See you this week at:

  • Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-6pm – Crawford Street
  • Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 9am-12noon – Butmaroo Street
  • Southside Farmers Market Sunday 8am-11.30am – Canberra College

We have a full range of FRESH, organic, grass fed pork available including:

Volunteer Residency Positions Open for Spring 2018 and Autumn 2019

Caroola Farm Volunteer Residency Program Overview

Caroola Farm’s seasonal, full time, 3 month volunteer residencies are NOW available for Spring 2018 and Autumn 2019.

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

Spring 2018 up to 30 July with a decision made by 15 August. The program will run from Sept to December with actual start and finish dates to be negotiated with successful applicants.

Autumn 2019 up to 31 Jan with a decision made by 15 Feb. The program will run from March to June with actual start and finish dates to be negotiated with … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Pork, Chicken and Change of Season Preserves

Officially the change of season, which can make things scarce in the garden, especially since we’ve only had about a month on Autumn. Finally, 3mm of rain – which does not go far, but better than nil.

This week we’ll have Fresh, Organic pastured pork, plus Hillside Pastured chicken a small selection from the garden, but loads of preserves!

See you this week at:

  • Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-6pm – Crawford Street
  • Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 9am-12noon – Butmaroo Street
  • Southside Farmers Market Sunday 8am-11.30am – Canberra College

We have a full range of FRESH, organic, grass fed … CONTINUE READING