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

Sustainable Small Farms – in all senses of the word

Do you have a small farm? Do you want one? Do you want to work out how to make it work for you, your family, your finances and the environment?

Our series of small farm workshops start this weekend with Farm Operations on Sunday 3 June, followed by Marketing on 10 June and Finances on 17 June – what you’ll get out of this course is what is required to run a small farm, sell your produce (or other things) and make sure that it all makes sense financially as well as ties in to what you love to do!

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Stock up this week – Queanbeyan, St Mary’s Fair, Permaculture Festival

We have been incredibly busy harvesting for the Australasian Permaculture Convergence and of course the markets – but we have not finished yet.

We also aim to have fresh chicken available from Thursday, as well as fresh Pastured, organic Pork. On Saturday and Sunday not only will we have fresh, organic, pastured Beef and Lamb, but we’ll be cooking up our famous beef sausages at both the St Mary’s Fair (Bungendore 9am-2.30pm Saturday) and the ACT Permaculture Festival (Canberra City Farm, Dairy Rd, Fyshwick 10am-4pm Sunday).

This week we’ll be at:

Fresh Pork plus loads of things to go with it!

We’ll have a full range of FRESH organic, pastured pork this week – sausages, mince, diced, spare ribs, medallions, leg roasts and more…

On the veggie front, we’ve harvested the following for the markets:

  • Radishes – yum, get them while you can
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes (maybe the last)
  • Potatoes
  • Salad Mix – delish!
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Kale
  • Broadbeans

Plus we’ll have a good range of chilled Kombucha including Watermelon, Turmeric and Ginger, Blueberry, … CONTINUE READING

In season now at Caroola Farm

OK, I take it back it feels like summer again… probably not a bad thing for the Easter weekend.

Farmers Markets that ARE ON this week include the Southern Harvest Farmers Markets in Queanbeyan Thursday 3-7pm and the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday 9-12noon. Then we get to sleep in for a whole day as Southside Farmers Market is NOT on this Sunday.

On the veggie front, we’ve harvested the following for the markets:

Autumn – finally – we hope

What a blustery and hot weekend we had for the Bungendore Harvest Festival – still, great to see so many people out and about…

Glad it has cooled down now and we’ve had light drizzle for the last few days!

This week we’ll have beef, loads of sausages and other cuts available, plus on Saturday and Sunday we’ll have FRESH Hillside Pastured Chicken – get in quick though as the Southside Markets won’t be on over the Easter weekend (that’s next weekend).

On the veggie front, we’ve harvested the following for the markets:

Introduction to Permaculture 17-18 February

Ticket sales close Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th February).  Scroll to the bottom of the page to purchase.

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a sustainable, regenerative lifestyle in the city, a large block or on a farm by looking at energy flows and systems for design.

This introductory course will expose you to the principles and systems used in permaculture and will also provide you with the insight into the possibilities of transitioning to a small holding, farm or rural community. It is also the first weekend of a modular series of CONTINUE READING