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

Canberra City Farm Open Day 19 November 2017

Canberra City Farm Education Centre Open Day and Launch.

Local community group Canberra City Farm is officially launching their education centre in Fyshwick as part of their Open Day being held on Sunday 19 November 2017.

Canberra City Farm signed a 10-year licence agreement with the ACT Government in October 2015, to establish a community-run Education Centre at a site on Dairy Road in Fyshwick.

“The Canberra City Farm Education Centre has demonstrations of how people can grow and enjoy healthy foods, it shows options for sustainable living, and it creates social events that bring the community together,” said Canberra … CONTINUE READING

Are you loving the rain? We are!

Spring is always great, moving away from the freezing overnight temperatures and basking in the sun, but a bit of rain to help give it a kick start is always a good thing.

We’ve had small amounts of overnight rain in the past few weeks that the garden was thirsting for – yay! The Potatoes are taking off (no, not ready yet by a long shot, but we are mounding them), and this week we are planting out more pumpkin plus the tomatoes and basil!

The garlic is busy throwing up scapes, which we harvest for two reasons:CONTINUE READING

Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursdays 3-6pm from 9 Nov

NEW Queanbeyan Farmers Market

Southern Harvest Farmers Market at Queanbeyan
Commencing on the 9th of November
Weekly on a Thursday, 3pm-6pm
Crawford Street, Queanbeyan

Southern Harvest is excited to announce it’s second truly regional farmers’ market for this area and Caroola Farm will be there, come on down and check it out!

All market produce being sold will be grown or made by the stallholders selling it and within the local region.

There will be a range of fresh vegetable, fruit, eggs, dairy, honey and meat producers; as well as value added products … CONTINUE READING

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