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.


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:

Time to stock up for winter with fresh organic beef

It’s that time, we’re heading north for the sun. We’ll be away after this weekend until the markets on 15 and 16 July!

So, stock up this weekend on fresh organic, grass-fed beef

  • Mince
  • Real Sausages (preservative, grain and gluten free)
  • Diced
  • Roasts
  • Steaks
  • Spare Ribs
  • Osso Bucco

From the freezer we still have available whole Sommerlad pastured chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm as well as Caroola Farm Organic Pastured Pork.


Growing Small Farm Business Series 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 20 Aug

Are you…

  • Looking to invest in your own small farm but want to make sure you can make a living?
  • Already have a farm and need some guidance?

This course is for you!

This series of three one-day Growing Small Farm Businesses workshops will set you on the path to a farm that can be both financially and ecologically sustainable.  Attend all three or just the ones that interest you.

Bookings essential

You will leave each workshop with a basic knowledge of operations, marketing and finances for small farms and the ability to start planning your own … CONTINUE READING

Organic Grass-Fed Lamb and Winter Veg

Caroola Farm Organic Grass-Fed Lamb is back on the menu this week. Available fresh from Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore, plus Southside Farmers Market, Canberra College Woden.

My favourite recipe is  Moroccan Lamb Curry as a winter warmer, incorporating all the local veggies currently available such as potato, garlic, pumpkin, brocollini and greens.

From the freezer we still have available whole Sommerlad pastured chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm as well as Caroola Farm Beef.

Or, stock your freezer for those cold nights with our take home pumpkin soup and hearty beef stew.

It is certainly winter vegetable time, … CONTINUE READING

Winter warmers from Caroola Farm

It’s time for soups, stews and roasts – yay, one pot cooking at its best.

We’re preparing a Chicken soup taster for the markets on the weekend – so drop on by and find out what real pastured chicken tastes like!

My favourite chicken dishes are roasted, soups and risotto, and you can use every part of the chicken. At the markets we’ll have whole Sommerlad pastured chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm, plus frames, feet and … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Food Boxes

An update on our food boxes and buying groups for meat.

We have been trying to get our heads around how to get buying groups for meat boxes delivered into various parts of Canberra on a regular basis, but realise that we are already stretched too thin on the farm to be able to cope with the logistics. So, will have to stick to our normal routine of attending the Southern Harvest Farmers Market … CONTINUE READING