Farm Fresh this week

  • Fresh Grass-Fed Organic Beef including sausages (preservative, gluten and grain free), mince, roasts, diced and steak.
  • Pastured Pork including sausages (gluten, preservative and grain free), diced, mince, loin chops and roasts
  • Grass-Fed Organic Lamb including chops and roasts.
  • Sommerlad Chicken from 1.3kg upwards, $25/kg plus Pastured Chicken Frames, Feet and Necks for stock making or pets.

Garden fresh greens:

  • Salad Mix $3/bag (rocket, mizuna, lettuce, sorrel and more)
  • Rocket $3/bag
  • Mizuna $3/bag
  • Stir-fry Greens $3/bag (silverbeet, beetroot leaves, kale)
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch
  • Baby Kale $3/bag (mix of cavalo nero, russian and curly)
  • Kale $3/bunch
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Date Change – Introduction to Permaculture now 17 and 18 June

New dates for Introduction to Permaculture (so it’s not on Mothers Day 🙂 Now 17 and 18 June at Canberra City Farm – Book Now!

Start your journey to Self-Sufficiency now!

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a renewable, regenerative growing systems and production methods without the use of synthetic chemicals.

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 … CONTINUE READING

Say Happy Mothers Day with quality local food

It’s Mothers Day on Sunday, of course – how can you tell your mother you really appreciate her, or other significant women in your life, without it being too commercialised.

At the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore this Saturday you’ll find some fantastic options for local food hampers from Sharwood Hampers (I’m hoping for one of these myself), or you can make your own hampers up with produce and preserves from a range of different producers. Caroola Farm has smoked garlic, a range of herbal teas and preserves as well as fresh produce.

Or, go the whole hog and … CONTINUE READING

Introduction to Permaculture 17 & 18 June 2017, Canberra City Farm

Start your journey to Self-Sufficiency now!

You will learn how permaculture principles can enable you to create a renewable, regenerative growing systems and production methods without the use of synthetic chemicals.

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 weekend courses being run by Southern Harvest Education in 2017 that will lead to the completion of your Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).

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Bungendore Harvest Festival Wrap-Up

What a wonderful weekend in Bungendore. The streets, quite literally, came alive as people enjoyed the sunny Autumn weather, talking to farmers and sampling food.

The streets were packed, with not a parking spot to be found for blocks, the ATM’s ran out of cash and local businesses ran out of food – looks like we need more food next year!

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The cold is here!

The days are nice and warm, but overnight temperatures are dropping. We have finally lit the fire inside…

To be honest we’ve had very late frosts again this year, but in the last week they have hit the tomatoes, zucchini, basil and pumpkin hard, so get in quick for what might be the last of the season…

Saying that, the garlic crops are starting to come up, the brassicas are happy and we are planting … CONTINUE READING

We’ve been cooking up a storm

It sometimes takes a little rain, and even an upcoming Harvest Festival, along with great produce of course, to get into the groove of cooking up a storm.

This Saturday is the inaugural Southern Harvest Bungendore Harvest Festival, and, to put it mildly it’s been a lot of work – so please drop in and say hi.

To show off our wonderful produce, we’ve created three different and yummy soups for this weekend (and shared our recipes too):

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Garlic time on the farm

It’s garlic planting time on the farm.

What does that mean? Bed prepping, cracking bulbs into cloves to plant, measuring out beds, planting, covering, watering and mulching.

We are currently planting out our Turban garlic variety which will be harvested in early November, yes, it takes that long to grow. Once planted we need to regularly weed, water and feed, normally with compost and seaweed solution.

The garlic will start to … CONTINUE READING

Available this week

Loads of garden greens plus FRESH Sommerlad Chicken and a range of Grass-Fed Beef

Garden favourites:

  • Salad Mix $3/bag (rocket, mizuna, lettuce, portaluca, sorrel and more)
  • Stir-fry Greens $3/bag (silverbeet, beetroot leaves, kale)
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch
  • Baby Kale $3/bag (mix of cavalo nero, russian and curly)
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Cucumber $1 each small, $2 each large
  • Rhubarb $3/bunch
  • Beans $4/small bag – limited supply
  • Shallots $3/bunch
  • Dunganski Garlic – late season $1 each
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Celebrate local food, farming and fibre

This is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend!

Join us for a weekend that promises to put Bungendore on the map as an identity for food, farming and fibre related activities.  The Bungendore Harvest Festival will promote integrity and freshness in the growing, breeding and production of produce in the Southern Harvest Region.

On Friday 28th April, linger over meals showcasing locally sourced food and beverages.

On Saturday 29th April, the … CONTINUE READING