Organic Growing – from Paddock to Plate – 2 day workshops

Organic Growing

5th August – Vegetables


19th August – Animals

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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, vegetables and animals … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Lamb, Passata, Stocks and Broths plus Pumpkin Soup this week

The frosts have finally hit and it is officially the end of the summer fruits (they held on a long time though).

See you this weekend at:

  • Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 9am-12noon – where we’ll be serving fresh pumpkin soup
  • Southside Farmers Market Sunday 8am-11.30am

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

  • Sausages
  • Mince
  • Cutlets
  • Roasts
  • Chops and more…

In the spirit of this cooler weather we’ve cooked up some pantry favourites including passata, beef broth, chicken broth, vegetable stock and we still have a supply of smoked garlic.


Want to grow your own small farm business?`

Are you looking to invest in your own small farm but want to make sure you can make a living? Or already have a farm and need some guidance?

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

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 enterprises. Over the course of the series you will understand:

Small Farm Operations Sunday 3 June 2018

20% off beef plus loads of Mothers Day Ideas

It’s been a busy few weeks planting garlic, weeding and prepping beds now the temperatures have cooled.

We’ll be at all three markets this week:

  • Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3pm to 6pm
  • Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 9am-12noon
  • Southside Farmers Market Sunday 8am-11.30am

Stock up on beef this week with our 20% off offer – load up on sausages, mince and slow cooking items.

From Saturday we’ll also have fresh Chicken available at Bungendore and Southside.

Thinking about Mothers Day? Purchase individual items or make up your own produce basket – ideas include herbal teas, stocks and broths, smoked … CONTINUE READING

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:

This week from Caroola Farm

We’ve been harvesting this morning and will have the following at markets:

  • Tomatoes (of course)
  • Potatoes
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Broadbeans
  • Celery
  • Beetroot
  • Onion
  • Garlic

And we’ve made up fresh batches of Kombucha.

We’ll have fresh, organic, yearling beef this week plus Hillside Pastured Chicken.

Come along to the Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-7pm in Crawford St, the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday 9am – 12noon at the Anglican Hall … CONTINUE READING

ACT Permaculture Festival 15 April 2018 – hotting up!

ACT Permaculture Festival

Celebrating 40 years of permaculture in 2018

Connectivity is the theme of the ACT Permaculture Festival to be held on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Canberra City Farm. From 10am to 4pm!

The Festival is an opportunity to connect with community associations, local enterprises and small businesses with social goals and makers or individuals whose work is related to the practice of permaculture.

The festival celebrates the joy and benefits of local … CONTINUE READING