Community Owned Farming Opportunity near Canberra
Samantha Hawker & Scotty Foster from Co Canberra* write:
Caroola Farm is up for sale, Gleanna Meala is up for sale, several other farms are likely to change hands soon.
How can we keep our local organic farms producing when the farmers need to move on and potential young farmers cannot afford to buy in?
Maybe by buying them and operating them ourselves?! Community ownership?
Please spread this far and wide through your networks, we will be assessing the level of interest in 2 weeks time for this project, but … CONTINUE READING
We’re heading on the road, so don’t forget to follow our journey on Facebook at the LoadsOfR’s Page…
LoadsOfR’s is about helping rural and remote people in need. Whether that is farmers looking to take a break, or need short term help, or businesses struggling with finding staff in remote and rural locations.
Penny Kothe and Paul McKinnon are setting out in Amber to travel and help others in need. Most recently of Caroola Farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands, the couple have a wide range of skills from farming sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry, vegetables and more, business and … CONTINUE READING
We still have a range of items available for sale individually – see below and/or on our facebook page… Some of these are available right away, others available later…. but they include:
- New Holland T75 Tractor with attachments
- Landrover FFR 110
- Water Tender/Spray Rig
- Filing cabinets
- Beds and side tables
- Washing machine
- Dining Table
- Outdoor settings
- Passata Jars
- Table stand and bedroom vanity
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September
9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon
8am to 5pm both days
Garage Sale Items – we are still working through sorting stuff out, but there are 4 sheds worth plus outside…
- Bird netting
- Fencing wire
- Diesel tanks
- Vet Crush – Eco Boss
- Rotary Hoe – SOLD
- Chicken House
- Mig Welder
- Plasma Cutter
- Drop Saw
- Chainsaw sharpener
- Laser level
- Air tools – nail gun, rattle gun, grinder
- Cordless drill
- Reciprocating saw
- Dewalt drill
- Green drill
- Hitashi 9” grinder
- Hitashi 4” grinder
- Hitashi Heat Gun
- Jig Saw
- Hudsqvarni chainsaw 435
- Husqvarna 365 … CONTINUE READING
Join us at Caroola Farm on:
Friday 7 September 8am to 5pm
Saturday 8 September 8am to 5pm
We are offloading lots of farm and household goodies, gardening equipment and more.
9074 Kings Highway, Mulloon
Caroola Farm has limited stocks available of Beef, Chicken and Pork.
We are no longer attending markets and will not be processing any more meat.
Order online in advance for Pickup Saturday 1 September at the Southern Harvest Farmers Markets in Bungendore, Butmaroo St. 9am to 12noon.
Order online now
For those interested in purchasing certified organic live animals please drop us a line we have beef, lamb, and pigs available.
After an extended winter break in Birdsville, Mungerannie, across the Simpson Desert, Lake Eyre and The Flinders Ranges, we are back this weekend!
We’ll have fresh chicken, organic grass-fed beef, limited salad greens, brocollini and stir fry mix and loads of Kombucha. We have stocks on the boil but limited available this week.
See you in Bungendore 9am to 12noon Saturday or Southside 8am to 11.30am Sunday!
Well, we are over the shortest day of the year and we’ll only have more daylight – yay say the plants!
We’ve been incredibly busy prepping beds and planting out the last of the garlic and winter crops in preparation for our winter holiday – our last market will be Sunday 1 July at Southside and we’ll be back on Saturday 21 July in Bungendore – so, if you need Kombucha, Stocks, Beef and Chicken NOW is the time to stock up!
We’re heading north to the Big Red Bash and 22 degree days – yay! Many thanks in advance … CONTINUE READING
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:
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