Garlic Braids for order, fresh pork, new potatoes and other happenings…

IMG_2205This week we will have fresh pork, including loads of sausages (that sold out last time Chef Christophe cooked them at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market) and mince. Plus we still have chicken and duck and have braided garlic for Christmas or long term storage.

All of the following produce will be available at the On-Farm Shop Friday 2-7 and Sunday 11-4, plus at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in … CONTINUE READING

This week – rain, garlic scapes, young garlic, fresh pork and more

IMG_2704Apart from the amazing rain falling at the moment…

This week on the farm we are harvesting:

Lovely lettuces, radishes, almost the end of the kale, broad beans, brocollini, garlic (young, as it is a little too wet to harvest the whole lot for drying), garlic scapes (yum!), limited beetroots and a few turnips.

We’ll also have duck eggs, fresh pork and the remainder of our chicken and beef available for … CONTINUE READING

Caroola Farm Shop Open Fridays and Sundays

Caroola Farm Shop Open from Friday 5 November 2015

9074 Kings Hwy, Mulloon

(800m on right past Hazeldell Rd heading from Bungendore to Braidwood)

Open:

Fridays 3pm to 7pm

Sundays 11am to 4pm

From Friday 5 November 2015

Farm tours Sundays at 2pm by appointment

Selection of on-farm produced meat, vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs and preserves.

Why we are here…

Interview with Penny Kothe of Caroola Farm on Regional Voices

In this episode we talk to a truly inspirational woman who shares her story about what it means to roll with the punches and build a thriving farm business from nothing.

Penny Kothe from Caroola Farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was born on the western side of the Snowy Mountains.  She finished off her schooling in Sydney before working in corporate roles both in Sydney and in Singapore. But the land kept calling and she returned to run a conventional beef farm in 2007.

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SCPA Organics Field Days – 17 and 25 October – Brogo and Caroola

scpa organics logoSCPA Organics Field Days
9.45 for 10am – 3pm Sun 18 Oct, Brogo; Sun 25 Oct, Mulloon

This is a unique opportunity to learn about SCPA Organics and to see how organic production systems have been implemented on the properties of 2 SCPA Organics members.

There are 2 events in October:

Sunday 18 October at Brogo Permaculture Gardens, property of John & Sharon Champagne
Sunday 25 October at Caroola Farm, Mulloon, property of … CONTINUE READING

Farm Update – Produce, Markets, Open Day and Dinner

IMG_9652Produce update
We apologise to everyone that we have been out of stock of chicken for around a month. The chickens we are growing are a special heritage breed and the breeder is in the middle of expansion, as such we have had very limited supply of this beautiful style of birds 🙁 We are processing in time for the first weekend in May and fresh chicken will be available … CONTINUE READING

Le Tres Bon Dinner showcasing and celebrating Caroola Farm produce

IMG_9652Special dinner showcasing and celebrating Caroola Farm produce
Sunday May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$90.00

Caroola Farm will be having an Open Day on Sunday 3 May 2015 with local produce stalls, information stalls, talks from various sustainable farming and living organisations plus 3 farm tours.

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Caroola Farm Open Day, Sunday 3 May, 2015

Our next Open Day is Sunday 3 May from 10am until 4pm. Followed by dinner (limited bookings) of Caroola Farm Produce at Le Tres Bon in Bungendore at 6pm (booking separate and direct with Le Tres Bon on (02) 6238 0662).

We will have a range of guest speakers (yet to be announced) doing short presentations on the hour every hour, plus regional produce for sale from a variety of producers.

Farm tour bookings are essential (tours at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm).

Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. … CONTINUE READING

Fair Food – The Documentary – Wed 11 Feb 2015

Fair Food is Australia’s first feature length documentary about the issues facing our local producers, and the importance of having access to small, independent regional food distributors.  View the film preview here.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with leading food advocates and participants from the film.

When:                  Wednesday 11th February, 6PM

Where:                National Library of Australia

Level LG1, Theatre

Parkes Place West, Canberra

Cost:                      $20 (with 25% going to support the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, launched Sunday 25 January at the Bungendore Show –  the market only sells food produced only in … CONTINUE READING