Food Sovereignty Convergence, Canberra 23 and 24 October

Food Sovereignty Convergence

  Join us in Canberra on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th October 2017 for two days of debate, stories, analysis, sharing, strategising and planning, all in the cause of building a fair food system for all Australians! Farmers, consumer advocates, right to food activists, urban agriculturalists, educators, communicators, innovators – whoever you are, wherever you’re from – if you see yourself as part of Australia’s food sovereignty movement, this is for you! 

Food sovereignty asserts the right of peoples to nourishing and culturally-appropriate food produced and distributed in ecologically sound and ethical ways, … CONTINUE READING

Pastured Organic Turkeys for Christmas

We know, we know it’s only September, but that’s how long it takes to grow Turkeys out in time for Christmas.

This year we’ll have limited numbers of Turkeys, so, again – first in, best dressed as they say 😉

We encourage you to think now about your Christmas fare, and to submit an online order (below) if you’d like to reserve a  Pastured Turkey for this Christmas. We’ll ask you to confirm your order by making … CONTINUE READING

On The Farm

Wow, what wind… hopefully there will still be produce left in the garden to harvest for the weekend…

In the meantime, we know we’ll have Organic, Pastured Pork including:

  • leg roasts, loin chops, belly and spare rib.

Organic, Grass-Fed Lamb including:

  • loin chops and cutlets.

A range of Organic, Grass-Fed Beef

PLUS the last week of whole Sommerlad chicken (then we’ll be carrying the Hillside Pastured Farm Pastured Meat Birds, but … CONTINUE READING

What’s happening on the farm?

With the end of Winter in sight, there is lots of action on the farm, from pruning the roses (productive roses), to planting out seedlings.

The daffodils are in flower, the fruit trees are budding, the wattle is stunning and there is more… The ducks and chickens are laying!!!!

The seeds in the polytunnel have jumped into action, the broadbeans are shooting up, as are the cauliflowers, the garlic, the celery and silverbeet (mostly a … CONTINUE READING

From the Farm this week…

Fresh in the fridges this week you’ll find a range of pastured, organic pork! Plus we’ll have Duck Eggs available (pending the arrival of cartons 😉 and a new supply of Vegetable and Chicken Stock.

  • Roasts
  • Loin Chops
  • Diced
  • Mince
  • Sausages (preservative, gluten and grain free)
  • Trotters
  • Heads

If you want us to set anything aside for you please email us and let us know.

We still have organic, … CONTINUE READING

Fair Food Luncheon – Contentious Character

Join us for a fund-raising Indigenous themed, Fair Food Long Table Lunch, Guest Speakers, Games and Auctions at Contentious Character Wamboin on Sunday 15 October 2017

Treat yourself to:

  • Two courses of locally grown and produced food,
  • Matched with a glass of Contentious Character’s lovely cold climate wine,
  • Some of our region’s Fair Food heroes speaking about their food journeys,
  • An exciting auction for amazing locally crafted items,
  • Supporting Southern Harvest Association to assist our local farmers, producers and food industry.

Bookings essential and tickets limited!

Fair Food Dinner – Lark Hill Winery

Join us for a fund-raising evening of

Fair Food, Fine Wine, Fascinating Speakers and Flavoured Favours

at Lark Hill Winery, Bungendore Friday 13 October 2017

Treat yourself to:

  • Five courses of high quality, locally grown and produced food,
  • Matched with Lark Hill’s award winning biodynamic wines,
  • Listen to some of our region’s Fair Food heroes speak about their food journeys,
  • Bid for some amazing locally crafted items in our silent auction,
  • Take home some special gifts from local producers, and
  • Help Southern Harvest Association to support our local farmers, producers … CONTINUE READING

Natural Building – Roundhouse Practical – Canberra City Farm

Roundhouses are an ancient building method dating back to as early as the Bronze Age. These structures are quick, easy and cheap to set up and are a perfect building option to create a guest room, shed space or a studio.

 This workshop will be led by Dan Harris-Pascal who has studied natural building and Bio-construction in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. The wattle and daub roundhouse emerged by blending a range of natural building techniques.

Over the weekend we will study the different components of a building and construct a foundation, roof and walls using non-toxic, accessible natural building … CONTINUE READING

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