Yummy Beef, Awesome Chicken and Delicious Lamb – plus veg!

Fresh this week – what a choice – organic beef, pastured chicken and organic lamb.

We’ll have chicken and beef at Queanbeyan and then lamb also available at Bungendore and Southside – if you would like something specific please let us know.

On the veggie front this week we have:

  • Dutch Cream Potatoes $5/bag
  • Tomatoes $5/bag
  • Very limited Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir-Fry Greens $3/bag
  • Brown Onions $3/bunch
  • Limited Radishes $3/bunch
  • Zucchini 4 for $3
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Bungendore Community Bank announced as Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

Bungendore Community Bank Major Sponsor for Harvest Festival

The Bungendore Community Bank is the Major Sponsor for the Bungendore Harvest Festival in 2018 committing $4,500 to help ensure the success of the event. This is a weekend of celebration of food, fibre and farming from 16-18 March. Local farms, artisanal producers and businesses are featured with events across the weekend in Bungendore and surrounds.

“We are excited that the Bungendore Community Bank has come on board as the major sponsor and feel it is a great fit to help connect and grow the community in Bungendore” says Penny Kothe of … CONTINUE READING

The good news, and the bad (not soo bad)

The good news comes in multiple formats:

We will have FRESH Hillside Pastured Chicken for all three markets this week – Queanbeyan, Bungendore and Southside.

PLUS we have FRESH, organic, grass-fed yearling Beef – you really can’t get better than that.

On the veggie front we’ll have:

  • Potatoes
  • Radishes ( like really awesome ones 🙂
  • Onions
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Spring Onion
  • Celery
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Garlic
  • Squash
  • Kale

and probably other stuff I’m yet to … CONTINUE READING

Fresh Beef, Hillside Pastured Chicken, Zucchinis and Tomatoes and more

It’s official, the zucchinis are in fine form, the tomatoes are starting to boom and the cucumbers just starting to fruit.

We had a lovely 25mm of rain over the weekend – whew! What a blessing – better than none and better than 75mm our friends had and lost fences!

We’ve put a body of beef in to the butcher, but it won’t be ready until the markets on Saturday, so you’ll have to hold … CONTINUE READING

The Garlic Olympics at Bungendore

Well, the great garlic olympics in Bungendore (read the garlic entries at the Bungendore Show) are over for another year.

Congratulations to Simone Dilkara who took out first and second place (who does that?) And our own Penny Kothe took out third.

We agreed that actually it was a credit to the gorgeous compost from Lantasia Compost, our neighbours at Caroola Farm.

However, in true growing style, a number of other categories were entered … CONTINUE READING

Talk about heat stress

We had a slight reprieve from the heat yesterday, thankfully, but it’s been a big week of stress – on us, but more so on the plants.

39 degrees in the shade means it can be over 50 degrees in the garden, and with water in short supply the only answer is hand watering the plants that need it most – which of course is the seedlings…

Thankfully the zucchinis decided to keep on keeping strong, and the tomatoes also love the heat, so we will have limited supply of both of these at the markets this week.

The greens … CONTINUE READING

ACT Permaculture Festival 15 April 2018

Applications are now being taken for stallholders and workshop presenters for the inaugural ACT Permaculture Festival held on Sunday 15 April 2018, 10am – 4pm at Canberra City Farm, Fyshwick.

If you make, grow, tend, or repair ethical and sustainable products and would like to share your skills and knowledge with others then we’d like to hear from you. Email actpermafest2018@gmail.com with your expression of interest or contact Katy 0406 375150.

The ACT Permaculture Festival will include music, food, free workshops and talks. David Holmgren, co-founder of … CONTINUE READING

RetroSuburbia: a permaculture plan for Australia’s residential heartlands – David Holmgren

Keynote to 14th Australasian Permaculture Convergence

RetroSuburbia is more than a book, it is a strategy to build on the diverse legacies, projects and people applying permaculture ethics and principles across the diverse residential landscapes in Australia and New Zealand where a combination of detached dwellings, productive private space and public land can allow residents to provide for household needs, improve resilience to multiple emergent threats, nurture community cohesion and kick start the local economy.

David Holmgren builds on lessons from four decades of permaculture design, teaching, practise and activism to explain the factors that could allow an order of … CONTINUE READING

Loads of pastured and organic meat in the freezer plus more…

It’s that time of year when ‘private’ processing through the abattoirs has stopped, and when it starts again it’s a mad scramble to book into the butcher for cut ups.

The good news is we have LOADS of Hillside Pastured Chicken in the freezer – time for a roast – eat it hot or cold.

We do have lots of beef sausages and mince (great for making your own burgers or of course a sausage sizzle).

We have limited lamb left (sorry, it just goes really quickly) and limited pork until we can get to the abattoir again.

On the … CONTINUE READING

New Year Fresh Produce – From Paddock to Plate

What’s the benefit of local food? FRESH, FRESH, FRESH – do you know how long that produce sits in the Supermarkets? OK, off the bandwagon.

Did you know that there are no EPIC or Southside Markets again this week? You have two choices – Queanbeyan 3-7pm on Thursday or Bungendore 9-12noon on Saturday – and, guess what, they are real local producers, so, come on down. You’ll find a good range of local, seasonal fresh produce from some great sustainable producers!

Caroola Farm this week will have FRESH, organic, grass-fed beef plus loads of preservative free sausages that are in … CONTINUE READING