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

Happy New Year and here’s to your resolutions

We hope you all saw in the New Year with joy.

Whether or not you have made, make or even consider making resolutions we put the following to you.

  • Think about how you can support those around you for your own and their future happiness.
  • Think about how you can help look after the earth, support regenerative farming and stop the use of non-renewable depletions.
  • Think about what you have to offer the world, how … CONTINUE READING
  • Fresh from the farm at Queanbeyan today and Bungendore Saturday

    After a quick break for the holiday season, consisting of sleeping in, eating great food and trying to sit still, we are back at the markets today. Those veggies just don’t stop growing and people still have to eat, right?

    What did your feast consist of? We started the day with Duck Egg crepes (awesome) and then went seafood – lobster (topped with Caroola Farm spring onions, garlic, loads of local butter and of course native peppersalt … CONTINUE READING

    2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival

    2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival

    Following on from the hugely successful 2017 event, the 2018 Bungendore Harvest Festival is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend. Local businesses, farms, producers and more will be featured with events running from Friday 16 March through to Sunday 18 March in Bungendore and surrounds.

    Stallholder, sponsor and local business participation applications are now open, go to  for more information, to sign up for the newsletter or visit the  facebook page at

    “The Bungendore Harvest Festival really brought the town alive last time, and is set to be even bigger and … CONTINUE READING

    Greens, Greens, Greens, Garlic, Smoked Ham and Kombucha

    Fresh from the garden this week:

    • Collard Greens
    • Kale
    • Salad Mix
    • Stir-Fry Greens
    • Spring Onions
    • Broadbeans
    • Beetroot
    • Brocollini
    • Rocket and more

    We’ll have fresh, chilled Kombucha available at all markets plus the last of our Christmas Garlic Braids.

    We’ve just got a stack of small hams back from … CONTINUE READING

    This week from Caroola

    We’ll be at:

    • Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-7pm
    • Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 9am-12noon
    • Southside Farmers Market Sunday 8-11.30am

    We’ll have Fresh, Organic, Grass-Fed lamb – only until it sells out, so get in quick.

    We’ll have Hillside Pastured Chicken plus Organic Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Pastured Pork.

    Try our delicious chicken and pasta salad at Queanbeyan for a great snack or take-home meal 🙂


    Farewell Yoann and Emilie – for now…

    Our Volunteers in Residence are moving on, having come to learn how we farm and run our farming business, it’s now time to go out to pasture – so to speak.

    We’d like to thank Yoann and Emilie for all the hard work they’ve put in, in the garden, with the animals and helping turn our produce into many varied and lovely things for our customers.

    They’ve hatched out baby ducklings, watched the pigs grow up, the … CONTINUE READING

    Fresh from Caroola Farm this week

    All this gorgeous rain is making the garden boom!

    Fresh from the garden this week will be:

    • Garlic – of course!!!!
    • Beetroot
    • Spring Onions
    • Brocollini
    • Silverbeet
    • Salad Mix
    • Stir-Fry Greens
    • Broadbeans
    • Kale

    And maybe more…

    We have organic, grass-fed lamb in being processed which will be available Fresh on Saturday and Sunday – drop us a line if you are looking for something specific!

    See you at:

    Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-7pm

    Bungendore … CONTINUE READING

    Celebrating Local Garlic

    Celebrating Local Garlic

    Across the region, the garlic harvest is in full swing, it’s been a busy month pulling out all the lovingly grown garlic and hanging it to dry.

    The local region is home to more than 30 commercial garlic growers, with the Braidwood Garlic Group having more than 65 members. Varieties grown locally include Monaro Purple, which is a hard-neck Turban variety, as well as later season crops yet to be harvested including Dunganski, Spanish Roja and Silverskins.

    It’s the perfect time to pick up fresh young garlic at local outlets including the Wynlen House Slow Food Farm … CONTINUE READING

    Southern Harvest BBQ and AGM – Friday 8 Dec 2017

    We love a good gathering, and we love an event that shares great food!

    Join us for a Southern Harvest Gathering on Friday 8 December for a summer celebration coupled with our AGM.

    Bring a chair, bring a plate (plus knives, forks and spoons) and something to share… perhaps even some local wine or beer if you care…

    Where: 4 King Street, Bungendore

    When: 6.30pm Friday 8 December

    What: 7.00pm AGM (it will be short as most AGM’s are) – followed by a BBQ and networking – come along and meet producers, consumers and more…

    RVSP to secretary(at)