Fresh Chicken – Bungendore, Southside and Moruya

Fresh Chicken, On-Farm Shop open 7 Days and New Take-Home Meals available

This weekend we’ll be at :
Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore
this Saturday (9-12 at the Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street)
Southside Farmers Market, Canberra College Sunday 7.30-11.30am
SAGE Farmers Market, Moruya, Tuesday 3-5.30pm

This Saturday at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore is the Spring Garden Party with boulles and croquet, sandwiches, coffee and tea – funds raised go toward the Abbeyfield Foundation. Hope to see you there on Saturday from 9am to 12noon.

Fresh Chicken this week including whole, breasts, wings, thighs, legs, frames and more – reply by email if you need us to set something aside for collection.

Our On-Farm Shop is now open 7 days a week from sunrise until sunset – so rock on in for our full range of seasonal produce, meats, preserves, herbs and take-home meals.

Plus we have fertilised Pekin Duck eggs available at the market at $40/dozen – a perfect time to hatch out Ducklings for Spring.

Christmas orders now being taken for Organic, Pastured Turkey orders and Organic, Pastured Sommerlad Chicken orders

If you would like to order a Harvest Box, please do so before 2pm on Fridays and let us know your best collection point. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll include a selection from the lists of produce below:

From the garden this week we will have:

  • Herbs – Fresh Coriander, Dill, Mint, Young Garlic and Fennel
  • Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Whole lettuce $3
  • Stir Fry Mix $3/bag
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Cabbages $3
  • Radishes $3/bunch
  • Duck Eggs $6/half dozen
  • Chicken Eggs $6/dozen
  • Salsify $3/bunch

From the pantry:

  • Dried Herbs and Herbal Teas $3
  • Peach Kombucha $4
  • Fermented Garlic $8
  • Pickled Zucchini $8

Don’t forget we have a full range of new take-home meals, these are proving very popular! Available 500g sizes $12 each:

  • Veggies in a Red Curry
  • Vegetarian Stir-Fry
  • Asian Style Pork Meatballs and Greens
  • Thai Red Pork Curry with Veggies
  • Moroccan Lamb Curry
  • Braised Lamb with Veggies
  • Pork Stir-Fry in Plum Sauce with Veggies

Bookings are coming in thick and fast for the Fair Food Dinner – if you haven’t booked, please do so now. The final menu will be available this week.

Fair Food Dinner – Saturday 15 October, Bungendore

Make up a table of  6, 8 or 10 with your friends and join us for this fantastic regional food event to celebrate Fair Food Week in Bungendore. Either book together or make a note that you want to be on a table with others, perhaps give yourselves a group name, or email us on hello@southernharvest.org.au if all else fails.

Produce from Hropics Seafood, Caroola Farm, Scrumpers Garden, PenDon Farm, Bent Shed Produce, Greenhilll Farm, Long Paddock Eggs, Bees R Us and more… stay tuned for the seasonal menu selection

Please help us support the non-profit organisation Southern Harvest that is helping to grow our regional food economy.

Wine, cider and beer, along with non-alcoholic beverages will also be available on the evening from local producers including Sapling Yard, Dogtrap Vineyard and more…

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Join us on Caroola Farm for this fantastic education series:

Want to Grow your Own Small Farm Business?
Series of one day workshops

Operations – Sunday 9 October
Marketing – Sunday 23 October
Finances – Sunday 13 November

This series of one-day Growing Small Farm Businesses workshops will set you on the path to a farm that can be both financially and ecologically sustainable.

You will leave each workshop with a basic knowledge of operations, marketing and finances for small farms and the ability to start planning your own enterprises.

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On the Farm

Sun, wind, rain, but enough sun to get the grasses growing and bring the bees out in full force – yay! Saying that, we bogged the mower trying to keep the market garden clear.

We’ve had school visits this week to learn about sustainable agriculture, have managed to get a load of Spring veggies in the ground including broadbeans, pumpkins, lettuce, kale and beetroot, and we have a load more busy germinating in the polytunnel.

We released the garlic, well, we took the row covers off anyway, in order to give them room to make their final burst before ‘bulbing’ up and sending scapes high into the air.

The Sheep have been lambing over the last few weeks, so nice to see these gorgeous young creatures fill the paddock, the true Spring Lamb (but not ready to eat just yet). The cattle have suffered after the dry Autumn with little winter growth, but now that Spring has begun they will start to fatten up and we hope to be processing beef soon. That all said, we are still working on our Meat Buyers Group, just awaiting some final website tweaks and we’ll be in action with availability in Bungendore, South Canberra, North Canberra and Moruya. Register here to stay informed.

Spring looks set to be amazing, lets just hope we can keep on top of the growth 🙂

Paul and Penny
Caroola Farm

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