See you this weekend at:
- On-Farm Shop Fri 3-6.30
- 7pm Friday Canberra Times good food month terroir the taste of Bungendore region dinner at Le Tres Bon
- Southern Harvest Farmers Market Bungendore, Sat at the Memorial Hall 9am to 1pm
- South East Harvest Festival Moruya 9am to 2pm Saturday
- Southside Farmers Market, CIT Woden 7.30am to 11.30am Sunday
- On-Farm Shop Sunday 11-4pm
Order your Harvest Box in advance (by 2pm Friday) and don’t miss out. Just $40 each and valued at over $50. Produce this week includes:
- Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers
- Fresh salad mix
- Stir-fry mix
- Fresh chives, basil, coriander and mint
We’ll have Fresh Pork at Bungendore and Southside, we are taking Chicken, Chicken Stock, Chicken Risotto and Garlic to Moruya and at the farm shop we have all of those things plus salad dressings, honey, blackberries, duck stock, cordials, kombucha and preserves.
If you would like to order anything in advance, simply reply to this email – but don’t leave it too late as we’ll be busy harvesting and then heading to markets.
Upcoming activities involving Caroola Farm
- April 3 – Fermentation of vegetables and fruits (eg: sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, ketchup, Indian chutney)
- Pastured Pigs – April 10 with Lee McCosker – one day only! $300 More information and bookings.
- May 8 – Air exclusion, salt and fermentation for preserving meat and dairy (eg: yoghurt, cheese, milk kefir, confit or rillettes) Early bird bookings for first 10 – booking out fast!
- Introduction to Permaculture – August 2016 with John Champagne – book now
- Permaculture Design Certificate Course – August to November 2015 with John Champagne – bookings being taken now
On the farm
Nice and cool today, but somehow Spring has decided it is actually Summer, can’t believe how hot the last few weeks have been.
We had a fantastic time at the Preserving with Sugar and Vinegar Workshop, despite it’s relocation to the flat as the learning centre is still without a roof. Next cab off the rank in terms of workshops is the Bees Workshop on Sunday 20th (sorry, fully booked), the Fermenting Fruit and Veg followed by the Pastured Pigs course with Lee McCosker which we are really looking forward to.
The zucchinis, tomatoes and cucumbers are loving the heat and producing prolificly, although the pigs decided to get in the garden and eat just about all of the beetroot (we managed to salvage some for Chef Christophe for dinner on Friday night).
We had the Australian Conservation Volunteers team here over the last few weeks planting out wetlands plants around the main dam, it will be looking just dandy in a few years we are sure 🙂
Although not entered officially under ‘Caroola Farm’, Penny managed to take out the inaugural trophy for Garlic at the Braidwood Show along with a lovely blue ribbon too… not a mean feat, as we heard the competition was ferocious.
Enjoy the cool!
Paul and Penny