Harvest time on the farm

See you this weekend at:

  • On-Farm Shop Fri 3-7pm
  • Braidwood Farmers Market, National Theatre, Braidwood 8am to 12.30pm
  • Canberra Harvest Festival 2-6pm
  • 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. Pickup only at one of the destinations above 😉

Produce this week will include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers
  • Pumpkin
  • Stir-fry mix
  • Beans
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket

We’ll try and take a little of everything to each venue including Pork, Chicken, Chicken Stock, Salad Dressings, Kombucha and at the farm shop we have all of those things plus honey, blackberries, cordials 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.

Order Your Harvest Box Here

Upcoming activities at Caroola Farm

  • April 3 – Fermentation of vegetables and fruits (eg: sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, ketchup, Indian chutney)
  • Pastured PigsApril 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

We are looking forward to having Scott and Armonde from Bees R Us here for the Bee Keeping workshop on Sunday (sorry, fully booked, new date coming soon). This means we are relocating the On-Farm Shop to marquees for the weekend and transforming the shop into the classroom (just a little bit of work 🙂

We’re at the end of our summer potato harvest, but have more in the ground still growing for over-wintering. We’ve been supplying salad mixes, gorgeous edible flowers and duck eggs to The Space Kitchen in Woden, and we just need the lettuces to keep on growing to keep up with demand. Orders from Chef Christophe of Le Tres Bon, supplying for catering at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre and catering for the Bee Keeping workshop have left us without salad mix for the week – apologies everyone!

The Canberra Good Food Month dinner at Le Tres Bon was fantastic and Chef Christophe did an amazing job with our pork and chicken, not to mention salad, beet and tomatoes – a wonderful plate of Caroola Produce. If you haven’t been to Le Tres Bon it is worth a visit – and they do breakfast and lunch as well as dinner.

We are busy planting out winter seedlings and have started to put our garlic crop into the ground for another year, thankfully the cooler weather is better for planting… We are also gearing up for the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore going weekly throughout April and May – would love your support at that market too 🙂

Enjoy the season.

Paul and Penny

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