Loving the regional food buzz!

See you this weekend at:

  • Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore, Saturday 9-12, Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street, Bungendore
  • On-Farm Shop at Caroola Farm, Sunday 11-4

We’ll have a range of chicken, beef, pork and lamb plus a good range of winter veggies, but do get down to the market early – also, if you want to order in advance, our Harvest Boxes are back on the menu…

From the garden this week we will have:

  • Herbs – we have a large selection of dried herbs available just $2 per packet plus some fresh young garlic
  • Purple Cauliflower  – yum $4
  • Celery $4/bunch
  • Brocollini $4/bunch
  • Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir Fry Mix $3/bag
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Radishes $3/bunch
  • Spaghetti Squash $4/kg
  • Young Garlic Bunches $3

From the pantry:

  • Blackberry Kombucha $4
  • Peach Kombucha $4
  • Vegetable Stock $8
  • Beef Stock $8
  • Fermented Garlic $8
  • Take-home meals (frozen) $12 – pulled pork, bolognaise sauce, massaman beef

Or, order your Harvest Box by 2pm Friday for a range of fresh and pantry products

In the community

The local food movement is alive and well in the ACT and Southern NSW. There is so much happening at the moment! Have you booked your tickets for the ACT Food Hub events yet? Have you heard about the Canberra City Farm Local Food Box initiative? What about the brand new Homegrown Me sustainable food podcast, recorded right here in Canberra? Have you checked out our new website and signed up for our new Southern Harvest Education courses? Do you know why the ladies at Wynlen House Slow Food Farm are heading to Italy? Did you know our Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore has a new weekly venue?

Introduction to Permaculture – Bookings by 5pm today
This is it – book by 5pm today for the Introduction to Permaculture Course at Caroola Farm this weekend 13 and 14 August with John Champagne.

Food Hubs Discussion 17 and 18 August, Canberra – bookings essential (although very cheap if not free)

Outcomes

  • to explain what a food hub is and showcase how the most successful food hubs work in USA, Australia and the world
  • to identify the key ingredients and players in a successful food hub
  • to hypothesise about the current state of affairs in the Australian Capital Region and propose possible pathways forward to building a thriving Australian Capital Region Food Hub
  • to answer questions in a way that builds collective wisdom in the audience


WINTER GARDEN CARE – 20th August at the Farmers Market

Anglican Hall, Butmaroo Street
10-10.30am What to Plant Now to harvest in Spring with Bronwyn of Wynlen House
10.45-11.15am Winter Chook Management with Leisa of Growing Vegies with Chooks in the City
11.30-12pm Organic Pest Management with Elisa of PenDon Farm

It is so fantastic to be a part of the growing regional food movement through our involvement with SCPA-South East Producers, SAGE and Southern Harvest along with all of the initiatives that AFSA has on the boil.

On the Farm

Compost
Our lovely home built compost piles are swimming in water, and we are busy prepping a lot of new beds, so we popped next door this morning to Landtasia Compost and got a few ute loads – yum!

See you at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore this Saturday at the On-Farm Shop Sunday or at one of the upcoming events around the region.

Paul and Penny
Caroola Farm

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