Book Now: Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2018 in Canberra 15-19 April

Bookings Close 31 March unless sold out prior

Register now for APC14 — find prices below for the convergence and accommodation options.


Keynote speakers have been confirmed as David Holmgren, Tammi Jonas, Charles Massy and Bruce Pascoe –find out more

These are just some of the suggestions for presentations for APC – sessions confirmed so far

  • Accelerate succession in the Global Permaculture Community – Learning from the Pioneers.
  • Fast Tracking Change with Social Permaculture
  • Jumping into Action
  • Creative Permaculture Education is Positive Change in Action
  • Sharing Circles for Connected Folk
  • Cultivating your Group Ecology

Caroola Farm @ Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week

We’ll be at the Queanbeyan Farmers Markets this week in Crawford Street – so, come on down and get your fresh and regional produce!

Ready to eat food from Caroola this week is our fabulous Chicken Rissotto – at just $3 a cup this is great for a mid-afternoon snack for the kids or an entree if you are buying produce for dinner as well!

We will have organic grass-fed beef, organic pasture pork plus Hillside Farm pastured chicken available – yum.

The garlic braiding is in full swing, so get in now and stock up for the year – … CONTINUE READING

Garlic harvest in full swing!

So, the time has come for the great garlic harvest!

The soil is wet and more rain is forecast, but there is not a hope we’ll have it all out of the ground this week.

We’re having a garlic harvesting party on Tuesday 21 November – starting at 8am. All welcome, bring yourself, pack a lunch, hat and whatever else you choose.

We need as much help as we can to get the garlic out … CONTINUE READING

Farm Fresh this week

  • Fresh Grass-Fed Organic Beef including sausages (preservative, gluten and grain free), mince, roasts, diced and steak.
  • Pastured Pork including sausages (gluten, preservative and grain free), diced, mince, loin chops and roasts
  • Grass-Fed Organic Lamb including chops and roasts.
  • Sommerlad Chicken from 1.3kg upwards, $25/kg plus Pastured Chicken Frames, Feet and Necks for stock making or pets.

Garden fresh greens:

  • Salad Mix $3/bag (rocket, mizuna, lettuce, sorrel and more)
  • Rocket $3/bag
  • Mizuna $3/bag
  • Stir-fry Greens $3/bag (silverbeet, beetroot leaves, kale)
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch
  • Baby Kale $3/bag (mix of cavalo nero, russian and curly)
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Rhubarb $3/bunchCONTINUE READING

Farm Produce this week

Farm fresh produce, organically and lovingly grown, see us at the Farmers Markets, or order by email or online.

This week we will have FRESH lamb, including sausage, mince, roasts, chops and more. Get in quick as we have limited supply. We’ll also bring along pork loin chops and mince and any other deliciousness we can find hidden in the freezer.

From the garden:

  • Armenian Cucumbers $2 each (these are crispy, crunchy and yum, but you need to get in quick)
  • Baby Kale $3/bag (mix of cavalo nero, russian and curly)
  • Basil $3/bag
  • Coriander $3/bag
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch

On the Farm

From 40 degrees to light overnight frosts – whew – probably a typical February!!

Now is when we wish we had a better irrigation system in the garden, but such is life. We do have some excess produce that we are now starting to preserve, including the cucumbers that we have pickled and the tomatoes we have put in the freezer ready for passata making.

Despite the issues with our ‘poultry farming’ we had a win this week with our Food Authority inspection only taking about 15 minutes and passing with flying colours. The Food Authority were slightly astounded at … CONTINUE READING

Scale appropriate legislation needed for small farms in NSW

Small Scale Poultry Producers Under Threat

Pastured poultry farms across NSW face being put out of business by unfair and out-of-date legislation, being enforced by governments who consistently fail to acknowledge the needs and requirements of healthy, small farming businesses.

The legislation states that you need to apply for Designated Development Approval if you have more than 250,000 poultry, OR any number of poultry if you are in a water catchment area.

This legislation, developed for large, commercial scale poultry farming, puts small scale poultry farmers with 100 chickens in the same basket as producers with 100,000 chickens.


Wild and windy weather on the farm

An apology to our Braidwood and Canberra customers, but we won’t be at Braidwood or Southside markets this weekend 🙁 Our On-Farm Shop will be open on Sunday and Provisions Deli and Grocery in Braidwood has stocks of our chicken (including portions) along with limited veg, and on-farm we will have beef and preserves.

We have a big day out on Saturday with organic yearling beef at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday. This Saturday the markets are on from 9am to 3pm as we are sharing the market with the … CONTINUE READING

On farm as it starts to cool down

This week we will have fresh organic yearling beef and organic pastured pork, so come on down to the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday 9am to 1pm and check out what we have.

We will have limited Harvest Boxes available for collection on Saturday (Bungendore) or Sunday (on-farm) only. We do require orders by 2pm Friday for harvesting purposes. Just $40 each and valued at over $50.

If you are keen to be involved in Fair Food in our Region, I encourage you to check out the Polyfaces film screening, Fair Food Focus and … CONTINUE READING