Caroola Farm Open Day Tours and Long Lunch, Sunday 1 May 2016

Our next Open Day is Sunday 1 May 2016

We are not doing our traditional, full scale Open Day, but we are offering Farm Tours, picnic space and a Long Table Lunch.

Caroola Farm is a family-owned, permaculture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in the NSW Southern Tablelands. Established in 2012 with the intention to be a permaculture demonstration farm and working, profitable farm to service the local community. It is operated by Penny Kothe and Paul McKinnon.

We provide healthy and nutritious, locally produced and organically grown produce in small amounts from our integrated, holistically … CONTINUE READING

On the farm

What’s happening on the farm…

Upcoming activities at Caroola Farm

Farm tours Sunday 11am (in case it is hot) – bookings essential here

March 6 – Sugar and vinegar preservation of fruits and vegetables (eg: jam, jelly, paste, cordial, chutney, relish, sauce)
April 3 – Fermentation of vegetables and fruits (eg: sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, tempeh, ketchup, Indian chutney)
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Bungendore Show, Farm Shop Sat, Tomatoes, Zucchini and Garlic

IMG_9665We’ll be joining in at the Bungendore Show this Sunday 31 Jan – a great day out for everyone. So, that means we will have the farm shop open on Saturday instead of Sunday if you were going to drop by.

We have loads of premium beef mince plus whole chickens and a stack of veggies including:
Garlic
The first of our tomatoes
Potatoes
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Braidwood Farmers Market, Southside Farmers Market this weekend

Welcome the rain!

Our on-farm shop is open this weekend 3-7pm on Friday and 11-4 on Sunday. Plus, we’ll be at Braidwood Farmers Market and Southside CIT Woden Farmers Markets.

Chicken, duck, garlic and loads more. Drop in to the farm shop to say hi, for a refreshing drink on the way to the coast – or, if it stays cool, a coffee or te.

We’ll be harvesting the following fruit and veggies, but get in quick as they sell out fast:

  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Beans
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-fry Mix
  • Zucchini
  • New potatoes
  • Plus we’ll have Caroola Produce Preserves

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This week – rain, garlic scapes, young garlic, fresh pork and more

IMG_2704Apart from the amazing rain falling at the moment…

This week on the farm we are harvesting:

Lovely lettuces, radishes, almost the end of the kale, broad beans, brocollini, garlic (young, as it is a little too wet to harvest the whole lot for drying), garlic scapes (yum!), limited beetroots and a few turnips.

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Why we are here…

Interview with Penny Kothe of Caroola Farm on Regional Voices

In this episode we talk to a truly inspirational woman who shares her story about what it means to roll with the punches and build a thriving farm business from nothing.

Penny Kothe from Caroola Farm on the NSW Southern Tablelands was born on the western side of the Snowy Mountains.  She finished off her schooling in Sydney before working in corporate roles both in Sydney and in Singapore. But the land kept calling and she returned to run a conventional beef farm in 2007.

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SCPA Organics Field Days – 17 and 25 October – Brogo and Caroola

scpa organics logoSCPA Organics Field Days
9.45 for 10am – 3pm Sun 18 Oct, Brogo; Sun 25 Oct, Mulloon

This is a unique opportunity to learn about SCPA Organics and to see how organic production systems have been implemented on the properties of 2 SCPA Organics members.

There are 2 events in October:

Sunday 18 October at Brogo Permaculture Gardens, property of John & Sharon Champagne
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Farm Update – Produce, Markets, Open Day and Dinner

IMG_9652Produce update
We apologise to everyone that we have been out of stock of chicken for around a month. The chickens we are growing are a special heritage breed and the breeder is in the middle of expansion, as such we have had very limited supply of this beautiful style of birds 🙁 We are processing in time for the first weekend in May and fresh chicken will be available … CONTINUE READING

Le Tres Bon Dinner showcasing and celebrating Caroola Farm produce

IMG_9652Special dinner showcasing and celebrating Caroola Farm produce
Sunday May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$90.00

Caroola Farm will be having an Open Day on Sunday 3 May 2015 with local produce stalls, information stalls, talks from various sustainable farming and living organisations plus 3 farm tours.

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