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

The cold is here!

The days are nice and warm, but overnight temperatures are dropping. We have finally lit the fire inside…

To be honest we’ve had very late frosts again this year, but in the last week they have hit the tomatoes, zucchini, basil and pumpkin hard, so get in quick for what might be the last of the season…

Saying that, the garlic crops are starting to come up, the brassicas are happy and we are planting … CONTINUE READING

We’ve been cooking up a storm

It sometimes takes a little rain, and even an upcoming Harvest Festival, along with great produce of course, to get into the groove of cooking up a storm.

This Saturday is the inaugural Southern Harvest Bungendore Harvest Festival, and, to put it mildly it’s been a lot of work – so please drop in and say hi.

To show off our wonderful produce, we’ve created three different and yummy soups for this weekend (and shared our recipes too):

In the making of … CONTINUE READING

Garlic time on the farm

It’s garlic planting time on the farm.

What does that mean? Bed prepping, cracking bulbs into cloves to plant, measuring out beds, planting, covering, watering and mulching.

We are currently planting out our Turban garlic variety which will be harvested in early November, yes, it takes that long to grow. Once planted we need to regularly weed, water and feed, normally with compost and seaweed solution.

The garlic will start to … CONTINUE READING

Chicken, Beef, Fruit, Veg, Herbs and Summer Rain!

IMG_2583Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you are enjoying the festive season 🙂

Caroola Farm has loads of chicken available this weekend, from Friday 3-7pm at the On-Farm Shop plus Saturday at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market, Molonglo St Bungendore (opposite Food Lovers Market) and again at the On-Farm Shop Sunday from 11-4pm.

If you haven’t been to the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore, now is your … CONTINUE READING

Last markets before Christmas, poultry, pork and garlic

Get your Christmas food stocks sorted this weekend, or pickup fresh poultry next Wednesday for a great holiday feast.

IMG_2358The following produce will be available at the On-Farm Shop Friday 2-7 and Sunday 11-4, plus at the Braidwood Farmers Market on Saturday 8am to 12.30pm.

There is also a special Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Wed 23rd December from 3pm to 7pm – this is the time … CONTINUE READING