Well, we are over the shortest day of the year and we’ll only have more daylight – yay say the plants!
We’ve been incredibly busy prepping beds and planting out the last of the garlic and winter crops in preparation for our winter holiday – our last market will be Sunday 1 July at Southside and we’ll be back on Saturday 21 July in Bungendore – so, if you need Kombucha, Stocks, Beef and Chicken NOW is the time to stock up!
We’re heading north to the Big Red Bash and 22 degree days – yay! Many thanks in advance … CONTINUE READING
We’ve been harvesting this morning and will have the following at markets:
- Tomatoes (of course)
- Salad Mix
- Stir-Fry Greens
And we’ve made up fresh batches of Kombucha.
We’ll have fresh, organic, yearling beef this week plus Hillside Pastured Chicken.
Come along to the Queanbeyan Farmers Market Thursday 3-7pm in Crawford St, the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday 9am – 12noon at the Anglican Hall … CONTINUE READING
It’s official, the zucchinis are in fine form, the tomatoes are starting to boom and the cucumbers just starting to fruit.
We had a lovely 25mm of rain over the weekend – whew! What a blessing – better than none and better than 75mm our friends had and lost fences!
We’ve put a body of beef in to the butcher, but it won’t be ready until the markets on Saturday, so you’ll have to hold … CONTINUE READING
It’s that time of year when ‘private’ processing through the abattoirs has stopped, and when it starts again it’s a mad scramble to book into the butcher for cut ups.
The good news is we have LOADS of Hillside Pastured Chicken in the freezer – time for a roast – eat it hot or cold.
We do have lots of beef sausages and mince (great for making your own burgers or of course a sausage sizzle).
We have limited lamb left (sorry, it just goes really quickly) and limited pork until we can get to the abattoir again.
On the … CONTINUE READING
It’s been a week of weeding, planting and coping with the heat, plus school holidays of course!
We have liberated the onions from the weeds, harvested our Dunganski garlic and hung it to cure, and now it’s time to get on to weeding the tomatoes (not yet ripe 🙁
We’ll be at Queanbeyan Farmers Market on Thursday with Fresh Organic Beef, a load of spring onions, Long Tropea Red and fresh brown onions, plus salad and stir-fry greens, zucchini and squash.
On Saturday we’ll have Fresh Beef and Lamb plus the same range of vegetables and on Sunday we’ll be … CONTINUE READING
After a quick break for the holiday season, consisting of sleeping in, eating great food and trying to sit still, we are back at the markets today. Those veggies just don’t stop growing and people still have to eat, right?
What did your feast consist of? We started the day with Duck Egg crepes (awesome) and then went seafood – lobster (topped with Caroola Farm spring onions, garlic, loads of local butter and of course native peppersalt … CONTINUE READING
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
Spring is always great, moving away from the freezing overnight temperatures and basking in the sun, but a bit of rain to help give it a kick start is always a good thing.
We’ve had small amounts of overnight rain in the past few weeks that the garden was thirsting for – yay! The Potatoes are taking off (no, not ready yet by a long shot, but we are mounding them), and this week we are planting out more pumpkin plus the tomatoes and basil!
The garlic is busy throwing up scapes, which we harvest for two reasons:CONTINUE READING
This week is Fair Food week and there are lots of activities on all across Australia – just one of them is the farm tour we are running on Saturday afternoon. It looks so far to be a small group, so there will be plenty of time for questions…
As an extension of Fair Food week we encourage you all to join us for the Australian Food Sovereignty Convergence being held in Canberra this year on 23 and 24 October – … CONTINUE READING
This weekend we’ll be at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore 9am – 12noon, plus Southside Farmers Market at Canberra College.
Come and stock up on Yummy pastured chicken and Georgeous grass-fed beef – loads of cuts perfect for BBQ (it will be hot this weekend), stir-fry and roasting.
To accompany this, we’ll have a good range of garden greens:
- Salad mix
- Stir-fry mix
- Collard Greens
We’ll have refreshing blackberry, blueberry, prickly pear and turmeric and ginger kombucha, plus our famous organic beef, chicken and vegetable stocks.
Get those frittatas, quiches or … CONTINUE READING