Fresh Beef, Hillside Pastured Chicken, Zucchinis and Tomatoes and more

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

Talk about heat stress

We had a slight reprieve from the heat yesterday, thankfully, but it’s been a big week of stress – on us, but more so on the plants.

39 degrees in the shade means it can be over 50 degrees in the garden, and with water in short supply the only answer is hand watering the plants that need it most – which of course is the seedlings…

Thankfully the zucchinis decided to keep on keeping strong, and the tomatoes also love the heat, so we will have limited supply of both of these at the markets this week.


Greens, Greens, Greens, Garlic, Smoked Ham and Kombucha

Fresh from the garden this week:

  • Collard Greens
  • Kale
  • Salad Mix
  • Stir-Fry Greens
  • Spring Onions
  • Broadbeans
  • Beetroot
  • Brocollini
  • Rocket and more

We’ll have fresh, chilled Kombucha available at all markets plus the last of our Christmas Garlic Braids.

We’ve just got a stack of small hams back from … CONTINUE READING

Spring Harvest Boxes from Caroola Farm

Our Harvest Boxes are back on the menu… Valued at $30 or $60 each

If you would like to order a Harvest Box, please do so before 2pm on Fridays and let us know your best collection point. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll include a selection from seasonal produce (including but not limited to the list below)

Heading past? Our produce is available for purchase 7 days a week- so stop on by for our range of seasonal produce, preserves, herbs and home made cool drinks.

Harvest Boxes available by order before 2pm … CONTINUE READING

Farm tour, good selection of meat and greens, greens, greens

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

Yummy Pastured Chicken and Georgeous Grass-Fed Organic Beef – plus veggies of cours

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
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Rocket
  • Silverbeet

and more…

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

Organic Growing – Paddock to Plate

Organic Growing

Paddock to Plate

4th November – Vegetables and 18th November – Animals 10am to 4pm

Want to grow organic produce from your paddock to the plate?

  • Animals?
  • Vegetables?
  • Or both?

These workshops will show you how, from start to finish using organic production methods. From planning and preparing your space, growing from scratch, to harvesting the final produce and all the bits in between.

This workshop series is based on a working certified organic  farm.

Your instructor: Penny Kothe owns and manages Caroola Farm with her partner Paul McKinnon. They have been growing organic fruit, … CONTINUE READING

We are back! Fresh chicken and garden veg this week

We are back at the markets this weekend, refreshed and revitalised (particularly coming back to the cold).

We’ll have fresh pastured and Sommerlad chicken from Hillside Pastured Farm including whole, wings, thighs, frames, breast and more plus organic yearling grass-fed beef including mince, preservative-free and gluten free sausages, steaks, roasts and more and a range of garden produce including:

This week from Caroola

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

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)
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Red Spring Onions $3/bunch (last harvest for a few months)
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch
  • Salad Mix $3/bag (rocket, mizuna, lettuce, portaluca, sorrel and more)

Fresh This Week

We’ll have fresh Bratwurst Sausages plus BACON and also have a range of pork and beef products in the freezer including sausages, mince, steaks, chops and more…

This week we’ll have a selection of the following from the garden:

  • Armenian Cucumbers $2 each
  • Baby Kale $3/bag
  • Red Spring Onions $3/bunch
  • Silverbeet $3/bunch
  • Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir-fry Greens $3/bag
  • Garlic (small) 3 for $1
  • Nicola Potatoes $5/kg
  • Tigerella Tomatoes $5/500g
  • Mortgage Lifter Tomatoes $5/500g
  • Yellow Zucchini 4 for $3
  • Zucchini Flowers 4 for $2
  • Blackberries $10/tub

From the pantry: