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

Loads of pastured and organic meat in the freezer plus more…

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.


Fresh from the farm at Queanbeyan today and Bungendore Saturday

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

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

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

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:

Available this week

Produce from our farm, plus more…

This week we will have FRESH whole, Sommerlad chicken available from Hillside Pastured Farm (there is still time to order if you have yet to put your order in) plus pastured chicken frames, feet and necks. We also have a range of lamb and pork frozen for your convenience.

From the garden:

  • Carrots $4/bunch – limited supply
  • Beetroot $3/bunch – limited supply
  • Beans $3/small bag – limited supply
  • Radishes $3/bunch
  • Armenian Cucumbers $2 each (these are crispy, crunchy and yum, but you need to get in quick)
  • Baby Kale $3/bag (mix of cavalo … CONTINUE READING

Australian heritage chicken now available

Our heritage chicken is the most flavoursome and natural chicken you will find.

Pasture raised from heritage stock provided by the Sommerlad family in the New England Tablelands, these birds are more naturally adapted to outside foraging and temperatures that the traditional white meat bird.

Our heritage chickens take twice as long to grow as the conventional supermarket chickens, and the live active, healthy and happy lives.

We have limited stock of these great tasting chickens and will have them at Braidwood Farmers Market this weekend, Saturday 31 May and Southside Farmers Market (CIT Woden) on Sunday 1 June.


Our pastured chickens

IMG_6325At Caroola Farm, our chickens are more than just free range, they are pastured and certified Humane Choice. They are housed in the paddock with mobile chook houses that they may go into if they choose, rather than primarily housed in sheds and let out to roam if they choose…

Challenges: It’s great to have our chickens on pasture, challenges can be limited pasture in times of drought, weather extremes and predator foxes … CONTINUE READING