The first week of Spring – what’s coming out of the garden?

Fresh grass-fed lamb, duck eggs, loads of garden greens plus chicken stock

This weekend we’ll be at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore this Saturday (9-12 at the Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street), or the On-Farm Shop Sunday 11-4pm.

The good news is, we’re planning on attending Southside in Canberra and SAGE Farmers Market in Moruya on a fortnightly basis starting next week.

This weekend:

We have fresh, grass-fed and organically raised Lamb (we are certified organic, in-conversion with SCPA Organics). We also have fertile Pekin Duck Eggs $40/doz available at the markets, or $50 delivered if you order them online.

We are taking Organic, Pastured Turkey orders and Organic, Pastured Sommerlad Chicken orders for Christmas (yes, the day-olds have arrived)

We’ll be at:

  • Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore, Saturday 9-12, Anglican Church Hall, Butmaroo Street, Bungendore
  • On-Farm Shop at Caroola Farm, Sunday 11-4

From next week we’ll be at Southside Farmers Market at Canberra College and SAGE Farmers Market Moruya on a fortnightly basis – so stay tuned for fresh produce we’ll be taking down.

From the garden this week we will have:

  • Herbs – Fresh Coriander, Dill, Mint, Young Garlic and Fennel
  • Cauliflower  – $3/head
  • Brocollini $4/bunch
  • Salad Mix $3/bag
  • Stir Fry Mix $3/bag
  • Kale $3/bunch
  • Collard Greens $3/bunch
  • Radishes $3/bunch
  • Duck Eggs $6/half dozen
  • Chicken Eggs $6/dozen

From the pantry:

  • Dried Herbs and Herbal Teas $2
  • Blackberry Kombucha $4
  • Chicken Stock $8
  • Fermented Garlic $8

In the community

We have finished our winter vegetable plantings and still have seedlings left over, which we are donating to the Community Stall at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore – so if you’ll like to get your hands on some get down to the Farmers Market on Saturday from 9am to 12noon.

Fair Food Dinner – Saturday 15 October, Bungendore

Bring your friends and join us for this fantastic regional food event to celebrate Fair Food Week in Bungendore.

Southern Harvest has been working hard to grow fresh food producers across the region through education, community building, and our local farmers market in Bungendore.

What better way than to join all the dots and present a Fair Food Week Regional Food Dinner by joining with the Bungendore Bowling Club community.

Seasonal, local and chemical free produce will be showcased on the menu from a wide range of producers across the area.

We’ll be celebrating the local and regional produce we have available from the Southern Harvest region, cooking straight from the garden with Ruth Gaha-Morris of Scrumpers Garden.

Wine, cider and beer, along with non-alcoholic beverages will also be available on the evening.

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Growing Small Farm Businesses Series
Series of one day workshops

Operations – Sunday 9 October
Marketing – Sunday 23 October
Finances – Sunday 13 November

This series of one-day Growing Small Farm Businesses workshops will set you on the path to a farm that can be both financially and ecologically sustainable.

You will leave each workshop with a basic knowledge of operations, marketing and finances for small farms and the ability to start planning your own enterprises.

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On the Farm

We had a lovely sunny day on the first day of Spring – now back to the rain… really…

The Turkeys have arrived, ready to grow out for Christmas, and we have been able to lay our hands on even more Sommerlad Chickens, so it looks like production will be much more regular moving forward – thanks all for your patience over the last months with our low chicken availability.

The Ducks are having a field day out in the rain and producing copious quantities of fertile eggs, so let us know if you are looking to hatch some Pekins of our own out.

We are busy getting ready for the Small Farms Network Feathers and Fowl Field Day next week – and just hope it dries out a little so we can get onto the paddocks.

Paul and Penny
Caroola Farm

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