Wild and windy weather on the farm

An apology to our Braidwood and Canberra customers, but we won’t be at Braidwood or Southside markets this weekend 🙁 Our On-Farm Shop will be open on Sunday and Provisions Deli and Grocery in Braidwood has stocks of our chicken (including portions) along with limited veg, and on-farm we will have beef and preserves.

We have a big day out on Saturday with organic yearling beef at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market in Bungendore on Saturday. This Saturday the markets are on from 9am to 3pm as we are sharing the market with the Hand-Made folks.. For those with children we have a book signing and reading at 10.00am of The Adventures of William Brambleberry: Aviator Mouse by local author Geneveive Hopkins.

We will have limited Harvest Boxes available for collection on Saturday (Bungendore) or Sunday (on-farm) only. We do require orders by 2pm Friday for harvesting purposes. Just $40 each and valued at over $50.

Tickets are still available for the Polyfaces film screening and panel discussion in Canberra on Monday 9 May, however dinner is sold out. Sponsored by Regrarians with proceeds going to the Australian Food Sovereignity Legal Defence Fund.

Caroola Farm produce this week includes the following (if you are ordering a Harvest Box, you’ll get a selection of the produce (excluding meat unless you ask specifically, not each and every item), although you are welcome to let us know if you do want some of everything, and we can add it:

  • Duck Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Cucumbers
  • Salad Mix
  • Rocket
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Stir-fry mix
  • Spaghetti Squash

If you would like to order anything in advance, simply reply to this email – but don’t leave it too late as we’ll be busy harvesting and then heading to markets.

Order Your Harvest Box Here

On the farm

Talk about a wild and windy weekend for our Open Day. Many thanks to those who braved the weather to come out and join us for tours 🙂 We moved the long table lunch inside, it was no longer long, but it was cosy and the food was just delicious with thanks to Scrumpers Garden. We sampled Caroola Farm veggies, chicken, beef, rhubarb, apples and berries.

We have only had a light frost so far, but it’s getting pretty cold out there for the end of the summer veg, we’ll be pulling up the zucchini vines after harvest this Friday and starting our tomato preserving with the leftover green ones – whew, we might have room to plant some more onions and garlic.

We have 4 more beds of early season garlic still to plant and then another 20kg of later season Dunganski that will go into the area the pigs have prepped.

For those of you who are producers, or thinking about being producers, you are welcome to join us on-farm on the evening of Sunday 8 May for a Fair Food Producers Gathering.

Stay warm!

Paul and Penny
Caroola Farm

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