TFG out, the Orchard Keepers in.

TFG out, the Orchard Keepers in.

After 3 incredible years Tellurian Fruit Gardens is closing it’s doors. The incoming leasees are a top-notch bunch of locals that are donning the orchardist hat. So, expect to see some changes in the comms and some new faces at the market stall but no change in the diversity and quality of the organic stone fruit.

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End of season markets

End of season markets

As Autumn draws to a close, Tellurian Fruit Gardens is entering it’s final stage. Sales depending, this week will likely be our last market in Coburg for this season and for TFG as a business. There may be small amounts available in Castlemaine beyond this week. Follow the link below to order one of the last remaining specials boxes of Pink Lady apples or Packham pears. Both will last quite well refrigerated or not – especially the apples.

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All work and no play makes Ant a dull boy.

All work and no play makes Ant a dull boy.

As many of you already know, I have decided to not renew my lease when it expires at the end of this financial year. It was a big decision that I considered over many months while trying to weigh up the pros and cons and unravel the conflicting emotions. I do love big change – things that upheave my life and push me once again out of my comfort zone and into a place of growth and learning. My appetite for the unknown didn’t make the decision any easier but what was very clear was that I found myself unhappy and a big part of that discontent was a lack of balance.

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The end is nigh (final fruit orders)

The end is nigh (final fruit orders)

The harvest season for 20/21 has come to a close. Over the next few weeks we will be attending farmers markets until we sell out of fruit (we do not store fruit over winter). There are boxes of apples, pears and plum seconds available online, plus some extra varieties only available from our market stall. Last chance to grab a box at a special price – ideal for juicing, drying, stewing, fermenting etc.

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For sale: Kiwitech fencing

For sale: Kiwitech fencing

Items for sale: Portable water tank infrastructure for animals, Kiwitech portable electric fencing, solar charger and battery/mains charger. If interest please get in touch with Ant on 0457140001.
Water tank includes box trailer, 1000L IBC, dual 100L water troughs made from recycled plastic including low-pressure float valves and drain bungs (one near new and the second unused – worth $150 ea).

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Seeking experienced pruners

Seeking experienced pruners

We are seeking experienced fruit tree pruners to start immediately in our certified organic orchard. Very flexible hours after a period of supervision. Maintenance pruning on stone/pome trees that are both trellised and free standing vase shapes. Casual award rates.

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Queensland Fruit Fly alert

Queensland Fruit Fly alert

Queensland Fruit Fly has been spotted on the farm. Please notify us if you receive any affected fruit and we will replace it. If you find any affected fruit that you bought from us, please advise us ASAP. You can use the contact form on our website, send a text message or find us at the Castlemaine or Coburg Farmers Markets.

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Plum boxes available

Plum boxes available

Angelina plums and Mariposa blood plums are now available for pre-order. Collection from Castlemaine or Coburg Farmers Markets Wednesday/Saturday respectively. Our certified organic Mariposa blood plums make an excellent jam that sets well and a wonderful sweet/savoury plum sauce, similar to tomato sauce (our ‘Blood Sauce’ is made from Mariposa ‘3rds’!).

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Established orchard business available for you!

Established orchard business available for you!

As some of you may have heard from Grow Great Fruit (who established and maintained the orchard prior to me) I have chosen not to renew my lease at the end of this financial year. What that means is that the orchard, all it’s associated infrastructure and machinery and the business are being made available.

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Upcoming Farmers Markets

Upcoming Farmers Markets

Look out for us at these Accredited Farmers Markets over the next week or so: Sat 19th Dec – Coburg Farmers Markets. Wed 23rd Dec – Coburg…

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