We have boxes of apricot ‘seconds’ and plums available for order online. Also available are our specialty ‘Morello’ sour cherry. They are a very small cherry with a sour flavour
Castlemaine and Coburg Farmers Markets tomorrow arvo!
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…
Our certified organic ‘Vista’ cherries are on special this week! We harvested them super ripe which means they have intense sweetness and a very rich flavour with soft flesh. Also, on special are our ‘Rons’ cherry…
Stone fruit season is upon us! As a result of the challenging spring weather we had, it’s been a slow start to the season with few apricots around. However, the cherries have been abundant and so this Saturday, I will be starting my weekly attendance at Coburg Farmers Market.
FSC 2020 is your change to engage with the movement and join the global struggle for a food system that supports the climate, the ecosystems, the animals and humans alike. Get involved and help direct AFSA’s efforts over the coming year.
If you’re keen to be a farmer, we are offering an intensive, live-in training program that will cover all aspects of managing an organic orchard business. From soil health to pest and disease management to food sovereignty to operating market stalls. Applications close this Friday!
Friends and ex-hub hosts from 2018, Angelica Organic Farm are running their veggie CSA again this year and our Tellurian Fruit Gardens hub hosts for Thornbury are hosting them too. Cassi would like to invite you to jump onboard if you are keen.
Learn how to manage an organic orchard and run a small farming business – Learn about community supported agriculture and co-operatives – Accommodation and food supplied, plus a small weekly stipend – Applications close late Aug.
There is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to food systems research…which is looking at the role of CSA in facilitating transitions to more sustainable, healthy, and just food systems.
People who have been members of food CSAs in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand can participate in a survey (prior to 20 July 2020) or via a phone interview
When asked what you enjoyed most, the answered varied from the convenience and excitement of regular deliveries that were already paid for, to the freshness and diversity of produce that is grown “with love”. Some enjoyed witnessing the seasonality as different varieties came and went. Others really liked having confidence in the provenance of their food and a connection to the farmer.
Depending on how you get your kicks, running a budget may not thrill you like the thought of growing beets or milking a cow but there’s a certain beauty in a good spreadsheet.