An Urban Village Micro Farm
We sell vegetables & eggs from our weekly earth market stall, every Saturday morning in Braidwood’s main street, and meat by subscription.
After eating our delicious vegetables and organically grown poultry, pork and hogart our customers began asking how they too could successfully grow their own food in our region’s harsh cool climate. So we developed training programs (on-farm workshops and on-line courses ) on How to Grow Garlic in Australia’s suitable climate zones, How to Grow Vegetables All Year Round in a Cool Climate and How to Raise Small Farm Animals, all without pesticides or herbicides and Growing Garlic: An On Farm Workshop. We also offer comprehensive Mini Growing Guides to start you growing from your favorite family of vegetables. The first of these is Mini Guide to Pumpkin and Squash – of the genus Cucurbita, and the family Cucurbitaceae the second is “A Brief guide ti Harvesting Garlic” Both are available from our Brief Guides
Our growing techniques are scalable to larger spaces and bigger operations so when you want to plant more, you don’t have to totally alter your gardening practices.
We grow a large range of produce, we grow our produce to be consumed locally. This is called Slow Food. This approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair:
- GOOD: quality, flavoursome and healthy food
- CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
- FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers.
In 2017 we launched our Learning Centre with our first online course “How to Grow Garlic “. This course grew from a wish to share our expertise as garlic growers, and conveners/ leaders of the Braidwood Garlic Growers Group which was awarded the NSW Landcare Champion award for Innovation and Farm Management in 2017. Garlic is a pleasure to grow and can be grown effectively on a small commercial basis.There are now two online garlic growing courses and one on-farm workshop about garlic growing. Decide which is for you
In 2018 we launched our poultry feed online courses. These show you have yo make your own highly nutritious poultry feed (a different one for Chickens, Water Fowl, and Turkey) addressing key nutritional need throughout the lifespan.
During 2019 more online courses will be released including Cool Climate Vegetable Growing and Small Farm Animal Husbandry using organic principles. We look forward to meeting you in our online classrooms in 2019.
Our mini-guides will roll out as we write them. Remember, in cooler climates planting times × to harvest are different from those in other climate zones. Seed packet advice is seldom correct for cool climate zones (at least in our experience). The mini guides will address this issue too.
Growing since 2003, Selling our produce in Braidwood, NSW since 2006.