Paddock to Plate - On the Farm
Monika's Organics and Carnevore'
As we approach the middle of winter what has been happening on the farms? Reading about their businesses identifies faces and families to the food we eat. Knowing where your food comes from and supporting local growers helps real people who are doing their best to bring you healthy, ethical food.
Monika’s Organics takes pride in producing certified organic vegetables which are nutritious and chemical free.
From the 24th to 26th of June I attended the annual Horticulture Connections conference and trade show, this year it was held at the Melbourne Convention centre and was the largest to date, with 3500 people registering and 350 trade booths. The conference covers the entire hort industry from growers (conventional and organic), retailers, seed and fertiliser companies, exporters, government representatives and has a number of international speakers sharing some of the global trends and technological advances. This years theme was “Growing our food future” with the big focus on opportunities to export Australian produce to Asia. Events like these are a great way to bring the industry together, as we all face the same challenges regardless of what or how we farm, with water security, and rising production costs being some of the most challenging. A quick update with the farm shop, celery is finally back in regular supply! After a 4 month absence due to the extreme hot and dry summer. Coming out of QLD the quality and taste is excellent!
Visit our Golden Grove farm gate shop – Lot 2 Strachan Rd Golden Grove 5125. We are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1 pm.
Grass fed and chemical free beef raised in the Adelaide Hills
An interesting month on the farms of Carnevore’ this month. After decent opening rains and new green growth everywhere the rain basically stopped. Despite beautiful blue skies our weather in the hills has been incredibly icey in June. Severe frosts to us usually signals a dry season. A few days ago we were starting to get worried, the soil was unseasonably dry. However, thank you to the rain gods Saturday delivered an inch of good steady rain. We can breathe again. It was funny to hear that in one week we had Adelaide’s coldest June night in over 20 years and then Adelaide’s warmest June night in over 20 years. Let’s see what else winter has to offer over the next two months.
Despite the ups and downs of June there is still a very steady flow of orders. People are certainly starting to connect the dots and link gut health with grass fed beef. It is our delight to hear so many people’s reviews and how after having eating our grass fed, chemical free beef they could never go back to mass produced supermarket meat.
Have a happy July and stay warm everyone
Carnevore' products can be ordered on line from our Mt Torrens property at www.http://carnevore.com.au