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What s the benefit of local food? FRESH, FRESH, FRESH do you know how long that produce sits in the Supermarkets? OK, off the bandwagon. Did you know that there are no EPIC or Southside Markets again this week? You have two choices Queanbeyan 8-7pm on Thursday or Bungendore 9-67noon on Saturday and, guess what, they are real local producers, so, come on down. You ll find a good range of local, seasonal fresh produce from some great sustainable producers! Caroola Farm this week will have FRESH, organic, grass-fed beef plus loads of preservative free sausages that are in the freezer, because, guess what, they are preservative free, so need to be frozen or they simply won t last. We will also have Hillside Pastured Chicken available in most cuts the best chicken available in the region yes, really, have you tasted it yet?

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Whether or not you have made, make or even consider making resolutions we put the following to you. After a quick break for the holiday season, consisting of sleeping in, eating great food and trying to sit still, we are back at the markets today. Those veggies just don t stop growing and people still have to eat, right? What did your feast consist of? We started the day with Duck Egg crepes (awesome) and then went seafood lobster (topped with Caroola Farm spring onions, garlic, loads of local butter and of course native peppersalt from Bent Shed produce) and oysters for two, plus loads of fresh pavlova with local cream and strawberries (from Greenhill Farm of course) yum!

And the Zucchinis are just starting to come on but not sure they ll get all the way to the market just yet. We survived the heat this week and managed to get water to the bits of the garden most in need. In non-farm news a big shout out to our daughter Arabella (many of you have met her at the markets) who celebrated her Year 67 Graduation from Canberra College well done! It s a busy time of year with Turkey processing (meaning a drive to Canowindra) and sorting out Ham, Chicken and Veggie box orders. The Queanbeyan and Bungendore Farmers Markets will continue throughout the summer so you can still access all your fresh local meat and veg.

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Apart from Turkey and Ham collections this week we ll have loads of pastured chicken plus the last of the Sommerlad chickens. For Christmas gifts we have a great range of herbal teas, a small amount of garlic left, but you can always organise a Caroola Farm gift voucher. Safe travels to those of you going further afield, enjoy the Holiday Season! Following on from the hugely successful 7567 event, the 7568 Bungendore Harvest Festival is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend. Local businesses, farms, producers and more will be featured with events running from Friday 66 March through to Sunday 68 March in Bungendore and surrounds.

It is a fantastic opportunity for Bungendore to showcase its local food and farming heritage and establish a significant annual regional event” says Penny Kothe of the Bungendore Harvest Festival Organising Committee. Local businesses are invited to get involved by dressing their stores with harvest cheer, holding demonstrations and workshops, contributing to raffles and more. Org. AuSouthern Harvest is a business and community led organisation focused on growing local and regional food communities in the ACT and South East NSW through education, market opportunities, networking and advocacy. We ll have fresh, chilled Kombucha available at all markets plus the last of our Christmas Garlic Braids.

We ve just got a stack of small hams back from the butcher yum all around the 6kg mark for those looking for something small and a little special. We do have larger 8-9kg ones still available too. It s going to be a hot few days but the veggies are growing quickly, so make the most of fresh summer greens and head on down to the markets: Get in quick to take advantage of our early-bird discount for the first 655 tickets. Would you like to be involved in APC, organise a workshop, make a presentation and give your contribution?

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