Happy Late Autumn! The storage crops are all harvested and the first storm of the Winter season is raging outside - gale force winds, heavy rains and hail! With tender late season greens tucked under row covers, and the harvest for the deliveries completed yesterday, we can spend the day in the office - catching up on newsletters and bookwork.
The lovely Dylan and Priya from Palate came down to the farm and made a couple of short movies (click on the photos) a few weeks back now. We think that the photography is pretty awesome and the movies give a great insight into how and why we farm the way we do - if you are interested to watch we hope that you enjoy. Thank you Dylan and Priya!
Conversations in the field can be quite varied...and sometimes can become passionate discussions. This week the lovely Belinda, who has worked with us this season, and Trent, our Autumn intern, attended the screening of the Fair Food documentary and discussion afterwards in Melbourne. We have many ideas about what Fair Food means...two of them being localizing the food system...as here in Australia 80% of the food choices are controlled by major corporations... and directly supporting those who are keen to grow great food in an ethical and ecologically supportive way. We would like to see more small scale farms in Australia and would love to spread the word that farming for the local community can be financially viable. If you feel inclined to share the video to spread the word, please do!
We are racing the sun to get the last of the winter green manure crops in the ground. We have lots of things to share over the late Autumn and Winter about our season and our plans for the next, so more news to come.