Weekly Veggie Boxes
SPRING SEASON FULL. Thanks for those who have signed up.
SUMMER sign-ups available in the shop. Season starts 8th JANUARY 2018.
What do you get when you sign up for a season?
- 10 weeks of local, seasonal, chemical-free produce, delivered to your home ($2.50 per box) or picked up from the farm.
- Each box will include 8-10 different types of veggies (with some local apples thrown in when available), all picked fresh for delivery to ensure the freshest, most nutrient dense produce available.
- A veggie box is suited to 3 or more people, or those who eat a lot of vegetables. The cost is $35 per week.
We are currently planting the following:
- Asian greens - red pak choy, bok choy, tokyo bekana and tatsoi
- Baby leaf mix
- Broccoli (and Broccoli Raab)
- Carrots - a mix of purple, baby and orange
- Kale - Red Russian
- Mini Japanese turnip - a salad variety
- Mustard greens
- Peas - green peas, sugar snap peas, snow peas
- Perpetual spinach
- Radish - regular and daikon
- Shallots and mini purple bunching onions
- Snow peas and sugar snap peas
Black Cockatoo Sourdough
Starting again in January (and with our Christmas boxes), you'll be able to order the amazing Black Cockatoo Sourdough to be delivered with your veggie box.
Alex has recently opened his new bakery in Lawson and we're so pleased to continue our partnership with him. Follow the Black Cockatoo journey on Instagram.
8th January to 16th March 2018
In Summer the long, warm days mean plenty of sunlight hours for growing lots of much-loved veggies. Some of the crops we grow over summer include tomato, zucchini, eggplant, cucumber, capsicum, beans, corn, squash, leafy greens, lettuce, carrot, pumpkin and melons. It's often the driest time of year so we are heavily reliant on our dam to irrigate the market garden plots and provide water for the animals.
2nd April to 8th June 2018
In Autumn as the weather cools down we enjoy the last of the summer produce and start preparing crops for the frosts. Plantings of winter veg from January start thriving in the cooler weather and we focus on the early crops of broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, spinach, salad greens and the last of the summer tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums and eggplants. Plantings of onion and garlic go in and won't be ready until late Spring/early Summer. Frost-sensitive plants get covered with row covers.
25th June to 31st August 2018
In Winter the cold weather is perfect for growing crops like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, peas, snow peas, cabbages, lettuces and spinach. We also continue planting the garlic and onions that will be ready for Summer, along with broad beans that take a long time to mature. Despite the cold, it's a productive time of year.
20th November to 22nd December 2017
In Spring the ground is still cold, so a lot of the winter crops can continue to be enjoyed. Leafy greens grow well at this time and we have an abundance of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale maturing. Broad beans are a bit of a highlight of early Spring as well as beautiful green peas and snow peas. During Spring we also start a lot of our seedlings for Summer to ensure a bountiful harvest.