Love in the time of COVID-19

Love in the time of COVID-19

Are you stressed? Does that seem like a stupid question, in the current circumstances? Isn’t everyone, all around the world stressed as we sit apparently helplessly being hammered by constant media reports of COVID-19 spreading like wildfire? It’s like the...
Burnt Batlow Orchards

Burnt Batlow Orchards

On a recent trip to visit one of our Grow Great Fruit members, we came home via Batlow in NSW, one of the many towns that was devastated in this summer’s bushfires. We chose Batlow because it’s one of the most famous apple growing areas in Australia, and...
Five ways to lead an organic lifestyle

Five ways to lead an organic lifestyle

Do you like the sound of living an organic lifestyle? For most people, that probably means trying to eat organic food in their diet as much as possible – but it’s expensive, right? And what about when you eat out? Or have a houseful of hungry teenagers? As...
5 ways to help your fruit trees recover from fire

5 ways to help your fruit trees recover from fire

Hopefully you’ll never need this information, but if this summer is anything to go by, fires are a growing risk. We’ve had a fire in our orchard, so we want to share our experience about how to help your trees recover. Watching the fire burn through the...

Soooooo close…

For the last 18 months or so we’ve building a new ‘hub’ for our farmers here in the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op. This is how the site looked when we began: As soon as we started the co-op on the farm we knew we were going to need more...

It’s garlic time…

The stars have aligned and today we pull out our 5th crop of garlic! Always a momentous occasion! This time we celebrate with a special treat of mint slices and pub squash! We consulted our oracle–the Brian Keats Astro Calendar–to find the best day...