How (and why) to eat local food

How (and why) to eat local food

The best local food is home-grown, right? But if you can’t grow everything, sourcing food that’s grown close to home is the next best thing.

One year later …

Around this time a year ago, I was just about ready to throw up.  I was full of nervous anticipation, and had written, and was rehearsing, the acceptance speech for the Rural Women’s Awards, “just in case” I was lucky enough to win. We stayed in...
Don’t panic – have a party!

Don’t panic – have a party!

Spring on an orchard is traditionally a time of high tension. As the sap in the trees rises, so does the blood pressure, because it’s make or break time in many ways. Fruit trees are at their most vulnerable when they’re flowering, and a frost, or too much...

You can take the farmer off the farm…

We’re taking a few days holiday off the farm. Well, when I say holiday, I mean working holiday. We try to get away at least once a year to do a review of the past season and plan for the year ahead. There’s two reasons we get off the farm to do it – one is to get away...