25 February 2010

Green magazine.

The latest issue of green magazine has just hit the shops and Daylesford Organics are in it.

'Family Farm', that's us.

We are thrilled to have been included in this wonderful magazine that we have been buying and admiring for years.

From Tamsin's superb photographs, to Elizabeth's wonderful words, Jenni's gorgeous design and Tom's fabulous publishing, we couldn't be happier with how it portrays us.

It has been a strange feeling to read these words about this family living this organic life and then to realise that it is us. We are so busy doing what we are doing that we don't stop to think about what it looks like from the outside.

Just a small note that the shop hours should say Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

I hope you enjoy the read.

17 February 2010

Heirloom beetroot.


Last Monday the Melbourne Food & Wine festival held their media and industry launch lunch at the Abbotsford convent.

Nicolas Poelaert from Embrasse restaurant created the main course (see above). It was john dory cooked with squid ink, burnt carrot puree, rice paddy herb and that magical colour was our Daylesford Organics heirloom beetroots.

Check out the tummyrumbles blog where the above photo came from for more amazing photos and reflections from the lunch.

These are what the beetroots looked like when we delivered them to Nicolas on Saturday.

We love having such close relationships with the chefs that create magic with the heirloom vegies that we feel so passionate about growing.

I hope you are having a fruitful and delicious week.

14 February 2010

Flowers.

Some flowers from us to you on Valentine's Day.

The calendula flower.

The zucchini flower.

The bean flower.

The corn flower.

The borage flower.

And my personal favourite, the pea flower.

I hope you've had a great weekend. XX

11 February 2010

Picking plums.

I took my number one helper with me this morning to pick some plums.


She started off well and was excited to be able to reach the 'tippy toes ones'.

But soon lost interest and was happy to sit in the crate and eat her weight in plums.

Once home I made plum muffins from this recipe. Substituting the rhubarb for plums.

And a batch of blackberry and plum jam.

Will we see you on Saturday at Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers' Market?
Hope so.

09 February 2010

Kanga & Roo.

Look who came to eat the grass next to where I was picking blackberries today.



Sometimes it is such an honour to live and work at Daylesford Organics.

08 February 2010

Lake House producers day.

We had a fantastic day at the annual producers' market at Daylesford's The Lake House.


The crowds started pouring in before I got a chance to write the prices on the signs and didn't stop until late in the afternoon.

We sold a range of colourful heirloom vegies including sweet onions, snow peas, sugar snap peas, coriander, zucchinis and rainbow radishes.

We sold certified organic wild blackberry jam and quince jelly.

We sold garlic and eggs and meringues.




We met lots of wonderful people, had many, many photos taken, swapped produce, discussed recipes, growing techniques and twitter and had fun.

If you missed out, why don't you come and see us this coming Saturday at the Collingwood Children's Farm Farmers' Market.

06 February 2010

Picking peas and beans.





All these peas and beans as well as so much more will be available at our stall at The Lake House Producer's Day tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

In the meantime, check out a discussion about radishes and a great photo of Daylesford Organics radishes at Matt Wilkinson from Circa's blog.

03 February 2010

Heirloom radishes.

These

become these. And they have been doing so every year since the 1880's.

We will have plenty of these heirloom radishes on our stall at the Lake House Producers Day this Sunday 7th February and at our farm gate stall each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 11am - 5pm.

Hope to see you soon.

02 February 2010

Blackberry jam.

Ready!


Set!



Go!

We'll have some of this jam at The Lake House Producer's Day this Sunday seventh of February. Why don't you come and say 'hi'.