How to fix our food system

Every now and then, something comes along that brings a smile to your face, adds a glint to your eye, and a spring in your step for the rest of the day. That’s what happened to me when I watched Birke Baehr on TEDx Next Generation ...

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Spring’s here. And so is great tasting new season produce!

It’s been sometime since I last posted on this blog – almost 18 months – and I could go on and explain why, blaming extra work on the farm for keeping me away from the blog. I guess the reality is that it lost it’s attraction. But now ...

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Have you heard? – The Near River CSA is having a one-off, mid-season intake. You’ll need to be quick.

We supply boxes of chemical-free, wholesome and nutritious vegetables each week to families in the Hastings Valley here on the Mid North Coast, and to families in Sydney. And we’re having a one-off, mid-season intake. So you’ll need to leap at this opportunity.

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Our First CSA Harvest at ‘Near River’

Earlier this month we started our Community Supported Agriculture project from our 22 acre property, ‘Near River’, in the Hastings Valley on the Mid North Coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard. I need to say that it has been a very anxious time!

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‘Near River Produce’ now coming to Sydney

Each week a box of up to seven vegetables will be personally delivered to you, containing produce that will have been harvested, field washed and packed the day before, ensuring that the nutrients and goodness are at their peak. And you'll be surprised how long the goods will retain their freshness. Based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model that has proved so popular in Europe, America and Japan, when you join our CSA, you'll be purchasing a share in the harvest that comes from our market garden here in the Hastings Valley on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.

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Goin’ Up The Country – Our Treechange Story

So why would two otherwise intelligent forty-something’s go into partnership with another couple, choose to live with them under the same roof, have the husbands walk away from seemingly good employment with nothing firm to go to, with none of them having any previous farming experience save for a trained urban horticulturalist? This must be some mighty strong dream we’re following.

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What’s Organic About Organic – are there any easy answers?

'What's Organic About Organic' tells the story of the organic farming sector through six individuals who are all involved in differing aspects of the organic community. Covering the story from farm fields to government meetings and industry trade shows , the film delves into the debates that have arisen as a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market.

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Near River Produce - Real food direct from our farm located on the NSW Mid North Coast