Broccoli Adventures

When one of your farmer buddies sends you a message on a Saturday arvo “Hey there Penelope.  We have sgitloads of broccoli.  Like 2000 heads that we can’t sell.  Do you want it?” You, of course immediately go into action! Facebook post call out for volunteers.  Txt to the TAPP teacher to ask for student assistance.  BOOM.  Within hours we had a team ready to head to the farm Monday morning.

One of the wettest weekends preluded the visit so we were thrilled to see bright sunshine on Monday.  Trailer hooked up the convoy left our HQ at Burnie High for the 40 minute drive to Preston.

Why was there a field of broc available for us?

The weather.  This field wasn’t due to be ready for harvest for another two weeks but mother nature had other ideas and our peeps were the winners.

An hour later we had harvested and we headed back to our farm to sort ready for the food hub opening on Tuesday morning.

What can you do with all that broccoli?  Here are some links to totally delicious recipes.  ENJOY!

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http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/broccoli-pesto/

http://www.jaroflemons.com/baked-sweet-potatoes-w-chickpeas-broccoli-pesto/

 

https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe-collections-favorites/popular-ingredients/broccoli-recipes

http://www.marthastewart.com/1011281/broccoli-recipes#874334

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/tags/broccoli

http://www.jamieoliver.com/search/?s=broccoli

 

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February on The Farm

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Garlic harvest | Chook Dome grand opening | Gorgeous new volunteers | First Garlic sales to local cafe Palate | We were on the first episode of Andy and Ben Eat Australia! | Jam made | Kinglsey finished with us – end of projects suck big time | BHS students kicking goals on The Farm | A new corporate volunteering relationship with Caterpillar | AND we fed 871 people, an increase of 55% on last February and grew and gathered 3.2 tonne of produce!

If you would like to support our farm and food hub you might like to volunteer, grow for us or make an ongoing donation.  Every little bit helps us help our community in ways you will be amazed. 

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A week in August

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There’s a lot that goes into making Produce to the People tick on a weekly basis.  This week though special LOVE goes out to the gorgeous people that donated to make what we do such a joy:

We had pumpkins, lemons and parsley from backyards.

Coffee grinds and chaff from Infuse Coffee Burnie for our compost.

Bread from Golden Grain Bakery and Woolworths.

Trout and king fish from a fishmonger in Wynyard.

Boxes of goodies from the staff at Caterpillar Burnie

All sorts of produce from Second Bite.

And of course we have been enjoying LOTS OF CHEESE from Lion Co.

Plus produce grown and gathered from our own farm and tended by the wonderful Kim, Kinglsey and the WFD crew.

All this food was shared via 28 home deliveries and ten Primary School produce boxes, and another 120 homes via people visiting us in our food hub.

All in a weeks work.

PS: And a special shout out must go to our awesome vols Michelle, Caitlin and Margaret who gather and give!

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