Tag: mid north coast

An Auspicious Day

    25 August 2020… An auspicious day for The Artisan Farmer project, with 36 HUGE HOLES OF PERFECTION FRESHLY DUG AND CEMENTED IN!!! Ah, the things we get excited about. Local earthmover extraordinaire Zane’s mechanical extended arm worked tirelessly to move truck loads of soil out with farm manager Murray’s help in readiness to welcome the steel frame for… Read more →

Smashin’ Avocados

There’s a lot to learn about avocados. Firstly, did you know the plural of avocados is not spelt with an ‘e’  (oops. Lesson learnt). Secondly, the origins of the name comes from the Aztec word for ‘testicle’. It has also been called ‘alligator pear’, referencing the rough skin and shape of the fruit. Thirdly, when growing avocados, it’s important to… Read more →

In the eye of the beholder

The Artisan Farmer’s Woosters Lane, by Andreas Tychon. Frost? Heat? Neither. The passing of seasons is often taken for granted, as the changes occur over a period time that we are constantly adapting to. So I was taken aback to find these photographs by local Diamond Beach photographer Andreas Tychon showcasing The Artisan Farmer‘s paddocks were taken at the same… Read more →

Perfecting Pasta… and more!

It was hard to know how to name this story – really, it should read ‘Perfecting Pasta and A Few Sauces Along The Way’ but that seems a little wordy (let alone, ‘Perfecting Pasta and A Few Sauces Along the Way While Gaining An Architectural Degree and Building A Tiny Home‘ – nice one Dan!) And yet such diversity encapsulates… Read more →

Spicing It Up

Imagine throwing your energy and money into growing something for people who didn’t even know such produce existed. I realise all farming is a risk, but generally it follows trends enhanced by political or corporate decisions. To actually go out and decide to grow produce before the mass market (indigenous Australians excepted) actually exists is a pretty brave decision. But… Read more →

Paddock to Garden to Plate

I’m no natural gardener, so when I come across those who are, I bow my head in reverence. It means I’m looking down a lot (makes cycling hard) because I happen to live in a region prolific with green thumbs – with four such thumbs digging in the soil behind The Artisan Farmer as I write.  Read more →

Keepin’ It Raw

My initial ‘testing the waters’ visit to Warinyan Farm to meet Bottled Culture fermenters Zoe and Shmu was bathed in the golden glow of the magic hour at the day’s end. Without knowing much about fermenting food except for the ‘fizz’ and the fact there’s no heat applied, I was prepared for anything really but the terms linked to the fermenting… Read more →