Tag: organic

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 →

Glorious Garlic

They say if you haven’t planted your garlic by May, then you might as well forget it. Well, it’s now May, and as per usual I haven’t done a thing about it… But I bet Jan Goroncy has. I first heard about Barrington’s Jan Goroncy when I was working at the local paper – a local fondly referred to him as… 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 →