The Farm Gate by Nashdale Fruit Co.: Local Harvest Challenge – Day 7 (7/4/12)

11th April, 2012 —   

It is hard to believe that Day 7 has already been and gone. Over the coming week or so I will put together a final note on the challenge and what we achieved as a family. I will also put together all the yummy recipes for anyone who has asked about them!

Day 7 for us was a bit of a mixed bag. Beau shared our wonderful local produce with our many customers in Sydney, at Orange Grove market in Leichhardt.
Harry and I attended a very special first birthday and then travelled to the South Coast for a day visit with family.
Unfortunately this ment that eating locally for all of us was a bit difficult with all the travel and market craziness. Instead I decided that our last day of the challenge would be a day that we share some of our wonderful local produce with others.
Beau passed this easily with our market store. Harry and I on the other hand scrambled through our fridge and cupboards to create a ‘local share’ package for our coastal family. What we couldn’t find in our fridge or cupboards at home, we found in the fridges and on the shelves at A Slice of Orange on our way through town.

The attached are some of the pics of our final snacks/meals of the Local Harvest Challenge.

Day 7.

(ingredients used: Hamilton’s Bluff Pinot Grigio, Racine bread and brownies, Byng Street bread/hot cross buns, our Mariposa plum jam, Bills English Breakfast tea, Fourjay hazelnuts, beure bosc pears, our clear apple juice, Happy Chook Co eggs, Trunky Creek bacon, Manildra flour, Highland Valley Feta, La Barre Olive Oil, tomatoes, home parsley, garlic, Jannei goats milk, Saltbird salt, sugar, pepper)

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Name: The Farm Gate by Nashdale Fruit Co.
Suburb: Borenore
State: NSW
Size: Feast-sized

The Farm Gate by Nashdale Fruit Co.'s Challenges

  • Don't use the supermarkets this week - shop at local independent grocers, butchers and delis
  • Shop at a farmers' market
  • Source farm-gate produce
  • Source local meat & cheeses
  • Buy cruelty free eggs (laid by happy chooks!)
  • Source free-range or organic meats
  • Go foraging! - eat edible weeds
  • Harvest and eat food from your own garden
  • Eat (at least) 5 Servings of Local, Organic fruit & veggies per day
  • Dine at a cafe or restaurant with sustainable features
  • Cook with seasonal produce
  • Cook with local oils or grains
  • Sip on local milk or juice
  • Enjoy local beer or wine
  • Swap sugar for local honey (or stevia)
  • Go plastic-free packaging
  • Compost your kitchen scraps
  • Start a worm farm
  • Start a herb box or mini-plot (can be single pot on the porch, or something more in the garden)
  • Find out more about and try food preserving - bottling, drying, freezing
  • Find out about Urban bee-keeping
  • Like Local harvest on facebook, or follow on Twitter
  • Read a relevant book
  • Ask your local grocer, deli or favourite cafe to include more local produce