Welcome to Northern Beaches Farm

Author: Charmaine Blair   Date Posted:2 June 2016 

Hi, 
 
Welcome to the Northern Beaches Farm website. 
 
We are a small farm in Ingleside that predominantly grows salads and vegetables, outside in the soil (meaning not greenhouse or hydroponic).  We are a chemical free property and have been for many years.  We rely on compost and green manures to fertilise our soil and crop rotation and companion planting to keep hungry bugs and bad bacteria at bay.   We also rely on the local birds who help us keep the bug population low, particularly our flock of magpies who always arrive en masse to eat the curl grubs when we turn over the soil (see pic :-))      
 
If we are not growing it, our network of local Sydney farmers allow us to provide our customers with a weekly choice of fruit, vegetables and salads.  We only supply what is growing in Sydney at the moment which means food is at it's nutrition peak and hasn't had to travel very far to get to you.  So that means no berries and tomatoes in Winter but you can join us and get in sync with the seasons.  Enjoy all that Winter has to offer, make the most of those hearty soups with delicious root vegetables and tomatoes will be back before you know it.  
 
Some of our produce is taken to our commercial kitchen in Manly where Chefs turn seasonal produce into delicious Ready-to-Heat meals. We are pedantic about using wholefoods and sourcing as locally as possible - we cheat a little, for example we get our coconuts from Queensland and milk them in-house ourselves to give the creamiest curry you have ever tasted.   
 
To keep it really local, we would like to encourage you to plant at home and feed yourself - it is so rewarding and the ultimate in sustainability.  We supply a selection of salad and vegetable seedlings that are ready to plant in the ground right now.  They are the same seedlings we plant on farm and are so hardy and vigorous that you will not believe how easy it is to feed your family. 
 
We deliver our produce, Ready-to-Heat meals and seedlings every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - making sure everything arrives to you as fresh as we can possibly get it.
 
So you keep shopping and I will get back to the weeding. xx
 
Charmaine Blair
Northern Beaches Farm  

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