It’s here: Or­ganic and chem­i­cal-free pro­duce

Find it all at Woom­bye’s Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket

Maroochy Weekly - - ADVERTISING FEATURE | DISCOVER WOOMBYE -

HIN­TER­LAND Har­vest Mar­ket is a bou­tique-qual­ity mar­ket with lo­cally grown pro­duce di­rect from the farm­ers and the farm gate.

There is no mid­dle-man and there are no whole­salers which mean the cus­tomer’s money goes di­rect to the farmer and sup­port­ing the lo­cal farm­ing fam­i­lies.

Next time you’re in the pas­sen­ger seat head­ing east along the Nam­bour Con­nec­tion Rd, cast your eyes to the farm on the left op­po­site the turnoff to Black­all Rd, Woom­bye and you’ll see a freshly dug patch of gor­geous brown soil.

Mick from Good Har­vest Or­ganic Farm has bro­ken in the new block and with a pre-treat­ment of or­ganic com­post, nu­tri­ents and mi­crobes, the soil is ready to be planted with next sea­son’s crops.

When we talk of ‘food miles’ do you know how far have your fruits and ve­g­ies have trav­elled? It could be well over a thou­sand kilo­me­tres. Mick’s cus­tomers at the Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket are very happy to know their din­ner ve­g­ies have trav­elled less than 1km from farm to mar­ket and Mick has even been known to duck back to the farm dur­ing the mar­ket to har­vest more to sat­isfy cus­tomer de­mand. It’s not only mar­ket cus­tomers clam­our­ing for Mick’s fresh pro­duce, Wasabi Restau­rant in Noosa has asked Mick to grow sev­eral crops specif­i­cally for their fresh sea­sonal menu.

A lit­tle fur­ther down the road at Glasshouse is Bren­dan from Eco-tasty Or­gan­ics. Glasshouse is well known for its su­perb soil but some soils have been de­nuded of hu­mus and nu­tri­ents from decades of in­ten­sive farm­ing. Bren­dan con­tin­u­ally works up the soils in his mar­ket gar­den us­ing camel ma­nure from QCamel and other nu­tri­ent in­gre­di­ents in his ‘craft’ com­post.

Camels are ru­mi­nant an­i­mals so their ma­nure is well pre­pared for re­plen­ish­ing soils. Sourc­ing lo­cal in­gre­di­ents holds well with Bren­dan’s com­mit­ment to Per­ma­cul­ture Prin­ci­pals and sup­ports other lo­cal busi­nesses. Another se­cret to Bren­dan’s suc­cess is his close at­ten­tion to nu­tri­ents needed by the plants to max­imise their health and growth.

Both Bren­dan and Mick are get­ting ready for the Spring plant­ing. Mick is us­ing his new block to grow car­rots, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, bras­si­cas and leafy greens. With our warm late win­ter weather, Bren­dan is pre­par­ing early for corn, zuc­chini, cu­cum­ber and beans.

Hin­ter­land Har­vest mar­ket is about fresh and af­ford­able or­gan­ics sell­ing di­rect to the cus­tomer. Come and meet the Faces be­hind the Food you eat.

Pop in for a de­li­cious brekky, hang out in the food court and lis­ten to some lo­cal tunes. Its all about sup­port­ing the lo­cals.

The Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket also have a speak­ers events cal­en­dar sup­ported by Jenny McKay, Di­vi­sion 10, Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil.

The next event will be held this Satur­day, July 29, with guest speak­ers Ann Gib­son the Mi­cro Gar­dener (face­book.com/The Mi­croGar­dener) and Dr Kevin Redd (sus­tain­able cui­sine.com.au) talk­ing about ed­i­ble plants.

On Au­gust 5, Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket wel­comes speak­ers fo­cus­ing on som­mu­nity liv­ing and af­ford­able, sus­tain­able hous­ing.

Visit www.face­book.com/ clash­com­mu­nitylivin­gafford­able­sus­tain­able. hous­ing.

❝ ...cus­tomers at the Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket are very happy to know their din­ner ve­g­ies have trav­elled less than 1km from farm to mar­ket.

LO­CALLY GROWN: Bren­dan Tay­lor of Eco-Tasty Or­gan­ics works closely with the land, wildlife and el­e­ments to nur­ture the soils and en­vi­ron­ment.

Mick Dan of Good Har­vest Or­gan­ics. “When you shop with Hin­ter­land Har­vest you be­come part of an awe­some rev­o­lu­tion that takes care of the earth, the farmer, and the con­sumer."

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

Dis­cover lo­cally grown pro­duce di­rect from the farm­ers at Hin­ter­land Har­vest Mar­ket.

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