Food

Cook an or­ganic feast

Northern Rivers Style - - CONTENTS - HE­LEN HAWKES

At STYLE we love that the area in which we live is full of op­por­tu­ni­ties to buy, eat and en­joy healthy, de­li­cious food, es­pe­cially when it is free of chem­i­cal nas­ties.

Now Brook­let has an or­ganic farm that will of­fer cook­ing classes to any­one who wants to learn how to pre­pare de­li­cious, nu­tri­tious meals, make new friends and have fun.

“Our dream is to be able to pro­vide sim­ple and de­li­cious food in a nur­tur­ing and nour­ish­ing en­vi­ron­ment, where guests have a hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence of har­vest­ing and for­ag­ing from our gar­den, as well as cre­at­ing a meal in the kitchen,” Bha­vana Or­ganic Farm and Cook­ing School co-owner Susie Cameron said.

“The meal is en­joyed on the farm and paired with or­ganic wines. Our classes are more than sim­ply learn­ing to cook a par­tic­u­lar dish. Top­ics in­clude gut health, food al­ler­gies, slow cook­ing and sea­sonal cleanses, all de­signed to re­con­nect guests to the foods they are con­sum­ing and pre­par­ing.”

Susie, who works in mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion and has au­thored four books, is in part­ner­ship with Greta Smith and Jo Rush­ton.

Greta, who has owned the Brook­let prop­erty with hus­band Perry for 10 years, was in me­dia and multi­na­tional busi­ness op­er­a­tions and now has a Cer­tifi­cate III in Pro­duc­tion

Hor­ti­cul­ture – Or­ganic Farm­ing.

Jo, who coaches well-be­ing and nu­tri­tion, is also a chef and au­thor of Ama­zon num­ber-one best-sell­ing book Rocket Fuel on

a Bud­get, on how to eat or­gan­i­cally with­out going broke.

“Our love of food gelled as soon as we all spent time to­gether,” Susie said.

“As well as be­ing in­volved in the farm, Jo and I have re­cently launched the South Pa­cific Jam Com­pany.

“Bha­vana is at­tract­ing tourism and cor­po­rate events, girls’ week­ends away and over­all, we hope, be­com­ing an ex­pe­ri­ence that visitors want to in­clude on their stay. In time, we would love to be able to have ac­com­mo­da­tion on the prop­erty.”

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PHOTO: FRAN FLYNN

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