Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February Markets

Markets this weekend:

Yeppoon Community Markets where you can get lovely fresh pineapples, bananas, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchinis, eggplants, corn (I think it'll still be on) and other vegetables. These markets go from 6am to 10am. I'll be there until 10, but some of the veggie growers sell out early, so it's always a good idea to get there before 8.30am.

Rockhampton Kern Arcade Carpark Markets also have a great range of local veg - more than Yeppoon at the moment. It's sometimes the other way around. I'm there early, but they usually start around 6 and then go until 12.

We will have Pork, Beef, Goat and Lamb this weekend. I keep getting asked, so as a reminder, the animals are all bred and raised on our Farm and are pasture finished. Pigs are fed grain (GMO free), and are on pasture also. Cattle, Goats and Sheep are only pasture fed and finished - no grain, no nasties. Goat will be very limited.....we need to breed more! If you would like me to put anything aside for you, please email me dawsonvalleyfr@bigpond.com and include your mobile number please.

Frequent Free Ranger Subscribers (read more here) it's a monthly delivery this time, however we won't be back at the Markets for a month, so if you haven't already advised me, let me know if you would like a delivery this time anyway.

Gladstone Area - Your next delivery will be the weekend of the 4/5 March.

The following photos are Baked Beef Ribs done using my Moroccan Beef Brisket Recipe (found here) with the addition of 3 tomatoes, chopped. I cooked them in the oven for about 2.5 to 3 hours at 180. Served them with Cous Cous and Roast Veg.....very tasty indeed.






Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 2018

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and managed to get a little down time. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Day with my very large family. I think there were over 40 people for lunch and we had about 8 missing - my family is huge! We had 3 out of 4 children home which is always pretty special for Kim and I.

It's now time for us to get started on another year of keeping people well fed and nourished on our quality meat products.

Bush Friendly Beef bred and grown on our organic pastures. These cattle are owned and managed by our children in a rotational grazing system. This form of management is good for the animal, as it reduces the impacts from insects and parasites and it ensures that the cattle are always moving onto fresh pasture. It is also good for the environment as the pasture is managed so that there is always good ground cover, which reduces soil loss through erosion and therefore no soil nutrient loss as well as less pollution to the Great Barrier Reef.



Our Lamb and Goat are also bred and grown on our organic pastures, and are rotated through the pig paddocks when possible to utilise the fertility from the pigs. The cattle, goats and sheep are all pasture fed and finished - no grain, no chemicals, no nasties! Goats will be a little limited for the first couple of months of the year.





Our pigs are also on pasture at all times, although are also fed a grain ration. Did you know that pork fat is very high in fat soluble Vitamins E & D. Have a read of this post for more info on this. We usually have lard for sale at the markets also.


Next Markets:

  • Yeppoon - 20th January - Yeppoon Community Markets
  • Rockhampton - 21st January - Kern Arcade Carpark Markets
  • Gladstone - 21st January - Benaraby Turnoff 3pm to 4pm Sunday afternoon.
Please keep an eye on this link: Market Dates for the dates of upcoming markets - there are a few months that we are only able to do one market per month.

We will continue with the Frequent Free Ranger Group, so if you would like to become a FFR Subscriber and get a regular pack of meat (selected by Lucy) at $15/kg, please read more here, then send me the required information and I'll include you this month. If you just want to trial it and see how it goes, that is possible - you can unsubscribe from the FFR Group any time!

This year, we will be have specials that will only be available to Newsletter Subscribers. If you are not already on my email subscription list and would like to sign up, please send me an email and I can add you, or you can subscribe via facebook (I think). To receive the special, you must reply to the email and pre-order. Simply click on this link: dawsonvalleyfr@bigpond.com