Season wrap up from Milton Mushrooms

It’s been an exciting first year of growing mushrooms for market; a steep learning curve that’s seen me make plenty of new farmer mentors and friends. I’m indebted to the support of both the burgeoning Gaia Farmers Market in Ulladulla and the well-established SAGE Farmers Market in Moruya. Rad people abound at both markets (too…

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Fungi life. An update.

I’m not a fan of all fungi. Botrytis, for instance, is determined to ruin every last peach in the fruit bowl. I like a certain degree of fuzz, but seriously, COME ON NOW. It’s called sharing. Luckily, I’m also purposely growing some delicious fungi and slowly turning into an eccentric mushroom grower. The good kind…

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Milton Mushrooms

My name’s Marita, and I live in a caravan tucked away outside Milton on the south coast of NSW. In 2015, I’m excited to be bringing you fresh, gourmet mushrooms grown right here on the farm. Introducing: Milton Mushrooms. Milton Mushrooms will be raising fine oyster mushrooms, fleshy and tasty. White oyster, Phoenix oyster, and the…

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Cosy spaces.

Having a cosy space is exhilarating. It’s the fulfilment of every childhood cubby house dream, a daily adventure worthy of the Swiss Family Robinson. Having somewhere that is all yours? A secret hidey hole to run to across the frosty grass while the ocean roars up the valley? It’s a dollop of self-sufficiency that not much…

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Milton Faces. Meet Emily Reid.

This week, meet Emily Reid, one of our top local rising talents. She’s a local who appreciates the great sense of community here in Milton, where friendly and supportive souls abound. During the day you’ll catch her at Pilgrims or Tallwood, but when she’s not a crucial part of the local restaurant scene, she’s hunched over…

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Milton Faces. Meet Anna Smith.

There truly is something in the water here in Milton. It’s home to many creative, inspiring people. I’d like to celebrate this by introducing you to some of them, through a new series dubbed ‘Milton Faces.’ This week, meet my first ‘Milton Face’: my incredible sister Anna. She’s a keen athlete, aspiring model and bubbling…

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The life of a horticulture student

A Certificate II in Horticulture is a beautiful thing. Especially if you’re studying in the lovely seaside town of Ulladulla under the excellent tutelage of Malcolm, Graeme and Wendy. Add in a rambunctious group of classmates exuding endless enthusiasm, and you have yourself a tremendous combination. There’s Merino from Venezuela, Ross the van-dweller, Em the…

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