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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Gaia beckons on July 9th

Oh boy. The Gaia Farmers Markets start this Thursday, 9th July. Be there at 2pm to hit the stalls when they’re bursting with fresh local vegetables, fruit, honey, dairy, eggs, meat and fish. And mushrooms. Don’t forget the mushrooms. We’ll be there with freshly harvested phoenix and white oyster mushrooms and grow kits. It’s going…

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Pivotal moments

Everyone has life-changing, pivotal moments. It happened in a cottage in the woods below the Malvern Hills. I entered a world of quiet, self-sufficient industry. My bag was investigated, superfluous items discarded or donated. Food was grown or scavenged. Every week, we did the rounds, collecting boxes of over-ripe tomatoes, blemished eggplants, too-knobbly celeriac, slightly…

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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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J’adore St. Isidore

  It’s been six months since I moved back to Milton and began a simple living, gardening odyssey. Six whole months! It’s a bit of a shock that we’re suddenly on the cusp of winter. Luckily, Milton is swathed in an Indian summer, at least for a little bit longer. I feel blessed to wake up…

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