Tag Archives: local

Duck, Duck, Gone

organic ducks free ranging at Heritage Farm

I’ve had ducks for almost ten years now, but that’s about to change. For a time at least. At the end of every summer, ducks moult. Moulting causes the ducks to lose their feathers, stop laying eggs and begin building up their nutrient reserves. Ducks tend to lay best over the cool wet months – […]

Spring time

Rach and Kingsley in front of the broadbeans

Sun, warmth, fast growing plants and lambing. Goodbye to the depths of winter. Welcome to spring! Rach has already discussed some of the challenges growing vegetables in spring (tl;dr there’s very limited produce growing on our farm and the Mornington Peninsula at this time of year – most produce at the supermarket now is shipped […]

Customising Veggie Boxes and Tackling Food Waste

seeds at Heritage Farm

As farmers, we love veggie boxes. They mean security that isn’t washed out with a farmers market, they mean we know roughly how many rows of each crop to plant, and they mean that we know EXACTLY what to harvest. In short, they mean that while 7.3 million tonnes of food are wasted on Australian […]