Hunter Valley Feed

There's plenty of opportunities to learn skills for sustainable living in the Hunter Valley this month. There's courses in wildcraft, hemp masonry, biodynamics, medicinal herbs, grass identification, and making goats milk soap. Read more →

It’s blueberry season here in the Hunter Valley, time to enjoy these berries fresh. Misty Valley Farm in the lower Hunter lets you pick your own organic blueberries for a fraction of what you would pay at the shops. My daughter and I picked three kilograms of delicious blueberries. Or to be more precise, I picked and she sneaked, with her hand making its way to her mouth more often than the bucket. We devoured handfuls on the drive home and the remainder were destined for the freezer. Blueberries are easy to freeze. I simply toss the berries into a... Read more →

We enjoyed a 100 metre meal at Margan Resturant in the Hunter Valley recently. All ingredients were sourced fresh and from within 100 metres of our table. We started with a delicious corn soup served in a sweet teeny little cup. The main was slow roasted lamb with creamy potato mash, heirloom vegetables - all from the kitchen garden. Margan raise their own Black Suffolk lambs in the paddock next to the garden. We also enjoyed a glass of Margan Barbera - with the grapes grown less than 100m from our table. After lunch we wandered through the kitchen garden.... Read more →