Russian Kale

Russian Kale

Russian Kale with Swiss Chard ME Farms

This week the ME Farms Russian Kale will be put with some delicious Swiss Chard. Both great to stirfry with Coriander and Buk Choi.

To store wrap a paper towel around them and pop into an open plastic bag. Or wrapped in paper towel into a container with a corner slightly open. If they go limp siply fill bowl with water and ice, pop the kale into it, let it sit for a few minutes to rehydrate then shake off excess water.

Me Farms Swiss Chard

The leaves on these are quite soft and ready for a light steam or quick stirfry.

Swiss Chard Me farms

ME Farm baby salad leaves

ME Farm baby salad leaves

ME Farm baby salad leavesAfter a hiatus of several months, ME Farm in Fairfield has produced some lovely organically-grown baby salad leaves: baby chard in yellow, red and orange; gorgeous purple baby buk choi; curly endive and baby beet; and peppery mustard leaves.  It all combines beautifully into a gorgeous-looking salad, perfect to combine with golden baby truss tomatoes.

Read more about Me Farms

Me Farms a local farm

Me Farms plot

Me Farms plot

Me Farms a local farm

Harvest Hub are reaching out for truly local into the suburbs. In Fairfield and Bankstown there are farms which produce amazingly flavoursome produce. Harvest Hub guarantees that 50 cents in the dollar spent goes back to their farmers.

Multicultural Enterprises Australia (MEA)

Me Farm Seedlings

Me Farm Seedlings

Multicultural Enterprises Australia (MEA) established out of the Cabramatta Community Centre in 2011 began MEFarms. Supported by Community Builders state funding for 3 years we have incorporated KPI’s of this funding with objectives so the farm could be self sufficient.

MEA is a social enterprise championed by Suji Upasena. Together Suji and a working party consisting of several local Fairfield, Cabramatta and Liverpool agencies initiated a farm concept to support migrants, refugees, and local residents in pursuit of horticultural training and work experience to operate in a fresh produce farm environment.

MEFarms supporting migrants & local residents horticultural training and work experience to operate in a fresh produce farm environment. Fairfield,Bankstown.

Winter and what happens at the farm.

Me Farms tell us, “Sydney has just passed the longest day of the year and with only two months before spring is well underway with seeding in our nursery. Our mild winter days are up to 20 degrees and our nights only down to 5 degrees. This has seen some remarkable growth in our young seedlings. Right now were sowing leeks, swiss chard, carrots, beetroot, radish, sunflower, Brassicas and garlic.”