A harvest to share

I have mentioned before that at Beelarong Community Farm where I have my allotment volunteers and allotment holders alike work in the community garden every Wednesday morning.

At the end of their labours the harvest is shared and at the moment the community garden is bursting with veggies.

I took this photo today of the ‘share’ table holding a variety of Asian greens, pumpkin, cauliflower, limes, lettuce, passion fruit and macadamia nuts.

The share table

The share table

What you cannot see is the huge bucket of limes sitting on the ground, plus a shopping bag full of them. Volunteers also packed one of the wheelbarrows to the top with more greens and John, one of our maintenance guys, turned up with a great mound of chokos from his own garden which were welcomed with gusto by the three of us there who are ‘choko lovers’.

With my share of chokos and limes I will be to making my favourite choko, lime and ginger marmalade and I’ll be making a big pot of choko, onion and curry soup to feed the freezer.

Happy gardening.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. digginwivdebb
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 18:34:21

    Great post Jean but what are choco’s? Debb

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  2. cathyandchucky
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 20:28:13

    Great assortment of fruit and veg Jean. I’d have some macadamias and limes and any cauliflower please!

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  3. narf77
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 04:30:31

    Back off Pinkus I saw those Macadamias first! šŸ˜‰ Seriously though Jean, what an amazing thing to share with everyone. It might be time to get something like that started here. Once I get my seriously enormous veggie garden up and producing I am going to have more than enough for us all and will be sharing with neighbours and friends etc. Love the ethos and love your future blog post recipes (I will keep you to that! šŸ˜‰ )

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Jun 27, 2013 @ 09:27:32

      I love the sharing within the community over at the farm. It doesn’t end with sharing the fresh vegetables either, we pickle some veggies and they end up back at our morning tea to enjoy with cheese and biscuits. We make jam with the fruit and that also ends up to share on home made scones with a cup of tea. It’s not just gardening over at the farm, there is a lot of eating too.

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      • narf77
        Jun 27, 2013 @ 10:13:29

        It sounds like an amazingly integrated and positive community of like minded souls Jean and kudos to you all for making that wonderful cycle keep on :).

  4. MrsYub
    Jun 27, 2013 @ 18:28:04

    Wow, I love your selection! I also love the whole share table thing! Outside of church I haven’t come across people so willing to share with each other without some sort of payment. Lovely šŸ™‚

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  5. Mark
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 06:25:09

    Thats fantastic well done, just hope we can harvest half as much as that and i will be chuffed.

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  6. cityhippyfarmgirl
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 14:27:26

    Love it Jean. How wonderful to have access to that.
    Limes please!

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  7. livingsimplyfree
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 16:00:33

    A community garden is fantastic, but a community that shares the bounty of their gardens weekly is amazing. The food looks delicious.

    Reply

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