Farm Life by Anthony Rehbein

Finally our shop is back to normal from a huge Mother’s Day. Thank you to all those who supported One Little Farm and in particular the Endeavour Foundation Chrysanthemums.  This was a huge undertaking where we had a team of dedicated ladies who trimmed, bunched, and sleeved the flowers ready for the day.  Also thanks to my cricket family who helped support us through our POP UP shop on FE Walker Street.  These guys made it a special weekend.  Helping our customers purchase their flowers and fresh produce with a cheery smile and a great attitude.

 Our farm is now in full growing mode. Currently there is an endless load of crop work, whether you are planting, weeding, trellising, or clipping the days seem to just roll into each other.  We are now picking Snap Dragon, Celosia feathers, Asters, and Bachelor Buttons which are available at our One Little Farm store at 3/133 Bargara Rd, Bundaberg East. NOTE: Celosia Feather Bouquets are now available for pre-order via our website for pick up or delivery on or after Tuesday 26 May.

Next week we start the continuous task of picking eggplant for the Melbourne Markets.  We pick twice a week and the bush is constantly trained to provide strong fruit right through to November.  By the time we have finished picking the eggplant bush will be 3 metres tall an amazing sight.

 The strawberries are still a while away, and in the meantime we have planted purple cauliflowers and some specialty crops so keep an eye out for them coming soon.

This week our shop is full of beautiful produce and flowers.  The broccoli grown from Kepnock High school is amazing, also the green beans supplied by Rosengal are the freshest and best beans I have had this year.  Be sure to use Rosengal beans in your stir-fries.  Yet another dedicated grower from Bundaberg.

Lastly, our head farmer Mark celebrates his birthday this week, his age yet to be disclosed.  Mark is dedicated to growing and keeps a close eye on nutrition and crop management.  Happy birthday, mate!