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Monday, 11 May 2015 18:13

CSA details

Customer Supported Agriculture

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:45

Aquaponics

Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrification bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.

Typically aquaponic systems utilize classic horizontal grow beds, but we at bare greens have chosen to utilize the exciting new technology, ZipGrow towers, that enables us to grow our herbs and greens vertically. See the section on vertical growing to read up on the benefits.

The diagram below shows the natural cycle that exists in an aquaponic system

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:45

Zipgrow towers Vertical Growing

Vertical Growing using ZipGrow Towers

Invented and manufactured by Dr Nate Storey, PhD (Bright AgroTech, out of Wyoming USA). Vertical growing is not new, but the technology that Dr Storey invented is! The ZipGrow Towers provide farmers with significant benefits. Less labour requirements, no soil borne diseases, minimal water usage and portability. The result of this is that farmers can produce large quantities of fresh herbs and greens, with less resource usage, and provide consumers with organically grown Live Sales, completely shaking up the entire herb and green marketplace!

Click here to goto the Bright Agrotech website

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:45

Food Security

Food Security

Knowing where your food is grown, under what conditions and using what techniques all adds to your confidence that the food you are providing for your family is healthy, free of chemicals and diseases. Some recent examples of food contamination are classic examples of low food security.

Below is a photo of our property where all our herbs and greens are grown. Located in Canyonleigh, part of the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. You are most welcome to organise for a farm visit to see how we grow our herbs and greens.

Sunday, 26 April 2015 20:54

Pesto

Basil pesto is simple to master at home. There are generally only five ingredients - basil, of course, pine nuts and garlic, plus olive oil and parmesan. This recipe uses the traditional method of pounding using a mortar and pestle, but some pesto recipes suggest using a food processor to speed up the preparation time.

  • 40 g pine nuts
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) olive oil
  • 840 g parmesan, freshly grated

Slowly toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan, then take out and leave to cool.

Wash the basil, shake dry and pick the leaves from the stalks.

Peel, then crush the garlic, a little salt and the pine nuts in a mortar.

Add the basil and grind to a paste, then work in the grated parmesan.

Continue grinding, gradually adding the oil in a thin stream, to produce a creamy pesto. Season to taste with salt.

Friday, 24 April 2015 01:24

Events

Thursday, 23 April 2015 01:54

Farm Progress Updates Here

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We will provide BLOG entries to keep our customers updated on the progress of Bare Greens. Interesting information, herb use, recipies etc.

So stay tuned, or subscribe to BLOG update.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:48

Offline Page

How to Take Your Joomla! Website Temporarily Offline

There may be occasions when you will make your Joomla! website completely unavailable to visitors for a short time. There is a simple switch in the Administrator back-end that enables you to take your website offline very quickly. It can be returned to service at a later time just as easily.

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To make your Joomla! website unavailable to visitors, replacing it with a simple message, do this:

  1. Log in to the Administrator back-end.
  2. Click on the Global Configuration button in the main Control Panel or click the Site → Global Configuration menu item in Joomla 2.5 or System → Global Configuration in Joomla 3.x.
  3. There are so many configuration options that they need to be divided into separate groups or tabs. The Site tab, it should be the default first view displayed, if not click on the tab.
  4. Find where it says Site Offline and change the radio button from No to Yes in Joomla 2.5 or click the Yes button in Joomla 3.x.
  5. Optional: Change the Offline Message to give your visitors some explanation about why your website is unavailable.
  6. Click the Save toolbar button to implement the new settings:
    • The Save toolbar button will save your changes and but leave you in Global Configuration.
    • The Save and Close button will save your changes and return you to the Administrator Control Panel.
  7. You should see a message confirming the settings have been changed.

Chimera comes with it's own customized Site Offline page which is displayed when the site is set to Offline Mode within the Joomla! Administration. This page, /templates/rt_chimera/offline.php can be easily customised with your own layout, logo and colours, so it represents a message which relates to your project.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:48

FAQ

Common Queries and Questions

Bare Greens grows using organic practices in an aquaponic system, utilizing Bright Agrotech's ZipGrow Vertical Growing Technology. This technology enables Bare Greens to provide our customers with Fresh Right Now produce, as the towers are modular, enabling us to easily transport our produce to market, to homes, or to restaurants. Always fresh, low wastage, harvest as you require.

  • Re-discover freshness.
  • Very low wastage.
  • Low consumption of resources.
  • Natural aquaponic process.
  • Locally produced.
  • Always Fresh!.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:47

CSA Southern Highlands

Locally Grown. Southern Highlands Proud

Bare Greens Southern Highlands CSA provides healthy, fresh greens and herbs all year long for the local community.

How it works

Bare Greens grows fresh, nutritious greens, herbs 365 days a year for the local Southern Highlands community. Each week, CSA partners receive a basket of freshly harvested produce delivered directly from our greenhouse in Canyonleigh. We harvest every Thursday. So the time from harvest to your home is a matter of hours!

Why join the Southern Highlands CSA?

Weekly Harvest:

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Transparency:

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Taste the Freshness:

Receive ultra-fresh, nutrient dense, locally grown food every week

Know exactly where your food comes from and have the opportunity to tour the farm

Less transit = more flavor

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