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Bugs Bunny would have a field day
Kalfresh Vegetables was a small family-owned company that started in 1992 in the Fassifern Valley, south-west of Brisbane. Father and son team, Barry and Richard Hinrichsen, commenced operations with five staff which has since grown into a multi-million dollar business that grows, packs and markets fresh vegetables for customers all across Australia, as well as internationally.
Kalfresh has more than 3000 acres under crop in five growing regions. This enables geographic diversity, water security and the ability to produce our core crops year-round.
Currently, there is an over supply of carrots across Australian markets. Kalfresh is finding it difficult to offload their carrots and have two options: harvest the carrots and lose money; or leave the carrots in the field to rot - which is just a waste of good food, isn't it?
So what has this forward-thinking company decided to do? They are holding a PICK YOUR OWN CARROTS DAY at a Carrot Paddock in Kalbar on Saturday, October 7th.
Where is Kalbar? It's only 80kms west of Brisbane CBD so why not pack a picnic lunch and go for a drive out to the Scenic Rim for the day.
We don't mind picking our own strawberries, do we, so why not carrots? I've driven through the Fassifern Valley and found fresh carrots that were available for purchase from vege stalls dotted along the roads in the area. Massive 20 kilo bags of carrots were going for less than the price of a coffee and a sandwich.
Did I buy a bag of these carrots? Daughter of parents who lived through the Depression - of course I did. Firstly, I did give a few plastic bags full of carrots away to friends: cheap currency in exchange for the fresh eggs and baby sitting they had done for me in the past.
My cooking skills were tested using carrots, slicing, dicing and juicing, and I admit to a prevalence of Cornish pasties ( freezable) and the firm family favourite, carrot and feta lasagne.
PICK YOUR OWN CARROT DAY looks like a great opportunity to show the kiddies where food comes from. You will be able to meet the farmers, sit the children on a tractor, and let them experience the joy of picking fresh vegetables - dirt and all.
Food & drinks will be available for sale on the day (cash only) and include carrot cake, carrot bread, and - carrot snags. I kid you not.
Tickets for the day cost $5 per adult and $2.50 per child and are available here
The day starts at 8:30 am and finishes at 2:30 p.m. Just go to Kent's Lagoon Rd, Kalbar, and follow the signs.
Don't forget the sun hats for the youngsters, and sharing your favourite carrot recipe with readers.
As the all time carrot aficionado would say: " That's all, Folks."
My apologies, however the article clearly referred you to a website to purchase tickets. I am sure you would have found lots of other lovely spots to stop with the family. We are extremely fortunate to have so much beauty and diversity in SEQ.
When I submitted this article for publication tickets were still available.
Nowhere in the article it says you need to pre-book, was very disappointed to go there today and find out that there was pre-booking required and was sold out. What a waste of time for the whole family and my 20 month old.