Welcome to The Edible Forest, Annette Owen-Mulder and Les Mulder’s organic farm at Wherrol Flat.
We raise cattle and pigs, grow heritage fruit trees and a large range of vegetables. Annette uses the products of the fruit trees and veggie beds to make fabulous jams and preserves. We sell all of these things at local farmers’ markets.
In permaculture, the edible forest is a low maintenance and highly productive polyculture. It overproduces compared to monocultures and contains many different ecological niches, which are all occupied by useful species.
Our Edible Forest is a 56ha (140 acre) demonstration permaculture/holistic management farm 10 minutes out of Wingham, NSW. We are building permaculture gardens and housing, as well as raising a variety of animals.
In conjunction with Manning Landcare, we have run a number of field days, around Keyline concepts and permaculture design.
Our aim is to use this web site to document the journey we’re on, learning our new trade and building a sustainable farming enterprise.
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Balinese Tamarind Pork Delicious and easy to prepare, this is one of our favourite pork meals. Ingredients 1 tbsp tamarind concentrate 2 medium onions, rough chopped 2 tsp grated ginger 2 tbsp sweet dark soy sauce (ketjap manis) 1 tbsp sambal olek 1 tbsp vegetable oil ½ kg Edible Forest pork spare ribs or belly, chopped into bite sized pieces ½ cup water ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp brown sugar Method Place the onion, garlic, ginger, ketjap manis and sambal olek into a food processor and make into a smooth paste. Heat the oil in a deep heavy based pan over a high heat and fry the pork, turning often, until browned all over. Reduce heat to medium and pour off the excess fat. Add the onion mixture and fry for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the water, salt and tamarind concentrate and mix well. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add the brown sugar, increase the heat to medium and cook uncovered, stirring often until the sauce is dark and sticky. Serve immediately with plenty..
See you at the Wingham Farmers Market this Saturday!!!!
It’s Halloween tonight and tomorrow the Christmas lights will start going up around Wingham. Yes, it’s crazy, but who are we to fight it? Tomorrow we’re also starting the making of our next batch of hams for Christmas. If you’re looking for the best Christmas ham you’ll ever have, talk to us now as numbers will be limited and orders will fill fast. Come to the Wingham Farmers’ or Bent on Tuesday Markets, place a deposit and we will put one aside for you!
Another Tuesday, another market. Doesn’t it look great?
More mushrooms. But these look like they could kill me… Anyone know what they are? . . .. .. . . . #farmingisawesome #mushrooms #theedibleforest #wildfood #wildharvest #freshisbest #foodporn #manningvalley #localfood #foodie #fieldmushroom #delicious #wherrolflat #wingham #farmtable
Dragonfly sex. Making more predators – ain’t nature grand? . . . . . #naturephotography #dragonfly #insect #insects #nature #anisoptera #reproduction #insectsofinstagram #insectphotography #closeup #closeupphotography #macrophotography #macro #manningvalley #shallowdepthoffield #35mm
Genetics are interesting… This morning Ladybird gave birth to 16 piglets. Poor luv doesn’t get a look in, all the babies look like dad. . . . . . #theedibleforest #pigsofinstagram #piglets #piglet #freerange #freerangepork #piggies #farmingisawesome #naturalfarming #manningvalley #winghamfarmersmarket #bentontuesday #wingham #wherrolflat
Ladybird our lovely Duroc sow, gave birth last night. Yesterday she was very busy building an enormous nest under her shelter. This morning 16 piglets. No wonder her belly was almost dragging on the ground! Pictures later
Reaffirming why we’re here – Esmerelda delivered 11 piglets last night. And because she took so long to get pregnant, we put Ladybird in with the boar too. By the look of her, she’ll have had hers by the time we get home . . . . . . . #freerange #freerangepork #piglets #piglet #pigsofinstagram #pig #manningvalley #wherrolflat #theedibleforest #wingham #winghamfarmersmarket #farmersmarket #farmingisawesome #cuteanimals @ Wherrol Flat, New South Wales, Australia
We’re happy to report, Esmerelda, one of our sows, had 11 piglets last night. Pictures will follow 🙂
December 21, 2016
We had a lovely article written about us in the local paper, the Wingham Chronicle: Christmas leftover recipe Pytt i panna – or translated from Swedish “small pieces in a pan.” This is one of Les’ favourites. He used to hate leftovers but now he asks for them. Dice potatoes into small cubes, fry until… Continue Reading →
July 5, 2014
On Saturday the 5th July and Sunday the 6th, Pete the Permie, in conjunction with Manning Landcare ran a series of Heritage fruit workshops at our farm. Topics covered were: Winter vs summer pruning Espaliers Natural tree management How to set up an orchard, collection or edible food forest, Bio-dynamic & organic management Site design… Continue Reading →
June 20, 2014
The July/August 2014 edition of Good Organic Gardening Magazine has a 4 page spread on us and The Edible Forest. Go down to your newsagent and get a copy right now! If you’re one of our overseas mates , you can find the text and photos at: http://www.completehome.com.au/be-inspired/tips-and-trends/expert-advice-planting-an-edible-forest Thanks to Diane Norris for the opportunity… Continue Reading →