Blog post update for Pialligo Estate and Farm # 2 Winter 2014 (late July)
Spectacular winter vistas greet us at Pialligo Estate each morning, reminding us about the joys of living in Canberra. Despite the biting cold, it’s been a hive of activity at the farm.
Pialligo Farm Smokehouse was awarded with the honour of being Australia’s best artisan bacon during Australian Bacon Week and since then we’ve had a huge response — both in terms of publicity across the media, as well as from our valued customers.
As a result, we will be supplying Harris Farm Markets in Sydney from the beginning of August — together with four outlets of hudson meats, premium butcher and deli, who advise that they will slice Pialligo Farm Smokehouse bacon to order at the counter in their stores.
In Canberra, we have extended into IGA Supermarkets in Yarralumla and Chapman, and continue to supply Campbell and Ainslie, Deli Planet at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets, TwentyOne Café and Grocer at Nishi, More than Meat butchery at Westfield in Belconnen, and Essential Ingredient in Kingston.
On Sunday, 27 July between 11am and 2pm, we will be offering tastings of our bacon at Deli Planet at the Fyshwick Markets, so please do pop into the store and say hello.
Work is progressing on the redevelopment of the Farmhouse Restaurant. Our two outdoor terraces are taking shape, together with the stone cladding on the exterior of the building. Our horticulturist is visiting nurseries in Sydney and Melbourne, sourcing a range of established plants for the Paul Bangay-designed farmhouse garden. Jan and Michael are busy making selections for spring plantings on the farm and also the kitchen garden for the restaurant.
“There is something refreshing about getting dirt underneath your fingernails, as you dig in the rich soil of the vegetable garden in search of an edible prize that you have been nurturing for months. This is how we will source ingredients for our Farmhouse Restaurant,” says Executive Chef, Jan.
Remember, you can also enjoy Pialligo Farm Smokehouse bacon at Lonsdale Street Roasters in Canberra city, and 38 Espresso and Penny University in Kingston, ACT.Further north, in Brisbane, our bacon is available from The Standard Market Company in Newstead and Fortitude Valley, Ingredients at Kenmore Village, Naturally Fruit in Taringa, and Zone Fresh in Windsor.
Cheers for now…