Market garden produce stall- Braidwood
Wynlen House is a small endeavour in the age-old tradition of food production.
Wynlen House sells vegetables, seasonal preserves and baked goods every Saturday from a small produce stall in the Courtyard of Provisions Deli & Grocery, 56 Wallace St Braidwood and at the Braidwood Farmers Market.
We sell whatever is ready from the garden (seasonal produce.) We aim for a broad range of produce, focusing on a little of everything and a lot of a some things. We always sell a seasonal Stir Fry mix and a seasonal Salad mix. On average we
pick around 45 kilos of produce for sale every week. Over the course of a year we sell over 2 tonne of produce from our stall.
Food is picked and sold within 24 hours.
We also sell preserves and cakes made from seasonal produce and fruits. Horseradish cream is very popular and garlic confit and garlic toum over winter. Apple pie of course! and other sweet delights that take our fancy to make.
You can visit the stall on Saturday morning between 8.30 am and midday. If we sell out we go home early!
Come and discover our wonderful, seasonal produce selection!
STOP PRESS: Monkitte Mash our real food poultry mix is also available from our stall.
Although we knew we could grow food for ourselves, it is quite a big step to consider supplying food for “customers” who are paying for what they received. We to supply directly to customers through a Community Support Agricultural (CSA) model. We approached some friends and acquaintances and asked if they would be interested in committing to buying produce from our garden on a weekly basis. We began in 2006 with six households who were happy to make this commitment.
In late 2009 we started a Community Produce Stall at the monthly Braidwood Ryrie Park markets. This was our first step into an open retail environment. We enjoyed running the stall at the markets and selling our produce along with produce from other other local growers.
n late 2010 we were approached by the Albion Café to sell vegetables on their verandah and we decided that direct retailing through a weekly market stall would be our new way forward. In 2011 we relocated our weekly stall to Dojo Lane and in 2016 we moved to our current location in the courtyard of 56 Wallace St., Braidwood.
For us the key focus is about caring where our food comes from; how and where it is grown; and how it is processed, prepared and shared. We have a strong interest in (re)developing, organic, sustainable and local food systems using agricultural practices that have environmental, economic and social outcomes. To this end, in 2012, Wynlen House started running workshops on growing vegetables in a cool climate and on basic animal husbandry; practical education for people wishing to grow food (vegetables and animals). In 2013 we held the first of our slow food lunches extending our promotion of small-scale agriculture. In January 2016 we ran a pop up slow food cafe further demonstrating the viability and sustainability of small scale farming as a method of feeding local communities… as it used to be.