From 4th August 2018

Owned And Operated By David And Marianne Carter we get all our Lamb & Beef from Hunter Natural and you can get it too from their Butcher’s Shop in Morpeth on online.

As fifth generation farmers in the Upper Hunter, David & Marianne are passionate about sustainable farming.

They raise healthy, happy animals for beef and lamb production whilst improving our environment. It means they can pass the land on to future generations in better condition than it is today.

The farm is located in the Upper Hunter Valley on the banks of the Stewarts Brook where they run beef cattle and sheep.

Being passionate about the environment and making the farm sustainable into the future they have done a lot of research into natural fertilisers. The Carter’s use natural fertilisers in conjunction with their strategic rotational grazing system. This helps them to build soil microlife and organic matter content leading to an increase in soil health and biodiversity. The aim is to totally eliminate the reliance on chemical fertilisers.

Use of natural fertiliser led them to build a commercial sized worm farm to produce our own. Any excess fertiliser and some of the worms are sold direct off farm or through farmers markets. When soil organic matter content and biology increase through the use of natural fertilisers there are many benefits, like stored carbon, improved soil fertility, improved water holding capacity of the soil, helping the pastures live longer in dry times.

Hunter Natural’s sheep and cattle are handled using the Low Stress Stock Handling principles to encourage an environment of low stress interaction between people and animals.

They are grazed on predominantly native pasture using strategic rotational grazing management to increase soil health and biodiversity, promoting earth worms, dung beetles and microbial activity. This helps limit nutrient run off, keeping watercourses healthy and they taste great!

This week you’ll find Hunter Natural beef in Nan’s Pie and Lamb on the specials menu.

Daily Specials from Saturday 4th August 2018

Breakfast

Pancakes with Caramelised Oranges, Toasted Macadamias, Chocolate Sauce & Cream 19

Mini Pork Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce with Baked Chickpeas & Sourdough Toast 23

 

Entrée

Salmon Fish Cakes served with Kerr’s Organic Piccalilli on Organic Leaves (5) 19

Cauliflower, Kale & Broccoli Soup with Sourdough Toast…. And Side Salad as a Main Vegan GF Available 18 / 26

Main

Grilled Prawns & Squid Ink Risotto 33 GF

Sunflower Seed & Spinach Pesto Pasta Organic Penne served with Golden Beetroot

Add Chorizo, Bacon & Parmesan for $5   29 Vegan

Rolled Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder Served with Purple Carrot Puree, Green Beans & Roast Tomato Sauce 34 GF

Roast Pumpkin, Garlic Baked Broccoli & Confit Beetroot 

On a bed of Brown Rice with Buddha’s Finger Dressing, Toasted Macadamias & Vegan Feta

27 Vegan GF

and of course we have our Signature Dishes

Entrées & Share Plates

Vegan Cheese Plate $24

We make it all here and are constantly experimenting with new variations and you’ll experience 3 cheeses served with house made crackers, and Kerr’s Organic Chutneys and Relishes

Little Hill Farm Chicken Liver & Love Pate $18

with Pickles & Toasted Sourdough

Trio of Delicious Dips $16

with Toasted Ciabatta (Vegan)

Polenta Chips $16

with Cheesy Cashew Sauce & Marinated Mushrooms (GF, Vegan)

Mains

Nan’s Pie of the Day $33

with Seasonal Greens & Red Wine Jus

Vegan Harvest $29

Our famous Quinoa & Lentil ‘Steak’ served with a selection of locally harvested vegetables (GF)

Sides

OMG Potatoes with Aioli & Shaved Parmesan $14 GF

Superfood Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette $14 Vegan GF

Veggie Garden with Herb Dressing $14 Vegan GF

Desserts $16

Nan’s Mini Doughnuts with Jam & Chocolate Sauce Vegan N GF

Match with Macquariedale Solero

Sticky Date Pudding Vegan N GF

With Coconut Caramel Sauce

Match with Macquariedale Solero

Dark Chocolate Fondant GF

with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & Fruit Compote

Match with Macquariedale Tawny Liquor

Dirty Chai Panna Cotta GF

Created for Nanna Kerr’s 80th Birthday Party

Devonshire Tea

Scones, Kerr’s Organic Jams & Fresh Cream

with your choice of Planet Organic Tea or a coffee

English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Chamomile, Rosehip,

Cinnamon, Turmeric, Green, Decaffeinated Green