Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach Wild Bushland Duo Pack SPECIAL

Dont miss this SPECIAL on the Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Maine Beach DUO PACK including Hand and Nail Cream 100ml and Body Mousse 150ml was $39.95 now ONLY $20.00. Order online or give us a call!

ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! (Now Sold Out)

This Beautifully packaged Maine Beach range is blended with freshly picked Emu Ridge Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus leaves, crushed bush mint and a hint of spice, this extensive body care range offers an uplifting assortment of botanical oils to counter the ageing process.
Double distilled on Kangaroo Island in one of Australia’s oldest Eucalypt distilleries, the Eucalyptus oil is then infused with a floral bouquet of white rock orchid, lavender buds and ylang ylang blossom on a delicate base of vanilla pod and soft musk. The result is a sensual range of natural Australian-made products free from parabens, mineral oil, sulphate and colourant.

#mothersday #birthday #eucalyptus #mainebeach #gift  #wildbushland

Sustainable Emu Farming – Working together supporting SA

We are proud to be associated with Wayne from Southern Emu and Andrew Fielke from Tuckeroo.  We have had a long association with Andrew and his Australian Native Produce. Andrew has developed a great new range of Emu Meat products that are available at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. Wayne has been farming emus for over 20 years and we are proud to support this South Aussie battler, promoting, bottling and selling his Emu Oil. It truly is an amazing 100% pure natural Australian Product, which is what Emu Ridge is all about!

Emu Ridge believes in farming our natural resources in a sustainable way, promoting and selling PURE NATURAL AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS.

You may find these 2 links interesting about Emu Oil  – Australian Emu Oil and more Interesting facts about Emu Oil

You can also purchase our Emu Oil here.

 You can purchase our Emu Oil here.
OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

 OUTBACK SCENE: Wayne Piltz, Southern Emu, Moorook, with some of the emus on-farm.

Australian emu meat is making its way to more plates, after a partnership between a producer and a chef translated to more retail opportunities.

Southern Emu director Wayne Piltz, Moorok, who farms emus with son Darryn, has been in the emu industry for more than two decades and said it has been through some tumultuous times.

“I was involved in the initial build-up in the early to mid 1990s,” he said. “At that stage there were more than 100 farms. I found out last year that I’m the only licensed emu farm left in SA.”

In the past year, Wayne has teamed up with chef and native food enthusiast Andrew Fielke to supply emu meat for his Tuckeroo food brand.

While Wayne is celebrating the news of the meat partnership, he said the primary income in emus remains from oil.

“A kilogram of emu fat is worth three or four times a kilogram of meat,” he said.

The birds are killed at an abattoir at Wycheproof, Vic, which is about about an 800-kilometre round-trip, but is the closest facility available.

Wayne sells half the fat to the abattoir with the other half rendered into emu oil, with the majority of the Southern Emus oil sold to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery on Kangaroo Island.

At one stage, the farm ran up to 2000 birds, but this year Wayne said they killed about 330, with all meat going to Tuckeroo.

They have 600 birds on the property, with about 28 hectares fenced into emu pens.

“This year we might hatch 600 chicks if we know we have the markets for them,” he said.

He has selected breeders, which can each produce up to eight eggs at a time.

Emus build up fat supplies in spring and summer ahead of their breeding season from March to June.

They are fed grain, hay, protein additives, vitamin additives and even used cooking oil to help build fat levels.

Wayne said the optimum slaughter time was before the breeding season, at about 18 to 20 months old. He aims to produce about 8.5kg to 9kg of fat per bird, with fat worth between $25/kg to $35/kg.

He said meat returns essentially covered the cost of slaughter.

 TASTE TEST: Tuckeroo’s Andrew Fielke and Southern Emu’s Wayne Piltz with emu pate at the Murray River and Lands on your table stall in the Adelaide Central Markets.

Innovative restaurants create growing demand for native produce

Consulting chef and owner of food supplier Tuckeroo Gourmet Retail Andrew Fielke says the next big trend in local cuisine is native foods.

“I’ve been a native food distributor since 2001, and in the past two years we’ve had phenomenal growth and interest in the sector,” he said.

Mr Fielke has teamed up with Riverland operation Southern Emu to produce a range of emu meat products.

He has worked with emu on and off through the years but liked the idea of sourcing a supply from an SA business.

“As a Riverland boy, I’m passionate about supporting local producers,” he said.

The range of emu products includes pate, pies, kabana and sausages, while his next project is a smoked emu in a proscuitto-style.

He wants to retail these in gourmet shops, while some will also be available in selected Riverland outlets, such as Flavours of the Riverland, as well as at the Riverland Markets.

Mr Fielke said the move towards native foods was started by leading international restaurateur Rene Redzepi at noma in Copenhagen, who set the trend for using food sourced from the local regions.

This has been taken up by high-end Australian restaurants, using native Australian produce.

“This trend then filters down to gourmet shops, hotels and restaurants throughout Australia,” he said.

Mr Fielke also supplies the emu kabana and pate to camping tour companies out of Alice Springs, NT, and Darwin.

“It allows international tourists to enjoy outback Australia with a native food inspired meal,” he said.

Since 1991 we have believed that farming our natural resources in a sustainable way is our greatest asset. Eucalyptus is but one of the things that grows naturally on our property. The government is making it very hard for us to farm this way on Kangaroo Island! Our Wallabies and Kangaroo’s are culled (shot ) and left to rot in the ground. They revoked our Emu Farming licence and we are now only permitted to sell emu eggs for both edible and hollow eggs sales, not for meat and leather. We will continue to fight these regulations. Farming our natural resources is far better for the environment. We used to be sheep farmers way back in another life!
I hope you enjoyed this story ~Bev~
Source – some of this Story was in the Stock Journal written by  Elizabeth Anderson News

Celebrate St Patricks Day at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island

If your going to be on Kangaroo Island on March the 17th come and Celebrate St Patrick’s Day Emu Ridge!

We are looking forward to entertaining you on St Patrick’s day. We are so sorry to inconvenience anyone re our evening event, It has unfortunately been cancelled. We will still be serving our St Pats inspired Menu all day !

 

Children friendly.

St Patrick’s Day Menu

St Patrick’s Day Menu pdf

$30 per head for 3 courses including a complimentary tea and coffee

Entrée: Pot of Gold Soup (Creamy roast garlic, broccoli & vintage cheddar, with gold flaked pepper) $8

Main: Deconstructed Guinness Beef Pie with St. Patrick’s Colcannon Potatoes and pea, mint & feta salad. $16

Vegetarian: Spinach, mushroom and feta Quiche

Dessert: Bailey’s ice cream Cheese Cake/Gluten Free available  $8

gluten free &/or vegetarian options available on pre-booking requests.

Our everyday and St Patrick inspired Menu is available and till 5.oopm. 

St Patrick’s Day Drinks available all day including:

Irish Illusion

Baileys on Ice

Local Wines

Kangaroo Island Ciders

Local Drunken Drone Beer

Beer Hahn Super Dry Beer

Coopers Beer

Soft drink/Water

St Patrick’s Day is an annual observance that is popular in Australia on March 17. … Many Australians come together on St Patrick’s Day to celebrate Irish culture and remember St Patrick’s life and achievements. Find out more about the history behind St Patrick’s Day

Stay up to date with the event on our Facebook page or on our Facebook event

BiZ Better Together 2017

Hi I was very lucky to win a ticket to this empowering conference. Was so interesting and inspiring. Thanks Bank SA

I had an amazing day today at the Mobile-ising Women in Business Conference. A big thanks to BankSA for chosing me to win a ticket to this empowering event at the National Wine Centre. So many amazing speakers! Some of my favorites, Sarah Vaughan Microsoft, Amy Prosser Brightcove, and Dr Fiona Kerr, talking about our brain, what an amazing woman she is! Belinda Heggen The Press Gallery was an awesome MC and I was also lucky enough to win $1000 training of my choice by the Australian Institute of Company Directors thanks so much to all Business SAWomen Mean BusinessAustralian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Biz Better Together it was truly inspiring! Lets hope I can put some things to good use! And I hope everyone knows they can buy some great Aussie products #online at #Emuridge on #Kangarooisland

 

Australia Day

This True Blue Aussie Image is by Julie-Anne Kilmartin and this is her website if you would like to see the rest of her art and Australiana things for sale!

What is Australia Day?

On Australia Day we celebrate all the things we love about Australia: land, sense of fair go, lifestyle, democracy, the freedoms we enjoy but particularly our people.

Australia Day is celebrated on the January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture. There are reflections on the achievements of the nation and explorations of way to make the country even better in the future. We celebrate and reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and these are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.

 

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Our Australia Day Display, with a sign explaining what Australia Day is because the international people didn’t know why we celebrate it.

Emu Ridge is proud to be an Australian owned family business and to have saved Australia and Kangaroo Islands history and heritage because 90% of the worlds oil now comes from China and Brazil! To buy our wonderful all natural Australian products, visit our Online Store

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My Country

The love of field and coppice,
Of green and shaded lanes.
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins,
Strong love of grey-blue distance
Brown streams and soft dim skies
I know but cannot share it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!

A stark white ring-barked forest
All tragic to the moon,
The sapphire-misted mountains,
The hot gold hush of noon.
Green tangle of the brushes,
Where lithe lianas coil,
And orchids deck the tree-tops
And ferns the warm dark soil.

Core of my heart, my country!
Her pitiless blue sky,
When sick at heart, around us,
We see the cattle die –
But then the grey clouds gather,
And we can bless again
The drumming of an army,
The steady, soaking rain.

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold –
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land –
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand –
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

Song By:Dorothea Mackellar

Emu Ridge News December 2017

We would like to thank for supporting our family owned Aussie business and wish you a festive season full of love and a wonderful 2018. We hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge

We are excited to have this wonderful Christmas Hamper available! Great as a gift to someone or just for yourself as a treat! The normal price is $71.45. Special $59.95, this gift will be Gift Wrapped and it includes a body mousse, hand & nail cream, 50ml Eucalyptus oil, 30ml Emu oil and a Eucalyptus soap.

As a thankyou to our valued customers for your support, we would like to offer a 10% discount on all of our products excluding the 2 specials, this offer is available till the 15th of December 2017. We have so many great ideas, we are also happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.

 

Summers Here!

Something that tends to happen to everyone is getting SUNBURNT! Even if you think you’ve been extra careful it can still happen. We have a fantastic product that’ll heal sunburn quickly and prevent that horrible peeling, it’s EMU OIL. This oil is not only for sunburn, it can be used for a whole range of things including arthritis, massage for aches, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scarring, and lots more!

You will also find our natural sunscreen here

 

What’s been happening at Emu Ridge?

Welcome to the team Tristan!

We would like to introduce you to our son Tristan, after 12 years of building on KI and in Darwin, we are proud and excited to have him back working with us in our family business at Emu Ridge .

Animals

We have some very cute Aussie animals here at Emu Ridge. A recent addition is some baby Emu’s, that have more than tripled in size since we’ve had them. The pictures show them with beautiful stripes but over time they’ll disappear. They also love water and have been swimming in the dam on these hot days!
Bev has been an orphan carer for Australian wildlife for 26 years and she currently has 5 joey wallabies. Four of them are nearly old enough to be released back into the wild, and the latest Alina is still very small and gets 4 bottles a day. Follow our facebook or blog for updates

Volunteers

We have had many volunteers from all over the world helping us over the years. They do all sorts of things from serving customers, bottling oil, prepping food for lunches, making gift packs, Cider tastings, translating information sheets, maintenance and much much more! We thank everyone who has volunteered with us, its a chance to share cultures, skills and language and see they way of Aussie life. Its a big help, we really appreciate their time and love every one of them!

New Distillery

Larry has been hard at work during our off-season redesigning the still. He has also been doing some maintenance to his Mechanical Harvester, making new blades and cutters! Each one hand made by Larry! Not long now and we will begin to harvest the trees and make our next batch of Eucalyptus Oil! We are all excited to see how the new still goes and will keep you updated!

Our Newest Granddaughter

We would like to introduce you to our youngest daughter Tiffany her Husband Will, baby John and our newest granddaughter, gorgeous Miss Maggie. How time flies. It only seems like yesterday we just started Emu Ridge and our kids were babies! ❤
This beautiful pic was taken by Hayley Fitzsimons Photography – Capturing Innocence. Maggie is grandchild number 8

All Natural Insect Repellent

The only annoying thing about summer are the insects! Nothing worse than relaxing outside and getting bitten by mosquitoes and midges or annoyed by flies! But this recipe is fantastic to keep them away! We also sell an All Natural Insect Repellent that is already made up.

Emu & Kangaroo Pies!

Another addition to our menu is Emu & Kangaroo Pie’s! The Emu, bush tomato and saltbush Pies are made by Andrew Fielke and are accompanied by Bush Tomato Chutney, and KI Homemade Tomato Sauce & salad. Our local bakery are making our Kangaroo & Native Pepperberry Pies. They’re all delicious, so if you happen to visit us soon don’t forget to try one of these unique Aussie pies! They have been a real hit!

Thank you very much for taking the time to read our Christmas Newsletter. This link will take you to our Blog with great hints, tips and recipes and you can keep up with what we are up to at Emu Ridge.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.

Christmas Special offer at Emu Ridge

Have you got all your Xmas Gifts  yet?
As a thankyou to our valued customers for your support, we would like to offer a 10% discount off of all of our products excluding the 2 specials, this offer is available till the 15th of December 2017. We have so many great ideas in including the great hamper pack, we are also happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.

We have a wide range of beautiful gift packs and boxes for sale in store and online. They are a unique Australian made gift for that special someone. We will also expertly tailor a gift to suit your  individual requirements,  full of excellent local produce. We provide customised Christmas or Corporate gifts as well. So if you have a special occasion for someone coming up and would like a gift basket and are not sure what to choose, we are here to help you with heaps of gift ideas. If you would like something delivered on Kangaroo Island we are happy to hand deliver your voucher or gift if it is within the Kingscote area. Otherwise we can arrange delivery for you at a small cost. All other orders are delivered by Australia Post.

We are excited to have this wonderful Christmas Hamper available! Great as a gift to someone or just for yourself as a treat! The hamper includes, 150ml Eucalyptus Body Mousse $25.95, 100ml Hand & Nail Cream $25.95, 50ml Eucalyptus oil $10.00 and a 30ml Emu oil $10.00 and a 100gm Eucalyptus Soap $2.50 total price is $73.85 on Special $59.95 all gift wrapped ready for Xmas. Please let us know if you would like us to include a card or special message. Check out this link for some other great ideas.

We are offering an online only promotion of 10% off the cart price for any order.
Use the coupon xmas17 at checkout, remember the sale finishes on the 15th of December 2017

Wishing all of our lovely customers a festive season full of love and a wonderful 2018

from Larry, Bev and our great team at Emu Ridge.

New Team Member – Tristan

Welcome to the team Tristan!

We would like to introduce you to our son Tristan, after 12 years of building on KI and in Darwin, we are proud and excited to have him back working with us in our family business at Emu Ridge . He will be doing a whole range of things including maintenance, tours, cider tasting, lunches/functions, serving customers, making Eucalyptus Oil and everything else!

Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets for Coughs or Colds

At Emu Ridge, our Eucalyptus and Honey Sweets are a delicious natural product that is 100% Australian Produced. We send our Eucalyptus Oil and Honey off to the Blackeby Sweets factory in Adelaide, and then the sweets are sent back to us so we can package them here at the shop.

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Annie and Elin hard at work packing our most popular item, Eucalyptus Sweets

Our Eucalyptus and Honey Drops are very popular. They are great to have handy for anytime but are also handy for a sore throat or annoying cough..

You can make your own if you like, the recipe is below using our Eucalyptus oil and Honey. If you don’t want to make them, there is also the option of buying them, as well as many of our other great natural products, on our Online Store.

Eucalyptus and Honey Toffee Recipe

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons pure Kangaroo Island Honey

1 cup sugar

85gm butter

3 or 4 drops of Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil

Place the sugar, butter and honey in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook for 10 mins or until a little toffee dropped into cold water forms a hard ball. When ready remove from the stove and add the Eucalyptus Oil. Pour into a greased shallow tray or patty pans and chill. Break into pieces when set.
This recipe is from Bev Turners Recipes and Uses Book as was given to her by M. Wilson. The recipe book has lots of hints tips and recipes and is available online or phone Emu Ridge.