Amongst the gum trees on the banks of the Edward
River, lies the Spice Shelf’s own herb garden. The garden bed is made up of both
natural loams and clay, with a good load of farm manure.
Lemongrass, garlic, chillis, coriander, lemons and
kaffir limes are all grown on the farm, free from any harmful chemicals. Growing
these ingredients on the farm removes the need for excess handling and prolonged
cold storage of herbs and fruits prior to processing. As a result, ingredients
are fresh and rich in vitamins and minerals.
Chillis Growing all year around under the protection of a
green house, chillis grow abundantly on the farm. These are used in all of the
fresh curry pastes.
Lemongrass Lemongrass is known for its aromatic, citrus flavour
with a trace of ginger. Its common name is Citronella. Lemongrass is well
associated with Asian cooking. Here, it is found in the Red Curry, Panang Curry
and Green Curry pastes.
Garlic Almost all of The Spice Shelf’s products contain fresh
garlic from the garden. It grows during the winter months in an enriched clay
Kaffir Lime Kaffir lime is both a herb and fruit. The zest of the
lime and the leaves are used in the Spice Shelf’s Red, Panang and Green curries.
The leaves have a strong citrus and aromatic appeal.
Coriander Coriander can be found in all of The Spice Shelf’s
curry pastes and mixes. It is used in both a dry and fresh form.