Throw away

The single use coffee cup captures our love affair with consumption and a linear economy that sees most of the world’s production of things end up as rubbish. As Plastic Free July ends, it is becoming clear that there is an increasing need to rethink how we throw away disposable products and instead promote an… Read more

Communities for Peace

The Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is a mixed bunch, its diversity reflected in the varied foods and produce that it showcases from communities around the State. This month Harvest Launceston joins the Tamar Valley Peace Festival to celebrate and promote living peace in our everyday lives. The Tamar Community Peace Trust and Festival Coordinator… Read more

The plastic revolution

Plastic is today a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Plastic’s ability to be moulded and shaped into any form makes it an ideal material and it plays a vital role in advancing technologies and shaping how we experience every day products. The down side is that plastic is chocking waterways, oceans and landfills, killing birds,… Read more

Moving plastic out

Return your glass jars and bottles, bring along your reusable containers to be filled with olive oil, soft cheeses and coffee beans, swap the plastic punnet for a brown bag and take home your fresh produce in a reusable hessian bag from Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. This month, as part of Launceston’s Plastic Free… Read more

Challenging our love of plastic

Our century long love affair with plastic is fast losing its shine as we confront the dangers its once lauded durability is posing to the environment. This July, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market will be joining the Plastic Free July challenge and looking at ways of avoiding single use plastics. Designed for a brief few… Read more

Farmers that are making a difference

The abundance of potted colour at the Plants Direct stall at the Harvest Launceston Community Famers’ Market is a tribute to the dedication and innovation of nursery(wo)men Karen Brock and Tim Phillips. It was the cut flower industry that brought this dynamic couple together. Tim started out as a forester before joining the world of… Read more

Fuelling adventure

With less than a week before the Tasmanian Running Festival arrives in Launceston, we are reminded as the temperature drops, our activities and adventures do not stop. The Tasmanian Running Festival caters for all age groups and abilities with three events: B&E Launceston Ten, The Running Edge Five and Give Me 5 For Kids Two.… Read more

Feed Dating

Harvest Launceston is excited to announce their exciting and sought after Feed Dating event will be held on Tuesday 20th June 2017 from 4 – 6 pm at Enterprize, 24 Patterson Street, Launceston. Harvest brought the concept of Feed Dating to Tasmanian producers four years ago with an inaugural event that saw producers, innovators and… Read more

Hello Winter

The leaves have spent the past few months painting the Launceston skyline with the red, golds and bronze of the autumn colour palette. This week we say hello to winter as the last of these leaves fall to the ground and the amazing seasonal produce that speaks of long evenings and warm nourishing meals arrives… Read more

From buttermilk to ghee

When butter is simply not enough, visit Olivia Morrison at the Tasmanian Butter Co stall at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market for her take on some delicious butter by-products that are catapulting her to the next level of innovative producer. The award winning Tasmanian Butter Co team have added buttermilk and ghee to their… Read more