A soggy bottomed cardboard flotilla of fun  

Cardboard and duct tape is all you need to join in the fun filled soggy bottom boat race that aims to raise funds for insulin pumps for Tasmanian children with Type 1 Diabetes. To find out exactly how to build your water going vessel head down to Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday where… Read more

Harvest Turns 5!

We are out of nappies, passed our toddler years and are ready for school…or as the head of the Australian Farmers’ Market Association, Jane Adams says, “I reckon you are very precocious for a 5-year-old and more likely to be wearing the latest off the shoulder party frock!” Whatever stage we are at, we are… Read more

Growing Thirlstane Gardens

A hallmark of the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is an abundance of the very best of seasonal produce, and Thirlstane Gardens is always one such wonderful smelling, looking and tasting beacon. Graeme Lodge is the passion behind the greens with 2017 being the year for moving into a glasshouse. Graeme blames his life-long passion… Read more

A coffee journey

Ever pondered the name of the farmer who grew the beans used in your favourite coffee brew? The team at the latest addition to the Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market community, Provenance Coffee Co., know the precise origin of the beans, and their route from the farmgate to their roastery where the beans are roasted to… Read more

Polo and picnics

The Sport of Kings. Hockey on a horse. Equine Chess; however you describe it, polo is one of the oldest team sports in the world and Barnbougle Polo looks set to be a permanent fixture in the Tasmanian summer calendar. Saturday 21st January will see the third, annual, high-goal polo match to be held at… Read more

Summer volunteers

Over summer the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market volunteer corps is still crucial to the ongoing running of the weekly event.  As some regulars take time off, visitors and family members have quickly stepped up to boost volunteer numbers.  Thank you to all the extras from far and wide who have assisted over the summer… Read more

Rain rain go away …

Summer is not behaving as it should this season and this is taking a toll on the fruit and vegetable producers at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. Usually trestle tables are burdened with cherries, apricots and berries. Zucchini flowers add a note of gaiety and tomatoes are beginning to burst with that wonderful intense… Read more

Preserving heritage

As we approach the New Year, it is traditionally a time for reflection, and at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market it is time to take stock of past years and look to the future. Core to this is how we see our heritage, those rare breed or heirloom plants and animals that are becoming increasingly… Read more

A weekly celebration

The Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market team would like to say a big thank you to all the producers, volunteers and supporters who make each market each week of the year a celebration of food and community and wish everyone a happy and festive holiday season. At the recent Annual General Meeting, Harvest Launceston President… Read more

Meet Chris and Caro Brown

Chris and Caro Brown have been braving the early morning chill and the burning midday sun almost since inception of the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. Apart from being regular volunteers on both the set-up and pack-down crews, Chris is an essential member of the infrastructure team. The tables and chairs that are used each… Read more