This Week @ Harvest




Lots of Fresh Flowers, Hot Cross Buns and new season’s Raspberries – April 19

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

THIS SATURDAY:
Easter Specials:  Manubread, Legana Bakery and Sandy’s Sourdough will have hot cross buns.
Both Lily Farm and Southern Flowers will have beautiful fresh-cut  flowers.
Westerway Raspberry Farm will be at Harvest for the next few weeks with new season’s raspberries.
Sheffield Berry Gardens still have some fruit so will be coming for another couple of weeks with their fresh and frozen berries.
We sadly say goodbye to Legana Bakery.  Cameron and Katrina are taking their business in a new direction, focusing on Legana Pizza, and will be closing their bakery this Saturday – so this weekend will be their last Harvest.

 

Producer Profile – Gryphonwood Vineyard

 

Ben and Melanie Radbone spent a lot of time and effort searching throughout Victoria for the perfect site for a vineyard and a rural life. It really should have come as no surprise to them that they would find that place in Tasmania! Just outside Launceston, a tiny little area called Underwood revealed some of the most lovely country in the State’s North – an idyllic piece of land, nestled on the banks of the Pipers River near Hollybank Forest. Gryphonwood Vineyards was born!
The passion and drive behind Gryphonwood’s wines and its up-coming sparkling (of course, as the Pipers River region is one of Tassie’s premium sparkling producing areas) is to create something that is different; unique from the garden variety wines on offer through traditional stores and bottle shops. Their direction is down the road of minimal intervention wine that really expresses where they are from. This is by no means an easy task in any area, and Underwood provides unique challenges all its own.
Yes these challenges go hand in hand with Gryphonwood’s identity and energy – to live life, try new things and love the journey!
Try their 2011 Chardonnay with European mushroom and chicken risotto, or if you are extra lucky – some prawns or shellfish this Easter break! Don’t forget to take the wine out of the fridge fiteen minutes before you want it – get that extra chill off it and let the flavours really open up!

 

Bakery
Legana Bakery (final week)
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mt Direction Olives

Vegies/Herbs
Brocklands (microherbs, ready-to-eat herbs)
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Tas Natural Garlic

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, beef)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Take-home Meals
Dinner is Served

Plants & Bulbs
Lily Farm (fortnightly)
Southern Flowers (fortnightly – extra visit for Easter)
Tas Daffodils (bulbs)

 

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Elgaar Farm (cheese toasties)
Mount Gnomon Farm (pulled pork tacos, sausages)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Humbug Reach Vineyard
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines

Fruit
Westerway Raspberry Farm
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Upper Tree (preserved lemons, lemon & mint cordial, dried lemon zest)
Vix Kitch (fortnightly)

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Free Range Eggs and Hot Cross Buns – April 12

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Tasmania 10,000 Project needs our help – come down to Harvest to have your portrait taken in the funky photo box!

Try this delicious recipe: Fig and Prosciutto-stuffed Lamb with Thyme Potatoes

THIS SATURDAY:
Easter Specials:  Manubread will have hot cross buns and chocolate hot cross buns; Hazelbrae Hazelnuts will have a special 25% off Easter deal on bags of choc-coated hazelnuts!
Mt Roland Free Range Eggs  join Harvest this week and will be coming fortnightly.
Mount Gnomon Farm  bring a delicious range of smallgoods to the market including bacon, sausages, ham and chorizo all made using their own recipes.
Willie Smiths Organic Cider are back at Harvest for a rare appearance.
This will be the last week for Sheffield Berry Gardens until next season!
Blue Penguin Wines are releasing a Rose, unusually made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.  Described as very light, very dry, and crisp, they will have tastings at the market this Saturday.
Southern Flowers are back and will be continuing fortnightly bringing their beautiful range of fresh-cut cottage-garden style flowers.
Upper Tree are still offering a free raffle ticket with every purchase to go in the draw to win a bottle of Blue Penguin Wines limoncello.
Tas Daoffodils will have lots of new bulbs including some gorgeous species of Crocus (see image below), tulips, iris and hyacinths.
Sirocco South will be making their monthly Harvest appearance.

Harvest Your Creativity art competition entries close 19 April! Follow this link or find Halibut at the market on Saturday.
 

Tasmania 10,000 project

 

Tasmanian 10,000 Project needs our help.
Whilst Manabu Kondo has already reached and passed his goal of 10,000 portraits, he has committed to the project for an entire year, through to June 2014.  But he needs our help to join the project and spread the word “I want this to be a community-led project made possible by the will of the Tasmanian people; not my project, Tasmania’s project.”

So how did this project come about?
Before coming to Tasmania Manabu was a freelance professional photographer in Japan working with advertising companies, newspapers and magazines mostly as a sports photographer, but with a special passion for photographic portraits.  After marrying an Australian, he moved to Tasmania ten years ago, and continued freelance photography.  Fascinated by the Tasmanian landscape and its people, he has exhibited twice in Hobart with those themes as the focus. In addition, he started a Japanese photographic blog in 2007 titled ‘The People of Tasmania’.
The inspiration for the Tasmania 10,000 project came from a pilot project Manabu conducted in Japan earlier this year. He took a hundred portraits of local people living in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido where he is from. Hokkaido is a very similar sized island to Tasmania, so the success of this pilot encouraged him to try something similar here.
In his own words  “Of the seven billion people who live on this planet, only five hundred thousand or so are lucky enough to live in Tasmania. The chance of being born here, or even ending up here, is extremely small and to me seems a miracle. There are a myriad of reasons why life in Tasmania is so attractive, but what do we really know about the people who live here? … The goal of the Tasmania 10,000 People Project was to take 10,000 photographic portraits of local Tasmanians in one year…to document people from all corners of the state in all regions, of all ages, of all backgrounds, of all nationalities and all religions. This will create an historical record of Tasmanians from all walks of life that will be passed on down the generations. At the end of the year, the photos, all taken in a custom-made mobile photo booth (box), will be exhibited in a public space.”

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Mt Direction Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)

Vegies/Herbs
Brocklands (microherbs, ready-to-eat herbs)
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm
Tas Natural Garlic

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, beef)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Take-home Meals
Sirocco South

Eggs
Mt Roland Free Range Eggs (fortnightly)
 

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)
Elgaar Farm (cheese toasties)
Mount Gnomon Farm (pulled pork tacos, sausages)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Blue Penguin Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines
Willie Smiths Organic Cider

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries) LAST WEEK
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Upper Tree (preserved lemons, lemon & mint cordial, dried lemon zest)

Plants & Bulbs
Southern Flowers (fortnightly)
Tas Daffodils (bulbs)

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Preserved Lemons, Microherbs, Osso Bucco, and Red Cow Dairies back! – April 5

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Try this delicious recipe – Osso Bucco with Gremolata & Oven-roasted Tomatoes

Have you got your Harvest KeepCup yet?
 

THIS SATURDAY:
Upper Tree join Harvest this week with preserved lemons, dried lemon zest and lemon & mint cordial.  There’s a free raffle ticket with every purchase to go in the draw to win a bottle of Blue Penguin Wines limoncello.

Brocklands also join Harvest this week with a range of ready-to-eat herbs including the latest cooking trend – microherbs.

Mt Direction Olives are celebrating Chrissie’s birthday this weekend – every customer gets a gift!

Vix Kitch are going fortnightly!  Vicky and Malcolm have decided to stay at home once a fortnight – stock up this weekend because you won’t see them for two weeks.

Red Cow Dairies are back at Harvest for their monthly appearance.

SecondBite is committed to making a positive difference by identifying sources of nutritious surplus fresh food and providing it to people in need.  If you would like to contribute to this great initiative, you can buy some fresh Tasmanian produce at Harvest and then leave it at the Harvest Information stall for the SecondBite van to collect – it’s that easy!!
 

Producer Profile – Four Springs Produce

 

Four Springs Produce is owned and operated by Selbourne farmers, Annette and Nevil Reed and their family. The business takes its name from the nearby Four Springs Lake, in Tasmania’s central north. Ever on the lookout for a viable way to use their forty hectare farm, while raising a family of five and working off-farm, the Reeds first established a small truffiere in 1997. In 2008 they planted their first patch of garlic and in 2010 started growing heirloom tomatoes for a local seed distributor. From never having grown a tomato from seed to growing sixteen hundred in their first year, they quickly fell in love with the huge diversity in taste, colour and variety of heirloom tomatoes and decided they were too special a product to simply pulp for seed.
Seeking to get the most from their produce, Annette began experimenting and the result is her stunning range of unique tomato, garlic and chilli products, sourced almost entirely from the farm.
Although not organically certified, they take pride in their clean, green sustainable growing practices. The results are easy to see in their colourful Harvest stall.  For them, the biggest buzz is to watch people’s eyes and faces light up with amazement and delight as they bite into one of their tomatoes or taste an unusual Four Springs salt or jelly.
This week Annette was named 2014 Tasmanian recipient of the prestigious RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. With the $10,000 bursary she will travel to Canada and USA in August to learn more about the niche heirloom tomato and garlic industries, seek out more amazing varieties, and get some great tips on what makes a successful Tomato Festival (in readiness for next year). She will then bring back that learning to run a series of workshops for other women embarking on business ventures on small farms. Exciting times ahead!

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mt Direction Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)

Vegies/Herbs
Brocklands (microherbs, ready-to-eat herbs)
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Tas Natural Garlic

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Take-home Meals
Dinner is Served

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)
Elgaar Farm (cheese toasties)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Blue Pengion Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines
Seven Sheds Brewery

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)

Dairy
Red Cow Dairies (monthly)
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch (fortnightly)
Upper Tree (preserved lemons, lemon & mint cordial, dried lemon zest)

Plants & Bulbs
Lily Farm (fortnightly)
Tas Daffodils

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Hazelnut dukkah, Humbug Reach Vineyard and children’s art activities! – March 29

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Harvest Your Creativity

Halibut Creative are running children’s art activities at the market this Saturday as part of this all ages art competition – see link below!
 

THIS SATURDAY:
Humbug Reach are back after a short gap – drop in to see Sally and Paul and stock up!
Wattle Hill Olives have added Dukkah to their range using hazelnuts from Harvest stallholder Hazelbrae.
LAST WEEK for Mmm..Yum!  With the cooler weather coming, Erin from Mmm..Yum has decided this will be their last week for berry popsicles – come and get your last fix until next spring!  Don’t worry, she’ll be back sooner than you think with some exciting and different produce!

Have you got your tickets for the TasTAFE Drysdale Harvest Behind the Scenery Dinner yet?  If you’re still thinking about it, act now before you miss out as there are only a handful of tickets left!!  Email DrysdaleNorth@tastafe.edu.au or call (03) 6777 2482
 

Harvest Your Creativity is an art competition focusing on produce from our market and some great prizes – all welcome to enter!

 

Producer Profile – Lees Orchard

 

Lees Orchard was originally planted in 1916 and purchased in 1939, just months before World War II, by Mr and Mrs Lees. They grew a range of apple varieties, including Jonathons, Croftons, Red Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, as well as William, Packham and Beurre Bosc pears. The couple started their family in a little hut on the orchard in 1940 and the family home was built in 1955.

Lees Orchard was bought by the Morrison Family in 2003 and is still a family-run business. Extensive work has been carried out on the 11.3 hectare orchard with eighty per cent of the old style planting being removed and new styles being planted espalier style. New varieties include Pink Lady, Royal Gala, Fuji, Jonagold and Comice pears. All the original varieties are also still available.
Brendon, who has been working in orchards since he was seventeen, has brought his son Daniel into the orchard and they run the business together.

Lees Orchard recently planted six different varieties of cherries, which came into production at the end of 2013. The future plan is to continue planting cherries and apples in the vacant ground on the property.

Our aim is to produce quality fruit to our customers within the Launceston area and hopefully we have set up Lees Orchard to supply the local community for many years to come.  The ‘Lees’ name is synonymous to the Launceston community, providing fruit to many generations  over the years  and we feel privileged to have the opportunity to carry this on!

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mt Direction Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)
Wattle Hill Olives

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm (vegetables and herbs)
Tas Natural Garlic

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Take-home Meals
Dinner is Served

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)
Elgaar Farm (cheese toasties)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Humbug Reach Vineyard
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)
Mmm..Yum (berry popsicles)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Plants & Bulbs
Tas Daffodils

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Come down to Harvest for a breakfast catch-up! – March 22

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Try this fresh take on a Grilled Vegetable & Potato Salad

 

THIS SATURDAY:
Lost Pippin Cider are making their monthly Harvest appearance.
Lily Farm are at Harvest for their fortnightly visit with fresh-cut asiatic lilies.
Dinner is Served are back with their delicious range of take-home meals.

 

Have you got your Harvest KeepCup yet?

 

 

 

 

 

Producer Profile – Erinvale Potatoes


Wayne and Susan Adams began Erinvale Potatoes in 2001 growing fresh market potatoes for a large packing operation in  Northwest Tasmania. After three years they decided to start packing and marketing their own produce with the hope of better returns.
The potatoes are grown and packed on their farm at Holwell in the Tamar Valley, an area more famous for apples and vineyards.  These properties have been farmed by the same family for over forty years and operate as a mixed farming operation with beef, sheep and fodder production on one hundred and eighty two hectares.  Regular applications of kelp fertiliser and fish emulsion during the growing period eliminate the need for fungicides and additional fertiliser applications, in line with Wayne and Susan’s commitment to minimal chemical input. 
Erinvale Potatoes now grow fourteen different varieties of potatoes. Two of the more unusual varieties are Blue Sapphire which, as the name suggests, has blue flesh and skin excellent for chips, baking or a great colourful mash.  Red Fantasy, on the other hand, is a red potato with creamy yellow flesh – great boiled or as a colourful addition to potato salads.

 
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Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mount Direction Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)
Wattle Hill Olives

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm (vegetables and herbs)

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Take-home Meals
Dinner is Served

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)
Elgaar Farm (cheese toasties)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Blue Penguin Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines
Lost Pippin Cider (monthly)

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)
Mmm..Yum (berry popsicles)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Plants & Bulbs
Tas Daffodils
Lily Farm (fortnightly)

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Have you tried a Wanderlust Breakfast pie? – March 15

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Try a Spicy delicious Moroccan Bean Soup recipe, launches of Tasmanian State Bike Week and Autumn in Design

 

THIS SATURDAY:
Congratulations to Modo Mio Naked on winning five medals (including the Gold Medal) in the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show Fine Food – Professional Bakery – Pastry and Sweet Biscuit section!
Spreyton Cider are making their Autumn Harvest appearance.
Tamar Valley Tomatoes still have tasty sauce tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, romas and some loose pick vine ripe tomatoes.
Vix Kitch have strawberry jam and a new strawberry chilli sauce.
Erinvale Potatoes will have the first of their King Edward potatoes at market.

Early Bird Opportunity for Harvest Enews Community! 
Be drawn behind the scenery at TasTAFE Drysdale on Friday 4 April from 6.00pm.  A unique culinary adventure guided by TasTAFE students and celebrating locally produced food and beverages sourced directly from Harvest Launceston producers Lees Orchard, Lenah Game Meats, Lost Pippin Cider, Real Beef, Red Cow Dairies and Sirocco South.  Enjoy canapés on arrival, plus four progressive tasting courses showcasing local ingredients matched with wine, beer or cider.  Tickets cost $90 per person, are very limited and go on sale Monday 17 March but you can get yours from Friday 14 March through this Early Bird Offer! Tables (max 12) will be made up of mixed or group reservations.  DON’T MISS OUT! Phone (03) 6777 2482 or Email: TourismHospitalityNorth@education.tas.edu.au
 

Producer Profile – Wanderlust

 

Sally Dawkins had been wanting to start up her own business for some time before coming up with the idea of a mobile food van, inspired by the wave of food vans and trucks that has swept across, not only Australia, but the world.  Realising the huge potential there, she and partner Corey drove to Nimbin to pick up a rather dilapidated caravan. A few months of hard work  paid off when they opened up Wanderlust food van in December of 2012, having converted a 1966 viscount caravan into a solar powered food van. Sally had spent the previous ten years cooking at the vegetarian cafe Fresh on Charles with her sister Andrea. She has a great passion for trying to create tasty innovative vegetarian food to appease even the fussiest of meat eaters (see the photo below of her famous gluten free breakfast pie!) With her deep love and respect for animals, her favourite quote from Sir George Bernard Shaw ‘Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends‘ are words she lives by.
 

Tasmanian State Bike Week Launch

Life’s better on a bike
Organised by the Tamar Bicycle Users Group (TBUG) Bike Week will be launched in Northern Tasmania by the Mayor of Launceston Albert van Zetten at 11am this Saturday at Harvest.  Come down to the Harvest Stall to meet members of TBUG of all ages and fitness levels who have taken up cycling and love it, ride on their special stationary bike and book a ride with a TBUG buddy to get yourself started on two wheels.

Bike Week continues with lots of fun events, track rides, social rides, most suitable for people who have done very little riding.  There will be a film night at the Maritime College on 18 March, a bike maintenance workshop at Cycle 2 on 19 March and a bike safety promotion event in the Mall at the end of the week.  Full details of all events at www.tasbikeweek.net.au
 

Autumn in Design @Design Tasmania Centre

6.00 – 7.30, Friday 14 March
Celebrate the Launch of Autumn In Design with wine from Gryphonwood Vineyard, spring water from Cavanough, cider from Spreyton Cider Co, popsicles from Mmm.. Yum and music by local DJ Grinning Cat.  The movie Sign Painters will be screened for the first time in Tasmania in the Claudio Alcorso Courtyard directly following the launch. Tickets are available from agdatas.

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)
Legana Bakery

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mount Direction Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Tamar Valley Tomatoes
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm (vegetables and herbs)

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Blue Penguin Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines
Spreyton Cider Co

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)
Mmm..Yum (berry popsicles)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Plants & Bulbs
Tas Daffodils

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Fresh-cut Lilies come to Harvest – March 8

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Try the scrumptiously simple Chinese Broccoli with Oyster sauce recipe using fresh produce from our profiled Producer this week, Steve’s Vegies!

Are you a Tassievore?  Read more further down…

THIS SATURDAY:
Lily Farm join us with fresh cut Asiatic and oriental lilies!
Sirocco South are making their monthly Harvest appearance.
Have you visited new stalls Old School Farm (a great range of fresh vegetables and herbs) and Hazelbrae Hazelnuts yet?
Don’t forget, both Lees Orchards and Windara Orchard have beautiful new season apples!
This may be the last week for Tamar Valley Tomatoes so don’t miss out on their fantastic tomatoes.  Four Springs Produce will also be bringing more of their sweet punnets of mixed Heritage Tomatoes.
Have you got your Harvest KeepCup yet? Help us reduce the use of disposable cups, support your local community farmers’ market, and for the purchase price of just $14 you get one free cup of Ritual Coffee!
 

Producer Profile – Steve’s Vegies

 

Steve and Mai are hilltribe people called the Hmong/Miaos from Laos. Their ancestry traces back to the highlands of Laos where the Hmong/Miaos were simple farmers who worked the field with their own bare hands. They were self-sufficient, growing everything they needed.
Almost thirty years later here they are in Tasmania, still seeing themselves as simple farmers. After fifteen years of growing bananas in Queesland, Steve and Mai decided to try something else that they love, growing fresh vegetables in Tasmania. They take a huge amount of pride in what they do knowing that each of their customers gets the very best produce possible.
They grow everything they sell from seeds to maturity with much tender care and love. They pick, sort, grade and pack everything by hand working long hours into the night and gaining very little sleep before the market.
Picked fresh from the farm this way, before each market and with the best of care, their produce will last much longer in the fridge than that picked days or weeks earlier.  They picture customers looking forward to a wonderful dinner prepared with their vegetables and offering the best of taste.  With farming in their DNA, Steve and Mai grow, sort, pack, transport and ultimately sell directly to you as well – just what you want from a farmers’ market!
 

Are you a Tassievore?

The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is a simple, fun and delicious way to get involved. For the month of March 2014 (and beyond) Tassievore Eat Local are committed to increasing their consumption of Tasmanian food, sharing their stories and hopefully inspiring others to join them.  Find out more through the Tassievore website or Facebook page.

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Mount Direction Olives
Wattle Hill Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Tasmanian Natural Garlic
Tamar Valley Tomatoes
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm (vegetables and herbs)

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Elgaar Grilled Cheese Co.
Garden of Vegan

Wine/Beer/Cider
Blue Penguin Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Sharmans Wines

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)
Mmm..Yum (berry popsicles)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Plants & Bulbs
Lily Farm (fresh cut asiatic/oriental lilies)
Tas Daffodils

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Take-home Meals
Sirocco South (monthly)

Love Art and Love Food? Then get creative…

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Love Art and Love Food? Then get creative…

Long-time Harvest supporters, Halibut Creative, have initiated a community art competition called ‘Harvest Your Creativity’!

Launched in conjunction with our second Birthday Celebrations and open to all ages, the competition focuses on the creation of artwork that is based around food – and more specifically, produce that has been purchased from  Harvest Launceston, or the food producers themselves.

To find out more you can download entry forms below.

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Hazelbrae Hazelnuts and Old School Farm come to Harvest – March 1

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Are you a Tassievore?  Read more further down…

THIS SATURDAY:
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts join us with fresh hazelnuts and chocolate-coated ones!
Old School Farm join us with a great range of fresh vegetables and herbs.
Lees Orchard
are back at the market with their new season’s apples.
Four Springs Produce will be bringing more of their first-of-the season Heritage Tomatoes.
Sheffield Berry Gardens still have berries!
Tamar Valley Tomatoes are approaching the end of their season so don’t miss out on their fantastic cherry tomatoes – you could stock up for Nonna Caterina’s Tomato and Saffron salad recipe below!
Seven Sheds Brewery are making their monthly Harvest appearance.

Try Nonna Caterina’s Tomato & Saffron Pasta Salad from ‘My Taste of Sicily’ by Dominique Rizzo and thanks to Gaby from Turkish Tukka!

Have you got your Harvest KeepCup yet? Help us reduce the use of disposable cups, support your local community farmers’ market, and for the purchase price of just $14 you get one free cup of Ritual Coffee!

 

Producer Profile – Mmm..Yum

 
Brought up on a small, local organic farm Erin always knew she wanted a career somehow focused around food.  After college she studied health science, then nutrition and dietetics, but after a few months as a dietitian she felt there was still something missing, and wanted to get back to her roots as a food producer.
Whilst at university, Erin had made organic raspberry sorbet with produce sourced from her parent’s farm to help pay for her school books.  Then whilst volunteering at Harvest as part of the Tassivore Eat Local Challenge in 2013 she was further inspired by the quality of produce at the market and it’s welcoming atmosphere. She wanted in!
Using valuable advice gained at the Harvest Feed Dating Event, her idea evolved to become popsicles of varying flavours, derived from quality, local ingredients.  Erin then developed a gorgeously appealing brand and recruited her father to make a custom-made ice-cream tricycle, causing many sleepless nights for him…but producing one fine bike indeed!  Before she knew it Erin and her crew of helpers including her mum, cousin and partner were at the market with absolutely no idea if the popsicles would sell. The first hour of that first market was nerve racking with only one popsicle sold and more family than punters in sight but by two hours later she was sold out and everyone, especially her mum, was very relieved!
Mmm..Yum now fulfils Erin’s commitment to offering delicious products that are of high quality, healthy, tasty, local, and wherever possible using organic ingredients. Now her favourite part of the week is heading to the market to chat with her beautiful customers…especially the teeny tiny ones that come by every single week rain, hail or shine!  Erin is also looking into new, warmer products to sell over winter …so watch this space. 
 

Are you a Tassievore?

The Tassievore vision is for a happy, healthy, sustainable and prosperous Tasmania.  The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is a simple, fun and delicious way to get involved.
The Tassievores are a group of Tasmanians, who are challenging themselves to reconnect with our local food supply and to support Tasmanian producers and businesses.  Because cooking and eating food is a pleasurable part of each day, and we are lucky enough to live somewhere where the food is amazing, this seemed to them like a good place to start.  So for the month of March 2014 (and beyond) they are committing to increase our consumption of Tasmanian food, share their stories and hopefully inspire others to join them.  Find out more through the Tassievore website or Facebook page.

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)
Legana Bakery

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Mount Direction Olives
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts (fresh & choc-coated)

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Tasmanian Natural Garlic
Tamar Valley Tomatoes
Thirlstane Gardens
Mooreville Gardens (vegetables, eggs)
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)
Old School Farm (vegetables and herbs)

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Elgaar Grilled Cheese Co.
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Sharmans Wines
Seven Sheds Brewery (monthly)

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh/frozen berries)
Lees Orchard (apples)
Windara Orchards (apples)
Mmm..Yum (berry popsicles)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Plants & Bulbs
Tas Daffodils

Beverages
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Heritage tomatoes, new season’s apples and a quick sausage roll recipe – February 22

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

Don’t forget stalls start trading at 8:30am

THIS SATURDAY’s Specials:

 
Four Springs Produce will be bringing the first-of-the season Heritage Tomatoes.
Windara Orchards will be back at Harvest with new season’s apples – yummy crunchy freshness!
2014 ABC delicious. Produce Awards – don’t forget to nominate your favourite producer and farmers’ market!  It’s very easy – just follow this link.
Try this scrumptious, quick and easy sausage roll recipe

Producer Profile – Modo Mio Naked

In June 2011 Susanne, along with her sons Simon, Spike and Izzy (a special needs English Cocker Spaniel) moved to Tasmania in search of the elusive work-life balance. Having worked extensively in business development on the mainland, she felt she had lost her passion for everything and it wasn’t until a trip to Tasmania in 2010 that the passion began to spark again.
Shortly after arriving in Tasmania Susanne started a business called Tasmanian Gourmet Hampers, which she still owns and operates. However, she was looking for something different to offer her clients so into the kitchen she went and started experimenting. Until March 2013 she had never made a brownie and the first attempt was pretty disappointing, but a few tries later she tested them on a tasting panel of chocoholics. A tweak or two and the brownies were ready to go!
Modo Mio Naked brownies have predominantly Tasmanian ingredients because by sourcing as many local ingredients as possible Susanne believes she is not only helping to support the local economy but contributing to sustainability.  The recipes also contain no preservatives, fillers or artificial additives and recently she reduced the sugar in the recipe by two thirds.  And they are still sumptuously delicious!  Wondering why Susanne named her business Modo Mio Naked?  Why not come down to Harvest for a tasting and ask her yourself whilst you’re choosing between the Salted Caramel and Mint flavours.  You could even take home a Death by Chocolate brownie, match it with berries of your choice from Sheffield Berry Gardens and some fresh Elgaar cream (see image below) and enjoy!

 

Bakery
Sandy’s Sourdough
Manubread
Delicious Little Things (macarons, lemon meringue tarts)
Modo Mio Naked (chocolate brownies)
Day Time Food (muesli, granola)
Legana Bakery

Oils/Nuts/Olives
Coronea Grove Olives
Mount Direction Olives

Vegies/Herbs
Laos Fresh Farm
Erinvale Potatoes
Steve’s Vegies
Tasmanian Natural Garlic
Tamar Valley Tomatoes
Thirlstane Gardens
Four Springs Produce (Heritage tomatoes)

Meat/Fish
41 Degrees South (salmon)
Braefield Prime Lamb
Mount Gnomon Farm (pork, lamb)
Real Beef
George Town Seafoods

Beverages
Cavanough Spring Water
Ritual Cold Drip Coffee

Breakfast/Lunch
Ritual Coffee and breakfast buns
Osakan Soul (Japanese savoury pancakes)
Turkish Tukka (gozleme)
Elgaar Grilled Cheese Co.
Garden of Vegan
Wanderlust (vegetarian)

Wine/Beer/Cider
Sharmans Wines
Gryphonwood Vineyard
Blue Penguin Wines

Fruit
Sheffield Berry Gardens (fresh strawberries, frozen blackberries)
Windara Orchards (apples)

Dairy
Elgaar Organic Dairy
Southern Sky Gourmet
Yondover Goat Dairy

Preserves
Honey Tasmania
Rocky Gardens
Vix Kitch

Take-Home meals
Dinner is Served