Meet The Managers
Meet the Managers
Introducing The Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market Management team, Caroline, Julia and Kim. Local girl Caroline and Tassie newcomer Julia have joined Harvest Launceston and together with market stalwart Kim, anticipate lots of stimulating fun as they take the market into its seventh year of operation.
Caroline is a local Lonnie girl, who after graduating from a local school, left the State to attend university in Western Australia and has lived in London and Sydney before hearing the Tasmanian homecoming call. Together with her young family she returned to Launceston a few years ago.
Her passion for her hometown and for Northern Tasmania is what drives her and she is excited at the opportunity to build on the Tasmanian brand and identity. During her school years, Caroline recalls Launceston life being a little bland, with very little happening in the events, tourism and food businesses.
Julia visited Tasmania for the first time in April 2106 for her father’s 60th birthday. “It was so beautiful. It was an autumn day at the Gorge when I knew that this was where I wanted to live.”
Julia’s background is French patisserie in Sydney, where she learned the art of artisan produce in her mother’s French bakery. Julia speaks fluent French and brings a unique insight into market operations. “I have always had a passion for food and produce and knowing where local products are grown or made and by whom. I love listening to the stories of the farmers and the people, especially in Tasmania where we are so lucky to have the clean air, water and good soil that makes fabulous food.”
Kim moved to Tasmania in 2000 and has been involved with Harvest Launceston since its inception. She is passionate about promoting and supporting local producers and helping build a sustainable local food system. Kim continues to use her journalistic skills in exploring the wonderful stories of our local producers.
Together Kim, Julia and Caroline will explore those links between community and primary producers to assist farmers and producers to innovate and build on a market that is, they say, a privilege to be a part of.