A humble correction, approaching events, Autumn’s highlights, AgFest weekend and another week at Harvest
First, a correction. To the lovely Rob and Jenny (!) Goddard of Coronea Grove Olives, whom this sometimes ditzy ‘at harvest’ newsletter author misnamed in last week’s edition. Sincerest apologies for our slip-up in the heat of penmanship. Always pays to proofread.
This week highlights the seasonal changes we sometimes take for granted or fail to appreciate truly. They happen slowly, but by now autumn’s graces are unmistakable. Sure, we can all see the leaves changing, it is truly beautiful around Launceston at this time of year. The colour of leaves falling in the golden hue of the autumnal afternoon sun never fails to inspire. It also provides a chance to reflect and perhaps slow the pace of life a little, to wind down from the whirlwind that is summer in Launnie.
Not for our Harvesters though! Many of our stallholders are getting in deep with harvesting, production, and the machinations of farm life. Others embark upon tasks that nurture their environment and prepare them for what the next season may bring. Farm life may ebb and flow, but it never ceases. Hazelnuts, native flowers, brassicas, pumpkins and squash are coming to term. Pome fruits (from the Latin pomum, in the Rosaceae family, for the food nerds among us) which include apples, pears, and quinces are hitting their stride too. Not to mention citrus, which while not present at the market (yet) are also about to hit peak season.
This week at Harvest
There’s no hiding it, it’s a little quieter this week than what you might expect. But, we’re not even mad about it. Why? AgFest! Tasmania’s premier agricultural festival is on again and we love seeing our stallholders out and about. What we do have for you in store at Harvest this week though is the likes of Hazelbrae, who are sticking around like hazelnut butter to toast, on the back of a bumper hazelnut harvest. One of our new (ish) ready-to-eat stalls is making a return too. Oldway Farm is dusting off the barbie to bring you their farm-raised goodness for breakfast! Bjarke has been mentoring some new Tasmanians in farm and market life, and we simply can’t wait to sample the fruits of their labour.
Tasmanian It’s two weeks in a row for Mumma Shazz, thanks to a quirk of the rostering system, Juice Press, Sandy’s, Sweet Wheet, and the gang are all standing by for your enjoyment. Delicious Little Things have their scrolls back in action, and the flow of winter produce from Steve’s Veg and Yang’s 4 Seasons continues to flow with vigour.
We probably should inform you though, that our beloved Scoopy will be departing soon, so don’t miss out on some incredible gelato and sorbetto this week and for a few more TBA. Scoopy noooooooo!! So sad, but he’ll be back.
All this amazing stuff that goes on at Harvest? It’s all thanks to the amazing work of the Launceston community, and if you think your community group has something to add to the market, we would love to hear from you. Info on how you can be part of our Community Engagement Program is on the Get Involved link on the Harvest website.
Thanks. Signing off. We’ll be back next week. And every week. Bye for now. See you at Harvest x