At Harvest | 30 December 2023

Gulch Week… also apricots.

It may well be Gulch Week, but that doesn’t stop the good times rolling at the market. Farmers’ markets pride themselves on operating throughout the year no matter what, and we are no exception. As a primary food outlet for members and the community alike, we don’t stop. Although we do, as we hope you also, dear reader, slow down a little. In anticipation of the close of 2023, we want to think that as many people as possible get a small window to rest, reflect, and prepare for the coming of another year.

Indeed, some of our stallholders have taken the opportunity; they well and truly deserve it. However, that isn’t to say that there isn’t plenty going on in the market! We’re delighted to report the arrival of Margaret and Penna Valley Farm’s apricots after a bit of a false start last week. It’s always an exciting time. We also look forward to seeing the proliferation of apricot-based products throughout the market in the coming weeks. That unique and fantastic flavour is bound to pop up in gelato, danishes, sweet treats and jams everywhere. We’ve been harbouring some designs for a cute little fermented apricot hot-saucy number. We’ll keep you posted on how that experiment goes.

With Gulch Week being what it is, we want to keep this week’s edition short and sweet. You can, as always, find this week’s stallholder list here. As always, there is plenty going on to keep you exceptionally well fed and watered during what remains of the year. And we’ll be back again next week for the first one of 2024. And the week after that, and the week after that.

Goodbye 2023, and thank you.

We will simply offer the following in the spirit of short and sweet. On behalf of our board, our members, volunteers and the operations team, we thank you, dear patron, for your support throughout 2023. Without you, there is no market. It is true that the same can be said of our volunteers and our stallholders, and we have certainly offered them the same thanks also. With your continued support, word of mouth, introductions and love of Tasmanian food, Harvest Market continues to strive and thrive. This means the world to everyone involved in our organisation, none more so than us here in the office. Harvest Market offers something truly special to the Launceston community and, indeed, to us personally. We are lucky to have one of the best jobs imaginable and it is our patrons that most make that possible.

So thank you. Thank you for keeping Tasmanian food front and centre of our community, thank you for reading and engaging with this newsletter each week, and thank you for showing up each and every week as we love to do.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s, and we’ll see you on the other side. Of that, you can be assured.

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