@ Harvest | 15 January, 2022

Lillies, seafood, Turn up the Dial and MONA FOMA

There has never been a more important time to keep the community ties strong and keep physically and mentally healthy. Being an independent, direct, and centalised local food outlet Harvest shortens the supply chain to two steps: Farmer to you. Simple as that. Doing so helps insulate our community from the pressures covid places on it. Providing and outdoor covid safe environment for you to shop for fresh food and pantry goods, Harvest is the perfect place to start in keeping your family and your community happy and healthy. 

It is no secret that it has been a less-than-ideal growing season for many farmers and producers. Despite this, Harvest and its incredible network of farmers, producers and entrepreneurs never lets up. Georgetown Seafoods are back from battling repairs and tough conditions, Lily Farm and Plants Direct nurture their wonderful plants to brighten your life and the amount of produce on offer from Felds FarmSteve’s VegLaos Fresh Farm and Thirlstane Gardens plus our cohorts of fungi, beef, beer, bread, ‘booch, and berries is astounding every Saturday. Particularly so right now though. Everything you need really is on offer at Harvest, make your one weekly shop a great experience instead of a chore. 

In the lead up to Harvest’s 10th anniversary, we’re going to be sharing some memories of the last decade with you. There has been an enormous amount of wonderful images taken by pros and patrons alike over the years. Starting with the one above of the unstoppable Mai from Steve’s Veggies taken in 2012, Harvest’s inaugural year. With her stall of abundance still in roughly the same position was then, Mai has become an icon of the market and is a quintessential unsung hero of your local food economy. Besides bringing you the familiar fare, Mai and her diaspora have been pushing the produce of their native homes into the market and onto your plates for decades. You have them to thank for the diversity of produce and cuisines available to you so readily in 2022. 

We’re pumped to see the arrival of MONA FOMA in Launceston next week, we’ll have some artists from the festival playing the SOMA stage on the 22nd of January. Also don’t forget that Guy at Mount Gnomon Farm is hosting Turn Up The Dial on Saturday the 29th of January. It is difficult to conceive of a more amazing space for an outdoor food and music event, and with the state of affairs in the arts and hospitality sectors right now everyone could use this cheer and delight in their lives. Save the date. Tickets and details on the links above. 

At Harvest we are continually looking for ways to expand our engagement with the broader community. One big focus for 2022 is to extend our Volunteer Program into community organisations and increase the breadth and depth of an already amazing pool of people. Are you part of an amazing community or not-for-profit organisation? If so, email us to sign up to our Community Engagement Program and let us work together to nourish and sustain our collective wellbeing. 

Keeping it fun and chill on the SOMA stage this week are Lilly Sideris and Greer Mackay. Always such a nice vibe watching these guys play.  

Ploughing on and sowing the seeds at the market this week are:

41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
All Things Cherry
Avocado Moon
Cake of Peace
Coronea Grove
Delicious Little Things
Della Valle Gelato
Derwent Distillery
Elgaar Farm &
The Grain Family
Felds Farm
Ferniehurst Cherries
Franks Char
George Town Seafoods
Hillwood Fresh Food Co
Honey Tas
Laos Fresh Farm
Lentara Grove
Lilly Farm
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distillery
Metz Petz Munchies
Mr B & T Mushrooms & Eden Green Garden
New Norfolk Distillery
Oldway Farm
One On the Slide
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Real Beef
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Seoul Food
Seven Sheds
Sheffield Berry Gardens
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies
Sweet Wheat
Tas Juice Press
Tassie Hemp Shop
Taste of Tam O’Shanter 
The Green Flower Farm
Thirlstane Gardens
Tas Natural Garlic and Tomatoes
West Bee Honey
West Tamar Fungi
Westerway Berry Farm

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