@ Harvest | 22 January, 2022

Young Harvesters, fluctuations, Ritual(s) and the lead up to 10 years.

There has never been a more important time to keep the community ties strong and keep physically and mentally healthy. Not only is Harvest an independent, direct, and centalised local food outlet, we are a social forum, providing a place to gather and gather around.  In doing so we hope to be a source of refreshment and rejuvenation for body and mind. An antidote to the sterile and generic shopping conditions to which we have become all too accustomed.  An 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. 

A confluence of circumstances is playing helter skelter with the normal ebb and flow of the summer season and her offerings. Having seen their tonnage drop by up to 90% this growing season, Penna Valley Apricots were not having the best run but are making a surprise return this week. What a pleasant surprise it is, with the gorgeous Margaret furnishing her Moor Park apricots for your enjoyment. Same same but different for Richmond Cherries, with splitting fruit and lack of pickers being the challenges overcome to bring you their seasonal delights. With the first appearance of Fork It Farm for 2022, plus a full compliment of breakfast offerings, there has never been a better time to get to Harvest and support your local food heroes. Delicious food will be your reward.

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. This week, TIm Jaroz of Ritual Coffee. Ritual is synonymous with Harvest and since 2012 Tim has been a stall holder, stall holder representative, board member, volunteer and patron. Tim came to the rescue of a the market’s founding team who were drowning in barely-functioning espresso machines and inexperience, more out of sympathy than anything else as he tells it! Since then Ritual has done nothing deepen its roots and grow its influence in Launceston and statewide. Giving rise to their sister roastery Provenance and providing a platform of excellence for Launceston’s coffee nerds, upon whom we all depend for our morning brew. 

The one and only MONA FOMA arrives in Launceston this week and being the legends they are they are hitting you with 4 incredible acts on Saturday. xxx etc will be bringing a vibe like no other market of the year. We have them to thank for the very stage these amazing acts are playing on for you so, Thanks MONA FOMA! This week’s market is one definitely not to be missed. 

Plus next week Guy at Mount Gnomon Farm is hosting Turn Up The Dial on Saturday the 29th of January. Promising to be a farm festival with a difference, it is difficult to conceive of a more amazing space for an outdoor food and music event. 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. 

Tending the fields in the Harvest paddock this week are:

41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
All Things Cherry
Apiece
Artisa
Bioberries
Bradys Lookout Cider
Coronea Grove
Delicious Little Things
Della Valle Gelato
Elgaar Farm & The Grain Family
Felds Farm
Ferniehurst Cherries
Fork it Farm
Franks Char
George Town Seafoods
Hillwood Fresh Food Co
Honey Tas
Kabul Veggie Delight
La Cantara Artisan Cheese
Laos Fresh Farm
Lentara Grove
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distillery
Mount Gnomon
Mr B & T Mushrooms & Eden Green Garden
One On the Slide
Penna Valley Apricots
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Real Beef
Red Cow Organics
Richmond Cherries
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Seoul Food
Seven Sheds
Sheffield Berry Gardens
Smallgrain
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies
Sweet Wheat
Takin in Home
Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs
Tas Juice Press
Tas Natural Garlic and Tomatoes
Tassie Hemp Shop
Tassie Murtabak
Taste of Tam O’Shanter 
The Green Flower Farm
Three Peaks Organics
West Bee Honey
West Tamar Fungi
Westerway Berry Farm

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