@ Harvest | 29 January, 2022

Vale the GOAT, new performers, meats, and community engagement

In the lead up to Harvest’s 10th anniversary, we’re going to share 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 is truly one of the greats. Vale Kimmy Hewitt (from Harvest that is, long may she live). Where does one even begin with Kimmy?  A founding member of Harvest, her tenure a decade strong. Mentor, colleague, enforcer. Confidant, counsel, mate. The number of hats worn by this incredible woman over the years is unknowable. Her dedication and professionalism something to whit us mere mortals can only aspire. We talk a lot about the community at Harvest, and Kimmy has been instrumental in building and nurturing our community from the ground up. She leaves the employ of the market, but most certainly not the spirit. Kimmy is Harvest and Harvest is Kimmy, and we hope to be able to call upon her for her guidance, wisdom, and expertise for another decade to come. 

There has never been a more important time to maintain community ties and keep physically and mentally healthy. Not only is Harvest an independent, direct, and centralised local food outlet, we are a social forum, providing a place to gather and gather around. Championing your local food heroes and nurturing emerging businesses. At Harvest, you can enjoy some much-needed socialisation and find 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. Make your weekly shopping trip and experience instead of a chore. 

Long goodbyes are never easy. Last week was the swan song for the wonderful Larry and Alison from Real Beef and they will be sorely missed. Nevertheless, the Harvest community provides in times of plenty and in times of need. Stepping up to plug the meat gap are Luke & Bjarke from Oldway Farm, who are working incredibly hard to bring extra stock for you and your dining table. Plus, Peter & Nicoli from Black Barn Hill are having a pop for the next couple of weeks, Mike and Lauren of Felds Farm are bringing an expanded stall of squeaky fresh produce, and both Richmond and Ferniehurst Cherries continue their seasonal run. Much to our delight. Harvest has so many local independent food champions for you to get around that could really use your support. Tas Natural Garlic and TomatoesThirlstane GardensWest Tamar Fungi to name just three from a very long list. 

This week we’re welcoming a newcomer to our SOMA stage in the form of Fatin and her Belly Dancing troupe! We always love hosting new artists and the vibes that dancing troupes bring to the market and we can’t wait to see what Fatin and her crew have in store. Taking the stage for the opening set is the one and only Disco Duma, who has just the knack for selecting the perfect morning tunes.  

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 for our Community Engagement Program and let us work together to nourish and sustain our collective wellbeing.

Tilling the earth on the Harvest lot this week are:

41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
Afghani Bolani
All Things Cherry
Black Barn Hill
Brady’s Lookout Cider
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
Lily Farm
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distillery
Mr B & T Mushrooms & Eden Green Garden
New Norfolk Distillery
Oldway Farm
Our Patch Pet Food
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Red Cow Organics
Richmond Cherries
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Seoul Food
Seven Sheds
Sheffield Berry Gardens
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies
Sweet Wheat
Tas Juice Press
Tas Natural Garlic and Tomatoes
Tassie Hemp Shop
Tassie Murtabak
Taste of Tam O’Shanter 
The Green Flower Farm
Thirlstane Gardens
Three Peaks Organics
West Tamar Fungi

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