@ Harvest | 5 February, 2022

Honey and the ‘Booch Queen. Ducks and nuts.

During our 10th year at Harvest we are sharing some memories of the last decade with you. There have been an enormous amount of wonderful images taken by pros and patrons alike over the years, and we are delighting in bringing them forth from the archives. This week we bring you the one and only Tristan from Honey Tasmania. Crafty ex-pat, resident landscaper, and market lifer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything bees and honey, Tristan has been with Harvest since day one. Indeed, our longest standing patrons will have watched his daughter Araina grow up. When we say market lifer we mean it, “I started out selling bikinis on the beach in Port Douglas in my 20’s” Tristan once told us in his trademark charismatic drawl. That must have been tough for a young man, so we’re very pleased he found the easy life here in northern Tasmania. Always quick with a chat and generous with his time Tristan is an open book and a larger than life character, part of the fabric of Harvest. Just don’t expect him to reveal his secret hive spot in the deep southwestern forests, you’ve got no chance. 

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 for keeping your family and your community happy and healthy. Make your weekly shopping trip and experience instead of a chore. 

This summer season may be beginning its slow ebb, but this means nothing to our primary producers. We’re excited to welcome back Christie and family with Hazelbrae returning from hiatus, Mike and Lauren of Felds Farm continue to bring you an expanded site of heirloom and interesting varieties of familiar vegetables. Mai and family from Steve’s Veg are always brimming with a variety of Asian greens and staple veg. Delivering fresh punchy flavours on the dinner plate means plenty of fresh herbs, the quality and variety of which at Thirlstane Gardens is second to none. Plus, Matt from Strellyfield Duck is gracing us with his presence (and hopefully his duck livers ), Ferniehurst Cherries is having the last hurrah, Black Barn Hill is backing it up for a second week and ‘Booch Queen LT from Avocado Moon is back baby, large and in charge. 

Taking the SOMA stage once again for a spin is the amazing Disco Duma, who has just the knack for selecting the perfect morning tracks.  

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.

Dancing to the beat of their own drums this week are:

41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
All Things Cherry
Avocado Moon
Black Barn Hill
Brady’s Lookout Cider
Coronea Grove
Delicious Little Things
Della Valle Gelato
Elgaar Farm & The Grain Family
Felds Farm
Ferniehurst Cherries
Franks Char
George Town Seafoods
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
Honey Tas
Kabul Veggie Delights
Lentara Grove
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distillery
Mount Gnomon
Mr B & T Mushrooms & Eden Green Garden
New Norfolk Distillery
Oldway Farm
One on the Slide
Our Patch Pet Food
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Seven Sheds
Sheffield Berry Gardens
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies
Sweet Wheat
Takin it Home
Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs
Tas Juice Press
Tas Natural Garlic and Tomatoes
Tassie Hemp Shop
Tassie Murtabak
The Green Flower Farm
Thirlstane Gardens
Three Peaks Organics
West Bee Honey

Harvest. Tasmania’s Award-Winning Farmer’s Market Sinc 2012.

See you there x

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