This week at Harvest, Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs return with their pastured eggs laid by a mixed flock of happy hens, including Lowmann, Australorp, Isa and Rhode Island Reds. Pastured eggs go a step further than free-range and cage-free eggs giving laying hens unrestricted access to green pastures during daylight hours. Enjoy your eggs whichever way you like – scrambled, baked, poached or fried – knowing they were ethically and sustainably farmed on the rich, green farmlands of the Tamar Valley.
Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes will have their first tomato seedlings at Harvest this week, with a range of early varieties for those lucky people who have a nice warm spot to get a headstart on their crop. While the past week has been a good reminder that it is still too early to plant outside, a warm spot in a sunroom or heated glasshouse will work a treat. This week will also see the first of their green garlic shoots – fresh Spring garlic, perfect for stir fry, soup and salads. Also, did you know you can freeze garlic? It’s the perfect way to have great tasting garlic on hand all year round. TNGT still has fresh garlic bulbs and is offering bulk bargains of some of its ‘seconds’ garlic. Perfect for those who use lots of garlic or who want to freeze some to get them through the next couple of months.
Have you tried Willie’s range of craft beers or meads from Seven Sheds Brewery? His range includes beers inspired by ingredients grown and produced in the Cradle Coast region including quinoa, oats, raspberries and honey. While the style is heavily influenced by English and European ales, Seven Sheds also produces quirky styles including a beetroot steam ale, a barrel-aged india pale ale and a tart cherry saison brewed with Kentish cherries. Come down this weekend to talk to the brewer himself about the fine art of craft brewing and mead making. And don’t forget to take home a tipple for later!
Harvest is a melting pot of fine food champions, with several stallholders bringing home the goods at this years Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards. Sandy’s Sourdough were among our winners, bagging the Reserve Champion bread trophy for their Olive & Thyme loaf and a swag of gold, silver and bronze awards for their other baked delights. Why not take home your own freshly baked gold trophy this weekend – perhaps a delicious baguette, fruit bun, sourdough, rye loaf or bagel?
With so many reasons to visit Harvest this weekend, we will see you at the market!