Happy New Year!
2020 has arrived and it has brought lots of berries and more cherries to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday. After a slow start to the cherry season, the fleshy drupe or stone fruit is now in full swing with plenty of delicious sweet red baubles of fruit. Sally from Richmond Cherries has been in constant touch to say the ripening process has been slow this season, but the good news for 2020 is that they are being picked and she will be at Harvest this Saturday together with southern producer Pip Allwright from Jones River Co. All Things Cherry from the Rowella on the West Tamar will also be at the market, chat to Paul and Regine to hear their story of how they survived the fruit fly incursion to bring you some of the best cherries in the valley.
It is the perfect Tasmanian way to start a fresh year with platters of berries, cherries and apricots served with fresh Elgaar Farm cream or speciality gelato from Della Vale Gelato. Visit Penna Valley Farm for apricots, Bioberries for raspberries Sheffield Berries for a selection of berries including their red currants, which are delicious scattered over salads with a spoonful of hemp seed for a powerful protein boost. Southern producers Westerway Raspberry Farm have loaded their truck ready for the market on Saturday as have Ferniehurst Cherries.
Oldway Farm applies regenerative farming practices to all they do, their Angus cattle are raised from birth to harvest on the farm insuring you get the best possible product for your family whilst treading lightly on the earth. Come and see Bjarke and Margret next to the TASG stand to get your beef this weekend. Once again the Tamar Valley Wine Route will be at the market promoting their Vintage: Tamar 2020 Event, with vigneron Adrian from Loira Vines offering tastings at the market this weekend.
The weather is forecast to be great again this Saturday with the mercury tipped to hit 31 degrees. Be sure to get in early and experience some of Tassie’s finest produce at the first Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market for 2020. See you at the market!