Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes are in house this weekend with their mouth watering selection of tomatoes, eggplants and garlic. The rich, fertile soils of Tasmania’s Meander Valley combined with the organic farming principles and nurturing practice of farmers Annette and Nevil deliver standout flavour, colour, variety and quality. Learn all things garlic and tomatoes, take a tour of the farm and find out what’s been happening at this year’s Tasmanian Garlic & Tomato Festival on Sunday 21st March.
The sun’s peeping out at Harvest (despite the forecast!) and so are the gorgeous lilies from Lily Farm. @junctionartsfestival has three terrific acts performing on the SOMA Community Stage from 9:30. Pop down and join in the fun 💜...
Junction Arts Festival returns to Launceston this September with 5 days and nights of art + performance + music. This week at Harvest, Junction will be taking over the SOMA Community stage with three fantastic acts from their Tasmanian music lineup. Stop by to catch Tom Fowkes, Den. and Saree Salter from 9:30am.
AgriCULTURED is a new event celebrating our rich, diverse agricultural landscapes, fresh seasonal produce, and vibrant food and drink makers.It is a forum for local and interstate farmers, producers, and makers, large and small, to meet, share and discuss significant issues of importance to all.
The event will be delivered on farms, in barns, and across the agricultural landscapes of Northern Tasmania over four days and is designed to be delivered within a unique and curated cultural program. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/agriculturedtasmania
And finally, this Saturday we welcome new stallholder Black Barn Hill to the market with their incredible Tasmanian Lamb. They’ll be setting up just opposite the Harvest Information Stall so be sure to pay them a visit and support local! Also, it is unlikely that Georgetown Seafoods will be at the market this weekend due to the inclement weather we have had.
Stallholders at Harvest this week:
41 Degrees South
All Things Cherry
Black Barn Hill
Brady’s Lookout Cider
Elgaar Farm & The Grain Family
Hillwood Fresh Mushrooms
La Cantara Artisan Cheese
Laos Fresh Farm
Mr B & T Mushroom Garden & Eden Garden Microfarm
Mt Gnomon Farm
Oldway Farm & TASG
One On the Slide
Paul’s Hot Sauce
Red Cow Organics
Southern Sky Cheese
Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs
Tas Juice Press
Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes
Taste of Tam O’Shanter
Three Peaks Organics
Village Olive Grove
West Bee Honey
West Tamar Fungi
See you at the market!...
Recipe - whisky bacon and mixed mushroom pasta from our Chef de Mission @chefrhyshannan.
Featuring @tamarsmallgoods 'whiskey week' streaky bacon, @btmushrooms specialty mushrooms and Thirlstane Gardens herbs. So good!
This recipe can be hyper-local. You can grab most of what you need from local producers, from Harvest, on any given Saturday.
Making use of the bacon fat is a no-brainer in terms of flavour and adds a richness of texture that enhances the silky mushrooms. A combo that contrasts perfectly with the zesty freshness of the herbs and lemon. Belissimo!
6 rashes of @tamarsmallgoods “whiskey week” streaky bacon
1 punnet of mixed mushrooms @btmushrooms
‘a dash’ (apx ¼ cup) of your favourite Tassie dry white wine
½ a leek and 2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp EV olive Oil @lentaragrove @coroneagrove @thevillageolivegrove
Thyme (Thirlstane Gardens) – or from your home garden!
4 sprigs of chervil (Thirlstane Gardens)
2 stems of watergress (Thirlstane Gardens)
½ lemon zest, tiny squeeze juice
-In a large, heavy-based frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy, remove, drain on paper towel and set aside.
-Bring a large pot of seasoned water to the boil.
-Slice the leek and garlic, slice all the mushrooms to about 1cm thickness, chop the watercress and chervil, zest the ½ lemon.
-Turn the pan of bacon fat down to medium, add the leek and garlic to the bacon fat, sauté until soft and translucent.
-Cook the pasta in the boiling water, drain, drizzle with a tiny touch of EV olive oil (to stop it sticking together) and set aside.
-Add the sliced mushrooms, EV olive oil and thyme sprig to the leek mix. Sauté until silky and tender.
-Add the white wine, turn the heat to high and reduce until the mix is a saucy consistency – not watery, not sticky - you want enough liquid to coat the pasta properly.
-Add the chopped chervil and watercress, and lemon zest. Check the seasoning, correct the acid balance with a few drops of lemon juice if necessary.
-Add the cooked pasta back to the mushrooms, toss to combine.
-Serve and Enjoy!...
@edengreenmicrofarm are topping up our nutrient levels with their adorable veggies. Not only do they make you smile, word on the street is that 1 punnet of broccoli sprouts hold the equivalent sulforaphane as 1kg of mature broccoli. Yay for healthy hearts and digestive systems! 🌱❤️😊...
Have you ever considered volunteering at the market? It is a fabulous way to make connections in the community while having a bunch of fun. There are many roles you can contribute throughout the market - we would love to hear from you! ☀️🌿🌼
A car was again left in the market space overnight so we decided to get creative…
Kidding, we have the cool cats from @junctionartsfestival at Harvest today with @radioqueens Brum Brum Radio Workshop 🚙 🎨 😝
With fermented food and beverages said to be the No. 1 superfood trend in 2021, come down to Harvest this weekend and get your fermentation fix with a bottle of kombucha from Avocado Moon. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink full of beneficial probiotics shown to improve digestion, heal the gut and deliver a myriad of other health benefits. Not only is it good for you, Avocado Moon make it taste great with a range of delicious flavours to choose including Blackberry, Lemon Myrtle and Passionfruit.
This weekend on the SOMA Community Stage we are going to be absolutely wowed by Grace Iris from 8:30am followed by Oscar O’Shea from 10:30am. The weather is looking to be typically Tasmanian – wonderful as soon as we have returned to school!!