Wrapped in plastic

It is plastic free July 2018 and I have finally acknowledged my addiction. I cannot live without plastic. My whole life today is lived wrapped in plastic. Plastic wraps the food I eat, plastic microbeads are in the toothpaste I use, make-up I wear. Nylon and plastic is in my clothes, used in furniture production,… Read more

Olive Oil Bounty

The Tamar Valley olive bounty has been picked, pressed and bottled and the freshest tastiest olive oil is at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday for tasting. Local producers have described this season as a spectacular year following a warm dry autumn that has yielded both quantity and quality liquid gold oils.  … Read more

The Best culinary magic

There is culinary magic at work this week as Mark Best, multi award winning chef, puts Tasmanian produce and culinary students to work to create a menu inspired by local produce including Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market producers.   Mark Best is one of Australia’s great chefs, described quite simply as “one of the most… Read more

Moving Plastic OUT!

Join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers Market in saying NO to single use plastic during the month of July. Return your glass jars and bottles, bring along your reusable containers to be filled with olive oil, soft cheeses and coffee beans, swap the plastic punnet for a brown bag and take home your fresh produce… Read more

Food lust equals Wanderlust

As you enter the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market the sight of the Wanderlust caravan means you have arrived at the heart of the city’s premiere Saturday morning food event.   For the past six years Sally Dawkins and Corey Gilham have been dishing out the most delicious array of vegetarian food from their restored… Read more

Fruit Fly in Tasmania – The Good Winter Chill

The first frosts of winter are being felt as colder weather begins to take hold across Tasmania. But the cold and frost can be good too. Winter chilling is essential for ensuring the fruiting and blooming of produce such as berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears. The cold also benefits root vegetables and leafy greens,… Read more

Why a Farmers’ Market?

Farmers Matter! Farmers’ markets are a vital asset to local communities. Authentic farmers’ markets empower farmers; incubate and showcase local businesses; and provide access to a range of seasonal, fresh, raw and value added foods with tangible community health and social benefits. Make the time. Reap the benefits. Farmers’ markets offer so much more than… Read more

World Cider Day

The aim of world cider day on 3rd June is to bring apple cider lovers from all over the world together to enjoy and celebrate the wide variety of cider. Cider can take many forms and has many different names such as Most, Cider, Sidra.  Here in Tasmania, it seems obvious in retrospect – how… Read more

The Oldest Surviving Beer Made New

Join the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this week to discover the legend of a brew that was wrecked but the yeast trapped inside sealed bottles survived the icy waters of the Bass Strait, and have now been brought back to beer life.   The Wreck… Read more

Red Aprons Making Harvest Happen

It is red aprons galore at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this month as we all say a very big thank you to all our volunteers and celebrate National Volunteer Week.   It is the signature red apron that identifies Harvest volunteers so please take some time to stop and express your gratitude to them… Read more