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

Step Out and Meet The Players

Step out, put on your tap shoes and join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market in celebrating the Launceston Players’ latest production at the market this Saturday. Members of the cast and crew of Stepping Out will be at Harvest Launceston to showcase the breadth of local talent that continues to sustain over 90 years… Read more

Celebrating Local Food and Talent

Celebrate the 2018 Great Chef Series over the coming months, kicking off with talented Tassie “local” chef Analiese Gregory from Franklin Restaurant in Hobart. In its third year, this innovative collaboration between the Tasmanian tourism, hospitality and education sectors brings the culinary art of renowned chefs from across the world to Launceston.  The 2018 Great Chef… Read more

Hawka Visits Harvest; Can You Guess What’s on Hawka’s Fork?

This weekend promises to be a big one in Launceston with our first ever night football match at University of Tasmania Stadium. To kick-start the weekend the right way Hawka will be visiting our wonderful Harvest Launceston with plenty of activities for the kids to participate in.   At 11am this Saturday morning, Hawka and… Read more

The Fresh Hop Challenge

Hops are a core ingredient of beer and green hops add an extra taste dimension to a brew. The local annual hop harvest provides craft brewers with the challenge to experiment and showcase the freshest brews of the year. The three day Fresh Hop Beer Festival gets underway this Friday out the back at Saint… Read more

Not Just a Car Park

Each Saturday an asphalt city car park is transformed into a vibrant award winning community farmers’ market that brings locals into town to shop for fresh produce, catch up with friends and neighbours and support the local economy. Harvest Launceston is also often featured on the “must see” to do list for visitors to the… Read more

Falling Leaves

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter and daylight saving has ended but at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this signals the arrival of wonderful delicious autumnal produce. Take the much maligned Brussel sprout, which is at its sweetest after a frost and is loaded with Vitamin C, sulforaphane and antioxidants to give… Read more

What the Butler Saw

An Apple Island Wife’s encounter with Simon McInerney – Tasmania’s only freelance butler and President of the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market Board by Fiona Stocker    Imagine having a member of staff within your household dedicated to keeping the wine cellar stocked, the laundry fresh, vehicles fuelled and faux pas in etiquette and appearance to… Read more

Farmers Talking to Farmers

By Fiona Stocker – Celebrate the tomato and garlic at the fourth annual Garlic and Tomato Festival on the 18th March 2018. Funds raised support Rural Help@ Hand, a charity established by Harvest Launceston tomato and garlic supremo Annette Reed to support rural families who find themselves in hospitals. There will be tomato testing and… Read more

The Apple Island Wife

If you have shopped for bacon, sausages or Berkshire pork at Langdale Farm’s stall, you will have met Oliver and Fiona Stocker. Besides being one half of the business, Fiona is also a writer. Watch this space during March for more snippets from Fiona Stocker. Her book Apple Island Wife is due to be published… Read more