Autumn Gold

The days are shortening, the mornings are dark, the leaves are turning gold at the edges, but at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market the ears of the sweetest corn and the ugliest root vegetables are beckoning at Elphin Grove Farm. Late summer sees the arrival at the market of ears of local corn to… Read more

A Festival of Local Garlic and Tomatoes

The perfect tomato from bright red, orange and purple to deep yellow will be there. As will the perfect bulb of purple garlic, smoked garlic or planting garlic. If your taste buds are not in hyperactive mode yet, they will be after a day immersed in all things garlic and tomato and all things related,… Read more

The 10th Ten Days on the Island

An epic Tasmanian adventure gets underway this week as Ten Days on the Island sees magic happen in far flung places. The whole of the Island is the stage as local and international artists occupy barns, sheds, galleries, pubs, vineyards, lawns and gardens to enthral, inspire and entertain. Spread across three weekends, the biennial festival… Read more

Get Your Bottoms Soggy!

Buoyancy might not be synonymous with floating on cardboard but by committing to the possibility of sustaining a soggy bottom and joining in the not necessarily waterproof cardboard boat regatta on the 3rd March, you will be committing to assist Tasmanian youth. The Soggy Bottom Regatta is on Sunday 3rd March at Waverley Park Lake.… Read more

Your Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market.

Your Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is celebrating our stories. The market story is one of seven years of bringing fresh local food to locals.  It is about ensuring the market is sustainable as an authentic farmers’ market and as we undergo our annual renewal process it is an opportunity to reflect on the contribution… Read more

Back to School….. Back to Packed Lunches

It is back to school this week and the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market stallholders are a great resource for fresh and healthy packed lunches. Lunch boxes that are so good, mums and dads will soon be packing lunch for the office too. Harvest Market Manager Caroline has some tips on how to ensure your… Read more

Stirring the Pot

Vicky Cowan is retiring her stirring spoon which means that this pickle and jam maker of note will only have occasional visits as a stallholder at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. This week she will have new stocks of rhubarb and hazelnut paste as well as some of her signature plum Worcester sauce. Malcolm… Read more

Composing Compost

The commercial composting facility at the Launceston City Council waste station takes me straight back to my childhood and my grandfather. I remember sitting on the stone wall under the backyard fruit trees as he wielded a spade and giant sieve to turn his compost. The sound of the spade as it sliced through the… Read more

What’s Your Beat?

Come and check out how your heart beats at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday. The University of Tasmania School of Medicine is conducting a research project called What’s Your Beat? The aim of the project is to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation which is a fast and irregular heartbeat. This screening program… Read more

MONA FOMA Thinks Big

A cornucopia of arts and entertainment that starts at the Cataract Gorge, follows routes through the city, taking in the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, city parks and late night venues to culminate at the Inveresk precinct for a celebration of music, dance, art and food is about to start. This award winning music and… Read more