Devita Davison – Feeding Change

Change the way we think about feeding ourselves and join Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market in welcoming social entrepreneur and food justice activist Devita Davison to town. Devita’s experiences and passion for culinary collaboration will inspire Launceston to create a community of food innovators and become one of Australia’s premier food regions.   The Tamar… Read more

Purple or Green?

Purple or green? Asparagus that is! New season asparagus has sprouted and both the green and its purple cousin are at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this week and the difference is in both the taste and potent antioxidants found in both varieties. The purple colour comes from high levels of phytonutrients called anthocyanins,… Read more

Bettering butter

A butter odyssey to artisan butter makers around Europe has left Olivia Morrison from the Tasmanian Butter Co with little doubt that the traditional hands on methods for making butter is the best. Olivia and her family spent a month exploring and savouring the wonderful world of butter. Their journey began in the United Kingdom… Read more

The Beehive

  The distinctive taste of leatherwood honey ensnared Tristan and Rebecca Campbell of Honey Tasmania into the world of bees. Today, their shop in Exeter, The Beehive is the very essence of what drives this remarkable and passionate beekeeping family. A dramatic rainforest scene captured in the iron façade is the first hint that this… Read more

Brewers of note

There are seven sheds in which to craft a local brew from a garden full of hops that are mingled with diverse local ingredients to create award winning Seven Sheds beers, mead and melomels. Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery, Hop Garden are regular stallholders at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market where Willie Simpson and Catherine… Read more

What is in a handshake?

Come down to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday to shake the farmers hand and know that the hand you shake is the hand that nurtured, grew, kneaded, reared, baked and mixed the food you take home to share with your family. Share in their stories and their passion for their animals, the… Read more

Tomato hints

Daylight saving and longer evenings hint of all the good things, such as the luscious tomatoes that summer brings to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. What it also means is that now is the time to prepare for the planting of that epitome of summer, the tomato. Annette Reed, our local expert on all… Read more

Della Vale Gelato celebrates the bounty of the valley

Inspired by the bounty of the local Tamar Valley, a heritage that stretches back to an ancestral valley in Italy, a happenstance book on gelato, a dream and a chance to attend gelato school have all coalesced into the taste sensation that is Della Valle Gelato, who will be at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’… Read more

Blooming Times

The blossoming of Tasmania horticulture is at the centre of the second Blooming Tasmanian celebration of gardens, flowers and bird trails. Delve into the worlds of bonsai, ikebana, lavender, container plants and edible native plants at the Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival from 23rd to 24th September 2017 at the Albert Hall. “Tasmania is… Read more

A pinch of…

A pinch of … goes a long way at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market taking your taste buds for a sensational stroll through the diverse tastes and scents of Tasmanian heritage ingredients smoked walnut wood, local honey, merlot grapes, herbs and spices. Robyn Mayne did exactly that and her imagination and taste buds went… Read more