Ancient Secrets of the Bees

The tree that holds the golden secrets of the ancient rainforests of Tasmania, the leatherwood. The Eucryphia Lucida has white blossoms with nectar that honey bees transform into jars of liquid gold that is gaining a reputation for its exceptional taste and medicinal attributes. In Main Road Exeter, on the West Tamar, a metal façade… Read more

A Family Orchard

A Family Orchard   A strong sense of family and commitment to local community has always been at the core of Lees’ Orchards at Dilston on the East Tamar. Today the Morrison family continues the tradition of supplying local produce at the farm gate with an opportunity to pick your own cherries for the rest… Read more

A Year in an Apricot Orchard

A Year in an Apricot Orchard   Apricots are the essence of summer, capturing the colours and tastes of sunshine, warm summer days and long evenings. At Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market apricots from Penna Valley Farm are a taste sensation for a few weeks at the height of summer. To capture some of this… Read more

2017… And That’s a Wrap!

2017… And That’s a Wrap! What a year! As 2017 draws to a close it is time to pay tribute all who make the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market an award winning weekly celebration of local produce, farmers and producers. Sadly we also bid farewell to Harvest stalwarts, a founding stallholder Sandy Waites, Board member Jenny Edis and volunteers Yu-Shen and Ashley, as they all move… Read more

Cherry Time

Cherry Time Christmas means one thing at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, an abundance of cherries, berries and apricots.   From the deepest red to pale pink and bright yellow, there are over 80 cherry varieties grown in Australia depending on the complex demands of different regions. Cherry varieties are chosen for sweetness, flesh… Read more

Farewell Sandy

Farewell Sandy   It is the people of Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market that artisan baker, Sandy of Sandy’s Sourdough will miss when he takes off his apron and with his family Glynis, Bridget and Lucy heads for another island on the other side of the world. Sandy is what defines the success of Harvest… Read more

The Harvest Team

The Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market has a new look management team. Local girl Caroline and Tassie newcomer Julia have joined Harvest Launceston and together with Kim anticipate lots of stimulating fun as they take the market into its seventh year of operation.   The market has benefited over the years from the amazing team… Read more

Fruit Pickings

The luscious colours of summer will soon be on display at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market with the arrival of berries, cherries, and apricots; but ponder the journey of the fruit from the plants to our plates.   The sunshine of recent days is ripening the fruit on trees in Tasmanian orchards and groves,… Read more

Bees for keeps

On National Ag Day, we take a moment to celebrate and learn more about the tiny army that keeps our agricultural system ticking over, our bees. As summer approaches, local gardens and the countryside fills with blossoms, but take a minute to thank the honey bees who are hard at work ensuring there is fruit… Read more

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