Asparagus spearheads the changing of the seasons

A hallmark of the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is acknowledging the passage of the seasons, and with spring, the arrival of the asparagus crop is always eagerly anticipated. This year, Harvest is fortunate to see the return of two asparagus producers to the market as a celebration of the increasing diversity of Tasmanian produce and… Read more

Producer Profile – Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs

Tamar Valley Pastured Eggs are an exciting new addition to the Harvest Market stallholder family, offering delicious free-range eggs direct from the farm to you. Their chooks roam around fresh Tamar Valley pastures and roost in purpose-built chook caravans that are moved regularly to fresh fields….life for these chooks is a perpetual holiday. Tamar Valley… Read more

Producer Profile: Banticks Farm

Banticks Farm is a family-run pasture free range egg producer in the southern midlands. Jeremy says: “Our hens range on our pastures, they dust bathe, scratch in the paddocks as they please and lay their eggs in our mobile chook houses. We don’t use artificial lights or heaters in our houses, our hens lay when they want.… Read more

Producer Profile: Lentara Grove

You may have noticed Lentara Grove absent from Harvest market for a few weeks. They were not on holiday, but working hard to harvest and process their olives. With the olive harvest over, chief oil maker Martin, had a little more time to explain the growing, harvesting and processing of their olives and the range… Read more

Plastic Free July @ Harvest Launceston

PLASTIC FREE JULY KNOWHOW Not all plastics or ways to reduce the impacts of plastics are equal. A key way to reduce plastic use is a little knowledge and action. There are a host of different ways to know your plastics. Plastics can be numbered, described as soft or rigid, or single-use verses multi-use. Ninety-five… Read more

Plastic Free July 2019

Plastic Free July is nearly here again. Last year Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market undertook the challenge to reduce plastic use. It as was a great conversation starter, idea generator and many stallholders got involved. This involvement has led to sustained changes. Some previous Plastic Free July actions have included Erinvale Farm undertaking the standout… Read more

Going FOGO

FOGO stands for Food Organic Garden Organic and its trademark green bins are hitting the mainstream at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. Patrons and stallholders have quickly embraced – guided by our able team of knowledgeable volunteers – the concept and this means that very little of rubbish generated by the market is going… Read more

Climate change, bees and honey 

Honey is not only delicious but bees’ pollination services are estimated to equate to 6 billion dollars annually to the Australian economy. Overall, bees are an amazing species. From speaking with the Honey Tasmania stallholders I learnt that each bee only produces one-quarter of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime.   If you have… Read more

Volunteers Make Harvest Happen

It is Harvest Volunteer 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 Harvest apron that identifies Harvest volunteers so please take some time to stop and express your gratitude to them… Read more

Pick of the Flix

Stop take a big breathe of the wonderful fresh Tasmanian autumn air and join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this Saturday to celebrate the best of Tasmanian food and culture, support our local film festival and meet the people who care for our children and are seeking foster homes for children in need. There… Read more