As we gather each Saturday at Harvest Launceston, we acknowledge and celebrate each stall Holder – whether they are farmers or producers, coffee roasters or bakers; we are extremely proud that our volunteer based Market has been awarded the delicious. Outstanding Farmers’ Market in Australia for 2017. Thank you to our volunteers for their dedication, our stallholders for keeping the market fresh and innovative and our loyal customers for supporting Tasmanian farmers.
Harvest producers have also won a basket full of awards.
At the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards the high standards of Harvest stallholders was recognised with gold, bronze and silver awards.
Tamar Valley Truffles received gold for their shortbread, mustard, risotto and honey- and bronze for cheddar, brie and butter.Taste of TamO’Shanter received gold for their zucchini pickles, onion jam and chilli jam. Silver for rhubarb and apple preserves and bronze for melon and lemon jam. They will return to the market next week (19th August).West-Bee Honey gained gold for their Cradle spice honey and their Armony honey. Their Armony honey also won bronze at the Australian Food Awards, and is available from this month onwards. Della Vale Gelato will be at the market this Saturday. They gained two golds – one for their chocolate and one for their saffron + cinnamon. While their vanilla, pistachio and raspberry sorbetto were given silver. Flavours available for this week will include their award wining chocolate, butterscotch (using Tasmanian Butter Co. butter), coffee, raspberry and lemon sorbetto.
Harvest also congratulates Kooee Snacks, Spreyton Cider, Franks Cider, Westhaven Dairy, and Forager Foods on their medals. Hazelbrae Hazelnuts has collected two gold medals, scoring perfect points at the 2017 Australian Fine Food Awards for their raw and dry roasted hazelnuts. Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes also won best in class and Gold for their garlic scape seasoning.
This week we will have Jeff Hayes the ballon artist returning to make his magical creations – buskers Oscar & Medhanit for the morning performance from 8.30am- 9.30am followed by High Tempo from 9.30am-10.30am and Adam Paech from 10.30am-12.30pm.
The weather forecast for Saturday will be a maximum of 13, partly cloudy with northwesterly winds of 30 to 45 km/h for the morning/afternoon with a slight chance of a shower. See you Saturday!