Bagpipes beer, babies and beeswax | 18th July 2020

This week at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market we are celebrating babies, new season olive oil and the release of a scotch ale called Smoking Bagpipes. Lily has joined the Hazelbrae Hazelnuts team and at Sheffield Berry Gardens, Brett and Juliette have also added a beautiful daughter to their family.

Seven Sheds Brewery will release their annual Smokin’ Bagpipes. This Scotch ale – traditionally a strong, malty brew – has been given a quirky, smoke-laced twist by Seven Sheds. This year Willie peat-smoked 250kg of malted barley over four days, to ensure vintage 2020 Smokin’ Bagpipes is even peatier than usual. The peat is sourced from a property at Waterhouse in north-east Tassie and the labor-intensive smoking regime ensures a truly unique Tasmanian beer.

Remember it is Plastic Free July and we need to do everything possible to minimise waste, especially as the increase in disposable personal protective gear takes its toll on the environment. Wendy at West-Bee Honey will give you low down on how to make your own beeswax wraps, a perfect way to store food and reduce plastic waste.

The 2020 olive oil pressings are drawing to an end and all our olive oil producers are back at the market this week. Lentara Grove will have their range of flavoured oils and The Village Olive Grove and Coronea Grove are offering bottle refill options.

For all your jam, pickles, dressings and kimchi needs visit Three Peaks Organics, Sheffield Berry Gardens,Vix Kitch, Paul’s Hot Sauce, KimChiMe, Tasmanian Wasabi Products and Taste of Tam O’Shanter.

Come down on Saturday and remember to minimise your socialising, maximise your shopping and social distancing and stay safe. The weather forecast is for a cloudy day with rain in the evening,  a minimum of 2° and maximum of 13°.