@ Harvest | December 11, 2021

By now, any lingering doubts about the arrival of the silly season should be well and truly extinguished. The coming of a smattering of fresh cherries from All Things Cherry is truly the harbinger of the summer season. We love cherries and everything about their sweet, tender, evocative form. We’re stoked to be welcoming Westerway Berries back into the fold for their seasonal run too.

The amazing folks at Oldway Farm have plenty of stock of their incredible beef, pork, pork sausage and handmade bacon for your upcoming Christmas feasts. You would be remiss not to get around Oldway Farm, we had the pleasure of cooking two whole scotch fillets on the charcoal grill for our annual volunteer and stallholder celebration last week. Words cannot adequately convey how incredible those cuts of beef were. If you want beef, you want Oldway Farm Beef. Believe.

We are very pleased to be welcoming the Women’s Friendship Group to the market in our community engagement space this week. The WFG is a community organisation providing support to the women of the South Sudanese and other immigrant communities in Launceston. Poignantly, they will be selling re-usable face masks for you to wear with pride, an important accessory as Tasmania moves toward open borders and tighter regulations around mask-wearing at the market. Such a wonderful win-win-win of an initiative.

It is the last week for crowd favourites Windara Orchard! They’ll be returning sometime in March 2022, so if you’re after apples you’d better get down to the market pronto. It is your second last chance before Christmas to pick yourself up some of Matt’s amazing Strellyfield duck. Duck, already? I hear you ask. Yes indeed! Confit those bad boys now and they’ll be spotty dog for Christmas lunch. Keep an eye out for our tips and tricks for the perfect confit duck leg in the recipes this week.

Speaking of swansongs, this week we are bidding a bittersweet farewell to Bryony of The Tea Equation, who has gone all the way from conceptualising her business, growing it, managing it and ultimately selling it for a new family to love and cherish. While it is very sad to see her go, we can’t thank Bryony enough for her contributions to the Harvest family over the years and wish her all the very best in the next chapter of her life. Congrats Bryony!

And, we have a debutant on our SOMA stage this week! We’re super excited to be welcoming the funk soul brother stylings of Disco Duma for the wake-up set, followed by the effervescent swing dancers. Yay!

Rolling the arm over the Harvest wicket this week are:

41 Degrees South  
A Pinch of Tasmania
All Things Cherry
Brady’s Lookout Cider
Bruny Island Oysters
Coronea Grove
Delicious Little Things
Della Valle Gelato
Elgaar Farm & The Grain Family
Felds Farm
Franks Char
George Town Seafoods
Hazelbrae Hazelnuts
Hillwood Fresh Food Co
Honey Tas
Kabul Vegie Delights
Laos Fresh Farm
Lentara Grove
Meat Bread Cheese
Metcalf Distillery
Mount Gnomon Farm
Mr B & T Mushrooms & Eden Green Garden
New Norfolk Distillery
Oldway Farm
One On The Slide
Our Patch Pet Food
Plants Direct
Provenance Coffee
Red Cow Organics
Ritual Coffee
Sandy’s Sourdough
Seoul Food
Seven Sheds
Sheffield Berry Gardens
Small Grain
Southern Sky Cheese 
Steve’s Vegies
Strelleyfield Farm
Sweet Wheat
Takin It Home
Tas Juice Press
Tasmanian Natural Tomato and Garlic
Tassie Hemp Shop
Taste of Tam O’Shanter 
The Green Flower Farm
The Tea Equation
Thirlstane Gardens
Three Peaks Organics  
Village Olive Grove
Wanderer Mead
West Bee Honey
West Tamar Fungi
Westerway Berry Farm
Windara Orchard
Harvest Stallholders, 11 December 2021

Summer has hit, and we couldn’t be more excited for the season.

See you at the market! x

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