A winter edition of Hobart’s popular Tasmanian Farm Gate market is coming up this weekend, offering a wonderful day out tasting some world class food and enjoying the warm atmosphere.
From the time the farm bell rings at 09:00 until pack up time at 13:00, this is an opportunity to experience the best of Tasmania’s fresh produce and artisan products.
Operating in the heart of Hobart, the weekly farmers’ market features goods for sale so fresh they are picked the night before and delivered straight to the market each Sunday morning.
The aim of the market is to showcase fresh Tasmanian produce and organisers are very strict about only allowing the people that grow, raise, produce or harvest the goods for sale to trade at the market.
Organiser Madi Peattie insists on making this a real farmers market – items must be grown or made in Tasmania and the person who grew or made them must be onsite.
If it makes people think about environmental sustainability (low food miles) and celebrating local economies then the initiative can benefit everyone.
You’ll find everything from specialty beverages to locally roasted coffee beans, herbal teas, and much more. If you’re shopping for produce at this time of year, look out for Tasmania’s famous apples, beetroot and walnuts, as well as Jerusalem artichokes.
On the artisanal food stalls you’ll find cheese, fresh oysters, possum steaks and corned wallaby from Bruny Island, as well as premium goat meat products from Cradoc.
The Companion Bakery and Woodbridge Smokehouse are regular stallholders and there are also stalls selling preserves, honey, olive products, plants and coffee.
Have breakfast or a mid-morning bite at the onsite cafe where you can relax and soak up the atmosphere. Of course all ingredients are supplied by producers attending the market and the menu changes in line with the seasons.
The venue is the Melville St Outdoor Car Park and the Tasmanian Farm Gate market operates every Sunday whatever the weather.
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