Food lust equals Wanderlust

As you enter the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market the sight of the Wanderlust caravan means you have arrived at the heart of the city’s premiere Saturday morning food event.   For the past six years Sally Dawkins and Corey Gilham have been dishing out the most delicious array of vegetarian food from their restored… Read more

Fruit Fly in Tasmania – The Good Winter Chill

The first frosts of winter are being felt as colder weather begins to take hold across Tasmania. But the cold and frost can be good too. Winter chilling is essential for ensuring the fruiting and blooming of produce such as berries, cherries, apricots, apples and pears. The cold also benefits root vegetables and leafy greens,… Read more

Why a Farmers’ Market?

Farmers Matter! Farmers’ markets are a vital asset to local communities. Authentic farmers’ markets empower farmers; incubate and showcase local businesses; and provide access to a range of seasonal, fresh, raw and value added foods with tangible community health and social benefits. Make the time. Reap the benefits. Farmers’ markets offer so much more than… Read more

World Cider Day

The aim of world cider day on 3rd June is to bring apple cider lovers from all over the world together to enjoy and celebrate the wide variety of cider. Cider can take many forms and has many different names such as Most, Cider, Sidra.  Here in Tasmania, it seems obvious in retrospect – how… Read more

The Oldest Surviving Beer Made New

Join the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market this week to discover the legend of a brew that was wrecked but the yeast trapped inside sealed bottles survived the icy waters of the Bass Strait, and have now been brought back to beer life.   The Wreck… Read more

Red Aprons Making Harvest Happen

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

Step Out and Meet The Players

Step out, put on your tap shoes and join the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market in celebrating the Launceston Players’ latest production at the market this Saturday. Members of the cast and crew of Stepping Out will be at Harvest Launceston to showcase the breadth of local talent that continues to sustain over 90 years… Read more

Celebrating Local Food and Talent

Celebrate the 2018 Great Chef Series over the coming months, kicking off with talented Tassie “local” chef Analiese Gregory from Franklin Restaurant in Hobart. In its third year, this innovative collaboration between the Tasmanian tourism, hospitality and education sectors brings the culinary art of renowned chefs from across the world to Launceston.  The 2018 Great Chef… Read more

Hawka Visits Harvest; Can You Guess What’s on Hawka’s Fork?

This weekend promises to be a big one in Launceston with our first ever night football match at University of Tasmania Stadium. To kick-start the weekend the right way Hawka will be visiting our wonderful Harvest Launceston with plenty of activities for the kids to participate in.   At 11am this Saturday morning, Hawka and… Read more

The Fresh Hop Challenge

Hops are a core ingredient of beer and green hops add an extra taste dimension to a brew. The local annual hop harvest provides craft brewers with the challenge to experiment and showcase the freshest brews of the year. The three day Fresh Hop Beer Festival gets underway this Friday out the back at Saint… Read more