Buoyant Cardboard Boats

An odd cardboard flotilla is at sea among the stalls at Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market again this week. Buoyancy might not be synonymous with floating on cardboard but by committing to the possibility of sustaining a soggy bottom and joining in the not necessarily waterproof cardboard boat regatta on the 4th March, you will… Read more

6 Years of Outstanding Farmers’ Markets

Your Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is celebrating six years of bringing local food to locals, being recognised as the “Most Outstanding Farmers’ Market” in Australia in 2013 and again in 2017. Harvest Launceston is rated among chefs, interstate, local and international; by visitors from around Australia and elsewhere; and most importantly by locals as… Read more

Meet Josh

The bread at Sandy’s Sourdough has a new ingredient … Josh Crisp.   Josh and the three simple ingredients of flour, water, salt, are continuing to leaven the dough that becomes the loaves that are synonymous with baker and the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market. Josh has been baking bread since he was 16-years-old. As… Read more

Buzz off Fruit Flies!

How You Can Help Keep Tasmania’s Fruit Fruit-Fly-Free Eat the fruit where you buy it and grow it if you live in or are visiting the Devonport area or Flinders Island is the message from Tasmanian authorities as they go to battle against the fruit fly.   This week the Queensland fruit fly has found… Read more

An Avocado Green Tassie Dream

Summertime visitors to the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market are always surprised to find local Avocados among the wide variety of produce and often ask why an authentic farmers’ market allows a tropical fruit to be sold. The answer is easy. Thanks to avocado pioneers, Paul and Maria Bidwell, an avocado crop is flourishing in… Read more

Ancient Secrets of the Bees

The tree that holds the golden secrets of the ancient rainforests of Tasmania, the leatherwood. The Eucryphia Lucida has white blossoms with nectar that honey bees transform into jars of liquid gold that is gaining a reputation for its exceptional taste and medicinal attributes. In Main Road Exeter, on the West Tamar, a metal façade… Read more

A Family Orchard

A Family Orchard   A strong sense of family and commitment to local community has always been at the core of Lees’ Orchards at Dilston on the East Tamar. Today the Morrison family continues the tradition of supplying local produce at the farm gate with an opportunity to pick your own cherries for the rest… Read more

A Year in an Apricot Orchard

A Year in an Apricot Orchard   Apricots are the essence of summer, capturing the colours and tastes of sunshine, warm summer days and long evenings. At Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market apricots from Penna Valley Farm are a taste sensation for a few weeks at the height of summer. To capture some of this… Read more

2017… And That’s a Wrap!

2017… And That’s a Wrap! What a year! As 2017 draws to a close it is time to pay tribute all who make the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market an award winning weekly celebration of local produce, farmers and producers. Sadly we also bid farewell to Harvest stalwarts, a founding stallholder Sandy Waites, Board member Jenny Edis and volunteers Yu-Shen and Ashley, as they all move… Read more

Cherry Time

Cherry Time Christmas means one thing at the Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market, an abundance of cherries, berries and apricots.   From the deepest red to pale pink and bright yellow, there are over 80 cherry varieties grown in Australia depending on the complex demands of different regions. Cherry varieties are chosen for sweetness, flesh… Read more