Search results in category Tasmanian Producers

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Hobart's Farm Gate Market

by on 02/12/2015 - 06:26 am

in Hidden Gems, Hobart, Tasmanian Producers, Markets

Every Sunday morning, a very dedicated group of people brings together some of Tasmania’s best producers, value-adders, baristas and buskers to deliver an event that has become part of the Hobart scene - Farm Gate Market.
Sitting and chatting with Madi Peattie, the market’s creator and driving force behind its success, one can’t help but admire Madi’s humble approach, especially considering the Farm Gate Market won the 2015 Tasmanian Tourism Award for ‘Excellence in Food Tourism’.

Having started in October 2009, Farm Gate Market just celebrated six years of operation. As we approach Christmas 2015, Madi has 250 growers and suppliers on her list of rota ...

Mr Burger arrives in Tasmania!

by on 27/10/2015 - 09:23 pm

in Hobart, Launceston, Tasmanian Producers, North West Coast

One of Melbourne's favourite food vans is expanding its patch to Tasmania.
Mr Burger has been operating in Victoria since 2012 and will bring its delicious American-syle burgers to Tassie with a launch at Room For A Pony (338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart) on the 30th of October from 5PM-7PM.  
It's not just any launch either... Mr Burger will be giving away free burgers to celebrate the start of their Tassie business!

Earlier this year, full-blooded Taswegian, Alex Haros, sampled his first Mr Burger on a trip to Melbourne. Consumed by the deliciousness, Haros decided to bring ‘Melbourne’s Best Food Truck’ (The Age, 2014) back to his home town of Hobart. After mo ...

A Chocolate Lover's Guide To Tasmania

by on 06/09/2015 - 05:18 am

in Hobart, Launceston, Tasmanian Producers, Profiles

Warning: Do not read this article without a decent supply of chocolate at hand. Be sure that you are aware the location of your nearest 24 hour chocolate store, because without it - the insatiable desire that will stir in your appetite when you read what is about to be revealed to you, will be simply unbearable.
 
In all seriousness, Tasmania is one of the world’s best kept secrets as a chocolate lover’s haven. The abundance of good quality, creamy milk from local dairies coupled with fresh flavoursome produce such as juicy berries, nuts and liqueurs - has well and truly put Tasmania squarely on the chocolate lover’s map.
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A Cheese Lover's Guide to Tasmania

by on 20/08/2015 - 08:47 am

in Tasmanian Producers, Profiles

Tasmania’s cheese industry is worth more than a staggering $350 million per year. The island state boasts the perfect conditions for making exquisite cheese - high rainfall, lush green valleys, the cleanest air and the freshest water in the world.
 
Most of all, Tasmania lays claim to the most passionate, hardworking and dedicated cheesemakers who have chosen the state to build their dream and produce magnificent cheese for us all to enjoy.
 
A trip to Tasmania is not complete without a tour of the wonderful cheeseries dotted across the island. Tasmania does not do anything half-heartedly; if they are going to give you some of the best wines ...

Tamar Valley Truffles - A European Fl...

by on 29/07/2015 - 09:20 pm

in Launceston, Tasmanian Producers

Truffles in Tasmania
If the wise phrase that encourages us to not judge a book by its cover ever applied to food, the French black truffle would have to be a suitable subject.  

Tuber Melanosporum or the world-renowned French Perigord Truffle is a very irregularly shaped fruiting body of a fungus that grows in a mutually beneficial relationship with the roots of either oak or hazel trees.  Although modest and arguably unappealing in appearance, these subterranean gems are revered worldwide for their intense, unique flavour and strong aromatic smell. 
Originating in Europe, the bulk of the world’s black truffle production still takes place in France, Spain and Italy. ...

Red Cow Dairies - Quality Tasmanian C...

by on 05/05/2015 - 12:59 am

in Tasmanian Producers, North West Coast

Clean air, fertile soil and lush pasture year-round. Tasmania’s North West has long been home to some of Australia’s most productive dairy country, which lead Andy and Matt Jackman to relocate their dairy herd from Victoria to Tasmania. We’re sure the cows didn’t complain and given the quality of the milk and cheeses that Red Cow Dairies now produces, we’re certainly not either.
Red Cow Dairies works with nature rather than against it, feeding soil life, balancing soil minerals and improving the local environment through biological farming techniques. Amongst many benefits, these techniques lead to lowering rates of disease on the farm and ultimately, an increa ...

Barilla Bay and Candy Ab Create Tasma...

by on 22/03/2015 - 10:10 pm

in Hobart, Tasmanian Producers

Tasmania is well established as a producer of fresh, premium produce and it’s now becoming more common for locals and visitors to be granted access to the farm gate, cellar door or factory. The goal is for consumers to see and feel firsthand how the state’s sought after goods are produced.
More and more consumers are becoming increasingly conscious about how and where their food is made.  In Tasmania the distance between place of production and the plate is greatly reduced and this presents an exciting opportunity for produce lovers to get up close and personal with their favourite things to eat and drink.
The recent tourism partnership between Barilla Bay Oysters and Cand ...

Cradle Coast Farmers' Market - Suppor...

by on 22/09/2014 - 02:25 am

in Tasmanian Producers

What do you get when you combine several local farmers wanting to avoid early weekend morning starts at farmers’ markets further afield, with local dedicated and passionate foodies? A small dynamic not for profit group running a weekly riverside farmer’s market, complete with the dramatic Dial Range as a backdrop!
Welcome to Cradle Coast Farmers' Market – held each Sunday from 8.30am-12.30pm at The Wharf, Ulverstone. This is a true farmers' market, making a name for themselves by connecting locals and farmers with an enticing range of award winning, fresh produce – much to the delight of the local council, who are happy to see their shiny newly redeveloped wharf buil ...

Spreyton Cider - A Sparkling Product ...

by on 04/09/2014 - 03:37 am

in Tasmanian Producers, Beverages, Devonport

Picture this: Tasmania – a land of mountains and valleys, of bright green rolling hills sweeping down to blue rivers running over rocks, wallabies dodging out of sight as the land levels off, and an orchard comes into focus. Thousands of trees stand in hundreds of rows. Zoom in on a leafy branch, weighted down by bright red apples begging to be plucked. A happy tune plays as a gloved hand reaches out, grasps an apple and tugs. Free, the apple joins the crate. Off it goes to the shed filled with gleaming machinery, ready for that apple to be processed into delicious cider.  
Tourists think this is a myth, and wonder how the Tasmanian countryside could be so idyllic. They dream of ...

Nant Distillery - A Tasmanian Whisky ...

by on 30/08/2014 - 06:55 am

in Tasmanian Producers, Beverages, Whisky Producers

It seems that whisky lovers around the world know something that Tasmanians are only just starting to realise – Tasmania produces a mighty fine whisky. It’s a product that has us being compared to the big boys from Scotland, Japan and America, and in some cases even beating them at their own game. Introducing Nant Distilling Company – the cream of our crop.
Nant Distilling Company has been on the scene since 2008, the year they completed the restoration works at Nant Estate. Built in 1821, the estate was in disrepair when the Batt family purchased it in 2004. They painstakingly rebuilt the buildings to original standard stone by stone, dredged the millpond and restored the ...