Fat Carrot Farm is an organic vegetable producer at Oyster Cove in Tasmania’s south run by Stan and Briony Robert.
They grow delicious and nutritious heirloom vegetables such as Chantenay carrots, Italian tomatoes, lovely tomatilloes, squash, pumpkins and Cime di Rapa and other greens.
And for a real treat, in autumn they also grow one of our favourite things – the bitter leaves of radicchio. So rare to find it grown in Tasmania (sadly). The beautiful specimen shown below, already partly used (it’s so easy to pull off single leaves and leave the rest intact) made a delicious salad but it also has many other uses. It especially makes a really good risotto, the only just present residual bitterness a good counter to all that Parmigiano and butter.
During the harvest season for their vegetables you will see a sign at their gate welcoming you to go in a buy their fresh produce.
We love the drive down to Fat Carrot Farm and we also enjoy going to tiny Templo restaurant in Hobart where the produce from this farm is treated with the utmost respect. They also supply some of the vegetables to Tom McHugo’s in Hobart.
Street: Manuka Rd
Town/Suburb: Oyster Cove, 7150
Phone number: +61 3 6380 9893
Opening hours: Times vary. Look for the sign on Manuka Road.
You can see some of the food adventures that Stan and Briony get up to by linking to their Web site through the link below. Most of the images are from their Instagram feed which you can view on their Web site.