Tamar Valley Organic is a producer of the best walnuts in Tasmania. They are soft and creamy with strong shells that keep them fresh.
Walnuts: Production and use
There are approximately 1900 walnut trees planted on about 5 hectares which are now 15 years old.
We buy them from Michelle and Paul at the Harvest Feast stall at the Salamanca Market which is situated just near the main entrance to Salamanca Square.
We simply adore walnuts. They are one of the most versatile products to use in the kitchen. There are just so many dishes that benefit from a judicious addition of walnut whether it be a sauce or a salad or a curry or a dessert.
Think of some of the world’s great sauces, for example, Romesco, Agresto, Satsivi, Agoda, Salsa di noci and many more, these are always a hit and the use of fresh walnuts is the reason. There are also many other dishes such as the Portugeuse Pudim de Noses, the Middle Eastern Fkhali vegetarian “meatballs” – the list goes on and on.
So we always get excited when walnut time comes around knowing that our friends at Harvest Feast will soon get their annual supply of organic walnuts from Tamar Valley Organics.
There are a number of reasons why we prefer organic walnuts. For one they taste better due to the nutrients that flow from the soil into the nuts because the nutrients haven’t been fixed in the soil through the use of systemic sprays. Another important reason is that the shells are stronger for the same reason and don’t “gape” hence letting the air in and causing the walnut meat to become rancid.
If you can source them from this supplier we strongly recommend it. We have included on this site a number of recipes we often turn to including the world’s simplest recipe which is to combine a fresh cracked walnut half with a smear of the butter from the Tasmanian Butter Company or the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery. It is a delicious combination.
Street: 39 Barrack St
Town/Suburb: Hobart, 7000
Phone number: +61 3 6234 3229
Opening hours: Mon Sat
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