North

When we talk about the North of the state on this site we are talking about places where the postcode starts with 72** such as Hagley in the west of the northern region (Westbury is in the North-West sector) and Scottsdale to the east, with the main northern city of Launceston in between. Much of the focus for this area lies in the Tamar Valley.

Three Peaks Organics

Three Peaks Organics – Beautiful Blueberry Products

Three Peaks Organics – Introduction One fruit picking job we don’t mind doing occasionally is picking blueberries. The bushes are just the right height, depending on the variety. Unlike strawberries which require you to bend low and apples where you have to climb, blueberries are just right! At optimal ripeness, […]

Faba Gelateria

Faba Gelateria – Excellent Ice Creams

Faba Gelateria – Introduction Campbell Town is one of the few towns on the Midland Highway that hasn’t been bypassed. It is therefore a popular stopping place for a coffee or to peruse the interesting bookshop or for a wander to admire some of the colonial buildings. But now there […]

The Confessional

The Confessional – A Quirky Truck Stop

The Confessional – Introduction The Confessional is normally a place we would avoid due to the name, however we were intrigued when this place opened beside a (presumably) no longer required church on the Midland Highway. We arrived without any great expectations, partly because the car park here is absolutely […]

Dinki coffee in Ross

Dinki: Great Coffee in Ross

Coffee in Ross – Dinki Dinki at Ross is a recent discovery of ours, and an important one! Excellent coffee has been rare on the trip from Hobart to Launceston, but we can now access pour-over coffee in Ross made with skill and attention to detail. Now, before anyone starts […]

Hillwood Fresh Food

Hillwood Fresh Food- Rare and Exotic Fungi

Hillwood Fresh Food – Introduction The Hillwood Fresh Food stand at the Harvest Launceston market is a compulsory stop for us to stock up on their range of fresh, exotic mushrooms for which they are renowned. Here they always have very fresh mushrooms of very high quality. But, it is […]

Fork-it-Farm-entrance to pork heaven

Fork it Farm: Great Pork Products

Pork from Fork it Farm Daniel and Kim Croker have established the 25 hectare Fork it Farm near Lebrina in the state’s north. Here they raise pigs ethically and create very tasty pork products. They have relocated from Brisbane where Daniel worked as a scientist at Queensland University (he has […]

Tamar Valley Organic – great walnuts

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 […]

Strellyfield at Farm Gate Market

Strelleyfield Ducks – Free Range

Strelleyfield Ducks is a producer of free range ducks run by a former chicken farmer, Matthew Crane. We first came across Matthew at the Farm Gate Market which is held every Sunday morning in Hobart. We were impressed with the firmness of the flesh (from being free range), we liked […]

Newry Farm Asparagus

Newry Farm: Stunning Asparagus

Newry Farm is a grower of wonderful asparagus that is farmed without the use of synthetic sprays. We buy the asparagus from the Harvest Launceston market on Saturday mornings if we are in Launceston or the Harvest Feast stall at the Salamanca Market. Newry Farm has also recently been supplying […]