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, […]
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.
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 – 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lauren and Michael Layfield run Felds Farm near Lillydale in Tasmania’s north where they produce organic vegetables of exceptional quality.
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 […]
♥♥♥ Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes – Introduction Annette and Nevil Reed of Tasmanian Natural Garlic & Tomatoes produce high quality garlic on their Selbourne farm. The garlic bulbs are purple in colour and are noticeable because of their plumpness and weight. The cloves are fresh and juicy and full […]
♥♥ York Town Organics produces some of the best organic vegetables in Tasmania. Situated up a corrugated road just north of Beaconsfield in the Tamar Valley, Bruce and Clare Jackson have shown just how hard work and dedication can lead to extraordinarily high quality produce. We have been promoting organic […]
Timbre Kitchen is a restaurant within the Velo Wines complex, but run independently. It is a pleasant venue with windows facing the vineyard and the Tamar River. The service is pleasant and the food interesting. We have only been once but the food we ate was flavoursome and interesting. It […]