|hello, farmy friends |
Some exciting comings and going this week…
new local grower!
We rather excited to announce another excellent vegetable grower joins us this Sunday: Lia + Dee from Lia Farming Produces in Old Beach. Starting their family business back in 2009, they’ve been supplying grocers and markets around Southern Tasmania for as long. Recently, like many growers attending local markets they’ve been looking at new ways to get their produce out to the people. “We put our pride and will into these products so that we can see that smile on those who lay their eyes on these lovely vegetables we produce straight from our own garden.” Welcome to Farm Gate, Lia + Dee.
coffee is baaaack baby
Our hole-in-the-wall cafe has been given the big tick to go ahead and trade on a Sunday again! Alex and Eunice will be slinging shots from 8.00am onwards to keep your market shopping caffeinated.
Heads up! Remember to:
🙋♀️ social distance when queuing and waiting for your cuppa
💳 we’ll only be accepting card payments
☕️ keep cups are welcomed if they are super clean
market abundance this week
Jen and Lee from Eladnelle Farm Saffron are remerging after their harvesting season, coming back to the market bi-monthly. Theirs is premium grade saffron ready to spice up your life in 3 different sizes… depending on your culinary commitment levels!
The promise of saffron has us currently dreaming of risotto alla Milanese, the traditional accompaniment to the northern Italian osso buco. If you’re after the right beef cut for this dish – a shin steak that includes the gelatinous marrow bone through it – this week you can find it from Real Beef and now also from Oldway Farm. Two exception Angus beef producers from the north.
Do that kind of dinner justice, and buy your wine to match! Greer from Quiet Mutiny is on rotation this Sunday and her cool-climate Derwent Valley Venus Rising 2019 Syrah would settle in comfortably at the dinner table here. Our wine, brewing and distilling industries have taken a real battering these past few months, and this Sunday you can support not only Quiet Mutiny but Taylor and Smith, Spring Bay Distillery and Captain Bligh’s, too.
And new(ish) to The Grain Family’s repertoire is a range of wholegrain pastas using their Moltema-grown organic ancient grains. “Made in the traditional Italian way by extruding through bronze dies, and then slowly air-drying at a low temperature over days to preserve nutrients and flavour, our pasta has a naturally rough surface perfect for absorbing sauces.” Wheat twists, spelt or khorasan penne or spelt spirals make for filling, hearty winter pasta dinners.
See you Sunday x