hello, farmy friends
We’re all loving the springtime rays, and like our newly flowering gardens the market has been a-buzz. Bantick’s suddenly have a heap more cartons of eggs, Hazelbrae hazelnuts and Orlando Plenty are back in the main market this week and Jacquie and her plethora of plants are on for this Sunday, too.
apples, oysters + wine
It’s a seasonal goodbye to apples this week – Surges Bay Orchard are finishing up! Start planning your tarts, cakes and stewed apples now, because it’ll be autumn until they’re back. Thank you to Neil and family for this year, and with their support for the Drive-Thru, too!
Angasi oysters are indigenous to Tasmania, and we nearly fished to extinction in the 1800’s by colonial Brits desperate for a taste of home. These oysters are smaller and flatter than the popular pacific oyster, much more similar to those of the British Isles and Europe, with firm meat, mild gamey flavour and slight fishy, mineral after taste. This Sunday Adam from Rough Rice will be serving them up freshly shucked with a choice of kosho oil, fermented hot sauce, wild nori vinaigrette, dried wakame and garlic or lemon and pepper. They come from The Oyster Province on the Tasman Peninsular, a small company who have undertaken the tricky task of commercially farming this rare species.
Adam’s also changing up his spring menu, and ‘rough’ wok fried rice bowls are back, alongside octopus, wallaby or shiitake ‘things on sticks’ (all brushed with junmai sake + fermented shiitake tare).
Bream Creek have some tricks up their sleeve this Sunday, including the just-released, brand new sparkling Brut Rosé out for tastings and sales! Rafe says: “This is a complex and balanced wine, with lovely red fruit flavours and a dry finish. A pale salmon blush in the glass, it is just the wine to welcome in the start of spring…” They’ll also be launching a new Field Blend wine (“unfined, unfiltered, hipster!”) and rare 2005 Late Disgorge into the world, too, so stop by for a tasting.
Hope to see you there, Hobart!
life without barriers
Have you ever thought about foster caring? Life Without Barriers join us as a community stall this week, timing their appearance with Child Protection and Foster and Kinship Care Weeks (6-19 September).
“With nearly 1,000 children unable to live safely at home in Tasmania we are always looking for foster carers. Foster care is about providing a safe and supportive home for these children. It might be for a night, a week, a year or until a child reaches adulthood. Our aim is always to reunite children with their family, but we know this is not always possible.”
They’ll have an experienced foster carer at the stall to talk to people about what is involved for anyone who is interested in the process.